SxSW Or Bust!

If people have heard of South By Southwest (SxSW), it’s usually for the music festival portion. However, also hosted at SxSW is the SxSW Interactive. The SxSW Interactive is basically a huge conference for web developers of various sorts. As my boss would say, “So, it’s a big nerd convention. Are there any Star Wars panels there?” I can’t wait, it will be tons of fun and I’ll be around some of the greatest innovators in the web design/development community.

My registration for SXSW is now being processed and the flights are booked. Yippie!

WordPress Plugin: Page Access

Updated to version 1.2

Updated to version 1.1

I now present my second WordPress plugin – Page Access.

This plugin allows the creation of page groups and then allows users to be associated with the groups. If the page is in a group that is associated with the user, then the user is allowed to access the page. Otherwise, they are redirected to another page which is specified on the Page Access admin panel. Personally, I just created another page explaining what is going on – saying that they don’t have access to this page and to contact the admin. If you do it this way, be sure not to restrict that page!

Also, this plugin is used in conjunction with my Page Restriction plugin. That plugin restricts certain pages to logged in users.

This is my biggest plugin to date, so let me know what you think!

WordPress Plugin: Page Restriction

Updated to version 1.4
– There should be no more errors on install or activation/deactivation.

Updated to version 1.3

I’ve updated the plugin. I’m now at version 1.2.

Here is the changelog:
– added code check for the Page Access plugin, only used if installed

– used built in WordPress function dbDelta() to update database structure
– changed name of options subpanel

The link is the same, but the .phps file has been updated


I know I haven’t posted in a long time and I’m sorry. I’ve been… lazy? busy? Sure, those will work. I would also like to sincerely appologize for the complete and utter disarray that this site is in – don’t worry, I’m working fixing all that.

But on to the point of this post…

Because I’m using WordPress as a Content Management System for our up-coming intranet/web-app at work, I needed a way of keeping the regular folks out of our private section of the site.

So, I wrote this plugin – Page Restriction – and it does just what it says, pretty much. It will add an Administration panel under the Options section, entitled Page Restriction – Clever huh? There you can pick and choose whatever pages you want restricted to logged-in users.

You may download the source here:

Any questions, comment here.

WordPress 1.5, Strayhorn Release

I’m a big fan of WordPress. This site is currently running on version 1.3 alpha 2. It serves me well, however there are some issues that I have with it. Most notably the damn trackback spam. Version 1.3 is actually 1.5, I think. For some reason they changed it. Oh wait, here is the reason it was changed.

I’m just not too enthused about updating my templates and plugins. I’m sure I’m going to need to. With the multitude of changes they made, there has to be some update I need to make.

Meh. I’ll look into it. Maybe it won’t be so bad. It would give me a good kick in the ass to do some code clean up, think my-hacks.php, and to update some template things, think those ugly, weird angled bullets.

We’ll see.