Xavin’s Review Ratings 1.4 Released

Sunday, April 11th, 2010 at 1:32 am

Nothing big in this release, just a relatively minor update to the xrrgroup tag.  I released mainly to finally get a new version out there, and to bump the official compatibility version to 3.0. Version 1.3.1 works fine with the current releases but there was a WordPress shortcode bug introduced in 2.8 that sometimes makes the tags fail to render. If that happens just put spaces between the tags.

SharePoint 2007 – Showing Headings in Drop Down Menus

Thursday, October 30th, 2008 at 11:00 am

I have been fighting with the bad magic that is SharePoint recently, and one of the (many) problems I was having is that the design called for Headings to show up in the drop down menus, but we just could not get them to show up. It was very difficult to find information on this, mainly because there are so many options and configuration choices for a SharePoint site that few solutions are ever straightforward or even applicable to how you have the site set up. I never found a direct explanation of how to get Headers in the drop down (flyout) menus, but luckily I found the solution by chance on a page explaining something else. Read the rest of this post »

Xavin’s Review Ratings 1.3.1 Released

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008 at 2:44 pm

Even though I hate it when plugins release too often, 1.3 had a bug that made error messages appear on the settings screen in some configurations. They were harmless, but I didn’t want them hanging around until the next major release. I also added a new option always_show_decimal that will add a .0 to whole numbers when displaying fractions. It’s false by default, but it can be turned on in the settings page, or set for individual tags.

Xavin’s Review Ratings 1.3 Released

Monday, October 6th, 2008 at 11:44 pm

I released Xavin’s Review Ratings 1.3 today. It’s mostly an update to clean up and self document the admin panel, but it also includes three new image sets. In addition, all the HTML that’s rendered by the plugin is now fully templated.

Rating: ★★¼☆☆ 

Rating: ★★½☆☆ 

Rating: ★★¾☆☆ 

September 2008 TV Roundup

Friday, October 3rd, 2008 at 12:39 am

September is done, and most of the Fall shows have premiered. It seems to be a pretty average season, although the crop of new shows is fairly unimpressive so far. My ratings are for the episodes this season so far only. I plan to do this every month. I don’t watch every show, but I do watch a majority of the hour long dramas and have for the last few years, so I like to think I have a pretty good grasp on what’s good and what’s not.

These mini-reviews are spoiler free for this season unless otherwise noted. Previous seasons are fair game.

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Xavin’s Review Ratings Released

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008 at 12:00 pm

My second WordPress plugin, Xavin’s Review Ratings, was released today, and it is much more complicated and useful than my plugin for listing pages. It allows you to use a shortcode to easily add ratings to your pages that look like this:

Rating: ★★★½☆ 

There are a ton of options and full documentation on the plugin page.

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