Don’t Break The Code

Last Saturday at WordCamp Philly, I ran a session on “Building a Plugin in One Night”. Together, with about 50+ attendees, we brainstormed ideas for a new WordPress plugin that I could code that night. The brainstorming went great, coming up with some good ideas… like plugins to: Help first responders after a disaster (Big (more…)

Duplicate comment detected; it looks as though you’ve already said that!

Not sure how long WordPress has been doing this, but there is a check for duplicate comments. If the same user/email posts the same exact comment on the same post, the user will get a message like: Duplicate comment detected; it looks as though you’ve already said that! This is great actually, and keeps people (more…)

SS-Downloads WordPress Plugin

Testing our new SS-Downloads plugin. It basically will require an email address before serving a specified file. Right now, I’m using a zip of the pre-release plugin for testing. I will update this to point to the latest version once it’s ready. Should see a form or download link here. [download file=”https://www.strangerstudios.com/wp-content/plugins/ss-downloads.zip”] Future plans: Option (more…)

WordPress get_the_content_after_more() Function

In WordPress, if you want to get just the excerpt of a post, you can use the built-in functions the_excerpt or get_the_excerpt. And if you want all of the content, you can of course use the the_content or get_the_content functions. But what if you want to get everything BUT the excerpt? The Code Here is (more…)

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On Ustream: WordPress Plugin to Capture Email Addresses in Exchange For a File Download

Update: No longer streaming. The plugin works great. Kim is going to make it pretty, then I’ll post to WordPress and do a right up. I’m streaming live right now while I work on a WordPress plugin. Follow me at ustream.tv/channel/stranger-studios. I’ll be working on a plugin for a feature that we’ve done a million (more…)

Unit of Measure PHP Class

For a recent project, we developed a php class that made it easier to work with units of measure. I was surprised that there wasn’t anything like this available out there, so we decided to open source the code once it was in a good state. That day has come. We will be updating this (more…)

Hidden 404 Errors with WordPress Plugin Pages

After a couple hours, I’ve tracked down and fixed a bug I was having with some of our Wordpress plugins. I believe that there are a few people out there having the same problem. I think there may be another solution online, but it is one of those issues that is difficult to pare down to a good search query.

Anyway here is a solution for “404 issues with plugin pages” or “lynx shows a 404, but the page still loads”, or “Google Webtools says there is a 404, but I can get to the page”, or “setting status to 200:OK still results in 404”, or “I get a 404 in IE, but refreshing the page brings it up”, or “I get random 404 errors in IE”, or “I’m getting an HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found error but the page still loads”.