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Facebook Open Graph meta tags in WordPress

How to get your page or post content in the description tag Getting the Open Graph meta tags (that Facebook parses when sharing a webpage) to be populated with the proper content can sometimes be tricky when working with HTML code that is dynamically generated by WordPress. Below is the quickest and simplest way I’ve …

move the Shadowbox.js close button to the upper-right

Shadowbox.js is the coolest JavaScript lightbox I’ve come across. The only thing I wanted to change was to put the “Close” button in the upper-right corner, where most users are used to looking for it. After crusing their forums, I discovered I wasn’t the only one that wanted this feature. So, I dove into the …

User Photo plugin not working? – try this…

Once again, I recently ran into a situation where something cool that I was developing worked just fine when run locally using MAMP. But then, when i uploaded everything to my server, things did not work as expected. This will be a short one. In this case I am using the User Photo plugin v.0.9.4 …

get the top parent category in WordPress

Here’s a cool little scrap of code to get the name of the top parent category in WordPress. This is another one of those things i spent a good deal of time trying to find through a lot of web searching. I finally came across a post somewhere (can’t remember where anymore) which had the …

capitalize page titles in WordPress

(without using a Plugin) While working on a custom WordPress theme for a client this morning, I came across a peculiar problem. The words I was using for custom tags and categories which (in this particular theme design) get displayed in the page’s <title> in breadcrumb-like fashion, were being displayed just as they were typed …