5 minute read Like about a decade ago, I’m again setting up a local installation of Django. This time though I’m wanting to use virtual environments, and ideally different versions of Python, so I can have work on multiple versions of a Django website, each with different versions of Django and ideally Python. Also, this time I’m on […]Read More SEtting Up Django with Apache and Multilpe Versions of Python
5 minute read jQuery UI is a great way to add slick user interface elements to your WordPress plugin or theme, provided it’s done in a way that doesn’t blow up other plugins or themes!Read More Using Jquery UI in WordPress Plugins and THemes without Conflicts
3 minute read For my WordPress plugin Print My Blog, I wanted to change WordPress’ “Publish” button to instead say “Save”, and it was complicated enough to merit sharing a blog post. My Situation The plugin registered a custom post type called “Print Material”, which isn’t publicly visible on the website. So the button “Publish” was misleading because […]Read More How to Relabel WordPress’ “Publish” Button for Custom Post Types
7 minute read When trying to speed up your PHP web applications, it sure helps to know where the bottle necks are. That’s where Xdebug and Q Cache Grind can help: they can tell you which functions and class methods are taking up the most time and memory, how many times they’re called, and who called them. With this information, it’s far easier to speed up your code than “shooting in the dark” by just trying to optimize everything.Read More How To Profile PHP Applications with Xdebug, Laragon, and Q Cache Grind
2 minute read On Reddit, someone asked So how long until that whole new site traffic wears off? I’m getting about 3 to 5 hits a day on my site and I’m not even on google. I would imagine it’s all techs and stuff because I’m WAY too new to be getting any kind of actual traffic… Here’s […]Read More How Long Does It Take to Get Listed on Google and Other Search Engines?
4 minute read Print My Blog 1.12.0 makes posts printed with embedded YouTube videos look much better than in standard printouts. In this post I’ll describe the problem with printing videos, how the WordPress Plugin Print My Blog solves it, and how you can replicate it in your posts.Read More How Print My Blog Makes YouTube Videos Look Good When Printed, and You Can Too
5 minute read In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to use Print My Blog plugin and dotEPUB browser extension to convert an entire WordPress blog or website into an eBook. Why would I want an eBook of My Blog? Blogs are great, but eBooks can be read offline keep track of your progress allow you to highlight […]Read More Quickly Turn your Entire WordPress Blog into an eBook with Print My Blog and dotEPUB
4 minute read I enjoy blogging but I’ve had mixed feelings about sharing details about others that they might not want to be so publicly accessible. In this post I’ll describe my thoughts on blogging vs privacy, and how I balance the two. What Is The Purpose of a Blog Anyway? I’ve written an entire post on this, […]Read More Is Blogging in Conflict with Privacy? (Or, How to Effectively Use Password-Protected Posts)