Posts by Laurel Fulford

WordPress Wednesday: Automated Backups with BackWPUp

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This week’s WordPress Wednesday is a quick ode to the plugin BackWPUp, which we’re current testing out on a handful of our websites. I’ve only been using it for a few weeks, and already I would recommend it as an excellent automated backup tool. Having backups of your site can be valuable if anything goes wrong; they can be… more »

WordPress Wednesday: Query Posts by Custom Field Parameters

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This WordPress Wednesday is part three of our epic series of Custom Field tricks, which has also included fawning over the excellent Custom Field Template plugin, and showing how we at Stem use Custom Fields in our internal and client projects. In this post, we’re going to cover how to query posts by custom field parameters using… more »

WordPress Wednesday: Custom Field Templates Part II – Using PHP in Your Templates

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In the last WordPress Wednesday, we talked about the Custom Field Template plugin. This week, we’re going to go into a little more detail about this plugin, which was developed by Hiroaki Miyashita; specifically, we’re going to talk about how to incorporate PHP into the custom field templates that you build. Let’s start with the Lawblogs.camore »

WordPress Wednesday: An Introduction to the Custom Field Template Plugin

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In this week’s WordPress Wednesday, I’m going to write about a plugin I can’t believe I haven’t covered yet: the Custom Field Template plugin by Hiroaki Miyashita. The Custom Field Template plugin is one I’ve used on every site I’ve developed since discovering it. It takes WordPress’s Custom Field functionality (which I wrote a quick introductionmore »

WordPress Wednesday: Create Code with GenerateWP

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In this week’s WordPress Wednesday, we’re going to talk about GenerateWP, a handy tool developed by Rami Yushuvaev. GenerateWP allows you to generate code for your WordPress theme using simple forms. I’m not sure how much help it would be to someone unfamiliar with theme development or PHP (simply because troubleshooting the code itself could still be necessary),… more »

WordPress Wednesday: Maintenance and Security Update 3.5.1 Available

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This week’s WordPress Wednesday is just a quick reminder that WP 3.5.1  was released late last week. The latest WordPress update is a maintenance and security release; although no new features have been added, these upgrades are just as important as they fix any issues that may have been introduced with the new features, and security problems that have been… more »

WordPress Wednesday: Changing the WYSIWYG and HTML Editor Typefaces

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In this week’s WordPress Wednesday, we’re going to cover how to change the visual and text editor typefaces in WordPress.

Changing the WYSIWYG Editor Typeface

Customizing the WYSIWYG editor’s fonts can be very helpful — it can give anyone writing for the website a chance to see (roughly) what their content will look like on the front-end of the site.… more »

WordPress Wednesday: WP 3.5 is Out!

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This is a quick reminder that WordPress 3.5 — “Elvin”, after drummer Elvin Jones — has been released. Outside of the typical fixes and tweaks, the Media Manager in WordPress have been completely overhauled.  WP 3.5 also includes the most recent version of the TinyMCE WYSIWYG editor, jQuery and SimplePie. You can find a more detailed… more »

‘What If?’ Answers Your Hypothetical Questions With Physics

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Ever wonder how much gas carrying an extra penny in your vehicle’s coin tray uses up? How much food cows would require if they could photosynthesize? How about how long the sun would last if a giant water hose was spraying on it? Well, you need to check out What If?, a site ‘answering your hypothetical questions… more »

WordPress Wednesday: Extra Login Security with .htpasswd

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We’ve written before about various ways to tighten up your WordPress security; in this week’s WordPress Wednesday, we’re going to cover how to add another layer of security to the WordPress login screen using .htpasswd. .htpasswd can be used to create basic authentication on Apache servers by storing usernames and encrypted passwords. By using .htpasswd and .htaccess, we… more »

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