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Output-Buffering and Extensible WordPress Plug-Ins

Contrary to my tentative conclusions of a month ago, I now understand at least one good reason to use output-buffering while writing WordPress code. Indeed, I now anticipate using the tool frequently.

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To o-b or not to o-b (output-buffering in WordPress) – UPDATED

My general impression is that, unless I have a very good reason for using it – probably involving the kind of script in which I’m not generally interested at this time – I should avoid it.

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Plug-In Away… and the Iron Law of Irony

Seems fitting and probably should have been predictable – for a believer in the Iron Law of Irony – that an application meant to facilitate blogging, in this case by making aggregation of interesting material an easy “few clicks” operation, would annihilate my blogging. Anyway, is what happened.

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Finding Lost WordPress Widgets after Core Upgrade

Just a quick note on fixing problem affecting one of my favorite WordPress Plug-Ins in use at this site, and possibly affecting many others as well.

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Add Amazon Affiliate Tags to WordPress Posts and Comments Automatically

A helper function extending the WordPress Amazon Affiliate Tag (Amazify) plug-in to Comment as well as Post text.

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Linkback Your Xpost: A Simple WordPress Filter Function

Line-by-line on how to write a WordPress filter function utilizing the “the_content” filter hook.

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Who or What Is Using “Commenter Archive” and “commenter-thread”?

If any of you human beings have anything to say on the major uptick in use of these commenting features, please let me know. The spiders and robots don’t answer questions directly.

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Case Closed: On Quotation Marks and Hyperlinks

Case closed: Quotation marks should be made part of the hyperlink.

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Use Spell-Check, Save Lives

Do not be a danger to self and others: Check your spelling.

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How to Do Backlinking Footnotes

At the point in the post where you want the number-link to appear, type a space then opening double parentheses. Place the text you wish to appear in the footnote after the double parentheses. Close the footnote with closing double parentheses.

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