Lee Kelleher

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  1. WordPress 3 Plugin Development Essentials

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    It has been a while since I last developed a plugin for WordPress. With the release of version 3, I have been eager to learn about new improvements with plugin development. Having recently got hold of a copy of WordPress 3 Plugin Development Essentials (Packt Publishing, 2011), I’ve shaken the dust off my WordPress skills! Whether you are a newcomer to WordPress, as long as you have some basic PHP knowledge, WordPress 3 Plugin Development…

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  2. Discounts on WordPress books during June at Packt

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    Packt Publishing are having a special discount on their range of WordPress books during June. If you are doing WordPress development or are interested in starting out, then take a look at their selection. They’ve just released “WordPress 3 Ultimate Security“, which should be essential reading for anyone wanting to protect their hosted WordPress installs! To see the discounts, go to Packt’s WordPress Month page.

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  3. WordPress Plugin Development: Beginner’s Guide, by Vladimir Prelovac

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    I have recently finished reading Vladimir Prelovac book on WordPress plug-in development, (WordPress Plug-in Development: Beginner’s Guide, Packt Publishing, 2009). As an experienced WordPress plug-in developer, I was pessimistic at the start – there is already a wealth of documentation and detailed tutorials on the web, who would need a book? However with Vladimir being a well-respected WordPress plug-in developer, I was curious to see his approach on the subject, and you never know –…

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  4. Lil’ Bookninja

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    After helping Bookninja with their blog, George kindly sent me some swag, (or “thanking him by advertising on his chest“, as George put it), including a baby-grow (we were expecting Katelyn at the time). Well, 9 months later, Katelyn fits into the baby-grow (she’s always been quite a small baby). I promised George that I’d sent him a photo when we got chance.  It was by pure coincidence that I was wearing a WordPress hoodie!…

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  5. My WordPress hacked by c99madshell script

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    After all the excitement of last Friday’s attempted hack on my travelblog, and the subsequent upgrade to WordPress 2.6 – I thought everything was under control.  Boy was I wrong! A few hours ago I received a blog comment (from a Mr Andrew Wong) on the travelblog: http://www.lee-and-lucy.com/travelblog/index.php?p=5817 check this out!! I clicked the link, my jaw dropped!  It wasn’t an attempted hack, it was a very successful hack… I felt violated -in a digital…

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  6. Hindsight… It’s is a wonderful thing!

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    A couple of hours ago I received an automated email from our Travelblog site, saying that we had a new user registration; which was strange, since we disabled that feature a long time ago!  Great! We’ve just been hacked! I put my hands up in the air, I’d been running an old version of WordPress (2.2) … which I’ve been meaning to upgrade for a long time; but hey, I’ve bought a house, had a…

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  7. Disabling Possibly Related Links on WordPress.com

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    When WordPress.com introduced Snap Preview on our blogs (or is that their blogs?) at the end of 2006, I wasn’t impressed – it felt intrusive – like a JavaScript pop-up for Web 2.0! (Just given a different name). So I disabled it straight-away. A few days ago, the WP.com team introduced a new feature “Possibly Related Posts“. At first I thought this was a great idea for finding similar content – but then I realised…

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  8. “Powered by Category Cloud”

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    I’ve just installed Operator – a Firefox extension that highlights microformatted data on web pages. So far I haven’t noticed any performance issues, and it’s been playing nicely with all my other Firefox extensions. As a web developer, Operator makes me want to add more semantic mark-up to my websites, (which I already try to do). This extension will make it easier for testing purposes. I decided to read more about the extension on the…

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  9. Upgrade WordPress Shell Script

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    Now that I’ve found my new best friend (the sourcecode short-code), I want to put it to good use now. Here’s a quick Unix shell script that I use to upgrade my WordPress installations: #!/bin/sh # WordPress Update Script # Written by: Lee Kelleher # Released: 2008-04-23 # Email: lee # at # vertino # dot # net # Released under GPL echo "Downloading current version of WordPress..." wget http://wordpress.org/latest.tar.gz echo "Uncompressing WordPress archive..." tar…

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  10. Posting source code on WordPress.com

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    I feel like a complete n00b … I’ve only just found out how to mark-up source-code snippets on WordPress.com It’s in their FAQs: How do I post source code? Essentially you use the short-code: [sourcecode language='css']...[/sourcecode] Here’s an example: // A "Hello World!" program in C# class Hello { static void Main() { System.Console.WriteLine("Hello World!"); } } I knew about WP.org plugins that did this, but I’ve been scratching my head on how do this…

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  11. Personal Zeitgeist

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    I’ve finally started work on my zeitgeist page. My personal projects have been on the back-burner, as I’ve (obviously) had other things to think about! Personal Zeitgeist is very easy to get up and running, although I have been making a lot of tweaks – mostly to satisfy my own coding preferences; for example: renaming the *.inc files to *.inc.php – so that nobody else can view the source-code. (That’s been one of my long-term…

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  12. All hail “The Bookninja Messiah”!

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    Earlier this week I’d heard that Bookninja had been hijacked, they needed some help to get their WordPress back in working order. Mark suggested that I offered my services, so I did. George explained what the problems since the hijack: Unable to publish blog posts and pages; (a blank page appeared when he tried to publish) All the pages had been delete, or disappeared. Akismet was turned off… opening the floodgates to lots of unwanted…

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  13. WordPress: “post.php” is blank after publishing

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    Whilst I was helping out Bookninja earlier this week, I came across a strange problem in WordPress. Every time we tried to publish a new blog post (or page), there would be a pause, then the page would go blank. (This was on the “post.php” page) I spent a long time trying to figure out what the issue was… even longer googling it! Several pages into the Google results, I found the answer! Thank you…

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  14. Hello world!

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    Hello and welcome to my new weblog (generously hosted here on WordPress.com). I’ve spent the last year (or so) trying to figure out how to best present myself online. My last attempt was over on at leekelleher.com. I had some information about myself, a linklog and details of a WordPress plugin that I developed. I found that the linklog became redundant, as it’s easier for me to use del.icio.us for my links/bookmarks. The Category Cloud…

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  15. ForkPress: Time to switch!

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    Enough is enough, it’s time to start using ForkPress… along with the new K3 theme – it’s the Ultimate Blogging platform!!! (just waiting for a bbqPress integration plugin … oh, does it work with buySQL?)

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  16. WordPress Plugin Directory

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    Those great people over at WordPress.org have launched a Plugin Directory! It’s very snazzy! For information about my Category Cloud Widget, go here.

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  17. WordPress 2.1 Released!

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    The long wait is over… WordPress 2.1 is out! I’ll get around to upgrading in the next few days!

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  18. WordPress 2.0.7 Released

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    Hot off the WordPress (sorry I couldn’t resist), version 2.0.7 has just been released – it’s a recommended upgrade! Thanks to Mark for his “unofficial” Changed Files ZIP!

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