The combination of two Internet memes into one beautiful shirt:
WP-Syntax Code Highlighter Plugin
For WordPress blogs, that’s where the plugin WP-Syntax comes in. There are several to choose from (including the more powerful SyntaxHighlighter), but WP-Syntax the right combination of features and usability that we needed. It converts blocks of text wrapped with
pre tags and a
lang attribute into syntax-highlighted code. Continue reading “WP-Syntax Code Highlighter Plugin”
Draw Things from Captcha
WordPress post scheduling bug
If you schedule posts for future publication in your WordPress blogs, don’t just Set It and Forget It but remember to check frequently to confirm your posts actually go live. You could have posts still sitting in limbo that you thought had been published out days or weeks ago.
Various server configurations or temporary issues can apparently cause a scheduled post not to go out on time. When you look at your list of posts the status Missed schedule shows up in the date column (see the graphic at right) and once it’s scheduled time has past WordPress will not try again to publish that post. In order to publish the post you have to go in and very frustratingly switch the post status back to draft, change the time of the post, then and try to republish to get it onto the site.
We’re running WordPress 2.7 but it still appears to affect some sites running the current 2.8.1 version. Other than manual workaround mentioned above, there are a few other “fixes” you can try to solve the problem until a fix is in the official WordPress builds.
Please note the following workarounds have not been tested by MarketNet, use at your own risk:
- Modify the file wp-cron.php
- Replace wp-cron.php with a version from WP 2.6.5
- Install the Scheduled MIAs plugin
Until the issue is fixed, don’t forget to occasionally check your post lists for unpublished posts.
Phantom cell phone vibrations?
Ever reach into your pocket because you think your phone is ringing only to discover you’re losing your mind? Check out this article from the USA Today on “phantom cell phone vibrations” to learn more about this 21st century phenomena. I constantly think I “feel” my phone and check to find out it’s only in my mind. It’s probably a sign of insanity, but might also be due to my many drives back & forth between Austin & Dallas to see my future wife with the jams up loud.
Another Xbox 360 has died on me
Love: The only way to win is not to play
New WordPress 2.8 release adds features, speed
WordPress 2.8 (codename “Baker”) hit the World Wide Web last week and it brought a slew of new fixes, features, and improvements to the reigning number one blogging platform. This version sees improvements to the theme browser (not particularly useful to our clients and their custom themes), sidebar/footer widget functionality, admin usability and functionality, and most importantly optimized code to improve speed and the overall blogging experience. According to the official WordPress announcement post, this version brings “cooler, smoother, simpler blogging” to the masses.
Tom Hanks and Stephen Colbert, aka Mr. USO, send the troops a care package
Mr. USO is really helping out the troops over there. He and Tom Hanks get together to create a care package for the troops and hilarity ensues.
Fun little microsite thrown together quickly for work for the USO and Comedy Central.