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An incomplete BuddyPress codex

To keep all of my notes in one place, I have started a public site for my BuddyPress development notes. This is a personal and incomplete codex and is found here on Matrix Dreams. I am accepting contributions but honestly don’t expect any.

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Proposal: BuddyPress Developers Stack Exchange

The WordPress stack exchange gets a lot of BuddyPress questions and yet this is an off-topic tag. However, I and many others (I have no doubt) have many questions (and the ability to answer many questions) about BuddyPress development. I propose a new SE for BuddyPress development. Who is with me? …

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Spam be gone

This morning I set to the task of de-spamming Author Buzz. There is always a trickle of deeply suspect junk accounts being registered. However, of late, there have been enough spam accounts that the real users have started to notice. It was time to take action. I’m not going to …

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Things Itemised Plugin

I have added a new plugin for beta testing – things itemised. Things itemised is used for making lists. Each list is created so that all members of the blog can add items to it but the display code is set up so that each user’s list is a separate …

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Progress

New Themes Added

This morning I finally got through reviewing a series of Masonry based themes. Masonry is a JavaScript grid layout library. Masonry works by arranging elements in optimal position based on available vertical space, much like a mason fitting stones in a wall. In other words, it makes grid layouts look …

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WordPress 5.5 is here

WordPress 5.5 has arrived on Author Buzz. This update comes with a host of new features and many enhancements to the post composer. Updates include new SEO features such as automatic XML sitemaps. There are new features in the post editor. Many of these are to make composing posts easier. …

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Tumblr RSS now working

If anything good came out of Tumblr getting new owners it is that the broken RSS feeds for EU countries are now functional again. As a developer with not enough time to do everything, this is excellent news. For our users this means that your headlines from Tumblr can be …

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Features

AB-in.UK

No, that’s not some weird geek code AB-in.UK is the new Author Buzz short URL service. But it is so much more than a URL shortener. At present, we are closed beta testing URL shortening. That’s because there are a fair few jagged edges that we need to work through. …

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WordPress Development

Popper v Bootstrap gotcha

I encountered a bit of a gotcha while working with Bootstrap and Popper recently. Although both javascript libraries were enqued, when I checked the consol I saw this: Uncaught TypeError: Bootstrap’s tooltips require Popper.js It turns out that the order of enqueuing matters. This works This does not The difference …

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Author Buzz API

API – that thing that geeks use to make magic happen is coming to Author Buzz. We will be rolling out two sets of API specs. The first is a collection of theme hooks and filters. Once all themes available to our bloggers support these API, we will release a …

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