Wordpress Post Friendly Code With JavaScript Replace

Thursday, February 12, 2009 - 12:03

I recently talked about adding code to blogs and comments to Wordpress and making sure that certain characters are encoded properly. So to simplify things I thought I would create a little set of regular expressions that takes a sample of code and convert it into a Wordress friendly format. It consists of the following function, which takes the value of a text area called tochange and runs some regular expression replace functions on it.


Adding Code To Wordpress Blogs And Comments

Thursday, February 5, 2009 - 18:03

Wordpress is a pretty neat blogging platform, but it falls over quite spectacularly when trying to write code in posts. I write a lot of code for #! code and so I have understand what needs to be encoded to make code examples work.

For code example on #! code I use the <code> tag and I encode the following characters.

  • < into &lt;
  • > into &gt;
  • " into &quot;
  • ' into &#39;

Note: You must be in HTML mode in your Wordpress editor or everything will be double encoded.


Introduction To The Phing build.xml File

Monday, January 5, 2009 - 11:01

By default, Phing will look for a file in the current working directory called build.xml when you run it. This document tells Phing what it will be doing during the build. You can change this by using the -f or the -buildfile property of phing and giving the build file as the parameter. The following code makes phing look for a build file called wibble.xml.

phing -f wibble.xml

Assuming that the project is called myProject, then a minimal buildfile would be look like the following:


Quickly Run Any PHP Code Through A Form

Wednesday, October 15, 2008 - 13:54

NOTE: This bit of code is potentially very dangerous and should NOT be uploaded to your web host. I only use this function on my localhost to quickly check that a snippet of code works.

If you want to quickly run some PHP code, and don't want to have to go through creating a file just to see the outcome of a simple calculation is then this snippet might be of some use to you.


Writing Function Code To Be More Readable

Wednesday, October 1, 2008 - 09:30

Last month I started writing functions in a particular way, which has made my life as a programmer much easier on more than one occasion. No matter how many comments or verbose parameter names you put in you can end up writing code that you will get lost in. The reason is simple. Lets say you had a function that took in a couple of parameters.