WP Roll got launched today

Published April 2nd, 2013 under General

I originally authored this post on WP Realm, but I moved it back here after that website folded. There has been a lot of activity in the WordPress news world over the past year. Our own WP Realm has been gaining momentum and the new […]

Dealing with suspended blogs on multisite

Published December 7th, 2012 under General

Use a blog-deleted.php file which redirects to another site/page whenever a deleted or suspended blog is visited in WordPress multisite.

Are Your Plugins Secure? Part 2: Permissions and Nonces

Published November 20th, 2012 under General

I originally authored this post on WP Realm, but I moved it back here after that website folded. Following on from “Are your plugins secure?, this post is a simple breakdown on what to look for security-wise when auditing plugins. In the previous post I […]

Adding images to the theme customiser

Published November 15th, 2012 under General

I had some difficulties ironing out bugs in an implementation of the WordPress theme customiser when using image uploaders. Here is a very simple piece of code which will hopefully help guide you in the right direction.

Blogging at WP Realm

Published September 15th, 2012 under General

I’m blogging about WordPress over at WP Realm. I’ll still be posting code tidbits, plugins and all sorts of other things right here, but my broad scoped or generic WordPress posts will be posted over there.

TalkPress: Is bbPress Finally Coming to WordPress.com?

Published September 15th, 2012 under General

I originally authored this post on WP Realm, but I moved it back here after that website folded. Those of you who have been in the community for a long time will remember the TalkPress project. It was intended as a hosted platform for running […]

PixoPoint gone

Published September 15th, 2012 under General

Regular site visitors may have noticed a rather major change in this site today, the URL changed! The site has moved from PixoPoint.com today to it’s new home at geek.hellyer.kiwi. Probably no one else will care, but this is a major move for me as I’d worked very hard on building a brand name and so I thought I’d write a post about it.

blitz.io

Published September 1st, 2012 under General

I went on the hunt for a tool to let me DDOS my own site and provide me with some nice little graphs to show me how slow (or fast) it is under heavy load. The tool I used was blitz.io.

Convert UTC to local time

Published August 4th, 2012 under General

I was having a dreadful time converting from the UTC time stamp stored in the WordPress database to the local time set in the admin panel. I ended up writing the following handy little function to convert the times easily.

First and last widget classes

Published June 18th, 2012 under General

A simple filter to automatically add a class attribute like widget-order-1 to all widgets within sidebars.