Web Dev

A Better Way to Blog in WordPress

I’ve been wanting to make my blog a litle more robust — almost just a dumping ground of random thoughts and notes, along with the occassional longer posts. I’ve found that the way of adding posts into wordpress was just far to cumbersome to make that a reality. I wanted something fluid, that I could […]

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There is no Tracking Information for the Current Branch

Solve it by specifying the branch on the server (normally I would just do a git pull ‘branch-name’, which fails in this case): git pull origin ‘branch-name’

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CSS Cursor Types

I can never quite remember the common cursor types. For some reason, I always think the arrow cursor style, which is what you normally have when browsing a page is set as an ‘arrow’ (which isn’t part of the spec), or as a ‘pointer’, because, well, I guess that seems closer to an arrow, which […]

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Javascript – Get Data Attribute

Get a data attribute from an html tag (in this case, something like data-output=’test’): output = e.srcElement.getAttribute(“data-output”);

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WordPress – Category Page Not Showing Posts With Custom Post Type

I had created a post type for news articles. Unfortunately, when categorizing the pages, and trying to view the category from the front end, those posts weren’t appearing.   Apparently that doesn’t work for cusotm post types by default. To get them to show, add this to the functions.php file: function namespace_add_custom_types( $query ) {    if( (is_category() || is_tag()) && $query->is_archive() && empty( $query->query_vars[‘suppress_filters’] ) ) {       $query->set( ‘post_type’, array(        ‘post’, ‘news’       ));    } } […]

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WordPress Post Type Supports Options

– title – editor – comments – revisions – trackbacks – author – excerpt – page-attributes – thumbnail – custom-fields – post-formats’

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WordPress Enable Tags for Custom Post Type

Just add this line when you register the post type: ‘taxonomies’ => array(‘category’, ‘post_tag’) So something like this for all of the code: register_post_type( ‘customtype’,    array(       ‘labels’ => array(          ‘name’ => __( ‘CustomType’ ),          ‘singular_name’ => __( ‘CustomType’ )       ),       ‘supports’ => array(          ‘title’,’page-attributes’,’description’,’editor’, ‘thumbnail’       ),       ‘public’ => true,       ‘has_archive’ => true,       ‘rewrite’ => array(‘slug’ => ‘customtype’),       ‘taxonomies’ => array(‘category’, ‘post_tag’)    ) );

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Multiline Ellipsis CSS

Use this, seems to work pretty well. Note, that you don’t want to add any padding on the target element, otherwise it will show text beyond the overflow: .blog-tile-excerpt{    display: -webkit-box;    -webkit-line-clamp: 3;    -webkit-box-orient: vertical;    overflow: hidden; }

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Javascript – Show or Hide an Element

Showing or hiding an element with javascript: (use “#” for elements by ID, or “.” for elements by class) document.querySelector(“#element”).style.display = ‘block’; document.querySelector(“#element”).style.display = ‘none’;

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Offset a Path in Inkscape

I used to use drafting programs quite frequently in the past. One common action that I performed quite frequently was offsetting lines, which was pretty simple to do. Every once in a while, I find the need to do something similar in Inkscape. While not quite as easy and straightforward, offsetting paths in inkscape can […]

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