My WordPress microblog feed widget recently went through another update. This time around, I’ve added the ability to filter out replies and re-posts (“retweets” in Twitter lingo, “redents” in identi.ca speak) from your activity feed. Pick up the new version from the WordPress plugins site.
My microblogging feed widget for WordPress, What’s My Status?, has been updated. The plugin now uses
curl for its main retrieval mechanism, with standard URL
fopen as the fallback. Additionally, the Reset cache command has been fixed. You can grab the plugin for yourself over at the wordpress.org site.
The default HTML radio buttons and check boxes aren’t the most aesthetically pleasing things in the world of web design. With this in mind, I have created a jQuery plugin that will replace those pesky
<input /> elements with
<span /> elements for your CSS styling pleasure. Under the hood, the original elements are still being used for storing the user’s selection(s), so there’s nothing extra for you to do when the form is submitted. Additionally, it can be configured to operate as a “rating” system—so that, for example, checking the 4th star in a 5-star list would swap the first 4 stars in the list to the “checked” state (visually speaking, at least… in the underlying radio buttons, only the 4th star would be selected). Read More →
This screencast was originally submitted for an Envato tutorial contest… but apparently, they do not ever announce when those contests have been closed. Rather than wait for the (next) Rapture, I figured I would just go ahead and post it here.
This screencast is a tutorial on using the WordPress
transients API for caching plugin and/or widget information. Enjoy! Read More →
Since 1.1.3, jQuery’s slideUp() method has had problems with flickering in Internet Explorer. While this issue can generally be fixed by avoiding Quirks Mode with a
$.fn.slideUp prototype for all Internet Explorer versions and have it animate the element to a minimum height of 1px. The bug with IE seems to stem from it being unable to elegantly handle 0px-tall elements.