Set FeedWordPress Update Scheduling
People often activate FeedWordPress but forget to set the feeds to update. I added this little bit to the Motherblog plugin so that on activation of that plugin FWP gets set automatically.
update_option( 'feedwordpress_automatic_updates', 'init', true );//set FWP settings to run prior to page load if you want after page load 'shutdown' rather than 'init'
Digital media flows and that’s part of what makes so many interesting things possible.This is a fairly simple rehash of something I’ve been trying to convince people of since 2005 but I seem to have gotten a little traction lately so I’m putting it back out there. The Sea You are literally adrift in a sea of content. There are so many people out there who do an amazing amount of work to find and write interesting things. Gather them. Use them. Add and prune these sites until you get what you really want. This should be your own beautiful ocean of content- sparking ideas and giving you great enjoyment. If it isn’t then you have only yourself to blame. These are some sites that perform well for me. Your needs and interests will likely vary but there are worse places to start. The Harvest Now that you have many good things flowing by, you’ll need a way to save all this good stuff. Some you’ll use in the moment, many other things you’ll tuck away for later, or for someone else, or just in case. This is painless and comes with so many benefits.Here’s an old post arguing for Delicious. Back in the day I used Delicious. I now use Diigo (which backs up to Delicious and Pinboard).Keep in […]
Origin Story I had a number of emails from people trying to restrict content in various ways. One person wanted to restrict access because they were editing previously published content. Another person wanted more of a traditional membership-style option with the ability to restrict certain content based on user roles. I looked at some of the plugins out there but felt that building something a little less corporateThe desperately grinding e-capitalist will become a villain hated by our children’s children. would be pretty easy. It’ll likely evolve as I get some people using it but it’s here now if you want to mess with it. Making It This plugin uses the Advanced Custom Fields plugin as it saves me tons of hassle building custom field interfaces. ACF Stuff First, these two pieces enable me to sync up ACF field data without the drama of import/export or hard coding it into PHP.I regret doing this very much on another project as I then started hand coding changes and now am stuck hand coding ACF data stuff. Less than desirable. Now, I started off hand-writing the user levels as items. While easy, it felt wrong because there might be other user levels created by other plugins and they’d end up left out. I realized I could just add the user roles automatically […]
Origin Story The request came in on Monday for a WordPress theme that looked like the Canvas LMS. That’s not a very dramatic origin but it’s what I’ve got. You can check out the current iteration of the theme here or get it on github here. What does Canvas look like? I’m really just imitating the pages so I went to check out a demo page. It looks something like this. In my head, I break it down into rectangles and start thinking of how to get the data into those boxes. The rough sketch below is how I conceptualized it. Most of the content is pretty straight forward as well. The Work For this type of quick work I knew that the understrap theme would get me most of the way there. It has a left sidebar template and it’s in bootstrap so no drama there. I didn’t strip this to the bones but that option remains open if we want to make this an even more streamlined theme. The two things I was less sure about were how I wanted to populate the left navigation bar and how I wanted to build out the next/previous buttons at the bottom of the page. Left Sidebar Menu I altered the sidebar-left.php file to read like this. If I haven’t assigned […]