Category: WordPress

WordPress related stuff. Code snippets, plugin information, things like that.

Google Calendar Events, 0.7.2

It’s been a long time since I’ve updated Google Calendar Events. I’ve had very little time to work on the plugin lately, due to other projects that have had to take precedence.

A couple of months back, I did begin a major rewrite of the plugin, with all sorts of snazzy improvements, but it’s a long way off release worthy, or even beta worthy, at present. I’ll continue to work on it when I can, but I thought I’d better fix a couple of minor (yet annoying) bugs in the current version for the time being.

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Simple Recent Posts Shortcodes for WordPress

(Update – 21st February, 2012 – I’m no longer using this on my site, but the method still works)

Over the last couple of days I have been working on updating my site’s theme. More specifically, I have been converting it to a Hybrid child theme.

I created my original theme from scratch, and it wasn’t particularly brilliant in terms of construction. I basically had a separate template for every page. I somewhat missed the point, methinks. I have leaned a lot about WordPress development since then, so decided it was time for an update.

I wanted a simple way of adding the various bits and bobs to the homepage (recent posts, flickr images, twitter) that didn’t involve hacking about with template files. Here’s what I did for the recent posts section:

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