Your /year /year/month pages are archive pages and these are exactly what h-feeds are for. A feed is a collection of entries and this is a collection of entries. A good use-case for having them as feeds wanting to follow people for a year or month only.
I really don’t see any reason for it not to be a feed and I’d argue for the sake of implementing spec and having tools that ‘just work’, it should be a feed.
An interesting discussion came up in the office today about using the ruby gem inherited_resources. Many people I work with or have worked with love it, they love the fact it dries the controller up does all the stuff they continually have to type. I don’t. Continue reading →
It seems there may have been a minor issue in the last release of my iTunes Affiliate Link Maker wordpress plugin. Quite simply, if you had an existing install and didn’t have any links in it yet, you may continue to see the upgrade warning/notification no matter what you do.Â The man known to me only as daykilla has found the bug and nailed a quick solution (top work!) that’ll get you going for now.
I’ve just pushed version 0.5.1 of my WordPress plugin iTALM into the WordPress SVN, it should arrive soon enough.Â If you have any problems please let me know.
The system now works around the shortag [itunes] with the following attributes:
url – a mandatory attribute, this a clean itms store url, fetched via link maker or your itunes client
title – the string in this field is passed into the output link as the alt tag on the image/title of the link
content – if you don’t use this field, the itms link image from the settings page is displayed, if you do use this attribute the string is output instead.
Saying all that you don’t need to type this stuff anyway, because that’s the beauty of the button being in both editors. Select text (it’ll be output as the content attribute) or don’t, click the button, search for what you want (or click manual url) and be quickly prompted through the process.Â If you enter nothing in the box? It’ll still enter someting like <Artist Name>-<Album name> out for you.
I think this is a nice step forward for the plugin, your feedback is appreciated, the general consensus seems to be to drop feedback over at the article page but i’m now closing that, so please leave your feedback on this post.
Through some work of magic i dragged myself out of bed at 6am this morning so i could get into the city by 8am to goto the PayPal Developer Day, a half day event put on by PayPal to engage the web developer community. While the day was great and I learnt alot about PayPal’s products, a few issues come to mind.
I wrote this little post quite some time ago, around the weekend my first 2 sites were accepted into the Woopra Beta.
If you’re wondering how to pronounce Woopra, i like to think it has an exclamation mark on the end (Woopra!) and that it’s the sound Bruce Lee makes when he karate chops your arse. Because I get the impression thats exactly what Woopra is going to do to online analytics.
Got a worpdress blog? do you link to the iTunes Store with or without an affiliate program? this plugins for you!
The plugin adds an itunes button to the visual editor which when clicked brings forward a dialog containing a search for the iTunes store link maker.
After searching, clicking on any link will ask for a title for the link and insert it into the content editor. The link also enables the ability to directly link to albums, something the standard link generator does not normally do.
Enough gaff, if you want it, it’s here.Â It’ll be on wordpress.org soon enough.
I’m not sure if this is all new or if I’m slow and everyone else already knew this or if there’s a select niche of people who have realised what I’m about to talk about.Â I always see a huge problem in PHP Web Apps, the total and utter eradication of local caching.Â It’s the ‘bomb them all’ method of ensuring your site is always serving the most up to date copy and everyone uses it.Â Frankly, it’s bad form, it’s not cool and it has to stop.Â Unless you have a compelling reason for serving fresh pages EVERY single hit and you have the server to handle it, i suggest you learn from our mistakes. Continue reading →
I’ve been a little delayed in writing about this one for a number of reasons, but it’s time to put it out there now.Â Myself & Chris Messina from PerthWeb (not this or this Chris Messina, but a whole new one) have recently launched two new online comics.Â “What?” i hear you say, “more online comics? is there enough already” sure theres plenty of online comics out there, some crap, some great, but that doesn’t mean we can’t try and do it better. Continue reading →
What a great day, a big thanks to everyone involved with the organisation of the event as the quality of topic was great. Big thanks to Robin Hilliard from Rocketboots for spending his own money to come and present over here, i loved your presentation on CFINTERFACE Continue reading →
I got a bit sick of the previous theme i had whipped up to go with K2, so you may (or may not) have noticed that i switched back to Kubrick when i upgraded to 2.3. Today i bit the bullet and started putting together a new theme.
So the finalists just got announced for the WA Web Awards, wow, i’ve got some serious disappointment on my part for some of the finalists. Some of them are not what i’d consider to be 2007 Award Winning Material. Continue reading →
I wanted to use K2 Sidebar Module(K2SBM) instead of WordPress Widgets, now that’s fine because K2SBM has support for WordPress Widgets. However, as much as i tried i couldn’t get the Flickr Photo Widget from Silaspartners Flickr Photo Gallery to work, i think it has something to do with K2SBM not recognising the options stuff. Continue reading →
The silaspartners flickr plugin is great, it add the ability for you to just be able to click an image and add links to it, but it doesnt link direct to the image, meaning it just dont lightbox! I’ve adjusted the file admin-photos-tab.html in the latest version to give me an extra option of direct linking to the medium image and using the thumbnail as the link image. Continue reading →