A Good Example of Bad Customer Service (PayPal)

I recently soft-launched my leenk.me web app. leenk.me is a subscription based service that allows people to automatically post to Twitter and Facebook (more coming) whenever they post new content to their WordPress websites. I set the pricing as cheaply as I could, 99 cents every quarter for the basic account, and 2.99$ every quarter[Continue Reading…]

How to fix WordPress MultiSite switch_to_blog() permalinks

If you are using switch_to_blog() in your WordPress MultiSite installation and notice that your permalinks contain “/blog/” in them (or some other oddity). The give John James Jacoby’s plugin Switch Site Rewrite a go. Today I ran into this problem with a WPMS site that I am developing. I needed to pull posts from the[Continue Reading…]

Call Event Calendar 3 in WPMS from a different site ID

I’ve been working on a pretty complicated WordPress Multi-Site project for the College of Education at UGA. One of their sites will be controlling the master calendar for the main website. We wanted to display the calendar from the sub-site. One the main site of the page (an possibly on other sub-sites). Generally speaking, in[Continue Reading…]

Update Arguments for the WordPress Built-in Tag Cloud Widget

Usually I’d just call the wp_tag_cloud() function manually from a WordPress theme file, but I have a client who wants to use the Tag Cloud Widget on their site. The tag cloud widget has been in WordPress since WP 2.3. Unfortunately, it isn’t the easiest widget to use because you can’t customize it from the[Continue Reading…]

Easily Add “Excerpt” Support for Pages in WordPress

I’m working on a project, that requires people to add excerpt text in a page. By default excerpts are not enabled in WordPress for pages but there is a simple function you can add to your functions.php file to enable Page Excerpts. Locate you functions.php file in your theme’s directory and add this line of[Continue Reading…]

Remove Username Character Limit from WordPress Multi-Site / Multi-User

I’ve been working on a pretty complex project with WordPress MultiUser (soon to be MultiSite). This client needs several sites with hundreds of users divided into each site. I will be integrating the backend authentication with LDAP and discovered that a small percentage of their users have usernames with fewer than four characters. WordPress MU[Continue Reading…]

Should Twitter Ban Users for using the ‘accept username’ Vulnerability?

Recently a Twitter vulnerability was leaked that allowed Twitter users to type ‘accept username‘ (where username was another twitter user) and it forced that user to follow you. For instance, the last time I looked Conan O’Brien’s account had over 300 followers. Even though he said he was only going to follow 1 random person[Continue Reading…]

Embed an RSS/ATOM Feed into your WordPress Website

One of my clients needs to pull an RSS feed from a real estate virtual tour provider and display it on one of their pages. I looked into a few plugins and could not find one that was easily customizable. After a quick google search I discovered that WordPress has some built-in functions based off[Continue Reading…]

Easily Extended Contact Info in WordPress

I’m working on a project where I need the ability to add “Phone”, “Building”, and “Room” as information a user could add in their profile. I also wanted to remove “AIM”, “Yahoo”, and “Jabber” — none of the users are going to need to fill in that info. You can easily add this code into[Continue Reading…]

Review: Sleep Cycle

A couple weeks ago I heard about this app called Sleep Cycle. Sleep Cycle is a bio-alarm clock that analyzes your sleep patterns and tries to wake you when you are in the lightest point in your sleep cycle. The app only costs .99$. It was actually the first app I have ever purchased. I[Continue Reading…]