November, 2008 | stratos.me

WordPress Categories for hardcores or… masochists!

It’s been a while since i wrote an article for this series. All the “masochists” out there must be wondering. The truth is that firstly there was no interesting topic to write about and secondly it is pretty hard to write such an article since it needs a lot of research from my side. Anyway, yesterday i got a comment from Kim on the revisions removal here. What she is asking is a way to change all the articles from the “Uncategorized” category to another one through the database rather from the WordPress administration. It sounds pretty reasonable since she claims she...
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Delete post revisions without any plugin

You know i’m all for “If you can do it yourself then don’t use a plugin”. That goes, without saying, to my plugins too. So, i saw a plugin recently doing a very useful thing, cleaning up post revisions. But what is a post revision? Well, it’s a safety measure the WordPress team took since version 2.6.X to protect your writing from unfortunate circumstances that may occur. Moreover, it’s a way to have different versions of your posts. When you write you tend to delete and start over. At some point you might want to go back and see what your post looked like back then....
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Earning the costs

In the past i have been negative on advertising on any of my sites. I then twisted that and opened the “Member of the Month” section where the top commenter gets his banner on my sidebar free of charge for a month. This was not all that bad since it is actually a way to say thanks to a frequent visitor and commenter. My point of view is that i blog for fun and not for money. This hasn’t changed actually. What has changed is that i moved onto a better server, meaning bigger costs for me. I am not saying that i can’t finance the expenses myself but it would take a bug burden of my...
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Don’t use a cannon…

On my early days of computers and programming i used to be fanatic and passionate about the programming tools I used. I still remember the early days of Java programming. I would bet that no other language is there except for Java. Today, i still think that it is a great language to work with but i have changed my point of view. All languages, frameworks, programming techniques etc are all tools in a big toolbox a programmer has. The variaty of things he knows actually gives him the necessary equipment to deal with the daily challenges he faces. It’s all wrong to think that one tool is the best...
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Search comments with “Search Reloaded”

This post will be a conclusion on the requests for plugins and tweaks requested over at Kim’s blog. Both her and a reader of her’s, SDK, requested on a small tweak on the plugin called “Search Reloaded”. The plugin does a very good job on serching posts for you. It actually enhances the search feature alot by sorting not by date but by relevance. To be exact it sorts with these criteria (and in this order): The posts having the keyword in the title. Then, if the keyword is in the content of the post. Finally by date. It’s actually a pretty good approach, surely much...
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