SimpleModal Contact Form (SMCF) 1.2.4 Released

SimpleModal Contact Form (SMCF) 1.2.4 includes the following changes: Upgraded SimpleModal to 1.3 Fixed the bug that was supposed to be fixed in SMCF 1.2.3 ;) Moved the JavaScript loading to the WordPress init() function Optimized smcf.js variables to reduce file-size Moved close (X) link HTML from smcf.php to smcf.js (the SimpleModal closeHTML option)

New Version of

After months of design changes and WordPress theme customizations, I’m happy to introduce the latest version of! I’ve actually been working on this redesign, on again, off again, for the last year or so. Although the design has been through a number of changes, the technologies I wanted to build the site with have […]

WordPress bug – duplicate page entries

This bug was fixed in WordPress 2.8 [changeset] While working on a new site design, I found an interesting bug in WordPress 2.7. I created two new pages to use as “Front page displays”, one called Blog and one called Home. To create the pages, I clicked on Pages > Add New, entered a Title […]

WordPress Pumpkin

Tired of carving the same ‘ol pumpkin every year, I thought I’d try something different this year. I free-handed the WordPress logo on the pumpkin then carefully carved it out. WordPress Pumpkin set on Flickr.

How To Create WordPress Themes From Scratch

Even though my current design is fairly new, I’ve never been very happy with it. As a result, I recently started the process of designing a new WordPress Theme from scratch, and was planning on blogging about my experience. While researching WordPress Theme tags and functions, I came accross a site called ThemeTation. Launched on […]

Conditional page/post navigation links in WordPress (redux)

After more helpful input, I’ve decided to update my original solution. Instead of overriding four WordPress functions and adding two new ones in my functions.php file, I have slimmed it down to just one: /** * If more than one page exists, return TRUE. */ function show_posts_nav() { global $wp_query; return ($wp_query->max_num_pages > 1); } […]

Conditional page/post navigation links in WordPress

Update: This post has been replaced with an updated version. While creating a new theme for this site, I added some CSS styling around the page/post navigation links. For example, in my index.php page, I have the following HTML/WordPress code: <div class='navigation'> <span class='older'><?php next_posts_link('&laquo; Older Entries') ?></span> <span class='newer'><?php previous_posts_link('Newer Entries &raquo;') ?></span> </div> […]

Configuring WordPress

I’ve been playing with configuring WordPress (WP) for this site. After doing some research, I had a plan for how I wanted it to work. Basically, I wanted to use WP to manage my site (like a CMS) as well as for a blog. After a lot of trial and error, I think I’ve achieved […]

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