Tag Archives: PHP

Art class using WP header as dynamic gallery

Luke Waltzer over at the Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute, Baruch College, CUNY just turned me on to an awesome use of a WordPress blog in a course. Professor Zoë Sheehan Saldaña of the Fine and Performing Arts Department has … Continue reading

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Playing with SimplePie for WordPress

I’m gonna stick to playing with SimplePie and WordPress and let Andy Rush (the new MediaWiki celebrity) and Patrick Gosetti Murray-John (the old-gold Drupal fan-boy) do their thing. I can officially announce that the SimplePie RSS parser runs fine on … Continue reading

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WP-o-Matic

WP-O-Matic is a nice little third-party plugin for WordPress that uses the SimplePie php class (thanks to Patrick and Andy for the link to this amazing set of aggregation resources for both WP and MediaWiki) to grab an RSS feed … Continue reading

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activeCollab, an open source Basecamp

I recently discovered an open source project management tool, activeCollab, from Brian Lamb’s del.icio.us feed. As usual, when I follow a breadcrumb at Abject Learning I am not disappointed. UMW’s Department of Information technology has been using Basecamp sporadically for … Continue reading

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WPMU Hacks for BDP RSS, Optimal, & YouTube

In my previous post I failed to detail how I hacked WPMU in order to include BDP RSS & Optimal in a static page and embed YouTube videos in posts. Sorry for this oversight, below you will find the play-by-play … Continue reading

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Alex King’s Articles Plugin for WordPress

If you haven’t already, go check out Alex King’s post about the plugins he is employing for the redevelopment of his WordPress site. He has produced some unbelievably cool functionality for WordPress, and the community owes him much. I took … Continue reading

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Optimizing with Optimal -A Plugin for WordPress

I have been playing pretty intently with WordPress these days in an attempt to develop out a UMW Division of Teaching & Learning Technologies site that features our projects, aggregates our blog posts & del.iciou.us feeds, while also acting as … Continue reading

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WordPress as a Library Catalog? Who knew???

Casey Bisson from Plymouth State University in New Hampshire has quite an interesting project he will be working on shortly, namely marrying the Library of Congress Catalog to WordPress! He plans on developing out WP-OPAC, or an online catalog for … Continue reading

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wp2drupal: might I be jumping ship?

I am not sure if I am going to make the jump from WordPress to Drupal with bavatuesdays just yet, but I have been following Darcy Norman’s progress with Drupal quite closely over the past six months, and I am … Continue reading

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The Powerhouse Museum: the Name Says it All

The New Web seminar at UVIC hosted another fascinating discussion today about integrating web 2.0 tools into the museum landscape with Seb Chan from the Powerhouse Museum (see this post for the highlights of our discussion with Kevin von Appen … Continue reading

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