herb miller
WordPress plugin specialist

40 years ago today: me, IBM and Caravan

At the tender age of just short of 16 years and 11 months, I received confirmation of my first full time employment. Starting on the 30th June, I would be employed as a vacation student, in the ROSS users group, part of RESPOND at IBM Havant. 4 years later, having studied computing science at Imperial College, and working my summer holidays in various roles in operations departments, I was re-employed full time as an IMS / PL/I programmer.

I celebrated 25 years in 2004. Had I not left in 2009, I would now be in my 37th year. Continue reading

Experiences with Logitech Ultrathin keyboard cover i5 and WordPress

It’s been an interesting experience learning to use my new Logitech Ultrathin keyboard cover i5 to manage WordPress websites. Continue reading

genesis-image child theme with image.php

I recently created a theme where I wanted to display an attached image in an attachment view. I was using the Genesis framework, so assumed I could just copy page.php to image.php.
But it didn’t work, the image was not shown. It didn’t take too long to develop the solution I needed. Continue reading

I sponsored WordCamp Birmingham UK 2015

Just a reminder that in February 2015 I was a proud sponsor of WordCamp Birmingham UK 2015 Continue reading

Logitech Ultrathin keyboard cover i5 – what do the keys do?

I bought a Logitech Ultrathin keyboard cover i5 for my iPad recently.

For those of you with a UK keyboard, here’s what some of the keys do when augmented by alt.

BTW: I created this table when I was looking for the hash ( # ) key to create a Twitter hash tag. alt-3

123456 – Top row

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H2GD Part 16.17: excerpts for pages

This post is about “excerpts for pages”. Continue reading

Jetpack Photon image stretch in responsive Artisteer theme

I recently noticed that when Jetpack’s Photon module is activated strange things may start happening in Safari on my iPad. Continue reading

Problem solving – verse 24 – Environment?

Q. Have you ever wondered why your images are broken after cloning your WordPress site’s database and copied the latest folders from wp-content/uploads? Continue reading

Problem Solving – verse 13 – Has it happened before?

2. Question 2 is good and true 
and doesn't cost a dime
"Do you really think it worked 
when you ran it last time?"

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bucket list – post WordCamp London 2015

I attended WordCamp London 2015 from 20th – 22nd March. Prior to the event I wrote my bucket list for things to achieve before I left. Now I have an even longer list of things to do. If you want to help me complete my bucket list, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Abbreviated version: work on www.oik-plugins.com/oik-plugins/oik-clone-clone-your-wordpress-content/ before (nearly) all the others in the list.

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Sorry if the input fields are too wide! You can partially blame Jetpack for creating the unwanted CSS and my plugin's use of a table to display the form.

/* table { table-layout: fixed; } */
.textwidget td input[type=text],
.textwidget td input[type=email],
.textwidget td textarea { width: 100%; }