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ArtLung posts tagged with “wordpress” ·


  • Adding tags to blog posts retroactively.
    I’ve been reflecting my instagram posts back to this blog for a while now. One of the conventions there is mentioning people with the @mention and hashtagging posts with #hashtags. It has bothered me for a while that I didn’t ingest those tags and mentions in some manner. I left this lay for a long…

  • Suspicious Activity: “An admin user with the username backup was created outside of WordPress”
    On 14 February 2018, WordFence alerted me to highly suspicious behavior. This is the format of the email I received from WordFence version 4.9.3: This email was sent from your website “[REDACTED BLOG NAME]” by the Wordfence plugin. Wordfence found the following new issues on “[REDACTED BLOG NAME]”. Alert generated at Wednesday 14th of February…

  • Blog Post Visualization + Code
    I’ve been doing maintenance galore on this site. I have a hand-written theme and I’ve been doing things like returning the footer to a good shape and sweating the responsive details of it. I first wrote that code in 2010 but I’ve adapted it to be a bit better and now am using CSS Grid…

  • WordFence is vital for self-hosted WordPress instances.
    I’ve been hosting WordPress websites for a long time. This blog I migrated to WordPress in 2004. I had experience with it running San Diego Blog which started on B2 and I converted to WordPress in Summer 2004. So I’ve been hosting WordPress a long time. There’s a reason the software is popular. It’s free,…
  • Twitter magic?
    Trying out WordPress Twitter magic in WordPress 3.4: https://twitter.com/artlung/status/213144064407777281

  • Fancy banner on Open Graph Protocol Tools
    It’s been a banner week for development for me. Tonight I just learned about how to add a fancy banner to a WordPress plugin page, and lickity split I made one. Check it out on the Open Graph Protocol Tools plugin page. Here’s what it looks like in context: How do I make one of…

  • Wireframing: Hello Lonesome
    One thing I’ve really come to enjoy is the process of wireframing. Wireframing is low-fi design for a digital product. I do it for websites and apps. It’s a lot of fun. The tool I generally use is Balsamiq Mockups, which runs on Mac or Windows. I’m doing some housekeeping, so here’s a wireframe from…

  • Updated Open Graph Protocol Tools Plugin
    I updated my Open Graph Protocol Tools plugin, on GitHub and on WordPress.org‘s SVN. It’s been a long time since I updated the plugin, shamefully long time actually. But hopefully I’ve addressed all the existing issues and if any new ones come up I can knock them out quickly.

  • Visualizing and Emerging Blog Content
    As I mentioned, I’ve been doing extensive reclamation of my blog archives in such a way that old headers get displayed. So you can see that in action for the Blog Archives from September 2002. The first row is is a set of buttons: back one year, back one month, archives for the current year,…

  • Flawed But Authentic
    Several years ago my amazing wife Leah put together a blog called Flawed But Authentic and populated it with wonderful writers. It had a very nice heyday, but then, it stopped. It was a really cool idea though, and it made me sad to see a cool idea grow moribund and die. So, I’ve fixed…