April 2011 - Archive

A list of all articles posted in April 2011.

Rebranding Lowcows.com

Rebranding Lowcows.com

Categories: Blog, Personal
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Changes are coming to Lowcows.com. Time to rebrand, restructure, and add a partner. What does this mean to my clients – nothing except more services and quicker turnaround times.

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WordPress Theme Options - Round 2

WordPress Theme Options – Round 2

Categories: Blog, Development, WordPress
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Re-exploring WordPress Theme Options to make using WordPress features easier to use as options. Looking for a way to add input fields for things like pages, posts, categories, tags and authors and why I think it’s a good addition.

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WordPress Cats, RegEx and Parent/Child Relationships

WordPress Categories, RegEx and the Parent/Child Relationship

Categories: Blog, Development, Personal, PHP, WordPress
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I couldn’t seem to find a WordPress function that would return an array of all categories in their parent/child relationship order – so I went ahead and coded a way. If you know of a better way, please share. If not, enjoy the code.

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DMG Projects – Free Widget Download

Categories: Development, Downloads, Portfolio
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DMG Projects is a WordPress widget that will allow you to showcase a page or post on your website. The original idea was for this widget to display a ‘Featured Project’ but because of its flexibility it can be used to showcase nearly anything. Free widget download!

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WP Widgets API - Classes and IDs

WP Widgets API – Adding Classes and Unique IDs

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Adding unique IDs to your multiple use widget can make it extremely easy for your users to style the output. Using the WordPress Widgets API to access the property declarations of the WP_Widget class is the way to go. Learn from some sample code on how to add classed and unique IDs to your output.

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Recoding Some Plugins

Re-coding Some Plugins

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I wasn’t happy with two of the plugins that I developed to manage a few things on this website. I had plans to revamp both of them but wasn’t sure exactly what to do with them. Since they were pretty similar and lacking some well needed features, I went ahead and re-coded them from the ground up.

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