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How to create custom category templates

This article will show you how to create custom category templates that are automatically used when specific categories are selected from the site menu, via a conditional statement in the category.php file.

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Include external PHP files and list documents in a directory

In my search for a way to : a) easily generate a list of a large number of PDF documents in a folder on the server; b) automatically show links to each document for easy download, and of course c) display this within a Wordpress page or post (whew!), I discovered the WP Include File plugin a directory lister script.

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Voyage écossais

Je suis encore en Écosse, chez ma cousine Annie (bijoux extraordinaires!) et son mari Colin Stenhouse, au café-galerie Stenhouse, Crieff (Perthishire). J’ai monté la grande côte pour me brancher dans le resto du “chateau” Crieff Hydro, où je fait des mises à jours des sites internet après une semaine avec l’équipe de Folquébec au festival Celtic Connections/Showcase Scotland.

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Comment spam 2.0

I’m used to getting weakly disguised comment spam, even with blockers, filters, etc. turned on, but now, even the linkfarmers and phishermen have managed to become web2.

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What is reCAPTCHA?

A CAPTCHA is a program that can tell whether its user is a human or a computer. You’ve probably seen them — colorful images with distorted text at the bottom of web registration forms, or checkboxes, or even a picture-matching grid. CAPTCHAs are used by many websites to prevent abuse from “bots,” or automated programs usually written to generate spam.

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Bad, bad Dunkin Donuts!

Last week, while I was in Vermont, I had an opportunity to catch up on several years’ worth of back episodes of the few TV show I liked (back when we got TV), Law & Order, for instance, and Home Improvement (I know, I know, but I like it). I also caught up on what has been going on in advertising and was shocked to see Dunkin Donuts latest campaign “Order In English”.

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