Archive for the "Plugins" Tag

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Posted On: 2014 / 04 / 16

Twitter is fun and catchy, but the thing is: once tweeted, gone forever. Found an awesome link last month, shared it with a relevant #hashtag? Good luck finding it now. Your data now lives and dies on Twitter and you have no hand on it. Four years ago to address this problem I made yet-another-Twitter-to-WordPress […][...] → Read more

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Posted On: 2013 / 05 / 25

As of writing, the 26 WordPress plugins I have hosted on wordpress.org have been downloaded one million times. Of course this is mostly due to my most popular plugin, Admin Drop Down Menu, which has been downloaded more than 700,000 times over the last 6 years, but this is a cool mark anyway. Is there […][...] → Read more

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Posted On: 2012 / 12 / 20

I was having a look at my Profile page on WordPress.org and wondered how many downloads all my plugins had. Start Menu, Accessories, Calculat.. HEY? What am I doing here? Bookmarklet Fun The following Javascript snippet will do the job for you: javascript < view plain text > (function () {     var total […][...] → Read more

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Posted On: 2012 / 12 / 19

I wrote a simple WordPress plugin to address a simple problem: every 2 weeks, on every computer I'm working on, I have to login again to my blogs and, oh the annoyance, click the "Remember Me" checkbox because by blogs can't remember to remember me. Longer auth cookie expiration (one year instead of 2 weeks) […][...] → Read more

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Posted On: 2011 / 01 / 14

A few days ago, the fine folks from DigWP have published a .htaccess trick to enable logging in from yoursite.com/login instead of yoursite.com/wp-login.php. Their trick is perfectly valid, yet improvable: it requires editing of the .htaccess, a file you don't want noobs to mess with. So my thoughts were: "OK, that's nice and everything, but […][...] → Read more

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Posted On: 2010 / 10 / 04

It will be a matter of personal preference or a matter of clients asking for it, but I bet this one is going to be a frequent question in the next months: "How do I remove the Admin Bar?". This will probably slightly change as this component is heavily under works, but as of now […][...] → Read more

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Posted On: 2010 / 09 / 21

I've tried various plugins to backup my tweets into WordPress but none did really the job (actually most were doing much more stuff I didn't need, and most didn't keep track of the "in reply to" bits I wanted to have), so I made my own, which has powered my tweet archive for some time […][...] → Read more

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Posted On: 2010 / 09 / 18

Recently, as part of a broader redesign, the plugin pages on WordPress.org have begun to reshape. There are some nice addition, for instance now voting that a plugin is broken sends you directly to the support forum to state your problem. But there are changes that I strongly dislike, in particular the removal of the […][...] → Read more

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Posted On: 2010 / 09 / 01

So, peeps, I have good news and bad news. And by good news, I mean super mega hyper exciting announcement. The good news: three persons, carefully handpicked among all the three most important people in WordPress, are writing a book, I mean, THE book, on WordPress Plugin Development. These three fine chaps are Brad Williams, […][...] → Read more

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Posted On: 2010 / 08 / 08

The bad news: in 8 days as of writing, Twitter will be shutting off basic authentication for third party applications. No more entering your login/password, but a more secure OAuth system that redirects you to Twitter's site and confirm you're allowing access to your account. All this, honestly, kind of sucks. The good news: I've […][...] → Read more