How to Remove wpautop from Advanced Custom Fields

I like working with the Advanced Custom Fields plugin, but there’s one annoyance I have and that’s when it auto-wraps outputted fields in <p> tags, which can mess with formatting. Luckily, there’s a fix for that.

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Ride Like the Wind

Been on a late 70’s/early 80’s music kick this week. I was listening to Christopher Cross’ Gone Like the Wind at work today so I could learn the chords. I got home and tried it out at the keyboard and had a good time tinkling with it.

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How to Create A Feed Plugin for Your WordPress Admin Dashboard

In developing a WordPress site, you may find a need to include a specific feed on the user’s dashboard. Here’s how to do it.

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Le Ziguezon zinzon

This is one of my favourite Canadian folk/roots tracks.

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Makeover!

Last year I built a satirical news website called The Ottawa Speaker, which is much like other faux news sites out there but with a focus on my city. I’ve been making time here and there to do a little redesign and I’m getting close to finishing up and releasing the upgrade.

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Last Run Down the Line

Back in 2006, I was knee-deep in folk songwriting and went through a bit of a Bluegrass phase. When i’d found some documentation on the shutdown of one of the Ontario lines during the 1960’s, I immediately thought of a banjo-plucking, back porch tune that has a pretty obvious connection to the classic Salty Dog Blues.

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Remembering the British Grenadiers

When I first started teaching myself orchestration back in my late teens, one of the first pieces I tackled was this march that was a part of this anthology recording of various military marches. As luck would have it, I found that piece.

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Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A major

Since I started studying Beethoven’s work back in my late teens, the seventh symphony has remained up there with one of my favorite orchestral works and even inspired me in my own writing. It’s a tightly-controlled, nuanced onslaught of rhythm and power that, after hearing it in its entirety for the first time over twenty years ago, still gives me goosebumps.

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