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Two more really useful shortcode hacks

We’re going to look at a simple way to add Facebook “like” buttons and embed YouTube videos into content, both of which use iframes and in both cases I’ve used the defaults but support for variations is included in the … Continue reading

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Shortcode in custom sidebar widget

I keep saying that WordPress makes a great CMS because of it’s ease of use and great flexibility, especially with all the great plugins that are available for it. However the disadvantage of using too many plugins is that, as … Continue reading

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Flash Gallery

[flashgallery img=’2010/09/temp’] I have used an freely available flash gallery that extracts images from a folder, this is a great solution as it doesn’t involve the editing of an XML file which, although is not complicated, does add an extra … Continue reading

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Sticky Posts

The main purpose of this site is as a testing bed for templates in construction. Because of this, the appearance of this site changes regularly. This post is a great example of a Sticky Post. Sticky posts are posts that … Continue reading

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Extending Custom Menus

Custom Menus in WordPress 3 are great. They allow for easy drag and drop to create custom menu structures. Custom menus can be found by going to Appearance > Menus The current default template, Twenty Ten, only uses one custom … Continue reading

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Cool use for secondary sidebar widget

I’m really liking some of the features in WordPress 3. As someone who writes WordPress templates for clients to use as a CMS, this version has gone a long way to make it even easier. Because most of my WordPress … Continue reading

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Comment Spam in image posts

When you create a gallery page, WordPress automatically creates a separate page for each image. If you’re using the lightbox plugin you do not see this page but that doesn’t mean it’s not accessible. A trick by spammers is to … Continue reading

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another image test – separate images?

Image entered and preconfigured to work with lightbox A medium size image Same as before – entered in the same way with the intention of editing afterwards. Footnote: edit was successful so image interacts with Lightbox as per the first … Continue reading

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lightbox

Testing the lightbox plugin, using some default images from Windows 7 Default WordPress Gallery

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