WordPress e-commerce / Shopping Cart Solutions

Some WordPress e-commerce and shopping cart solutions I have reviewed include: Magento WP e-commerce Shopp Plugin Market Theme WordPress Shopping Cart Plugin WordPress Simple Paypal Shopping Cart Plugin Yak for WordPress ArtPal – Paypal shopping cart for artists PHPurchase eshop – utilizes posts and pages to create products ShopperPress – theme and shopping cart all […]

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WordPress Resources

I’ve updated my favorite WordPress resources at my Ask WordPress Girl site for my WordPress students at Boulder Digital Arts. Please see the updated post at: http://askwpgirl.com/links/

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Finding Pablo Neruda’s Machu Picchu

When I first came back from Peru, I would wake in the middle of the night and not know where I was. I would stare and stare into the darkness of the bedroom and swear that the walls were made of adobe and the doorway to the bathroom was really a stone hallway leading somewhere.

This morning when I woke, I wondered what day it was, and realized that it was two weeks ago today that I rose at 4 am to wonder the ruins of Machu Picchu, the evil mosquito bites on my calves still slightly itchy and healing.

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Pisac Ruins

The Pisac ruins were built sometime during the Inca Empire (between the 1440s and when the Spanish conquered Pisac in the 1530s). The tombs of the mummies dotting the hillside were raided long ago, but the waterways are still flowing after more than 500 years. The stones, carefully carved and place so as to not […]

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The Weaver’s Way – Trek Through the Andes

I woke at 5 am with severe stomach cramps and diarrhea and proceeded to spend the next two hours on the bathroom floor, chewing Pepto Bismal, suddenly dreading the upcoming 5-hour bus ride that would signal the beginning of our three-day trek through the weaving villages in the central Andes. I had been acclimating with […]

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Lima to Cusco to Pisac

We arrived late in the evening in Lima and were escorted to a hostel in Miraflores, about 45 minutes from the airport. The Hostal El Patio was charming and musty. The rooms were arranged around a courtyard filled with lush, flowering plants and brightly painted walls. Our flight to Cusco left Lima at 10 am […]

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Event and Event Management, Registration Plugins for WordPress

For event management, I just discovered this fabulous looking plugin:
Events Manager by nutsmuggler, netweblogic

Events Manager is a full-featured event management solution for Wordpress. It supports recurring events, venues data, RSVP and maps. Has a sidebar widget and shortcode for an events list, calendars and description, as well as template tags.

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Customizing Post Sort Order Using the Category Posts Widget

I use the Category Posts widget on a lot of sites to show a list of post titles beneath a category name in the sidebar. It automatically displays posts in descending order from the most recent post to the oldest posts. To change this order, you need to edit the cat-posts.php file in the category-posts plugin directory in the plugins directory.

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Removing Default Meta Links in WordPress Widget

I promised my friends I’d start documenting all my little Wordpress hacks as I went along, so we’d both remember how to do things. Of course, I’ve done this before but had to Google yet again to get the answer, which was outdated for WordPress 2.8.

A lot of people don’t want the RSS Comments Feed and WordPress.org link in their Meta widget. Here’s the default display:

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How to Report an Error (Mistake, Bug) to Google Maps via Tele Atlas or Navteq

I’ve recently been using a wonderful WordPress plugin called “Map Press” that allows you to easily insert a Google Map into your WordPress posts. However, I’ve noticed some mistakes in the maps and nowhere in Google to report them.

It turns out that map mistakes actually need to be reported to the map’s copyright owner. Google just serves up these maps created by Tele Atlas or Navteq.

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