WordCamp Gold Coast 2011 #wcgold

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Anthony Hortin

Just last week (Nov 5th & 6th, 2011) I was lucky enough to attend WordCamp Gold Coast. This is only the fourth WordCamp held in Australia and the first event to be held in Queensland. Approximately 150 attendees, 21 speakers and 8 sponsors made for an awesome weekend! A huge thanks must go to all the guys that organised the event and kept it running over the weekend as well as all the fantastic speakers.

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Modifying your WordPress Theme to disable image comments

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Anthony Hortin

One of the benefits of having a blog, no matter whether it’s WordPress or something else, is being able to interact with your readers through the use of Comments. Obviously, the downside to this is the Spam that you also attract. Thankfully there’s quite a few plugins around now that allow you to automatically filter out the majority of Spam comments.

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Adding a WordPress 3.0 menu to your theme

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Anthony Hortin

One of the things that has been really lacking in WordPress is the ability to easily administer your theme menu(s). Sure, there are quite a few plugins available that made it significantly easier, but there was never any “built in” methods. This has now changed with the release of WordPress 3.0 and in my opinion, it’s one its best new features.

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Never Ever Have Blank Lines Outside Your WordPress PHP Tags

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Anthony Hortin

I had my day planned out nicely. Only a few minor updates to make on my WordPress theme for my new site and I would’ve been done (coding wise). Then it happened! I logged into the admin Dashboard to make a few content tweaks and things seemed a bit strange. When I tried to save some content updates, the page just wouldn’t refresh properly. I even tried logging out of the dashboard… But still no luck 😥

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