How to Change the […] in WordPress’ the_excerpt Hook

By / August 11, 2009 /

WordPress’ “the_excerpt()” hook has a long track record of annoying people.  On the one hand, it is a totally awesome way to grab a quick summary of the article.  On the other hand, it totally sucks, because it doesn’t provide any options (a.k.a. “parameters”).  By default, it leaves the equivalent of pigeon droppings on your…

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Twitter Hashtag Plugin

By / July 29, 2009 /

Today, I had a request to display a Twitter feed based on Twitter hashtags rather than on the customary Twitter username on a client’s WordPress website.  I had never done this before with hashtags, and quickly discovered that there aren’t a lot of hashtag WordPress plugins in the WordPress plugin repository. After a quick search…

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Include/Exclude Category from WordPress wp_get_archives()

By / July 22, 2009 /

For some reason, WordPress’ “wp_get_archives()” function does not allow us to include or exclude categories by default.  This is weird, because many other WordPress hooks include this basic functionality. Thankfully, after struggling for a bit today, I discovered this plugin that solves the issue.  It hooks directly into the WordPress core, so customizing is a…

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Set Your WordPress Columns to Equal Heights!

By / May 18, 2009 / Comments Off on Set Your WordPress Columns to Equal Heights!

After spending countless hours trying to figure out how to implement JavaScript and JQuery solutions to the infamous CSS equal column height problem, I discovered the WP Equal Columns WordPress plugin. Holy cow is this plugin awesome! Simple and awesome. Hopefully it will save you some hours. For technical reasons, WordPress has problems with certain…

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Simple Quote Plugin Accepted to WordPress Plugin Repository!

By / April 23, 2009 / Comments Off on Simple Quote Plugin Accepted to WordPress Plugin Repository!

I am excited to announce that our Simple Pull Quote WordPress plugin has been accepted for inclusion into the plugin repository!  Install it today and let me know what you think!

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