Simple age shortcode for WordPress

As I was updating the about page on this blog today, I decided that I wanted to make my age in the following string dynamic: “I am a 31-year-old Texan”. After considering options, creating a shortcode seemed like a simple enough route. Here’s the code that I came up with: Then, in my about page, … Read more

Jetpack 4.6: Google Analytics Integration, PHP 7.1 Compatibility, and Publicize Improvements

Jetpack 4.6 just dropped which includes: Google Analytics integration PHP 7.1 compatibility Publicize improvements Enhancements to shortcodes and widgets Check out the release post for more details or head to your dashboard to update! Google Analytics integration, PHP 7.1 compatibility, and improvements to Publicize. Source: Jetpack 4.6: Google Analytics Integration, PHP 7.1 Compatibility, and Publicize … Read more

Mapping my Instagram pictures

A few weeks ago, Beau Lebens updated the Keyring Social Importers plugin and also released a plugin called People & Places. I use these plugins to import all of my Instagram pictures and then to tag each Instagram picture.

Taking this foundation, I was able to easily create a plugin to map all of the places where I’ve taken Instagram pictures. You can see that code here:


Here are some rough steps to get this going.

Here’s an idea of what it’ll look like:

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WordPress founder signs pledge not to build Muslim registry

Proud to work at Automattic. I’m personally signing, and also speaking on behalf of the entire Automattic company, which makes, Jetpack, Simplenote, and WooCommerce. — Matt Mullenweg Automattic, which owns WordPress and a number of other web development and publishing tools, has signed a pledge not to help build a Muslim registry. The company’s … Read more

Enhanced PDF Support in WordPress 4.7

WordPress 4.7 makes it easier to preview PDFs in the media library by generating image representations of the first page, which are now used throughout the media library and media attachment screen… Source: Enhanced PDF Support in WordPress 4.7 – Make WordPress Core