Word Bingo
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Writers’ Word Bingo

For a project for a writers’ group called Sunday writers, I spent most of yesterday making a game – Word Bingo. I wrote the code in one day, this is how. The idea was not one that I came up with, the host of Sunday writers had the idea but …

Story Tracker
Grumpy Dev Syndrome
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Story Tracker Software for Writers

This post, unlike most of our dev posts, is not about Author Buzz but about some software that I hope will be hosted on Author Buzz one day. About three years ago I realised thatĀ if I was going to make it as a professional writer, I would need to be …

train crash
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Oops

Everything should be working again but I managed to break everything quite badly today. First I installed a new plugin which ended up causes a network-wide server error. I then disabled all plugins which was a bit of a sledgehammer approach. After I removed the broken plugin, I had to …

Grumpy Dev Syndrome

Grumpy Dev on WordPress

It seems to me that everything about WordPress, BuddyPress and the like are written in such a way as to be so mind numbingly hard it might honestly be easier to get a vogon to write good poetry. Last time, in “The World’s Grumpiest Dev” I talked about how much …

WordPress Development

WordPress Plugin Framework Creation

One of the challenges for Author Buzz was that we need a lot of different functions and features without polluting the plugin list with a large collection of things thatĀ blog users cannot directly access. Our ideal solution would be to wrap all the features into one plugin. However, we also …

Progress

State of the site: Features and Progress [May 2017]

Every so often I publish a post like this going over our plans and how far along they are. These posts give an overview of all the features that are active, how well we are progressing, and which features we have planned but not yet gotten out of the door. …

train crash
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Context specific theme changes

It looks like I have run into the first set of limits that I will have to code around. To be honest, I am surprised that I did not run in tot his sooner. What to do with new users? The Author Buzz home page looks quite lovely for me, …

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Building a whole new site

My main focus over the last few days has been integration between the plugins, themes, and applications that we have been using to build Author Buzz with. I have always felt that developers should also be end users. Not power users but regular joe users. If you have to work …

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