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Mathematics PhD student at the University of Edinburgh with a (geeky) passion for anything coding related.

I develop WordPress plugins, including the event management plugin, Event Organiser. I also write for Wptuts+

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comment How to modify only part of a function through the filter
Sorry, my mistake. Corrected now. (You need to modify $result and return it).
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revised How to modify only part of a function through the filter
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comment Enable update notification, disable updates
Really? I use that and I still see the update notification. It tells me to "Please notify the site administrator"
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revised How to modify only part of a function through the filter
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answered How to modify only part of a function through the filter
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comment __() translation function throwing error when used within an associative array
Yes, __ is a function, and you can't use functions to set the intival values of class variables like that.
Sep
12
revised Get a user's most recent post title
rolled back to a previous revision
Aug
29
comment Translate third party plugin and save translation files in custom theme
It changes where WordPress looks for the translation. I'm not sure how Codestyling Localisation works, but if you can download a copy of the .mo file, then you can put it in the appropriate directory.
Aug
29
answered Custom form action hook
Aug
29
comment Check if we're on the wp-login page?
For reference there is related trac discussion here core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/19898
Aug
29
comment Allow the access over wp-login.php
See also related trac discussion: core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/19898
Aug
29
comment Allow the access over wp-login.php
possible duplicate of Check if we're on the wp-login page?
Aug
29
answered Translate third party plugin and save translation files in custom theme
Aug
20
comment Why are passwords exportable as plain text in WordPress?
The bug here is a poor UI. It seems wp-members allows you add custom fields to the registration form, including "password" field. What is not (understandably) clear to users is that these added fields are just for collecting meta data, and the "password" refers to the HTML input type alone and is nothing to do with the user's WP password, nor comes with any guarantee of storing it securely.
Aug
14
comment Why WordPress architecture is not pure object oriented and it don't use MVC pattern?
It's an important & good question, but I'm afraid this isn't the place for it. I'm fairly certain all of the core team will be on the wp-hackers mailing list, so I think trying there might be better.
Aug
2
awarded  Announcer
Jul
30
comment When is it OK to create a custom table for a plugin?
"Never", "... except..." ;). For the balance of arguments, I'd like to counter this by saying too often developers shoe-horn their data into the wp_posts where it is not suited, and this isn't "rare". You hint at this, but "never" is far too stronger a word. Each case should be taken on its merits, as there are pros and cons on both sides. But as such, the question isn't a good fit for the site as there is no definitive answer.
Jul
27
reviewed Close Query function not executed between <div> element
Jul
26
accepted Get entered value of customiser field for live preview
Jul
26
asked Get entered value of customiser field for live preview