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How to add your blog to Mastodon

Introduction Before we start, do you know what Mastodon is? It’s sort of like email, where you can send an email from gmail.com to a yahoo.com account, except it looks very like Twitter. This pcmag article is a good introduction to it. Jeff Jarvis wrote a good post too, and […]

Facebook

I was permanently banned by Facebook

My Facebook account was permanently banned on Wednesday along with all the people who take care of the Cork Skeptics page. We’re still not sure why but it might have something to do with the Facebook algorithm used to detect far-right conspiracy groups. When your account is disabled you’re given […]

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Hide featured image if it’s in the post

I’ve been running a photoblog at inphotos.org since 2005 on WordPress. (And thanks to writing this I noticed it’s 15 years old today!) In that time WordPress has changed dramatically. At first I used Flickr to host my images, but after a short time I hosted the images myself. (Good […]

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Crowdsignal Polls in your Block Editor

The Crowdsignal team at Automattic have been quietly working on a new poll block for the last few weeks. We finally made it public today on WordPress.org! We set out with the task of creating a block that would allow the writer to quickly insert a poll in their posts […]

Development

Coloured svn diff

The output of svn diff can sometimes be hard to read, especially when there are a lot of changes to read through. I also realise that you might think I’m a dinosaur for still using svn because git has nicely coloured diffs out of the box but talk to any […]

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WP Super Cache 1.6.9: security update

WP Super Cache is a full page caching plugin for WordPress. Version 1.6.9 has just been released and is a required upgrade for all users as it resolves a security issue in the debug log. The issue can only be exploited if debugging is enabled in the plugin which will […]

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WP Super Cache 1.6.3

WP Super Cache is a full page caching plugin for WordPress. When a page is cached almost all of WordPress is skipped and the page is sent to the browser with the minimum amount of code executed. This makes the page load much faster. 1.6.3 is the latest release and […]

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WP Super Cache and Cookie Banners

EDIT: Updated for WP Super Cache 1.6.3 and newer. More sites use cookie banners now that the GDPR is active but some are finding that their banners are misbehaving once they enable caching. This is a similar issue to the one that happened to some page counter plugins in the […]

General , WordPress

Writing WP Super Cache Plugins

WP Super Cache is a full page caching plugin for WordPress. When a page is cached almost all of WordPress is skipped and the page is sent to the browser with the minimum amount of code executed. This makes the page load much faster. Unfortunately if you want to run […]

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