Patch for JWPlayer

I made a website for the Positive Parenting Program of the Manitoba Government while working at Canada’s Web Shop, and it had videos on one of the pages. Because the videos are self-hosted, I used the excellent JWPlayer for WordPress plugin, and it worked great except that when the staging site was brought down the videos stopped working.

It turns out that JWPlayer for WordPress is using WordPress guids instead of using the wp_get_attachment_url() function that makes it safe to move your WordPress website between domains. In short, the guid column in the posts table stores the original URL of the video, and if you change domains, the only way to get the correct URL is to use the aforementioned function.

I wrote a little patch, notified LongTail Video, and it is on its way to being included in the plugin.


My GitHub Resume

Since I’m using GitHub for the ProjectPier work I’m doing, one of my senior colleagues at Tactica mentioned that GitHub has a resume creation app, that nicely showcases the different work a developer does through their service. Here’s my GitHub resume.

I tweeted about that, and the always friendly Web Development Instructor at Red River College, Kyle Geske, replied with a link to his GitHub resume.

A GitHub resume, based on a history of code commits that a developer has made can be a valuable resource to use when looking for a new job, because it shows the ability to develop software.

Create yours and link it here if you please! Oh, and you can fork the code and contribute enhancements.