How to Edit MP3 Song Information (ID3 tag info) via iTunes

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While working on the website for singer/songwriter Jackie Morning, we needed to make albums available for download on the site. To update all the album tracks with the proper ID3 tag info (Album Name, Track Number, Artist Name, etc.). The official titles of the song, and order of the songs on the album, is data that is stored with the song file itself. You can edit that info via iTunes. Here’s how to edit the MP3 song information (also called ID3 tag info): 1. Drag the songs into iTunes Edit Album Info 2....

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Bouncy Earth with Jquery

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Check out this bouncy Earth using Jquery. It is created using Raxan’s bouncing ball code. After playing around with this, I think video game designers will be the next web design rock stars. WARNING: Setting the restitution at 1.2 or higher on the Bouncy Earth Demo can have disastrous consequences for the future of our planet. View...

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How to Install FancyBox Lightbox on a WordPress Website

Posted in Code Snippets, Website Tips, Wordpress

1. Paste this code after the opening tag and before the closing tag in your header.php file. (Just after the lines that start with “” is a good spot.) <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="<?php bloginfo('template_directory');?>/fancybox/jquery.fancybox-1.3.4.css" /> <script type="text/javascript" src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.6.4/jquery.min.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript" src="<?php...

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Internet Explorer… Still?

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While most of the world has moved on to Firefox, Google Chrome, and even Internet Explorer 8 and 9, Internet Explorer 7still plagues us website builders. One of my clients, Noodle Bowl Restaurant in Eugene, contacted me today because their recently launched website was looking funny. Sure enough, they were using IE7, along with 3.5% of Internet users, according to browsers statistics from W3Schools. While not a huge percentage, it’s still significant enough to cause a headache now and again. Luckily, most...

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Adding Custom Fields to bbPress Topics, then Filtering Topics by Custom Fields using Views

Posted in bbPress, Website Tips, Wordpress

I am creating a rideshare site. My goal was to add custom fields to bbPress topics, and then filter those topics in order to display relevant information to the user. For example, I want people offering rides to be able to select their “Destination” from a dropdown list. Then, I want users to be able to filter the offered rides by destination. 1. Create the custom bbPress topic fields To create the custom bbPress fields, I used a premium plugin called “GD Custom Posts and Taxonomy Tools“,...

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How to Post to Your WordPress Blog via iPad or iPhone

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Install App 1. Download the WordPress for iOS app from the iTunes Store 2. Open the WordPress app in your iPad or iPhone. 3. Select the 3rd option: “Add self-hosted WordPress blog” 4. Fill in the 3 fields like this: URL: http://yourwebsite.com Username:  username Password: password 5. Tap “Save” Create a New Post 1. Tap the “New Post” Icon in the upper right hand corner. 2. Fill in the first 3 fields like this: Title: [Type the title of your blog post] Tags: [Type...

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