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Install WordPress on a Ubuntu Virtual Machine using VirtualBox

I decided to start a fun new project by setting up a development environment for WordPress. My primary goals are to have something I can use on my desktop or laptop without worrying about cluttering up the operating system (OS)on my PCs or scattering project files all across my home network. My buddy Justin over at…

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Create a SharePoint Contextual Search Box in a Content Editor Web Part

Update: I’ve posted a newer version of this solution that allows for multiple search boxes on the same page. The code is similar, but I highly recommend using the updated solution for better flexibility. View it here: http://joshmccarty.com/2011/05/sharepoint-contextual-search-updated/. SharePoint provides a couple of ways to search on a web part page. First, the Master Page…

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Where did all my content go?

Fix: WordPress Post Content Disappears with Too Many Shortcodes

I’ve been working on a longer post that I plan on splitting up over several pages. It’s a tutorial/walkthrough that includes a lot of images. Everything was going great until I decided to preview the post. For some reason when I viewed the post, it would only show the post title and metadata, but not…

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Load SharePoint Web-optimized Images into a DVWP

It finally happened. I’m starting a SharePoint category on my blog. So, I recently worked on a project in which users were encouraged to upload photos that they took at volunteer events around the country. The stakeholder wanted to have a slideshow of these images on the event home page, and of course it had…

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Windows Live Writer Impressions

Windows 7 and Live Essentials include a blogging tool called Windows Live Writer. I thought I’d try it out as a way to blog offline and then easily post into my site. This article is being written with it and is the first time I’ve attempted to use it. So far it seems pretty cool,…

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WordPress for Android

I just installed the WordPress for Android app on my phone and thought I’d test it out by making a quick post. For all you other bloggers out there who want to post from your phone, be sure to enable XML-RPC protocols in your Settings > Writing page. Then go to android.wordpress.org to learn more…

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Set Up an HTPC Using Windows 7 and Windows Media Center

Home theater PCs (HTPC) are a great way to bring digital media to your living room. You can access your music, photos, and digital home videos from the comfort of your sofa. In addition to your own media, you can use an HTPC to access internet content like streaming movies on Netflix, streaming TV shows…

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Installing and Using Console Emulators – Part 4

In part 1 of this series, I introduced several console emulators and provided a link to a website where they can be downloaded; this also covered an emulator for the NES. Part 2 and part 3 continued with information about SNES and Sega Genesis emulators. Part 4 will be the final post in this series…

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Installing and Using Console Emulators – Part 3

In part 1 of this series, I introduced several console emulators and provided a link to a website where they can be downloaded; this also covered an emulator for the NES. Part 2 continued with information about an SNES emulator. For part 3, we’ll look at using a Sega Genesis emulator called Fusion. Fusion As…

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