Radio Station Tutorial – Creating a tabbed programming schedule

Have you ever wanted your radio station’s programming grid to appear as a nice tabbed block instead of the default gigantic table? Well, today I’m going to show you how.

WordPress 3.7 and Automatic Updates

So, WordPress 3.7 has been released, and as of version 3.7, Wordpress now has an automatic core update feature. Awesome, right? Wordpress does all the updating for you, so all those pesky security patches get applied automagically.

Radio Station WordPress plugin is now translatable

Well, it took me awhile to figure out how to go about doing it, but I’ve finally managed to get the Radio Station plugin to the point that I can localize it.

Why I don’t sell my WordPress plugins

So a friend of mine asked me an interesting question to other day. They wanted to know why all of my WordPress plugins are free when I could be selling them, or at least selling a “pro” version of them. There are actually a few reasons for this.

WordPress Plugin – Radio Station

Radio Station is a plugin to run a radio station’s website. It’s functionality is based on Drupal 6’s Station plugin, reworked for use in Wordpress. The plugin includes the ability to associate users with “shows”, display the currently on-air DJ, store playlists, and more.

WordPress Plugin – QR Redirector

QR Redirector is an update to my old QR Code Redirect plugin. Unlike the old plugin, which relied on Google Charts API, this version is completely self-contained.

How to programmatically import media files to WordPress

On several occastions, I’ve been asked to create a custom import from one CMS to Wordpress. One of the biggest problems I have is moving images and not only keeping the file association but also generating the various image sizes used by Wordpress programatically rather than through Wordpress’ interface.

5 things to keep in mind when hiring a web developer

Businesses hire web developers because they need someone who knows how to get their name out there on the web. They hire us because we have technical knowledge that they don’t have available in-house, because they’re not comfortable taking on the task of building a website on their own, or because they simply don’t know […]

Update to Scheduled Announcements plugin

I’ve updated my Scheduled Announcements Widget plugin to address some features that were lacking in the initial release. In version 0.1.1 The scroller that displays the announcements will now pause on mouseover. Additionally, I’ve added the ability to put announcements in whatever order you like, rather than simply displaying them based on the order of […]

WordPress Plugin – Scheduled Announcement Widget

The Scheduled Announcements Widget lets you add a scrolling list of site announcements to any widgetized area of your site.

Anti-SOPA tools for webmasters and users alike

As more and more internet users get involved in the SOPA/PIPA debate, more and more tools have been developed by the techies among us to show just how serious we are about keeping our internet free. Everything from plugins to directories to mobile apps have launched in recent weeks. Here are just a few of them.

Anybody need a wish list?

Try my new wish list plugin. It’s just a quickie simple little thing, but someone might find it useful.

WordPress Plugin – My Wish List

Description This plugin allows you to create wish lists for your website, and display them on any post or page with simple shortcode. Include Item names, prices, sizes, colors, links, and photos so everyone knows what you want/need. Download WordPress Repo: Direct Downloads: Version 1.4.2 – 4/13/2015 Version 1.4.1 – 9/10/2014 Version 1.4 – […]

Redirecting QR Codes

A little experiment I created, since my employer has an interest in QR Codes. My new QR Redirect Plugin lets you redirect a WordPress permalink anywhere you want, and never have to update the QR code that points at it.

WordPress Plugin – QR Redirect

QR Code Redirect lets you set up your own QR Code redirection site. The plugin creates a new custom post type called QR Redirect, which generates a QR code that points to the post’s permalink. You may then specify any URL you like for the post to redirect to.

Nikki Blight – Web/PHP Developer