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WordPress 3.5 has arrived, I've installed it, and nothing seems to be broken. 1

WordPress 3.5 has arrived, I've installed it, and nothing seems to be broken.

By Pieter Hartsook / December 11, 2012 / 1 Comment
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WordPress 3.5 Another in a series of painless upgrades from WordPress. Double thumbs up for WordPress.org.

One big advantage of this version of WordPress is that now I can create and edit posts on my iPad. In the previous version of WordPress the insert media interface

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Simple Image Map Creation, but there is a caution flag! 2

Simple Image Map Creation, but there is a caution flag!

By Pieter Hartsook / May 20, 2012 / 0 Comments
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Simple Image Map Creation, but there is a caution flag! 3Someone at our recent Weekly WordPress Support Group at TechLiminal in Oakland CA asked about how to create an image map to use as a navigation feature. There are websites that

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Testing a new Picasa and Flicker plugin for WordPress – Photonic

By Pieter Hartsook / September 19, 2011 / 0 Comments
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I just pasted the URL of a Picasa album below (http://picasaweb.google.com/107310476656218787840/PieterSUkulele)

Using the raw URL doesn’t does work, but making it a link will take you to the album at Picasa

Using the Photonic “shortcode” will also make it work. The general shortcode format is:

[bracket]gallery type=’picasa’ user_id=’abc’ album=’ablum_name'[closebracket]

So I’m going to use

[bracket]gallery type=’picasa’ user_id=’107310476656218787840′ album=’PieterSUkulele'[closebracket]

And here’s what you get, a nice gallery, with lightbox/slideshow effects.

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TimThumb security risk and solution – find out if this affects you!

By Pieter Hartsook / September 8, 2011 / 0 Comments
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alertThere is a great post on the background of this problem by Mark Maunder that I recommend you read to understand the severity of the issue:

Technical details and scripts of the WordPress TimThumb.php hack

But even better, Mark has written a WordPress plugin that you can install. It will find any vulnerable copies

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Don't use this Scribd plugin for iPaper docs — use Embedly instead

By Pieter Hartsook / November 18, 2010 / 0 Comments
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I wanted to display a slide show that was hosted on Scribd.com (see Mary Meeker’s slides on theBrilliant analysis of current internet marketing trends post). There is a lot of good content on Scribd that you may want to share with your audience, and it should be one of your choices in addition to SlideShare and Google Docs for

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Adding photos to your WordPress blog 6

Adding photos to your WordPress blog

By Pieter Hartsook / November 11, 2010 / 1 Comment
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So you want to spice up your posts with Flickr, Picasa, or iPhoto, images from your computer? You can just insert one or two using the Upload/Insert button on the post editor. But what if you want to have a dozen photos, or have your readers see them as a slide show?

Here are several ways to do it:

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