Networking Your Network

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So you have a multisite network set up. You’d like an easy way for any site to add links to some or all of the other sites in the network. Creating a bunch of Custom Links for every site in the network is a real drag. So instead of doing that, lets create a custom meta box in the menu admin. …

My Fellow Canadians: A Call to Action

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Although there is still over a year to go until the United States presidential election, and although the chance of there being a President Trump might seem remote, as responsible Canadians, we cannot take any chances. We need to take precautionary measures now, whilst we still have time. I propose we construct a wall along our southern border, stretching from British …

The Lurking Irony of Protected Meta

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Somewhere in the mists of WordPress development evolution, it became cool to prefix one’s custom field keys with an underscore, thereby making them “protected”. Protected meta is hidden from the standard Custom Fields meta box, so you can create your _my_fancy_data custom field without fear of it being interfered with by those pesky admin. Great, right? Not so fast.  “Arguments prefixed with an _underscore shouldn’t …

Introducing Unfeature

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For the first time in far too long, I’ve added a new plugin to the WordPress Plugin Directory: Unfeature. It’s actually a very simple plugin, built – much like my former plugins – to fulfill a need I found myself encountering in my own development work. All Unfeature does is add a checkbox inside the Featured Image meta box in WP admin, allowing …

Breaking the Core Contributor Duck

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Today saw the release of WordPress 3.9, and also marked my first WP core credit. My contribution was admittedly very minor, but I’m happy to have finally made it, and intend for there to be more, hopefully of more consequence. Aside from the challenge of simply finding the time, the biggest obstacle to core contribution for me was navigating the …