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  • in reply to: [Solved] Weird IE Problem MK II #81419

    EamonnMac
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    Alright now – I went through my header VERY carefully and had been calling up a defunct and conflicting version of JQuery. Now using the method described here:

    http://digwp.com/2009/06/including-jquery-in-wordpress-the-right-way/

    in reply to: Visitor Statistics #81403

    EamonnMac
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    I’ve found HUGE discrepencies in the statistic plugins (we’re talking to the power of ten here), and hardly even glance their way anymore. The hosting provider’s stats aren’t bad, but, as TheDoc alluded, Google Analytics are easy to use, very accurate, and are an accepted standard. There’s hardly any stat you could possibly want or find useful that Analytics does not provide.

    in reply to: Do SubDomains get less traffic #81402

    EamonnMac
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    The URI itself isn’t going to affect your traffic rates, but a non-semantic, overly long, or complicated address (http://www.my-free-web-host.com/johnsmith) doesn’t have the same professional ring to it as a direct domain address does (http://www.johnsmith.com). Therefore it might be plausible that fewer people are clicking on your link due to doubt about whether you are a ‘proper’ company or not.

    in reply to: Time/Project Management #76878

    EamonnMac
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    I have to say, I’m giving Freshbooks a go, and so far it’s all working a treat. Set up your own profile, set up clients, assign projects to those clients, and track time spent on projects either manually/retrospectively or by timer (which can automatically log those hours for you).

    I can also set an hourly rate, a client or project rate, give discount, track exspenses, the works. And so far (as I have only three clients on it) it’s all free! Seriously thinking of subscribing…

    EDIT: I had a look at Subernova Andy, but was immediately put off by the $15 pm charge, albeit with a 30 day free trial. Freshbooks’ policy of allowing complete use for up to three clients for free beyond a fixed time period is a big plus for me. Plus its built-in invoicing means that a time-limit would probably mean that you wouldn’t get to see or use many of the invoicing facilities available to you otherwise… my 2 cents ;) … although they are cheaper than Freshbooks’ $20 pm and do offer a more reasonable yearly rate of $145(ish) which I was looking for from Freshbooks but cannot see the option. $240 per year is a little on the steep side.

    in reply to: Time/Project Management #76715

    EamonnMac
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    That’s good – investing time rather than ‘devoting’. I like that!

    in reply to: Time/Project Management #76671

    EamonnMac
    Member

    Oh yeah – I stick to original estimates to get a site live, the hourly rate only comes in afterward to keep the whole "while you’re at it" thing in check!

    I’ll give Freshbooks a look, see what they’re about. I”ll click on Chris’ ad and he can owe me a cent! :D Anyone else come accross any gems – or just good practices?

    EDIT: Yeah, the more I think on it, the more I want to look at what others do to manage their day – do you guys work on one site on Monday, another on Tuesday, etc.; or do deal with one site’s particular issue of the day before moving on to another site’s problem? Or maybe you like to have a .htaccess Friday? A Markup Monday? ;)

    My big problem is that at them moment, I just sit down in the morning with a specific site’s specific problem in my head and, once that solved (or I grow bored/frustrated!) I just aimlessly drift to something else. Next thing I know the day has passed by and I have no hand-on-heart way of saying what hours I spent of actual labour on so-and-so’s site. I end up guessing, and then undercutting myself to err on the side of caution. That’s no way to make a living!

    in reply to: Attaching a target propety to certain links #74332

    EamonnMac
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    My thanks! That goes in the snippets folder!

    in reply to: When post_meta just ain’t there… #73533

    EamonnMac
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    Any luck?

    in reply to: CSS3 Validation #73521

    EamonnMac
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    Not to hijack the thread, but it’s the same topic so..

    I’m puuting my site through the validator as well and the only errors are the ‘-moz’ and ‘-webkit’ ones, which are fine. What bugs me though are the 40 accompanying warnings. One says ‘Redefinition of height’, another says’ You are encouraged to offer a generic family as a last alternative’, and then 38(!) say:

    Quote:
    You have no background-color set (or background-color is set to transparent) but you have set a color. Make sure that cascading of colors keeps the text reasonably legible.

    That’s for p, li, h, span, etc. tags – for which I can’t/shouldn’t have to set a background value. What gives? can these warnings be eliminated properly? have I left something out of my stylesheet? (It’s not live atm, so I can’t provide a link unfortunately…)

    in reply to: When post_meta just ain’t there… #73211

    EamonnMac
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    No Joy…

    I figure that the code is correct, (‘coz that’s basically what’s in the Codex) but that I’m putting it in the wrong place.

    Here’s the whole page (not too big!):

    Code:
    < ?php /* Template Name: pastponies */ get_header(); ?>

    < ?php the_title() ?>

    < ?php the_content(); ?>

    < ?php $intropath = get_post_meta($post->ID, “intro”, true); ?>

    < ?php echo $intropath ?>

    < ?php if ( (is_page('Past Ponies')) ) { query_posts (array('showposts' =>100, ‘post_type’ =>’page’, ‘post_parent’ => 337, ‘orderby’ => ‘title’, ‘order’ => ‘ASC’ ));

    while (have_posts()) {

    the_post();

    $thumbpath = get_post_meta($post->ID, ‘thumbnail’, true);

    if($thumbpath ==””) {
    $thumbpath = ‘/images/logo/logo_pic_coming_soon_200.gif’;
    }
    ?>

    < ?php } wp_reset_query(); } ?>

    < ?php get_footer(); ?>

    Again, any help greatly appreciated! :D

    in reply to: [Solved] WordPress – Update Button Not Working #72066

    EamonnMac
    Member

    Apparently it was "a mod_security of apache – it’s blocking a wordpress script because it’s doing a bad http request". Don’t ask me what that means, the guys at my hosting company (Letshost.ie) sorted me out. I’m posting it in case anyone else gets the same issue.

    in reply to: [Solved] WordPress – Update Button Not Working #72041

    EamonnMac
    Member

    – just as an added twist, I find that I CAN ‘Update’ top level pages, but not child pages. Weird.

    in reply to: Pulling custom field data from child pages #70299

    EamonnMac
    Member

    I came accross the following at http://www.wprecipes.com/wordpress-how-to-get-custom-fields-outside-the-loop. Now, I think they are still running a loop per se – isn’t that what a wp_query is? But anyway, my point is this: could I use this code in some form to echo just the ‘thumbnail’ custom fields and the titles, both suitably permalinked, of all the pages of a given category, as in my original problem?

    Quote:
    To display a custom field value outside the loop, simply use the following code. Don’t forget to replace customField on line 4 by the name of the custom field you want to display.

    Code:
    < ?php global $wp_query; $postid = $wp_query->post->ID;
    echo get_post_meta($postid, ‘customField’, true);
    ?>
    in reply to: Web Portait Standard Sizes #70188

    EamonnMac
    Member

    Perhaps working out fixed ratios (5:4, 16:9, etc) might be another solution? Most photo’s are already taken to standards like those and you can then just adjust the width or height dimension to suit your layout, the ratio would remain. It cuts down on cropping or resizing…

    in reply to: [Solved] Form Not Returning Results when Coupled with JQuery #70159

    EamonnMac
    Member

    IT WORKS!!!!!!! :D :D :D

    Really appreciate you sticking with it. Thanks bud, you are at One with the Quan. :ugeek:

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