Add Spotify, Rdio, and GitHub’s Gist Embeds To Your Site


Embed music from Spotify by right-clicking any song, album, or artist in Spotify and selecting “Copy HTTP Link” or “Copy Spotify URI”:

Then paste that into your post editor, making sure that it’s located on its own line all by itself. You’ll end up with something like this when you view your post:

Rdio

If you’re an Rdio user, you can embed music from them too. Copy the URL from your address bar when looking at a track, artist, or playlist and paste that into your post editor. Here are a few examples:

If you use the Mac application for Rdio you can copy URLs from there as well. If you click the “Share” button you’ll see a URL to copy right at the top. Paste that in to your post editor and you’re all set.

GitHub’s Gist

We’re big fans of the code repository website GitHub here at Automattic and many of us use their Gist code snippets website. While we already have a cool way to embed code into your site, we realize many of you want to post Gist-hosted snippets too so starting today you can. Again, just copy/paste the URL out of your address bar onto its own line in the post editor.

<?php
$query_args = array(
‘foo’ => ‘bar’,
‘apple’ => ‘orange’,
‘posts_per_page’ => 50,
‘offset’ => 0,
);
$some_posts = new WP_Query( $query_args );
while ( $some_posts->have_posts() ) {
/*
* Do some stuff here
*/
// Get more posts
$query_args[‘offset’] = $query_args[‘offset’] + $query_args[‘posts_per_page’];
$some_posts = new WP_Query( $query_args );
}


 

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Integrate Cool Applications with WordPress.com


Integrate Cool Applications with WordPress.com.

The API gives developers access to posts and comments, as well as the ability to Follow, Like, or Reblog content for users. Other features from WordPress.com, like the daily handpicked content on Freshly Pressed, are also available through the API.

An excellent example of an application that uses the new API is the Windows 8 WordPress.com app, available now.

Our goal with the new API is to simplify the experience of using and adding to the data available on WordPress.com. To do this, we now use the OAuth2 protocol to authenticate requests for data. To retrieve public data, you can make unauthenticated requests. To perform actions, such as making new posts or comments, you would need to make authenticated requests. When the API returns data, we now return a standardized JSON object for ease-of-use.

The REST API also self-documents itself; as we add new endpoints, the documentation on our Developer Resources blog will auto-update to provide you with the latest information. In addition, you’ll also have access to a Developer Console, which will allow you to run real REST API queries and see real JSON data directly in your web browser. You can read more about the Console here.

Ready to build an app and integrate it with WordPress.com? Great! You can now sign up for and manage your OAuth2 tokens without waiting through an approval cycle. If you have any questions or feedback on the API, please get in touch with us. Make sure to follow the Developer Resources blog for news, updates, and documentation about the REST API and other awesome services we are making available to developers seeking to integrate with WordPress.com.

A New Look for the +1 Button


When your visitors come across something interesting on your site, sometimes you want to encourage a simple endorsement (like +1). Other times, however, you want to help visitors share with their friends, right away. Today’s new Google+ Share button lets you do just that.

In line with the design of the new +1 button, here’s how it looks:

Before visitors share:



When clicked, visitors can add a comment and choose who to share with:


After they’ve shared, the button turns red. They can click to share again.

The new Google+ Share button is available to all publishers, globally. Try adding it to your site now – just visit Google Developers to get the code.

Today, we released the new +1 button from preview and it’s now rolling out to all users. You may also notice the numbers in your +1 buttons increase, as we update our plugins to better reflect social activity around your content. Our Webmaster Tools Help Center article has more details on this update.  Join the conversation on Google+.

Following in the footsteps of our new red and white Google+ icon, the +1 button is sporting a fresh coat of paint. Starting today, this update will be visible first to our Google+ Platform Preview Group and shortly thereafter we’ll roll it out to the public.

Check out the new pixels:


Before you’ve +1’d 



After you’ve +1’d 

The +1 buttons you’ve already installed will automatically update; there’s nothing you need to do. Stop by the updated configuration tool to see how these changes look across all the various sizes and shapes of the +1 button.

We’ll update this post when these changes graduate to the public.

Memories of Amsterdam.


Entering Amsterdam through the beautiful Centraal Station…devouring every dessert my stomach can hold at Unlimited Delicious in the Jordaan…shopping (window shopping, really) at Amsterdam’s largest department store – De Bijenkorf…observing the stylish women of Amsterdam on bike after bike after bike… (they’re so well put together!)

 

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Viva la Vida by MJ: How do you do bilingual?


Viva la Vida by MJ: How do you do bilingual?.

Well, when these moms asked my what method I was using to make sure my kid grows up bilingual, I didn’t know what to say! To be honest we aren’t following any method or technique, we’re just being ourselves.  See on vivalavidabymj.blogspot.fr

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Uprooted Magnolia


We woke up to a beautiful blanket of snow on the ground this morning. We’ve been desperate  for moisture.

©Leah Yetter Photographer

It’s busy ’round here. I’ve been more of a cowgirl than a photographer lately and I miss my camera.
I fixed that this morning ’cause I miss y’all.

©Leah Yetter Photographer

I have some stories to share and hope to find time to write them. There is one in particular that had our family howling over Easter lunch. I’m not much of a writer and there aren’t too many pictures to go along with it but I’ll make it work somehow.

©Leah Yetter Photographer

Our little Pinrow has a new cow mommy. Yay for him. Sad for me.

©Leah Yetter Photographer

We had a new shipment of heifers and calves this weekend. You see, heifers (first time mothers) don’t really know how to be a mom so they’ll let any calf suck. There were times down in the corrals while we were sorting them, that a heifer had a calf on each side and one in the back suckling. “Nobody’s gonna go hungry in this herd!”, Patrick said. I stood there in shock. Bunch of hippies I say.
Mother cows that have done this a few times will kick and headbutt a calf if one other than hers tries to suck.

©Leah Yetter Photographer

The gobblers are gobbling daily.

Looking at: Downey Idaho


Source: http://lookingatthewest.com/2012/04/16/looking-at-downey-idaho/

Downtown Downey Idaho April 2012. Two classic brick structures define the main intersection of this small farming town (population 613) in southern Idaho.

Old Downey Theater sign says “opening soon Laurel and Hardies.” The two story structure is called Hyde Block and it houses the town’s market It features an ad for Mountaineer Overalls with Stop Loss pockets.