Wilson by Anders Norén

Wilson by Anders Norén


I’ve coded my own site’s theme before, but I always run into great themes on WordPress.org and I enjoy the theme of my site changing with my mood from time to time. The latest change of face is to a theme I discovered called Wilson by Anders Norén. I sort of ran into it by accident, but when I did, I fell in love I guess. So it’s found it’s home, for how long, who knows, on my site. Thanks Anders for making a great theme!

VaryingVagrantVagrants for WordPress Theme Reviews

I created a VarryingVagrantVagrants setup for testing and reviewing WordPress Themes I’d like to share with other theme reviewers.

I hope it helps.

VaryingVagrantVagrants Setup for Reviewing and Testing WordPress Themes

Hash 1.1: IRC/HipChat-like chat system built on PHP, jQuery, HTML, & CSS

First off, this is my first post about Hash, a “secret” chat project I’ve been working on to replace my personal IRC woes (mainly IRC logging). Don’t get me wrong, I love IRC, but I also love HipChat, but I hate that HipChat list closed….you get the point. Plus I needed something dead simple, no logins, no signups, just chat…

Hash is a simple IRC-like, HipChat-like (mainly in that it has persistent chat), (PHP, jQuery, HTML/CSS)-based chat system. So anyone can use a Hash install to use.

Screenshot showing Hash collecting nick and hash names

Here’s how it works. All you do is create a room (which I call a hash, because you hash things out), and pick a nick. No login. No password, in fact two people (at the moment) could use a single nick or login as many. Then, chat. Notifications let you know when something new is said. Chat history is persistent.

It’s developer friendly, which only really means it’s easy to create rooms, share them, and assign people nicks because the chat uses ?hash=&nick= to start the person loading the hash off with a hash and a nick. Easy for inviting clients into chat rooms by just giving them a link.

Hash 1.1 will continue to make small improvements to make Hash more useful. I have been using it, and it appears to be stable enough to use, again for private purposes. Not sure about public use yet, but I need it for a few new things, and so 1.1 will get those features.

You can try out Hash on my site where you can make a hash and start chatting away with someone else. I’d love to see people use it and give feedback.

Want to help? Check out Hash on Github. There are some issues that need some help.

Moving out of Trello

For a while now I’ve been “managing” my milestones, etc, for development on Trello. It was a great experience, I LOVE Trello, but since it’s always felt like I’m doing too many things, first Trello, then a task on GitHub, then a task on Trello, then WordPress…back-and-forth, back-and-forth. Plus I’d like to get more help with my plugins, and no one is going to find my Trello boards. Plus, I love WordPress and I feel like I very seldom get to use it in my own blog.

So, I’ve decided to try out managing my projects on my site. Just milestones, releases, etc. Just big things that need to happen. Sort-of a central hub for me and everyone to keep up on what’s going on. That way people can find them more easily and I can use my blog more (make that hosting bill count!).

So, if you’re interested in seeing what I’m doing, or helping, there are a few tags to follow:

#undone is stuff that I’m going to be working on or are working on, see #in-progress, and #done is stuff I’ve finished.

You can check out the category Projects for all my project stuff.

Here’s to more WordPress!

Possible Remove Protected 0.3.3 w/ VVV Setup and Move to GitHub

See: aubreypwd/remove_protected: #2 , ranbud on “[Plugin: Remove Protected] Installed it and it throws an error” , ranbud on “[Plugin: Remove Protected] Did not work, broke the site”

The bug here is showing cause to possible go to 0.3.3, and some other tasks outlined below.


Plans are underway to get the repo to GitHub for contributions.


A VVV setup will be made to help out with contribution as well.

Possible 0.3.3

Once this bug is determined to be valid, we may go to 0.3.3.

GitHub Tasks


Git to WordPress.org Plugin Deploy Script & ItemPress Updates

Few late night updates.

deploy-git-wordpress-org Update

I’ve updated my deploy-git-wordpress-org plugin deploy script to allow for updating only readme.txt changes.


I’ve gone and changed the  readme.txt file, great. Now, I want to deploy that  readme.txt change to the repo, but not commit a new tag or version. Awesome, we can do that now. Just pass a 3rd parameter for whether we are updating the  readme.txt or not:

sh deploy-git-wordpress-org.sh index.php aubreypwd true

Here’s what that said to your computer:

Hey sh, deploy-git-wordpress-org.sh my plugin, here’s my username: aubreypwd, and it’s true that we’re updating the readme.txt file only, so don’t tag a new release, just update the  /trunk and the current stable tag’s  readme.txt file.

So, if you want to tag a new release (normal method), update your stable tag in  readme.txt and the current version in your plugin file and…

sh deploy-git-wordpress-org.sh index.php aubreypwd false

That will deploy your plugin to  /trunk and make a new  /tags/x.x and commit the new tag as it always has.

I’ve tested the updates with my own plugin (the second update)…

ItemPress Update

In an effort to test this update, I released 0.3.3 with a fix to a bug that was causing drop-down’s, when filtering, to sometimes show empty. I succesfully tested just a readme update and a new deployment of 0.3.3.

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