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A discussion today on WP-Candy re: adding a functionality plugin (as opposed to stuffing a theme’s function.php with stuff that should survive a change of themes), triggered some thoughts on another pet peeve of mine – where plugins should store user content. You’d think it would be obvious to put image files, temporary files, etc […]
Situation: The web developer needed to include concert bookings from an external database. Problem: To provide the maximum flexibility, the formatting needed to be separate from the widget itself. Obstacles: The widget is typically installed on child pages for the artist. To avoid multiple pages with the artist code (that connects this artist to the […]
Situation: Client is web developer moving an account from a custom MySql/PHP application into WordPress. Problem: The application had over 200 case studies in three languages in one table. Image lists in another MySQL tables. As well as a set of parameters stored in a third table in the database. Obstacles: For each case study, we […]
The client (@dimensionmedia) needed to add a gallery function to their client’s BuddyPress installation. As this was on a very early version of BuddyPress, there weren’t many plugins available. I adapted the well-known plugin, NextGen Gallery, to work on the member-facing side of BuddyPress. In addition, members could limit the visibility of their gallery.
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Customer required outside source to affect order of posts returned from query.