HW Image Widget example

This is an example of the responsive, user friendly HW Image Widget available for WordPress 3.5 and up. Its free for download from WordPress.org.

Did you know it sports the TinyMCE WYSIWYG editor for the text?

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WP plugin tip: Rewrite

I was just about to write my own WP plugin that would enable me to allow a specific URL to display the content of another URL based on regular expressions. But taking a quick look in the WordPress plugin directory made me find the “Rewrite” plugin by takien that did exactly this, and more.

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WordPress media upload error

Symptom:
You are using Nginx as your web server. When uploading large files to the media library you get an “HTTP Error” message. When switching to the old fallback uploader you get “413 Request Entity Too Large”.

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HW Image Widget

I created the HW Image Widget because I was frustrated on the existing free image widgets available for WordPress. Some of the key features include:

  • Responsive or fixed size behavior.
  • What you see is what you get (WYSIWYG/TinyMCE) text editor of the widget text.
  • Choose an image from the media library, in any available size.
  • Use a remote image (by URL).
  • Templating.
  • Works with Carrington Build.
  • Translated into English and Swedish.

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Moving WordPress, changing domains

Moving a WordPress database from one domain to another can be quite a challenging task. If you would like to move a copy of a WordPress database from a production environment to a local development environment for example, you would probably like to change the domain names used in that database.

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WordPress memory limits – going beyond 256M

WordPress (currently 3.5.1) limits the memory usage to 32M for single-site installations and 64M for multi-site installations on the front-end. In the back-end it is set to 256M (if possible) by default. This is done in the PHP-code, it means that your current web server setup needs to allow setting php.ini variables from code.

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