I attended Open Data Day DC today. It was held at the World Bank in Northwest DC. I hacked away on a “bill pedigree” project.
I worked with some people from the Cato Institute and the Sunlight Foundation. The project took federal bills from all stages of the legislative process, breaks then down into paragraphs and analyzes the similarities of text between bills. So, for example, this would let us see exactly what interests are in play in an omnibus bill or compare which congressmen submitted identical text to different bills.
I had a lot of fun hacking with the other participants. We didn’t finish any of the parts of the project that we were working on, but did make a lot of progress.
I hope I’ll be able to participate again next year.
I have decided that I will no longer be supporting or actively developing Custom Post Permalinks. Part of me regrets releasing this plugin in the first place. The problem with making a really simple to use plugin that extends a really really hard to understand API is that people who don’t know what they’re doing will be encouraged to act as if they do.
If I had a dollar for every time somebody tried to give their CPT top level permalinks (just like pages) and then claimed my plugin broke their site, I wouldn’t have to pay for coffee for at least a month.
The plugin didn’t break your site. You did.
Anyway, I have no time to spend on support requests; I will not be maintaining the plugin or updating it in the future. Family life and work are both keeping me too busy for that.
If you’re interested in taking over the repo for the plugin, let me know in the comments.
So I recently decided to look into Event Espresso as a solution for a client’s event calendar needs, and I thought I’d share my impressions with you.
First of all, Event Espresso is not so much a calendar plugin as an events plugin. It gives you the ability to create events with fairly robust pricing and attendee features. Continue Reading
I just released version 1.0.3 of Custom Post Permalinks for WordPress.
This release fixes a pretty major bug tuft I can’t believe I missed. But it’s fixed now. Enjoy.
In the estimable line of Automattic, I’ve written a haiku for my Custom Post Permalinks plugin:
Post type permalinks:
Out of the box, they are bland.
Give your links flavor.
I just released a new plugin for WordPress this morning. It’s called ‘Custom Post Permalinks’. Custom Post Permalinks gives you the option of customizing the permalinks used by your non-hierarchical custom post types (post types that act like blog posts). The default permalink structure used for custom post types is
/post_type/name/, but with this plugin you can easily modify it to something more like
/post_type/year/month/name/. All of this is done through the admin section’s normal permalinks settings page, so you can manage all your permalinks in one place. Easy as pie!
Even better: if you add things like year and month (or day, hour and second!) to your custom permalink settings, it automatically sets up those archives! It also automatically adds permalink structures for feeds, comments, and pagination!
I’ll be setting up a static page for the plugin soon. Keep your eyes peeled.
Special thanks go out to Aaron Jorbin (@aaronjorbin) for helping me with the code. The plugin would be nowhere near where it is now without him. Also, if I hadn’t known he might be looking at it, I may not have documented it as thoroughly as I did…