Quick Tip: Use Post or Page Slug as CSS Class in WordPress

I don’t know why, but for some reason, I thought WordPress already included the slug of a post or page in either the function body_class() or post_class(). Doing some work over this weekend I realized that’s not the case, but luckily, it’s very easy to do. The functions body_class() and post_class() serve as a way for you to easily customize…

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Quick Tip: Download an Archive of your Facebook Data

There’s a lot going on on the Internet right now. Websites getting hacked (Blizzard being the most recent), companies doing presumably whatever they want with our data, and the cultivation of a group of people who over-share (this includes yours truly). I’ve written a bit on Facebook and other social media and how I think it’s affecting our culture. What…

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WordPress Multisite Domain Mapping on Media Temple (dv)

I recently stood up a WordPress Network/Multisite that I wanted to use for several different client “Quick Sites” – simple WordPress sites I offer that don’t require a lot of customization. I thought my steps were simple; install WordPress Multisite and then get top-level domain mapping working. The latter was not as easy as I thought it would be because different…

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Quick Tip: User Level Themes for Client Site Reviews in WordPress

Recently I launched a couple of websites using WordPress and instead of using a temp directory for testing/client review, I used a plugin & theme instead. Using this technique I didn’t have to worry about moving directories, changing the WordPress directory/blog URLs,  or checking image sources in posts. Here’s how I did it.

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Quick Tip: Facebook Privacy Settings

Facebook, at their annual F8 Conference in San Fransisco, announced that they were expanding the reach of social networking to make it easier for 3rd party sites to access your information on Facebook. This sounds awesomely wonderful if you don’t care about the info you put online. A possible plus is full integration between your likes and related sites. Maybe…