Last week, I learned that WordPress doesn’t ship with a default robots.txt.
- this is the default file that search engine crawlers parse to see what resources and URL patterns that it allowed and not allowed to crawl; it’s step 1 in every search engine optimization (SEO) guide.
I guess I just stupidly assumed that it was included in WP. Anyways, I thought it to be fair to tell everyone that if you are using WordPress and you care how your site shows up in search results, you should generate a
robots.txt and a
We wrote a new WordPress plugin and created a page for it:
TinyMCE Valid Elements
By default, WordPress’ WYSIWYG editor, TinyMCE, will strip out of your Article and Page HTML code any elements that are not defined as “valid elements”; this can be extremely annoying (especially if you want to include iframes).
This plugin will allow you to extend what TinyMCE defines as “valid elements”. By doing so, TinyMCE will no longer remove, delete, or strip-out the additional elements and attributes that you specify.
Check it out!
For those of you out there wondering how to remove that annoying banner that the CRE Loaded developers insert at the bottom of the page, I have found your solution.
I found these short writings out there on the webs. I hope you’ll get a good laugh or two out of them (especially for all you nice guys out there):
Ahh the paradox of being a nice guy…
I’ve noticed this past week that when I start Firefox, Gmail remembers the last person that was logged in (me); this of course is an expected thing to see. The problem is that when I click to “Login” to my Google accounts, I get put inside this infinite loop state.
I just get redirected to the login page again and again; even if I click “Log in as a different user”.
I have to manually clear my cookies before it will allow me to enter my email address (username); then it will work ok.
It’s just been a recent problem (the past few days), so I was wondering if anyone else has seen this?
UPDATE: 2008-11-10: FIX: I reinstalled Firefox and made sure to select the option to remove my personal files on uninstall. This seemed to have fixed the problem. I really didn’t care what was the problem; I just wanted it fixed.
Any version of Microsoft Internet Explorer will not evaluate any more than 31 CSS style elements. I’m not sure if many of you readers have come across this ridiculous bug, but we thought best if you were at least forewarned.
We made a Smarty plugin to replace Zend Framework’s Zend_Controller_Action_Helper_Url functionality that was lost by doing a full integration of Smarty and Zend.
There are many articles and enough documentation out there on how to include the Smarty PHP templating engine into your Zend Framework action controllers; however, there was no solution out there describing how to truly incorporate Smarty as the default view renderer, so I decided to figure it out and show you how.no
The proper way to correct any attributes that TinyMCE strips off of your WordPress posts/pages’ elements is to use the tiny_mce_before_init filter hook. Unfortunately, WordPress doesn’t document this very well, so I will.
UPDATE: 2008-11-06: I have made a WordPress plugin that does this for you!
» TinyMCE Valid Elements
Whether we realize it or not, the displayed cursor image tells us about the area of the screen below our mouse cursor; it tells us whether or not we need to click, drag, move, resize, or even wait. Now, I know that we all know this, but I believe that sometimes as developers (especially web developers) we forget that not all items in an application have the correct default cursor for the action that is assigned for that item. Continue reading