Permalink url structure updated

After setting up this WordPress blog, I noticed the URLs my posts were given were absolutely terrible.  In no way did they show any valuable information about what the page displayed.  For instance, here is what the URL of my previous post looked like before I updated them “http://www.thetimbanks.com/?p=15”.  If you saw that as a user you would have no idea what is going to be on that page.

Menu option for Permalinks under Settings

After going through some of the settings in the WordPress administration, I came across the “Permalinks” section.  I have to admit, WordPress makes it really easy to change the structure of your blog URLs.  On the settings page there are 4 structures already setup for you to select from and there is a custom option as well.  The option I opted for was the “Day and Name” option which shows the date and the blog post title in the URL.  Now the URL for the previous post looks like “https://thetimbanks.com/2009/09/22/jquery-custom-selector-for-selecting-elements-by-exact-text-textequals/” which now gives the date the post was published on and the post title.

Default URL structures in the Permalink settings

If you plan on using the custom option you may want to take a look at the WordPress Codex page on using permalink structure.  There are some tags on that page that aren’t used on any of the default options that may help you out.

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Permalink url structure updated

jQuery Custom Selector for selecting elements by exact text :textEquals

I just finished up writing another short blog post over on my company’s development blog covering a jQuery custom selector I wrote to find elements based on their exact text.  There was a particular case where I needed to select elements in jQuery based on their exact text and not on whether the text contained a certain string.  That ruled out the possibility to use the built in contains() method.

Lanit Development Blog – jQuery Custom Selector for selecting elements by exact text :textEquals

jQuery Custom Selector for selecting elements by exact text :textEquals

jQuery Extension: radioClass() method

I recently ran into a method in the Ext javascript library called radioClass. This method will add one or more CSS classes to an element and remove the class(es) from the siblings of the element. I found that this would be helpful in jQuery since I find myself wanting to do something similar.

Check out the blog post on the Lanit Development Blog – jQuery Extension: radioClass() method

jQuery Extension: radioClass() method

First!

I set this site up a few months ago intending on making some posts, but never got around to doing it.  I would like to use this blog to post about interesting things I find related to technology.  The topic could cover programming, software, hardware, or anything else related to technology.  I may throw in a few personal posts here and there just to mix things up.

The first post should come shortly about a little jQuery extension I wrote for work.

First!