WordPress Shortcodes in Widgets

I like shortcodes. And I like Widgets. Getting them to work together however can be a right pain in the bum. But there is a simple solution. Fire up your dashboard and got to:  Appearance > Editor. In the file list on the right select functions.php. Scroll down to the bottom and add: // Enable

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Posted in December 2013

European Dates and Strtotime

There is this magic PHP function called strtotime which converts your date to a timestamp measured from 1 Jan 1970.  This makes sorting and manipulating arrays with dates a doddle. But only if you are in America, it’s a pain in the bum for the rest of the world. And I’ll tell you why…

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Posted in July 2012

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