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Open Source WordPress

Add Facebook Like, Tweet and Google +1 sharing buttons to WordPress without a plugin

I have always used WordPress plug-ins to setup social media sharing links, but what I don’t love about plug-ins is that you really don’t know what sort of code is being injected into your WordPress installation. If you are curious, add a few plug-ins and View the Source of your webpage, more times than not the head gets filled with JS includes and messy code. Call me a code freak, but I strive for cleanliness.

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JavaScript jQuery Open Source Web

jQuery: Text Input Split Tutorial

This tutorial will show you how to take one input field and split the contents into two hidden fields, which is useful when you have limited space on a form. In my example, I have a field called Name, but I would like the value split into two fields and stored in the database in two different columns First Name and Last Name. Using JavaScript and a little simple trickery, we can make this happen.

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Open Source WordPress

WP Custom Field Geocoder Update v.02

Today I’m releasing v0.2 of my WordPress Custom Field Geocoder! I started working on creating a google map on my WordPress installation and soon realized that I needed to make some changes to the plugin.

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Open Source WordPress

WP Custom Field Geocoder – WordPress Plugin

I have finally finished my first WordPress plugin, which is a geocoder utility for geocoding addresses and storing the longitude and latitude as custom fields. I have been looking for a plugin that did something similar, but was unable to find anything – so decided instead to challenge myself and build a WordPress plugin.

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Open Source WordPress

Building a WordPress Plugin for Geocoding

Its been awhile since I have last posted, but just wanted to drop an update in on what I have been working on lately. I’ve turned down the freelance and have been working on my own projects; my latest project is a wordpress plugin for geocoding. I searched high and low on Google for a wordpress plugin which would take an address, geocode it and return the long/lat.

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jQuery Open Source Web

Building a better image mouseover using jQuery

jQuery is a very versatile library when it comes to manipulating the DOM and proved to be instrumental in creating an image mouseover script recently for a friend’s website. I feel as though what I created is rather elegant, so I decided to explain how to create it below.

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jQuery Open Source Web

Smashing jQuery by Jake Rutter

My new book, Smashing jQuery, is now available in Kindle format on Amazon and will also be available in paperback format starting Feb. 8th. I received my first few copies of the book on Monday and Im very pleased with how the book has turned out.

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jQuery Open Source

Upcoming jQuery Book Reviews

I have two new jQuery related books loaded on my iPad which I will be posting reviews of once I have finished reading them:

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jQuery Open Source

Search and geocode a location with jQuery and the Google Maps API

Using jQuery, you can easily build a Google Maps integration that allows users to search for a location and have it plotted on a Google Map using the extensive Google Maps API. This script could be used in as a store locator feature on a website or something similar.

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JavaScript jQuery Open Source Web

Smashing jQuery Book – Editing Stage Complete!

As of Thursday November 4, I have completed phase two of the editing stage of my book Smashing jQuery. I started the project back in July, completing the writing stage at the end of September, then completed the first round of author review in October and the second round of Author review on Thursday November 4. Im happy to say that the book is on it’s way to Production and I can finally take a breather!