November 11th, 2017
so I watched this video:
BUT.. did you know there would be a but? The but is that I think its unfortunate that this guy (Brian Douglas), who of course is a total JAM evangelist, sees JAM in opposition to WordPress. He spent almost as much time throwing shade on WordPress as he does talking up the beauty of JAM.…
March 16th, 2017
March 12th, 2017
This site is a headless, or decoupled Wordpress theme that I coded. Its uses this front-end stack:
It runs on Angular 1.6.
to pick up data from a WordPress REST API.
(3.3.7) for components such as the navbar.
for code highlighting
A responsive flexbox
boilerplate to get started.
is at github/photocurio/topheavy-angular
February 23rd, 2017
how to get Wordpress-style pretty permalinks into an Angular app? I want my permalinks to have this format:
I want single posts and category and tag archives to contain slugs, not IDs in the URL.
This is not hard to achieve with Angular UI-router
. This is how I do it..
February 22nd, 2017
The Fall of Giants, by Ken Follet
I love the ambition of this book, and it seems that Follett achieved his goal: the grand tale of the political upheavals of the early 20th Century Europe, and then the unfathomable horror that was the Great War. I really like how meticulously detailed and carefully researched the book is. He spins a fascinating plot, even if it is implausible.…
February 22nd, 2017
I added pagination to this site’s headless theme. Its and Angular client for a WordPress API.
The key to this is knowing what Angular’s ui-router can do. This post by Aviv Ben-Yosef was very helpful: Simple pagination and URL params with ui-router. It explains how to set up routes with ‘squashed’ parameters, and make simple pagination functions in your controller.
Another helpful find was in Kadam White’s wpapi utility, which does the actual interaction with my WordPress JSON API.…
January 22nd, 2017
Using text editors these days is so nice! I’m a big fan of Atom. The best part of course is the multiple cursor feature, which Atom shamelessly copied from Sublime Text. My only trouble is not remembering the keyboard shortcuts.
So, I made this little cheat sheet. I printed it, and kept it near my monitor at work. Problem solved—almost. I had to keep that silly piece of paper around.…
January 20th, 2017
I coded up an Angular 1.5 app that shows the posts from my WordPress blog. It fetches post data from this site’s Rest API.
A proof-of-concept is here: Cherrytree.
The repo is on my Github: Topheavy-Angular.
It shows a ‘default’ listing of posts on the front page, which is equivalent to the default WordPress loop. I has single post views with the same URL structure as my WordPress permalinks.…
March 3rd, 2015
oikos get attachment link filter
This fixes a flaw in the WP gallery shortcode. The problem is that when you make a gallery, and you set link to "file", it links to the original. That might be a 10M jpeg. This function links to the large instead of the original. On every site with galleries, I install lightbox and this nice little filter.