Unplugged.

Tonight, a Facebook thread got a little out of control after I posted a status update that I was “mentally bankrupt.” It was a long day working on client work – a project that is just about done but past due. After some commentary by Facebook friends, we got to writing little scripts that would […]

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§164 · February 26, 2009 · Code · 3 comments · Tags: , , , , ,


A friend of mine approached me recently to help him out. He had tons of archives in his WordPress blog that had been created using the Textile2 plugin. Textile is a form of markup that is wiki-like. In other words, it’s not straight HTML. The Textile2 plugin interprets the markup and renders HTML that browsers […]

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§149 · November 17, 2008 · Code, Movie Reviews, Sports · (No comments) · Tags: , ,


Thank you for joining me again for this series on maintaing WordPress from subversion. We talked previously about creating an SVN repository and then about importing WordPress into the SVN repository. Today, we get into customizations. It does us no good to have an SVN repository with WordPress if we don’t change it to be […]

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§28 · January 31, 2008 · Code, WordPress · (No comments) · Tags: , , ,


Last time, I talked to you a bit about setting up a clean subversion repository for your WordPress build. Today, I want to take that a step farther and help you bring WordPress into working copy and commit it into your repo.

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§26 · January 30, 2008 · Code, WordPress · (No comments) · Tags: , , ,


A lot of people know that I’ve done a bit with maintenance of WordPress using subversion. Alot of those same people have asked me to show how it’s done. It’s not very difficult, really, but I encourage you to work with a host like Dreamhost that provides one click installs of svn. It’s the easiest […]

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§23 · January 29, 2008 · Code, WordPress · 1 comment · Tags: , ,


Earlier, I shared with you a new base class I’m releasing into the wild. While that was a conceptually nice piece of code, and potentially useful, it didn’t really translate in usefulness without some actual code. As mentioned, I just moved Shai to WordPress from Expression Engine and it required writing a custom export routine. […]

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§18 · January 26, 2008 · Code, WordPress · 4 comments · Tags: , , ,


One of the most frustrating things to me in my years of working with WordPress and b5media has been migrating blogs into WordPress. Every blog platform does things differently and although WordPress has import support for a large number of blog platforms, it always seems like I get the job of migrating from platforms that […]

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§15 · January 26, 2008 · Code, WordPress · 5 comments · Tags: , , , , ,