January 2, 2011 at 4:20 pm
I am currently exuding a geeky glow because I wrote my first WordPress plugin. It’s called Pick Giveaway Winner and it does what its title implies: it randomly picks a giveaway winner from the comments of a post. It also lets me disqualify people who enter more than once, or just give them one entry to even the odds. I wrote it because I needed it and no one had written it.
You can read a bit more about it on the Make My Blog Pretty blog. Right now I’m just happy I figured out how to submit it to the official WordPress Plugin Directory, which required me to use Subversion, which I sorta hate and gave me horrible command-line flashbacks to my old job. -mkdir never-again-please
Anyway, I hope this plugin helps make a few bloggers’ lives easier.
January 17, 2010 at 2:12 pm
If you’re reading this post, congratulations! You’ve successfully followed the blog to its new home. This weekend I switched from the Movable Type blogging software to WordPress. You shouldn’t notice that many changes except for the big one: any links you have bookmarked for http://www.pastaqueen.com/halfofme/ should be updated to http://www.pastaqueen.com/blog For your convenience, any links to the old site are redirecting to their counterparts on the new site automatically, but it’s best to update your bookmarks as well. The good old http://www.pastaqueen.com/ link works the same as usual.
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If I’ve moved everything over properly, you shouldn’t notice much of a difference on the front end, although WordPress will make things much easier for me on the back end. I’ve wanted to switch to WordPress for over a year, but didn’t want to hassle with importing 5 years of entries, converting all my templates, and redirecting all my old links properly. However, the current barrage [...]