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Email Reliability: use an SPF record

6 July 2011 by Joost de Valk » - 23 Comments

A while back I outlined my system for preventing comment spam. One of the core fundamentals in there is that I send people an email to verify their email address before their comment is published. For this to work well, I need to trust on my email to be received. As it turns out, email »

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Custom Post Type Snippets to make you smile

17 June 2011 by Joost de Valk » - 20 Comments

Custom Post Type goodness

So it’s friday, I’ve been coding all day and I thought I’d share some of the cool snippets I’ve come across and/or developed today. I’ve mostly been working with Custom Post Types and Taxonomies, so let me share some of that goodness. Let’s geek out in a bit, but first let me show you why »

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Change domain, and warn your visitors

9 June 2010 by Joost de Valk » - 7 Comments

When you change domains, for instance using my moving WordPress to a new domain guide, you’ll usually redirect your visitors with something looking like this: The only issue with this is that people might not notice that you’ve moved to a new domain, and thus might not update their links to you. As Matt Cutts »

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The Full mailto Link Syntax

27 October 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 29 Comments

For a small project I had to create a smart mailto link to make my life a bit easier. I wanted the mailto link to hold not only a to and the subject (I’d figured that much out) but a multi lined body too. Turns out that is pretty darn easy to do. So, for »


WordPress Goodies

16 June 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 4 Comments

A small update to say I’ve fixed one plugin and added another resource for WordPress fanatics. First of all, I used to think that with the release of WordPress 2.3 and 2.5, the need for my Permalink Redirect plugin had gone away. However, I noticed that some friends of mine had loads of indexed URL’s »

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Conditional comments

10 June 2008 by Joost de Valk »

Internet Explorer is not known for it’s standard compliancy, and because of that, people have been using all sorts of CSS hacks to get around rendering problems in it. The IE team have been working hard to prevent a lot of these hacks with the release of IE7, so a lot of your presumably fixed »


Added a print CSS style sheet

2 March 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 16 Comments

Today, I checked an item off on my todo list that had been on there way too long: I created a print style sheet for this site. Every time I write an article that is longer than 5 paragraphs, I get emails from readers asking for a better print style sheet. Until just a few »

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Big hunkin’ list of Mac Tools for SEO’s and Webdevelopers

24 October 2007 by Joost de Valk » - 2 Comments

I’ve been wanting to do this list for quite a while, but I finally put myself to doing it: a big list of all the web development and SEO tools I use on my Mac. It’s a page, I’ll keep updating it when I find new apps that are worth mentioning there. If you have »

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PHP-APC: Speed up your web applications!

8 April 2007 by Joost de Valk » - 15 Comments

As regular readers of this blog might know I have written quite some tools using the different API’s of search engines, and always found them quite useful. When I was implementing my sitewide search function, one of the things that bothered me that it was a bit slow. I knew that I had seen some »

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Implementing a sitewide search function

6 April 2007 by Joost de Valk » - 1 Comment

Those of you coming to this site more often might have noticed a small change in the search box. It’s now implemented sitewide, and I’ve built a sitewide search functions using the Yahoo! API. It was quite nescessary because I found that people were searching for “sortable.zip” on the blog, and they wouldn’t find anything »

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