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New Website Look

// September 8th, 2012 // Comments Off on New Website Look // Blog

We’ve been real busy lately with new websites, but have decided it was time we needed to update the look & feel of our portfolio, and incorporate some new technology we’ve learned. let us know what you think of the new look!

Displaying recent posts from all sites in WordPress wpmu (WordPress Multi-User)

// July 23rd, 2012 // 1 Comment » // Blog

While working on a project, I had an idea I thought would be pretty simple (famous last words right?). I am using wpmu to have several blogs for different departments of a business, and wanted to have a news feed on the main site to display what is happening on the entire network. I wanted the 10 latest posts, no matter where they lived… I searched for it in every way I could think to word it, & came up with alot of people wanting to do the same thing, but no answer that was exactly what I wanted… I found code from Chase Crawford to make an array with the post object data, & tried looping through it & echoing out the data as needed, but if a post used shortcodes such as a gallery does, it just wrote out the shortcode exactly as it is written, & did not process it, so no gallery was shown.  That wasn’t good, not what I was going for.

I tinkered with that code & instead of outputting an array with posts, I outputted an array with the blog_id, the timestamp (not really needed, but was part of the query) and the ID & processed with  switch_to_blog() and query_posts(), and then processed with a normal loop. Works great! so if anyone is trying to do the same thing, here is the trick to success!

get code from Chase Crawford, edit $posts[] = get_blog_post( $row->blog_id, $row->ID ); to read $posts[] = $row;

next use this code to initiate loop

$posts = recent_mu_posts();
$totalposts = count($posts);
for($i=0; $i < $totalposts; $i++) :
if (have_posts()) : while (have_posts()) : the_post(); ?>

<?php endwhile; endif; ?>
<?php restore_current_blog(); ?>

<div id="post_banner">
<?php if ( !function_exists('dynamic_sidebar') || !dynamic_sidebar('Under Post') ) : endif; ?>

<?php endfor; ?>

you can use whatever code you wish between if(have_posts and  endwhile; endif;, just treat it like any other loop 🙂

Been pretty busy!

// January 24th, 2011 // No Comments » // Blog

It’s been a while since I’ve updated this page, I’ve been building a few sites, & still working full time.  I added a new folio item today, & will be adding a few more over the next few weeks.

Oh! & I finished this site for now… Other than updates on my folio & blog.

New website almost complete!

// September 24th, 2010 // No Comments » // Blog

The website is almost complete as far as the structural portion, still got a little more scripting to do, & then some content to fine tune, but it’s getting there quickly 🙂