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WordPress Meetup Tokyo 2014

WordBench Tokyo 2014

So, last month I finally went to my first WordPress meetup.

I have always been rather curious about Wordcamp and events related to WordPress. I’ve known WordPress for 5 or 6 years but it exists for more than a decade. And started using WordPress a lot more recent, and all those years I missed my chances to go.

But then I found an upcoming event for WordBench Tokyo. I am still trying to figure out the difference between WordCamp and WordBench. Both are official but I think WordBench is only in Japan. Both are very similar because people gather to the community because they are interested in WordPress.

Since I started going on the internet around 2006 there was b2 users. b2/cafelog which was one of the blogging platform developed by the WordPress founders. And now we have WordPress.

I actually didn’t even know what b2 was that time. I did run a blog using other scripts Cutenews since I had no knowledge in PHP or using database like MySQL back then. But as soon as I started using WordPress, the extendibility made me want to run all of my websites on it.

One thing to look forward to is the language pack. In the next release, they are going to split the entire language resource from the system so you set the language and WordPress can translate it for you. Maybe it will help democratic publishing. It sounds good for both developers and users, knowing that now international downloads are higher than the total downloads of the English version.

Before YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, WordPress, Tumblr, Medium and the plethora of self-publishing platforms came along – information was controlled and distributed by media publishers such as the BBC, New York Times and CNN. In a handful of years this has changed out of all recognition. Breaking news comes from Twitter, political insight from WordPress-hosted content and “user generated content” is becoming the norm. –

 July 7th, 2014   Carla Izumi Bamford   /Blog, Events   ,    0 Comment   19025 views  

WordPress custom query with pagination

query_posts() for WordPress can be very handy when you want to control the contents. There is the posts_nav_link() links that works just fine, but the paginated function works great when you have quite a few posts to pull. So to start with the generic query code.

So there is the custom query and the main query loop in the start. And by default, WordPress uses the main query to determine pagination, and when you use a custom query, you create a new and entirely separate query.

And what happens is that even though you have paginated links, the link just loops to the same page. The solution was rather simple for this. Passing correct parameter for pages to the custom query like shown here:

At the end of the query, add wp_reset_query(); to make sure to reset the loop.

///Tested on Version 3.9.1

 May 29th, 2014   Carla Izumi Bamford   /Blog, Hacks      0 Comment   22906 views  

VII. Libra

VII. Libra

Libra (♎) is one of the twelve astrological signs in the Zodiac. It spans the 180-210th degree of the zodiac, between 180 and 207.25 degree of celestial longitude, which the Sun transits this area on average between (northern autumnal equinox) September 23 to October 22 each year.

 August 2nd, 2013   Carla Izumi Bamford   /Portfolio, Graphic Design   ,    Comments Off   21601 views