Tom J Nowell

United Kingdom

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Age: 26

I’m a VIP Wrangler at Automattic, a former Code For The People developer, a speaker at conferences, and an elected community moderator at WordPress Stack Exchange.

I also blog about WordPress and PHP at http://tomjn.com

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comment How Do I make site-description stay in the same position when making it to a smaller size?
This isn't a WordPress question, this is a CSS question, and needs CSS knowledge not WordPress knowledge to answer. Stack Overflow may be the more appropriate site but it's off topic and out of scope here
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revised How Do I make site-description stay in the same position when making it to a smaller size?
added 56 characters in body; edited title
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comment Cooking underwater
An omnivorous species won't be a deep sea fish, with no light there's little to survive on vegetation wise down there. Perhaps you could argue that hydrothermal vents sometimes have masses of worm like things that could be farmed but a species advanced enough to consider cooking their food and form a civilisation that's stuck to within several meters of a vent is not likely
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answered Cooking underwater
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comment Contact Form value="e-mail address" doesn't work
The value isn't being outputted, it's getting passed through the strhex function first. Your edited version doesn't do this, so obviously strhex is doing something important
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comment How do I make a page the landing page?
Of note, you don't need to create a page and set it as the homepage, if there's a home.php in your theme, WordPress will use it, so you can put your homepage template in there. Store settings as options rather than post meta and use the customizer for your UI
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comment Contact Form value="e-mail address" doesn't work
Notice the call to strhex in the original
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answered What are first party plugins?
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comment Cancel the Premium 14 days Trial
+1 to czerspalace, contact support using the wordpress.com channels, or ask someone via live chat, this site is for self hosted WordPress development
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comment map with ajax content load
So you're asking how to implement the AJAX request at the WordPress end to give you the data you need? Your map and the javascript component is out of scope here, this is WordPress development not Javascript development
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comment How to use nonces for frontend AJAX voting if the page gets cached?
If you're tracking your votes using a counter in a custom meta, I would strongly advise against this. Your data will be utterly unreliable due to race conditions ( if Alice votes for option 1, but Bob votes for option 2, the server hasn't finished updating for Alices vote but Bobs update grabs the value before it's update with Alices vote, then adds 1 to it, so now someones vote has been lost! )
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comment Can I create a responsive (full to hamburger) menu with a logo in the middle?
Can you explain what about this you don't understand that requires WordPress knowledge? From what I know you should tell your designer it's either not possible, or non-trivial and will delay the project. If it were non-responsive I would rate this at a medium to difficult level problem, but since you specified responsive... eitherway your major knowledge gap here is Javascript/CSS not WordPress knowledge, you should look for CSS/JS developers, not WordPress developers
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comment Build a Boat Form Plugin
As a side note, breaking it down will also identify the more discrete requirements you need from what will be built, allowing you to assess 3rd party plugins as potential options, as well as identifying gaps in your knowledge which you can then ask about on sites like this
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comment Build a Boat Form Plugin
What you need to do is break this down into smaller more numerous chunks of work, and keep repeating until you're able to estimate each part. Then, add it all up. This is spec work, and you should either be charging the client for it, or asking the person who would be building it.
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comment Convert Div based navigation using wordpress nav-menu-walker?
The easier you make your question to answer, the more likely you are to get an answer. If you purchased the theme did you contact the theme support?
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comment Drag and drop existed posts in a categories tree view?
Plugin recommendations are off topic here, but, the facebook WP groups, Google+, the mailing lists, or the .org support forums may be good places to find recommendations
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comment Convert Div based navigation using wordpress nav-menu-walker?
Have you investigated changing your html structure and associate js/css instead? Any changes you make even if you only get half way there mean a lot of time and effort saved. Also if you can explain why you need to do this?
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comment Woocommerce order via HTTP get
Also can you ellaborate on what it is you don't understand in your question? You state what you have, and past examples but it's not clear what you're struggling to do. Is it programmatically creating an order? Right now it's unclear what you're asking, and you're already veering close to offtopic territory asking about WooCommerce
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comment Woocommerce order via HTTP get
Keep in mind that if someone found this question and realised you were involved in this, then that person could exploit your system using a simple ping command in a terminal from anywhere in the world. Anything like this should run over https, if only because anything on the same network can listen in if it's http. Right now the most dangerous part of your security plan is you and the assumptions you're making about what will never happen and what's impossible
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