How to Remove Related Videos at the End of YouTube Embeds

This little trick can be handy for client projects where you’re adding video embeds to their pages but don’t want to have other clips listed at the end of it, especially when it comes to exposing users to your client’s competition.

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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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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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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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Show (Related) Posts by Category on Posts or Pages in WordPress

While working on a project, I needed to be able to dynamically display a list of posts based on specific category names on specific pages. Because I had next to no time to complete the task, I went the plugin route.

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Eroica

A few short years ago, the BBC produced a wonderful, if largely fictitious account of the first rehearsal of the 3rd symphony, known as the Eroica. Of the small handful of films on Beethoven, this is my favourite.

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