Author Archives: Stephen R

Technical difficulties

A reader recently pointed out that the site isn’t working properly — comments were not showing up on posts. This is a bit of a problem, since the plugins have a lot of good discussion and troubleshooting information in the … Continue reading

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Salvaging ebooks from Stanza for iPhone or iPod.

I’m a long-time user of Stanza on the iPhone, so I was surprised and a bit dismayed to discover that Stanza does not work with the new iOS 5. As much as I love the program, it’s always possible to … Continue reading

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How to Close a WordPress Site

I recently was asked to close down a site I had put up using WordPress. I didn’t want to just delete the whole thing, as I figured somebody might want it put back up in the future. There are several … Continue reading

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Graceful Pull-Quotes is now “Official”

Just letting you all know that my Graceful Pull-Quotes plugin is now hosted on the official WordPress Extend repository. That means it will automatically pop up updates in the WP admin, and hopefully more people will find it and use … Continue reading

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Uncheck All Radio Buttons on a PDF Form

I’ve been banging away at this issue today and figured it would be useful to others out there. I made a PDF form for my company’s web site using Adobe Acrobat 8. In a couple places I have a “radio” … Continue reading

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Search Everywhere in MySQL

In recent months I’ve been tasked with taking over management of a web site programmed by somebody else. They used Drupal, with which I’m not familiar, and so a big part of the job is simply figuring out how that … Continue reading

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Add New Headers to WordPress Plugins or Themes

I’ve had a few patches committed to WordPress core in the last few versions, and have sadly neglected to do writeups about them so that others could take advantage of the new features. I hope to remedy that in the … Continue reading

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Hackbook finale

In between trick-or-treaters I spent today finishing up the repairs to my new/old laptop. The first optical drive I ordered was DOA, so I had to order a new one. Did the swap today. Took a little testing and such, … Continue reading

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