Trouble replacing an ampersand ( & ) in PHP with str_replace – Solution

Now this took about a half an hour until I figured this out. Posting this, just in case someone finds it – I hope I save you 30 minutes.
I fetched a link from HTML content with preg_match(), and I had to replace some data in that link.

For some reason – the ampersand ( & ) wasn’t found and so the string wasn’t replacing it. At the end I figured it’s the ampersand problem, and here is the fix (sometimes the simplest things…)

I had to use this method, because the ampersand was extracted from HTML document with preg_match. To avoid issues like this – use

Get and Display Custom Taxonomies function

The new WordPress Custom Post types are awesome, and if you do want to categorize them differently, you can even add your own Taxonomies for them (like categories, tags, and even introduce your own names, like “colors”, “style”, etc. etc.). All seem unlimited, but I found myself struggling finding a way to reasonably display them afterwards.
Hope this function helps, if you ever find yourself in my position

Pseudo Class Fix in IE

CSS Pseudo Classes are just plain awesome.

Unfortenatley Internet Explorer 6 and 7 doesn’t support them. I am very thankful that I found a Javascript Fix for that, so I wanted to share.

This little awesome JavaScript not only fixes that, but a whole bunch of unsupported things in IE.

[info]List of fixes: [/info]


WordPress archive title display switch

While creating my Blankwork I was looking for different examples of archives pages, since I never used them much. In the end, I was pretty disapointed with all of them.

For example, an else if statement list with opening PHP tags every time, repeating same text and adding comments in between. In my code editor it looked like one big rainbow. An example (which is short and a bit more readable):

I like when everything is clear and easy readable even in code. of course you can dig-through anything, but I made this little snippet just for those, who want a little more clean archives code.

So, I made my own little snippet, which is a bit more Designer friendly, here you go:

BlankWork – The WordPress Blank Framework

When I first started theming WordPress, most difficult thing for me to do was to find something that I could base my work on. I didn’t exactly start everything from scratch. Well – in the end I had to, because I couldn’t find any blank frameworks for WordPress.
While I did find about 10 stripped down templates – most of them didn’t suit my needs. I wanted a simple tiny framework to base my own code on, not tons of code that I have to dig through and then try to fit my work in.
So – I am working on The BlankWork, which is going to offer a basic (tiny tiny) framework to start your theme on. Currently I’m thinking of making the BlankWork in some ways like Initializr, so when downloading you would get some options (whether you want reset css or not, or maybe you want some predefined css styles, or maybe you want threaded comments, etc. ). This is definitely going to be open-source and I hope that with time I will succeed finding some contributors to the development and updating the theme as well.
I am so sure of this, that I already bought the domain –, I can’t wait, I can’t wait.

CSS Switch v0.2 – CSS Style Switcher with PHP

I took a look around and decided that I am going to make a tiny free PHP Script – a CSS style switcher for designers. I am releasing this script for a free download, and later on I will make a few PHP Tutorials for beginners based on this sript I made. I am actually thinking of making some screencasts as well. Okay, but for now – lets stick to the script. More

How to display sub-categories depending on what category you’re in.

Arhh, it took me a while, but I finally figured this out. Decided to share 🙂