• SB Children block – my first Single Block plugin

    The SB Children bock plugin, which delivers a WordPress block called Children is now available in the WordPress Block Directory.

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    August 9, 2020
  • Horizontally scrolling tables on narrow devices

    I’ve been looking at how to enable horizontal scrolling on tables created by the [bw_table] shortcode, when the device width is narrow. I want to be able to do it using CSS, without JavaScript. I also want to be able to style the table in the native Gutenberg blocks.

    Having looked at a couple of solutions, I believe I’ll be able to achieve it having the table nested in a Group block, and providing the CSS styling using my CSS block.

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    June 29, 2020
  • oik-clone v2.0.0-beta-20200616 – cloning new content made easier

    Today, after many months of procrastination, I’ve implemented a small change to my oik-clone plugin that should significantly improve my publishing process. oik-clone now has the ability to automatically re-clone content with newly added (uncloned) featured images.

    The primary purpose is to ensure that the target system has the correct ID for the featured image.

    Original processNew process
    Create the content.Same
    Upload and attach the featured image.Same
    View the content.Same
    In the output of the [clone] shortcode select the post and the child attachment to clone. Click on cloneSame.
    Edit the content – check the SEO meta description, correct a typo or something, update the taxonomies then update.No need to edit. You’re done.
    View the content again.
    Clone the content again.
    Original process vs New process for cloning new content

    See bobbingwide/oik-clone#50.

    Clone/cloned output before cloning

    Post without a featured image. Note: post ID 50 was extracted from the github shortcode. It’s a red herring I’ve learnt to live with.

    Clone/cloned output after cloning

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  • How to hide a WordPress Multi Site site

    Using a plugin called network-privacy you can hide a WordPress Multi Site site so that it’s only accessible to a particular type of user.

    You can use this if you want to create a staging / development site within a WordPress Multi Site network.

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    June 15, 2020
  • How to remove /blog/ from WordPress Multi Site permalink structure

    If you’ve ever converted a single installation of WordPress into a WordPress Multi Site ( WPMS ) network using subdirectories, you’ll have noticed that the prefix for blog permalinks for the primary site changes from https://example.com/
    to
    https://example.com/blog/

    If you are concerned that this new permalink structure will cause problems in the future then you may choose to remove the blog/ part.

    It is possible to remove this prefix

    • Login as a Super Admin
    • Go to Network Admin -> Sites
    • Choose the Main site and click on Edit.
    • Choose the Settings tab
    • Find the Permalink Structure text field.
    • Remove the /blog text, leaving /%year%/%monthnum%/%day%/%postname%/
    • Scroll to the bottom and Save Changes.

    Why would you want to do this?

    • So that permalinks for blog posts remain unchanged.
    • Because you think it would be better for SEO.
    • To prevent broken links.

    Caveats

    Some people say that making this change is not recommended. The reason for adding the blog/ prefix is to prevent conflicts with URLs in other sites in the network.

    If you do this on the main site of your network, you must make sure that none of your posts, categories, tags, or custom post types and taxonomies have a slug equal to the slug of a subsite.

    I did this on a local install, creating a subsite called 2020. Then I forgot about it, updated to WordPress 5.5-beta3 and thought the hack had stopped working. I’m going to have to fiddle with the new sub-site’s name now.

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    July 23, 2020
  • WordPress is old

    WordPress was first released on 27th May 2003. It reached 17 years old on 27th May 2020. It’s rather popular you know. Here are a few of WordPress’s significant events from 2003 to the current day.

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    May 27, 2020
  • Dynamic content block in oik-blocks v0.4.0-beta-20200209

    I’m away on vacation very soon. I’ve taken the opportunity to release another beta version of my oik-blocks plugin with a new block called Dynamic content block ( oik/content-block ).

    This block implements 11 of my dynamic content shortcodes delivered by the oik base plugin, hence the prefix. When it’s ready for production then I’ll deliver the block in oik v4.1.0.

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  • oik v4.0.0 finally released

    It’s been nearly 9 years since I first released my oik plugin to wordpress.org

    Today, after many months of procrastination I finally released another update. oik v4.0.0 now embraces the block editor.

    Well, it delivers a number of blocks; 6 in total, though wordpress.org only detected 5.

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  • Total downloads on wordpress.org reached 400,000

    Today I noticed that my total downloads from wordpress.org has reached 400,000.

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  • oik-clone v2.0.0 – reconciliation with push, pull and import

    What has cloning ever done for us?

    Asked by: Fuzzy Duck, Ducky Fuzz and the other one

    Coming up to five years ago I published my requirements for cloning content between sites. One of the planned enhancements was to support pull cloning. ie. Pulling updated content back from a slave server to the local system, providing the same content cloning functionality as for push cloning, including attachments.

    I’m going on holiday to New Zealand fairly soon. I won’t be taking my laptop. I want to be able to import any changes I make on my websites back to my development machine.

    Back in June 2019, when I first started writing this post, I developed a batch interface to support push, pull and reconciliation. Then I got sidelined with Do Not Clone logic to cater for posts that get cloned both between subdomains and local and slave servers.

    Over the last couple of days, I’ve written a new Slave tab for the oik options > Clone admin page. I think I’ve nearly cracked it. It even seems to work for attachments. I can Import, Pull, Push and Clone content, including re-usable blocks.

    Now I’m going to find out if it really does work. Fingers crossed. I’ve packaged a new version of the plugin as v2.0.0-beta-20200127. I don’t think I need to install the plugin on my servers since the changes apply to my local development. But I might as well.

    Wish me luck! PS. I will be taking backups before I do anything too drastic.

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