Month: April 2010

  • From the sickbed

    I’ve been ill for a while, which is one of the reasons for the lack of updates here and on my Facebook fan page. Slowly getting back on my feet now, so expect more noise soonish. Thanks for your patience.

  • The quick and dirty way to add a Facebook Like button to your WordPress blog

    Facebook have opened up its Like functionality, allowing you to Like posts all over the web and hence automatically post your Likings to your Facebook account. Adding this to your WordPress blog is really easy, this code snippet is all you need:

    [php]<iframe src="<?php the_permalink();?>%2F&amp;layout=standard&amp;show_faces=false&amp;width=450&amp;action=like&amp;colorscheme=light" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowTransparency="true" style="border:none; overflow:hidden; width:400px; height:40px;"></iframe>[/php]

    Put that in your WordPress theme template wherever your want the Like functionality to be shown. This is usually single.php or index.php, depending on theme and setup. It will add an iframe with the Like button, being 400 pixels wide and 40 pixels high. You can hack that yourself with the width and height parameters at the end of the code.

    Of course you could hunt down a plugin as well, there are a few, but I can’t vouch for anyone as I haven’t tried them out myself. If you have a recommendation, do speak up in the comments below.

  • Fan me on Facebook

    Just a reminder to fan med on Facebook if you’re interested in my writing. Most of my notes on that end up there.

  • A few minutes with the iPad

    As many of you already know, I have had high hopes for the iPad from the start. My hopes and dreams post was luckily not all that far from the actual product, so you can perhaps guess my excitement. Well, it’s finally here, or has been for a week or so, sitting in Stockholm waiting for me. And I must say I like it thus far. The screen is great and while it is a bit of hassle buying apps for it from Sweden, where the product and hence not the iPad AppStore has yet to be launched, bit that is all minor inconveniences.

    What’s worse is the lack of support for Swedish keyboards. This is a real shame since I can’t just map the keys, it is a soft keyboard onscreen after all, and using a bluetooth keyboard won’t solve the problem (but working perfectly well other than that) either. Hopefully the iPad is due in Sweden soon so that this problem will be remedied.

    There is another thing that I really miss too, and that’s a decent word processor. I know, I’ll probably end up buying Pages but it really is too much. Luckily WriteRoom is on it’s way and it can’t arrive fast enough. I want to write a book on this thing, so get it out there already! Yeah I’m a fan, you guys already knew that.

    That being said, I must say this works pretty well after all. I’ve written this whole blog post on it, using the WordPress app, and I can see myself getting used to this. However it is way too early to pass judgment yet, so I’ll just settle with the fact that I’m impressed and happy with it thus far. A few minutes in, that is. We’ll see how it stands in the long run, but I’m obviously optimistic.

  • Notes Blog Core 1.0.2 out now

    Sure, it’s mostly a bugfix release, but still! Notes Blog Core is updated to 1.0.2, and work on 1.1 have started.

  • 30 hours later

    30 hours of train, crowded and way too not most of the time, with lots of luggage. That’s how I got home from Chamonix thanks to Iceland and their ashspewing volcano. Ash can’t stop the trains obviously.

  • 49 days on the UK Computing & Internet bestseller list

    It seems as if Smashing WordPress: Beyond the Blog is doing well enough in the UK, with 49 days on the top 100 Computing & Internet bestseller list on Amazon UK. Now I’m even more psyched about WordCamp UK this Summer!

  • Här var det tyst…

    Jag skäms lite för tystnaden här på, men saken är den att jag har fullt upp. Med bokskrivande, med jobb, med kommande projekt, och med att krama det sista ur snowboardsäsongen i Chamonix. Snart tillbaka.

  • Smashing WordPress: Beyond the Blog code package available

    Did you buy Smashing WordPress: Beyond the Blog and want to save your fingers from fatigue when playing with the code? Get the code package here.

  • A tentative roadmap for Notes Blog

    Using Notes Blog Core? Then check out the tentative 2010 roadmap post for an insight into what’s around the corner.