Year: 2011

Fighting spam – How is it going?

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Back in September, in the post Spam – What are we going to do? I’ve declared my personal war with spammers. Now it’s time for a summary of actions taken and their results. Initially my line of defence consisted of Akismet plugin from Automattic. It did an excellent job of identifying and marking unwanted comments […]

Spam – What are we going to do?

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People say that I am the most patient person on earth. But there are limits to even an extreme patience. I am talking about spam comments on this website. Long time ago I’ve made my decision to keep this website open. No registration required. No obstacles for people willing to see it, to comment on […]

The effect of sticking out pin was achieved with help of one of the CSS Pseudo Elements techniques explained by Chris Coyier in the presentation you can access by clicking the link above this message.

Background transparency problem in NextGen Gallery thumbnails

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For some time I didn’t keep my post thumbnails in NextGen Gallery. On this website they are all PNG images with a transparent background. The thumbnails created by NextGen were losing background transparency and their background was black. It was unacceptable because of theme switching. My themes use different backgrounds and thumbnails looked rather ugly. […]

Introducing WordPress 3.1 Post Formats

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Some people hate it and some love it. I belong to the second category. If you, as a webmaster, don’t like it, simply do not enable theme support for post formats. I think that post formats bring incredible possibilities to website presentation. Basic requirements: WP 3.1, theme support, knowledge of CSS and WP filters, imagination, […]

I just fell in love with post formats! There are two in use on our website: 'aside' and 'link'. What you read here is 'aside' format. On top of the page you see a post formatted as 'link'.