Origins of the Goethe quote

 

Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it!

Goethe

Goethe (Stieler 1828)

I originally published my learnings on this Goethe quote on a site my wife and I own that is intended to be more an outlet for our artistic endeavors which has gone a bit fallow lately. It feels appropriate to re-post the material here as it has greater relevancy to the theme I’m heading towards.

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Implementing WordPress TinyMCE plugins for multisite configurations

Note: This discussion pertains to V3.* of WP using an older TinyMCE implementation.  Details might be different now.

WordPress Multi-site configurations often present some unique challenges for WordPress plugin authors.  One I just finished dealing with is how WordPress handles a WP plugin that is defining a TinyMCE editor plugin.  What follows is going to be very technical so read on if you want to learn more about writing TinyMCE editor plugins in a WordPress environment.

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Increase Your Signal to Noise Ratio

For a few years I’ve been pulling in the feed from Lifehacker and it was good.  I was finding ways to make myself more productive, interesting applications that helped me organize elements of my life, do things better, etc.  Times have changed though and there’s much less in the feed that I’m finding relevant or useful.  Spending the time scanning through a fair amount of noise to find a few relevant tidbits of good signal has become a poor value for me.  So I’ve dropped Lifehacker from my regular feeds.

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HowTo: WordPress Plugin Supplied Templates for Custom Post Types

While prototyping a WordPress plugin I’m writing, I experimented with supplying default templates to display pages related to a custom post type. This is accomplished using the template_redirect action API.  If the following technique is not used, any special templates a plugin provides would need to be copied to the active theme, making plugin installation more complex than necessary.

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