Posts Tagged ‘wordpress’

qTranslate: Issues with Duplicate Content?

so i’ve been using this wordpress plugin that will help your site become multilingual called qTranslate. it’s awesome. it allows you to add different translations for menus, posts, pages, widgets, etc with a little bit of effort (of course, every project is different, some php coding may be required). here’s a fairly quick startup guide

the thing is, we only need the plugin for a set of pages and that’s it… not the most ideal solution, but it’s working… or was

i found a random issue that no amount of googling could resolve… every page that didn’t require translation would display fine except for the below snippet of code

essentially, the code was using “get_posts” to display a page within a page (almost inception-like)

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WordPress: Media Uploader for Meta Boxes

so i’ve been running into a nagging issue with wordpress’ new instance of its media uploader (released in v3.5)

if i had a meta box with an image uploader, it would conflict with the standard “Add Media” button for the editor

previous code


jQuery(document).ready(function() {
var form_field;
jQuery('.button-upload').click(function() {
form_field = '#' + jQuery(this).next('input').attr('id');
tb_show('', 'media-upload.php?type=image&TB_iframe=true');
return false;

window.send_to_editor = function(html) {
imgurl = jQuery('img',html).attr('src');
imgurl = jQuery(html).attr('src');
if (jQuery(form_field).length > 0) {

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Custom Metabox Per Template

so this came about when i was tasked to create a custom metabox for a wordpress site at work. i didn’t want the metabox to appear unless a specific template was chosen — this is so as not to confuse the person in the admin with new options they shouldn’t be messing with.

i found this solution, but it wasn’t quite working in my admin. so i put on my wordpress/php developer cap and dissected it down to the following:

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even more responsive-ier

finally took care of a nagging part of my site… the top slideshow. it wasn’t responsive before and now it is

it’s based off the responsive slider plugin. i had to make a minor change to it so it would show six slides per page load, choosing randomly from the library of slides. by default, it would show x amount of slides, where x is set in the settings > reading section (“Blog pages show at most”)


$slides = new WP_Query( array( 'post_type' => 'slides', 'order' => 'ASC', 'orderby' => 'menu_order' ) );


$slides = new WP_Query( array( 'post_type' => 'slides', 'order' => 'ASC', 'orderby' => 'rand', 'posts_per_page' => 6 ) );

i actually didn’t expect the 'orderby' => 'rand' part to do what it did (choose randomly from the library of slides), but i’m pretty happy with it. this way, i can upload as many slides and not have to worry about ordering them in any special way

'posts_per_page' => 6 is what controls the amount of slides that are shown in the slideshow

yes, i’m aware that this will be killed if i update the plugin…

behold, the power of $wpdb!

the $wpdb object is crazy powerful. with it, you can access almost anything in your database

this is extremely helpful when doing plugin development…

recently at work, i was tasked to do this project:

  • create a wordpress plugin that requires a separate database table
  • the table will house data imported from several excel files
  • admin will be able to add/edit/delete entries
  • create a template that will display the data, dropdowns will help filter information: date, location
  • sort by date, then event name

$wpdb was used heavily in this plugin and it works well

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