Automatically adding content to your WordPress post, page or widget

On many sites these days, you will find a standard text at the bottom of all WordPress posts, for example the one you can find at the bottom of this post.

There are several ways to add content to your post, without having to do so manually. I will discuss three possible solutions, I would love to hear your preferred method, and why.

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My First DokuWiki Plugin

Well who would have thought I'd start writing DokuWiki plugins for a change. It's a bit of a workaround plugin, due to an issue in a WordPress - DokuWiki login bridge that I've implemented. All wiki content was being escaped (addslashes), so that "you're" became "you\'re". I have yet to find a real solution for this, whether it is the bridge, or dokuwiki, but for the time being, I can move on without polluting the wiki pages by using this plugin:

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Fix WordPress search widget (x)html validation errors

As it turns out, the standard WordPress issued search widget generates xhtml validation errors, by using the form role keyword.

For reason way beyond me, WordPress staff can find more time tracking the issue, changing it to a "future release" milestone, then decide to change the status from "new" to "closed", set the resolution to "wontfix" (what a great resolution!), and then remove the milestone "Future Release", and add the bold comment: "we'll reopen if/when we're interested." source: WordPress Trac

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Page template for iCompany without a grey bar

As requested in this post on the iThemes support forum, here are the instructions to create a page template for the iCompany Theme series by iThemes (these instructions will most likely work for iCar and iRealEstate as well). This template will not have the grey bar and the featured area, and the main content will expand to the right until the right tabber sidebar.

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Google Wave announced at Google I/O

Google Wave announced at Google I/O, watch a 1'20" video on this amazing product, can't wait to get my hands on it!

It's IM, e-mail, twitter, calendar, scheduler and more in one collaboration application. Not in a suit of applications, but integrated into one application. Google Wave will be released end 2009, so be prepared. API developers can already get there hands on it and request sandbox access.

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