Archive for the "WordPress" Tag

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Posted On: 2014 / 09 / 14

I recently felt like making a few banners for my plugins. First questions that came to mind: "what's the name of the file again? what dimensions?". And then, while making stuff: "will this be hidden by the plugin's title?" So, I made this simple banner template as a Photoshop PSD file. Nothing genius but feel […][...] → Read more

I released a number of WordPress plugins over the last 10 years ("24 plugins and 1,062,110 downloads", says my fun bookmarklet) and they all mostly fall in one of these three categories: Outdated stuff that are no longer maintained because I don't need them anymore Simple stuff that don't require any maintenance because they just […][...] → Read more

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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: 2014 / 01 / 22

There's a recurring debate about WordPress and whether they should keep code compatible with PHP 5.2 or drop it and bump the requirements to a newer PHP version. Hey, I have an opinion on this. What's wrong with PHP 5.2? Nothing much, except PHP 5.2 was released in November 2006, and was maintained and developed […][...] → 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: 2013 / 05 / 07

A quick ping today by Jeff Chandler reminded me that nine years ago this blog started running on WordPress. Time flies when you're worry-free :) So, before everyone celebrates WordPress' 10 years birthday, I'll blow a few candles first: happy 9th birthday planetOzh :)[...] → Read more

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Posted On: 2013 / 03 / 18

The fine folks from WPMU DEV are running a cool giveaway for 1 annual membership, a $219 value. Who ? Win what? WPMU DEV is a WordPress community that features premium WordPress 24-7 support, plugins, and themes. Members get unlimited access to WPMU DEV plugins and themes, as well as constant access to our talented […][...] → 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 / 03 / 22

Look at what the mailman finally brought me today: OMG. I'm all excited. Writing stuff is great, submitting Word documents for proofreading is great, reviewing PDF chapters is great, downloading the whole ebook is great but, man, holding the hefty nifty paperback, feeling its weight, substance and existence… Wow :)[...] → Read more