How to Unzip Folders on the Server Using a Simple PHP Script

By / February 10, 2010 /

I have been installing WordPress MU and BuddyPress a lot recently as I test and test and test it for a client’s website.  The uploading of files via ftp has been the biggest consumer of time during this process. Yesterday, I discovered a simple PHP script that makes installing WPMU, BuddyPress, WordPress, or really anything…

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How to Create a BuddyPress 1.2 Child Theme

By / January 25, 2010 /

I just spent a good 30 minutes figuring this out, so I thought I would post just in case anyone out there is having a similar mental block.  🙂 To create a BuddyPress 1.2 child theme, simply create a new folder in your normal “wp-content/themes” folder and then put a style.css file into that folder…

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Building My First BuddyPress Theme

By / December 21, 2009 /

Today I started my first significant BuddyPress undertaking – a conversion of an existing WordPress theme into a BuddyPress theme. I had previously spent a good number of hours picking apart existing BuddyPress themes and creating child themes from the default BuddyPress parent theme framework. The first question I addressed was whether or not to…

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Intro To BuddyPress

By / November 21, 2009 / Comments Off on Intro To BuddyPress

Note: These are the notes for a presentation I gave at Minnebar on Saturday, November 21, 2009. Definitions BuddyPress is a plugin for WordPress MU (Multi-User) that basically allows you to install and customize your own personal version of Facebook and/or Ning.  WordPress MU is amazing software that lets users set up their own websites…

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jQuery Image Scale Script for WordPress. Set the maximum width of images in your posts!

By / October 4, 2009 /

Tonight, I was struggling trying to make an image resize dynamically on one of my WordPress sites based on a maximum image width. I thought I would try out some script with jQuery, since WordPress includes it in the core code. Below you will find the code that I used to make it happen, which…

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