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NS Featured Posts Code

Customize a Plugin to Control Your WordPress Theme’s Featured Posts

Wordpress. Incredibly customizable, but often incredibly frustrating. One such specific case is where themes can feature posts in a widget, but don’t always offer a way to set each post to do so. In my current theme’s case, it’s based on Orca and the theme has a “Featured Posts” widget, but there doesn’t appear to be an easy way to set a post as featured. I’ll show you how to modify a publicly available plugin to make this possible in Wordpress’ admin interface.

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Facebook Comments Plugin And The Domain Problem

While working to move this site to using encryption, I have come across another painful reminder of how inadequate the Facebook comments plugin really is. When changing the url (and ultimately the domain) of this site from http://cwl.cc to https://cwl.cc Facebook doesn’t handle the change very well. What I’m left with is losing another swath of great comments and thinking of a fix.

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The WordPress Relative Link Conundrum

As a blog that runs on Wordpress, this site is bound to the glorious options that are presented by this tool; but also many of the limitations. I’ve worked with Wordpress in a number of ways, but one that seems to be most tricky is its internal linking. Out of the box, Wordpress won’t offer you the ability to show internal elements (such as images) with a relative URL.