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bio website fiveminuteargument.com
location England, United Kingdom
age 36
visits member for 4 years, 2 months
seen May 6 at 13:19

Currently using wordpress for two purposes:

  1. Hosting a fairly traditional blog, albeit one with a great many individual bloggers (193 at the last count)

  2. Building an aggregation site with no blog or comment functions, but some simple CMS requirements


Feb
11
comment What's the URL for a category archive?
... and if I change it from "y=2011" to "year=2011", I get redirected to /blogs/2011/02/ thus losing the category
Feb
11
comment What's the URL for a category archive?
Unfortunately, that doesn't quite work. It limits the month to February OK, but the year filter doesn't take effect, so I end up with posts from Feb 2011, Feb 2010, etc.
Feb
7
comment What's the URL for a category archive?
My /category/[slug]/ URL only displays the most recent 10 posts, with no links to any others. Is there a way I can paginate them?
Sep
10
comment Minimal custom permalink structure
Thanks very much, Mike - that's reassuring!
Sep
8
comment Problem with guids and absolute links
1) Yes, that's exactly what I'm doing (now) 2) I'll check out your plugin - thanks. One issue surrounds the upload directory location and how that behaves if changed - I need to read up on that and understand it!
Sep
6
comment How do I turn off self-closing tags for markup in WordPress (for HTML5, or HTML4, for example)?
@artlung: I think the problem is that some people have assumed you're not aware that "<br />", "<br>" and even "<br><br />" are all perfectly valid HTML5. However, I think your question is totally valid, regardless of where HTML5 goes in the future, if reworded; wordpress should be able to produce valid HTML4, after all.
Sep
6
comment How do I turn off self-closing tags for markup in WordPress (for HTML5, or HTML4, for example)?
Can someone please re-title this along the lines of "How do I remove trailing-slashes from self-closing elements in wordpress-generated markup"?
Sep
6
comment How do I view a feed consisting of posts from multiple categories?
That looks great, although a) It would be useful to include that solution directly in the answer (but that's probably a whole meta discussion) b) The solution is perfect, EXCEPT for the fact that the feed's title (via wp_title_rss()?) is determined by the first category, which isn't really what I want. I think I'll probably just get it to read from $_GET, since I actually want my title to be completely unrelated to any category's title.
Sep
6
comment Can I disable the autocomplete?
I would, certainly, prefer to do that. However, it would be nice to do that in as clean a way as possible - currently, I feel sorich87's solution is less intrusive than renaming files, etc. The method used to load the suggest library REALLY implies there must be a nice flexible way of disabling it ...
Sep
6
comment Can I disable the autocomplete?
There's still scope for someone to improve on this answer, although it's the best so far. Ideally, there would be a nice clean way of disabling the ajax request in the first place.
Sep
6
comment Can I disable the autocomplete?
This looks very close to an excellent answer, BUT ... it doesn't work for me. The values of the referrer and the admin url are the problem - the former is being reported with the query params (edit.php?post_type=post&) whilst the latter is just 'edit.php'. I've fixed that with a call to strpos() and a check on '=== 0', but if you can think of a better way, please include it. With that in place, it works - almost - perfectly.
Sep
3
comment Does a WP site consumes memory resources when there are NO visitors?
I'm pretty sure the googlebot DOES load CSS in order to check for things like "display: none" which hide content from 'normal' visitors
Sep
3
comment Are there any downsides to installing WordPress on Windows versus Linux?
Although wordpress could use, for example, certain features of PHP/apache that are much better optimised on one OS or the other.
Sep
3
comment Can I disable the autocomplete?
I've tried that, but it doesn't appear to work. The plugin's quite old, and only mentions wordpress 2.5, so I'm guessing it's due an upgrade. The source is very simple, so I might be able to 'port' it over to wordpress 3 - will take a look.
Sep
3
comment How do I add a post to a menu
That's a nice simple solution. It's not EXACTLY what I was after, but it's a decent workaround, so unless I get anything else, I'll mark this accepted.
Aug
25
comment How can I include a post in a theme?
Do you have a link explaining some of these concepts? As I understand it, sidebar is totally misnamed - it's actually a generic placeholder for content. Is that correct? What's the 'text-widget' stuff all about? I've never come across 'widgets' in wordpress before. Thanks.
Aug
25
comment How can I include a post in a theme?
If you're worried about the hardcoded call in the template, how about including the post by one of the other, many fields - e.g. tags? I've had this exact problem and, to be honest, I DID just hardcode the call in the template - this isn't a public theme that will ever be reused, so I see no downside to that approach.
Aug
24
comment Registering jQuery kills admin functions
Brilliant - thanks Chris.
Aug
23
comment What Features would you Most Like to See Added to WordPress?
Is this question appropriate? It seems to be contrary to the FAQ ("Avoid asking questions that are subjective, argumentative, or require extended discussion.")
Aug
20
comment I'm looking for some good references (manuals)
Is there anything specific to wordpress there, though?