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Facebook Album 2.0 Released!

Published on Tuesday 25, June 2013
I have just pushed out version 2.0 for the Facebook Album WordPress plugin! Go on and get it, or use your WordPress's plugin updater to get the latest version. Need help?

Facebook Album 2.0 Coming soon!

Published on Tuesday 25, June 2013
I've been hard at work in the labs revamping the Facebook Album plugin for WordPress. Very soon you will be able to use a Facebook application to authenticate with the Facebook API.

Setup Drupal cron through cPanel

Published on Thursday 20, June 2013
Drupal uses a cron to take care of clean up tasks, as well as utilizing certain features. By default Drupal executes its cron run every three hours based on a user visit. This causes the cron to be executed over HTTP. Depending on the generally it can be more efficient to execute your Drupal cron directly through PHP command line on the server side versus HTTP.

Custom WordPress Widget CSS Classes

Published on Tuesday 11, June 2013
One thing that I has always bothered about WordPress widgets is the lack of ability to define custom widget CSS classes for each widget - it is kind of ugly using the stock widget IDs when you have four text widgets. I've been working on a plugin to extend widget functionality to match features found in Drupal's blocks. I just posted a GitHub gist quickly highlighting the WordPress filter hook.

Flush WordPress rewrite rules through phpMyAdmin

Published on Friday 26, April 2013
I migrate a lot of WordPress installs from a localhost to the beta server and then to production. It's easy enough to update the URLs in _options and guids in _posts, but the one thing that irritated the hell out of me was the rewrite rules. WordPress caches the rewrite rules within _options; if you've migrated a WordPress you'll notice links are broken even though .htaccess is fine. Simply find "rewrite_rules" in _options table and clear out it's value - badda bing.

XAMPP MySQL Command Line

Published on Tuesday 2, April 2013

MySQL command line allows you to manage your database environment through your terminal, or command prompt for Windows. Typically when you set up a web server you would have installed MySQL as its own service and can easily access the MySQL command line via mysql (mysql.exe). However in a development situation you may have used XAMPP which bundles it all together for you and you can't just access the XAMPP MySQL command line through a registered path.

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