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Apache Brush for the SyntaxHighlighter Evolved WordPress Plugin

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Having recently switched from SyntaxHighlighter MT to the SyntaxHighlighter Evolved plugin I was unable to get my custom Apache brush I use for .htaccess and *.conf files to work.

While searching for an answer I happened upon a better although seemingly unfinished version of an Apache brush, but still couldn’t get it work. A little further digging and I learnt that I needed to write a plugin to use a custom brush with SyntaxHighlighter Evolved.

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WordPress.com Stats and Jetpack Plugins and WordPress Page Navigation

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I never did get to the bottom of the issue I was having with the Jetpack plugin and page navigation in WordPress. So, it seemed I would either have to do without site statistics provided by the Jetpack plugin or this site would have to forego page navigation.

I’ve been using site statistics provided WordPress.com for some time. The popular posts widgets in the sidebar and on single post pages rely on these statistics to display this site’s most viewed posts and pages.

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Displaying Statistics from WordPress.com Stats

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I recently had a problem with the WordPress.com Stats plugin I use. On reading the documentation for an answer I saw that, on an unrelated note, it’s possible to retrieve statistics, such as post view counts, using the WordPress.com Stats API.

I never did find an answer to my problem and it since appears to have rectified itself, but I thought I’d have a go at getting view counts for my posts using the API and including them on my blog.

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Expandable Sidebar Lists in WordPress

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A few people have been asking about the expandable lists I have in the sidebar, so I thought I’d share how I did this. The effect is actually quite easy to achieve and uses some simple JavaScript to change the CSS display property of the element containing the list. However, there are a few things to note.

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