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Old 10-30-2017, 01:14 AM
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Default Wordpress blog - tracking build hours

Iím using Wordpress blogging software for my build log. Has anyone found a great way to track the hrs spent building other than having to manually add up hrs youíve entered into blog posts?

Iím thinking a custom field can be used - but before I go digging, I wanted to see how others may be doing this.
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Old 10-30-2017, 01:34 AM
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Default Do you really want to know?

I've used two different blogging packages for my build, and neither tracked hours. I'm on wordpress now, and it's ok. I usually make a note in a paper notebook about my time in the shop, but I forget to from time to time. My question is, do you really want to know how many hours you spent in the airplane factory? I have not added mine up, and I don't plan to!
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Old 10-30-2017, 08:45 AM
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I was doing just that. I had a custom field named Hours, and used PHP to total it up for display in a widget, as I recall. It worked pretty well.
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Old 10-30-2017, 09:20 AM
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I was doing just that. I had a custom field named Hours, and used PHP to total it up for display in a widget, as I recall. It worked pretty well.
Glad to hear that helped you. I did see a facility for a custom field in Wordpress but haven't researched it yet.
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Old 10-30-2017, 09:25 AM
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Best idea on this site was to use a old Hobbs meter on a light switch.
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Old 10-30-2017, 09:25 AM
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Fairly easy to use. I used a PHP widget for the totals. For some reason that stopped working, but I sold the project shortly before it did so I never bothered to investigate. I'm building again, but not tracking hours this time.
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Old 10-30-2017, 09:49 AM
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I use a custom field, and way back when I did this I found someone who had put together a plugin for hour tallying, but it didn't quite work right, so I ended up having to hack it a bit. I think it worked OK for overall hour logging, but I wanted to also have hour totals per build phase (tail/wings/fuse/etc), and I believe that was the part I had to muck with a bit.

End result can be seen in the sidebar here: http://rv.squawk1200.net/
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