Author Archive: Bill Stoddard

My name is Bill Stoddard, and I like to repair clocks, document the history of Westclox and their clocks and watches, design web sites, and program in PHP. Professionally, I operate Bill's Clockworks, where I repair American antique clocks and 400 day anniversary clocks; and sell new wall, mantle, chime, cuckoo and other types of clocks, and a few antique clocks.

My other joys include being with my family, bicycle riding, singing in church choir, and vintage hi-fi and LP records.

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Removing the Self Links on the Home Page

November 3, 2007 | By | Reply More
Removing the Self Links on the Home Page

On a web site, there is no need to have a link to the home page on the home page itself! (It makes no sense for a web page to link to itself). This is a commonly known usability guideline, yet nearly all WordPress blogs and web sites have links on the home page to […]

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Last updated November 4, 2007

WordPress Permalink Format

July 6, 2007 | By | Reply More
WordPress Permalink Format

Today I changed my WordPress permalink format to /posts/post_id At first, I used the default date format /year/month/day/post_name but then decided that dates were not useful information in the URL. Next I tried /category/post_name, but the URLs were just too long to look “pretty”. (And I thought that if I ever re-named a post, the […]

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Last updated July 9, 2007

Setting up WordPress

June 14, 2007 | By | 6 Replies More
Setting up WordPress

When trying to install the Independence Day theme, the following error message appeared: Warning: array_merge() [function array_merge]: Argument 2 is not an array in: …/wp-includes/widgets.php on line 53. Based on the comments on this post: http://www.gudlyf.com/2005/01/14/wordpress-plugin-technotag/feed/ I changed line 53 of wp-includes/widgets.php to: $sidebar = array_merge($defaults, (array)$args); The change casts argument 2 to the array […]

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Last updated July 9, 2007