Category: WordPress/Archives

WP Password Prose

Post Edit- Publish and Visibility boxPassword-protecting a WordPress Post/Page hides its Content and Excerpt, but not its Custom Fields: those can still show. Below are ways to hide ’em, and functions for customizing the default WP Password-Protected messages.

Password-protect a Page/Post

Setting the Visibility to Password-protected changes the:

  1. Title– Adds this string "Protected: ", to the output of get_the_title().
  2. Excerpt– Returns this text when we get_the_excerpt(): “There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.”
  3. Content– Returns a password form (w/ text) when we get_the_content().


WordPress Becomes Self-Aware

Technologists have identified the moment of conception, the instant life begins… for WordPress, that is.

Mike Little pinpoints this 2003-01-24 Matt Mullenweg blog-post as WP’s birth — Matt later updated it with: “This became WordPress.”

Sez Matt in this seminal posting:

My logging software hasn’t been updated for months, and the main developer has disappeared, and I can only hope that he’s okay. What to do? Well, Textpattern looks like everything I could ever want, but it doesn’t look like it’s going to be licensed under something politically I could agree with. Fortunately, b2/cafelog is GPL, which means that I could use the existing codebase to create a fork, integrating all the cool stuff that Michel would be working on right now if only he was around. The work would never be lost, as if I fell of the face of the planet a year from now, whatever code I made would be free to the world, and if someone else wanted to pick it up they could. I’ve decided that this the course of action I’d like to go in, now all I need is a name.

To which Mike commented:

If you’re serious about forking b2 I would be interested in contributing. I’m sure there are one or two others in the community who would be too.

Now WP is an .org, a .com, and a company called Automattic — whose workers have titles like Quantum Bug Creator, Outernationalist, and Happiness Engineer. Scott Berkun, their Anti-Chief of Non-Contradictions, recently revealed “How is made?.” It rundowns WP’s distributed ops, with an HQ in SF, CA, but most of their flock found around the globe:


HTML5 Audio Player

Hearing Voices uses the WPAudioPlayer plug, which, since it’s Flash, the iPhone can’t see. But iPhone Safari is HTML 5 aware, and supports mp3 play. So here’s our quick&filthy fix. In the file: /plugins/audio-player/audio-player.php, find the: function getPlayer, and w/in that the variable: $playerCode. More…

WP Page Excerpt

Hand-crafting Excerpts for Pages got a lot easier in in WordPress 3+. Put this in your functions.php:

add_post_type_support( 'page', 'excerpt' );

And voilà, an Excerpt textarea should now show on your Edit Page screen (make sure “Excerpt” is checked in Edit Page»Screen Options). To extract Pages’ Excerpts…

Inside a WP loop (e.g., query_posts()), you can use the_excerpt() (or the_excerpt_rss()):

<?php query_posts( 'post_type=page' );?><br />
<?php if ( have_posts() ) : while ( have_posts() ) : the_post(); ?></p>
<h3><a href="<?php the_permalink() ?>"><?php the_title(); ?></a></h3>
<p>	<?php the_excerpt(); ?><br />
	<?php endwhile; else: ?></p>
<p>Yer lame-ass Loop is Post-less.</p>
<p><?php endif; ?>

Outside the loop, get_pages() will git ‘er done:

<?php<br />
$pages = get_pages();<br />
foreach ( $pages as $page ) : 	?></p>
<h3><a href="<?php echo get_page_link($page->ID); ?>"><?php echo $page->post_title; ?></a></h3>
<p><?php echo $page->post_excerpt; ?></p>
<p><?php endforeach; ?>


WP Planets

HV is Obsessed with WordPress. Are you? Then schedule regular visits to WP’s “Planets”*: More…