I have been having the need (or want, as you may see fit) to display a logo in my RSS feed – for my WordPress powered blog as well as home-cooked Showcase. Couple things one needs to keep in mind when designing such logos is the following (information summarized from here):
- Maximum value for width is 144, default value is 88
- Maximum value for height is 400, default value is 31
In the following two sub-sections, I will show what I did to accomplish this thing.
Continue reading … “Logo In RSS Feed – In WordPress Blogs And Elsewhere”
I understand there are very many plugins available for WordPress that help keep track of a variety of stats. This one, wp-visitors, is simple and light-weight. Myself and couple friends (Adam & Karen and Tim Obermann) have been using it without any trouble – in some form or the other – for over a year now. I am sure this plugin will see further updates – a few bells and whistles (geographical resolution of IP address), etc. As with all WordPress hosted plugins, this too is released under GPL. So, if you like it and like to make it better, please be my guest 🙂
Continue reading … “WordPress – Plugin To Keep Track Of Visitors”
Since meeting Dave Lester in the not-so-recently held WordCamp New York, I had been eagerly looking forward to participating in WordCamp Ed – organized by the fine folks at Center for History and New Media [@ George Mason University] and supported by kind-hearted sponsors. Though the thought of not attending did cross my mind several times [gas prices, driving distances, etc.], the pleasure of having a day to spend in an academic setting with like-minded & passionate geeks/educators was a bit too much to overcome, and as such, I am very glad to have made the trip 🙂
Continue reading … “WordCamp Ed – The Very First Edition”
During the State Of The Word address in not-so-recently held WordCamp New York, Matt Mullenweg gave a sneak preview of a plethora of new (and cool) features being included into the next WordPress release (2.7). I had since then been toying around with the almost ? version (of nightly builds) for a while and now that it is in ? stage, I believe I can discuss one of the really cool features and some code-change required to make some pre-2.7 themes incorporate it.
Continue reading … “WordPress – Legacy of comments.php For 2.7 And Beyond”
Considering the fact that I have been using / playing with / hacking this beautiful piece of Open Source Software called WordPress for as long as I have been, it did surprise me quite a bit that it took me so long to attend my first WordCamp. Then again, I shouldn’t be that surprised – geographical remoteness of Paradise played its part to some extent. Having gotten into the city a day earlier, I had the opportunity to (eat &) walk around in parts of it (that I had never seen before – including Central Park) with a new found friend (and a long time citizen of Packers nation). Much of the evening (and night and early hours of Sunday) was spent hanging out with some friends that I have known for a looooong time and some that I got to know hours earlier.
Continue reading … “(Word)Camping in New York City”
It might, at some point in a WordPress powered blog, become necessary to a show some widgets/stuff in some places (the main page, archives, etc.) while show a different set of widgets/stuff in some other places (static pages – about me, product reviews, etc.). To keep track of things and may be understand the process better, let us suppose that only those pages written in Product Reviews Template will use a different sidebar (Sidebar #2) while rest of the blog uses a common sidebar (Sidebar #1). Thanks to my dear friend, Amy – if not for her, I probably would have never learned about this hack.
Continue reading … “WordPress – Different Sidebars In Different Places”
The instructions/steps given below worked for me running CentOS 4.0. It may very well work for you on other linux distributions, Red Hat-like or otherwise. Please note that if you decide to use these instructions on your machine, you are doing so entirely at your very own discretion and that neither this site, sgowtham.com, nor its author is responsible for any/all damage – intellectual or otherwise.
Continue reading … “WordPress – Differing Number of Posts on Main Page and Archive/Search Pages”
The instructions/steps given below worked for me running CentOS. It may very well work for you on other linux distributions, Red Hat-like or otherwise. Please note that if you decide to use these instructions on your machine, you are doing so entirely at your very own discretion and that neither this site, sgowtham.com, nor its author is responsible for any/all damage – intellectual or otherwise.
Continue reading … “WordPress – Posts As News Clips Elsewhere”