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CSS Cache Buster for WordPress Themes

A little while ago, I expressed my joy at being able to avoid CSS cacheing-related issues on websites that could result in poor user experience, by using the CSS Cache Buster plugin. Unfortunately, this has stopped working for me 🙁…

Gravity Forms validation and jQuery watermark conflict

Using Gravity Forms for a client’s website (not live yet), the design dictated that watermarks were used instead of labels. No problem – I’ve used the jQuery watermark plugin before (for example on the Brandwatch site www.brandwatch.com/). Everything worked fine,…

Adding a Pause Button to jCarousel (slight fix)

I was recently asked by a client to add a pause button to the jCarousel-powered carousel on their site. To do this, I used this post by Jeremy Mikola (thanks Jeremy). Here’s his code: $(document).ready(function(){    $(‘#jcarousel’).jcarousel({      vertical:…

Movember 2010

Help me to support Prostate Cancer research by sponsoring my Mo, here:  Movember 2010 – Day 1 – clean shaven Movember 2010 – Day 7 – tired but starting to take shape Movember 2010 – Day 12 – starting to…

WP Maintenance Mode and Contact Form 7

Just a really quick post to say that I’ve wasted about a day trying to get these two plugins to work together and just can’t do it. An epiphany last night: just create a separate WP install with a very…

Product Review: SEC AnyWhere Lights

Solar-powered LED lights. Yawn. Seen them everywhere: home improvement stores, fuelling stations, supermarkets, pound stores and don’t even talk to me about eBay (3,200 listings when I checked). Background In theory, solar-powered LED lights make a lot of sense. LEDs…

Easy Thematic Favicons

Continuing with my modest efforts to post some useful Thematic/WordPress snippets, here’s some code to provide favicons for WordPress sites using Thematic child themes. Simply add this code to your child theme’s functions.php page: // Add favicons to the child…