Archive for February, 2008

To add custom content to the "Write" admin pages (where you write posts, pages or links), WordPress 2.5 introduces a new function set: add_meta_box() Simple plugin example : < View plain text > php <?php /* Plugin Name: Example: Add Meta Box Plugin URI: # Description: Simple example showing how to add a "meta box" […][...] → Read more

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Posted On: 2008 / 02 / 16

Migrating Plugins from 2.3 to 2.5. WordPress coders, get prepared for the upcoming 2.5 (to be released on March 10th). Themes shouldn't be affected by the new features and code, but plugins messing with the admin area will probably need a rework.[...] → Read more

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Posted On: 2008 / 02 / 14

I finally got an iPod Nano 3G (after much pondering) and it's, well, ok. Stunning device with awesome usability, but pathetic software and missing some key features. Every time I listen to music, I love my iPod. Every time I manage my MP3 collection, I hate it (even after I got rid of the hapless […][...] → Read more

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Posted On: 2008 / 02 / 14

If you don't have an SVN install to play with next WordPress version (the upcoming 2.5 milestone), someone is here to help. Chris Johnston has set up a WP 2.5 demo site so you can log in the admin area and see what's changing in there. New colors, new look, new menus, new interface: this […][...] → Read more

< View plain text > php query_posts($query_string.'posts_per_page=-1');        while(have_posts()) {        the_post();        the_time();        the_title(); } This will display the time and title for all your posts. This could result in a very long page, and a more usable way of doing it would be to […][...] → Read more

I'm a reader of the wp-hackers mailing list. Besides some fairly useless and unproductive advocacy or opinion threads happening on an annoyingly regular basis, the list is also a very great place to share code tips and snippets. Someone asks a "how do I do this" question, and someone else (sometimes) comes up with a […][...] → Read more

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Posted On: 2008 / 02 / 06

The increasingly popular Prologue theme now has a dedicated website: Prologue Theme, with a convenient download link pointing to a .zip archive instead of an SVN repository. What I like about this theme is the idea they had to include a trimmed down version of the post interface right into the home page. I see […][...] → Read more

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Posted On: 2008 / 02 / 01

PuTTy Connection Manager: PuTTy with tabs. This is awesomely awesome. If I had to chose one feature a software was missing since mankind and software exist, I would have pointed this one. Now I can die happy :)[...] → Read more