Archive for Month: January 2008

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Maintaining WordPress on SVN: Adding Plugins

Thank you for joining me again for this series on maintaing WordPress from subversion. We talked previously about creating an SVN repository and then about importing WordPress into the SVN repository. Today, we get into customizations. It does us no good to have an SVN repository with WordPress if we […]

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Maintaining WordPress on SVN: Import WordPress into Your Repository

Last time, I talked to you a bit about setting up a clean subversion repository for your WordPress build. Today, I want to take that a step farther and help you bring WordPress into working copy and commit it into your repo.

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Maintaining WordPress on SVN: Create Your Repository

A lot of people know that I’ve done a bit with maintenance of WordPress using subversion. Alot of those same people have asked me to show how it’s done. It’s not very difficult, really, but I encourage you to work with a host like Dreamhost that provides one click installs […]

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WordPress Export Base Class

Real quick note to let you know that over the weekend, I released new code that is GPLv2, relating to WordPress export format (WXR). The code and details are here and I’d love to get some input and contributions of other export classes. I’ve included a (yet undocumented) Expression Engine […]

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Untraceable: Light on plot; Heavy on message

Last night, my wife and I decided to go check out the new movie Untraceable starring Diane Lane. We both believe we got our money’s worth. Spoiler to follow. The plot was a bit weak and worn out. The FBI cybercrime division do their cyber warfare bit on Windows Vista […]

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Expression Engine WXR Export Class

Earlier, I shared with you a new base class I’m releasing into the wild. While that was a conceptually nice piece of code, and potentially useful, it didn’t really translate in usefulness without some actual code. As mentioned, I just moved Shai to WordPress from Expression Engine and it required […]

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WordPress WXR Class

One of the most frustrating things to me in my years of working with WordPress and b5media has been migrating blogs into WordPress. Every blog platform does things differently and although WordPress has import support for a large number of blog platforms, it always seems like I get the job […]

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How the Macbook Air is the future of Computing

If you didn’t have a chance to see history made last week, you should go watch it. History was made with yet another computer company announcing yet another laptop with better specs than the generation before. Yet somehow, Steve Jobs’ keynote address at Macworld announcing the Macbook Air was different. […]

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WordCamp Dallas: What do you want to know?

At the end of March, I’ll be speaking at WordCamp Dallas. I’ve been asked to speak about WordPress in an environment, but have been given broad latitude to shape that discussion in any way I like. So I’m turning it over to you. I’ll be making my slide deck available […]

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Marketing 101: How Cloverfield Failed to Deliver on Expectations

Earlier this evening, I joined several other social media type folks down in D.C. for a first night showing of Cloverfield, the film that was so secretive it didn’t have a name other than 01182008 until sometime last month. The film trailers were released on the internet sometime last year […]

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