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How To Add Open Graph Tags to your WordPress Site (and Twitter too)

Facebook like buttonThere are plugins out there to help you add Open Graph tags to your WordPress site. But like all plugins, sometimes they work how you want, other times they don’t.  In my case, they didn’t.

So here’s a short tutorial on how to add Open Graph Tags to your site in a way that makes sense. We will:

  • enable thumbnails
  • add a like button for single post pages and the index page
  • for single posts, display post thumbnail and permalink url
  • for index page, put post permalink into Like button URL
  • allow for a default blog thumbnail

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Snaps on a Plane


No Fly Zone

US considers no-fly zone in Libya

iPad 2 orders will be limited to people with Apple stickers on rear windshield

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Apple unveiled the next generation of iPad—the iPad 2—featuring a faster processor, enhanced retina display screen in a smaller shell. Widely seen as the best and most sought after tablet on the market, it also will become the most difficult to purchase.

Why? Apple is limiting the sale of the iPad 2 to people who have Apple logo stickers on the rear windshield of their vehicles.

“We know the iPad 2 will sell out in minutes. That’s a fact. But we also want to reward our loyal customers who purchase first generation devices from us that even we know are subpar. Ergo sum: you show us love, we allow you to buy our stuff,” said a company spokesperson.

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Charlie Sheen announces he’ll work from home tomorrow

BURBANK, CA – Sources report Charlie Sheen announced on the set of Two and a Half Men that he’ll work from home tomorrow.

“I just feel like I need a break, you know, and that I’ll be more productive from home,” Sheen reportedly stated to the crew, “because I won’t have so many distractions.You guys cool with that?”

The reaction from the crew was mixed.  When asked for a comment, a grip said, “I don’t get this guy, first he says he needs a break, then he wants to come back to work, now he wants to work from home. I feel like he’s not giving 100%, like he’s not part of the team.”

This would not be the first time Sheen’s behavior caused a tense working environment.  In 2008, Sheen reportedly acted out the final scene from Les Miserables in a tutu.

Critical of Sheen’s motives, the script supervisor said “I think he’s just going to spend the day doing errands and stuff.”

Unlikely, says Sheen. “I have people who do that kind of stuff for me.” corrected Sheen, “I just want a special day when I can work at my own pace. Find my inner Charlie Sheen.”

Sheen, notable for his work in both dramas and comedies–Platoon, Hot Shots Part Deux–made his case. “Look guys, I know what I’m talking about here. We do this in my backyard, we can do a cinema veritas thing.”

Regardless if Sheen is on or off the set tomorrow, the impact of his decision is likely to be minimal.  ”We’re not actually filming the show right now, I hope he knows this. We’re just packing up the props” commented one producer.

“I’m glad he’ll be home tomorrow. He makes everyone to be on edge,” added his assistant.

Producers currently have an internship opportunity open to fill in for Sheen. All are welcome to apply.