Archive for 2009

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Posted On: 2009 / 12 / 28

The essence of plugins is giving to WordPress users more control over their blog, that is, most of the time, more options. Typically, a plugin adds a page under the Settings menu, where you can modify the options (see this article on register_setting() for best practices). But if you think about multi user blogs, it […][...] → Read more

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Posted On: 2009 / 12 / 19

Christmas is around the corner, so how about a little giveaway? I feel like offering one of my readers a copy of The Smashing Book (313 pages, paperback, full-color images on coated paper, seems like a pretty book indeed). Drooling yet? Enter the giveaway![...] → Read more

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Posted On: 2009 / 11 / 16

I've recently moved to WordPress an active community site which is run and moderated by several editors and administrators. Each post gets dozens of comments, and I wanted to highlight those made by staff members. What not to do If you've googled a bit for a solution on how to identify authors' or admins' comments, […][...] → Read more

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Posted On: 2009 / 10 / 29

A few months ago (yeah, that long) I was asked by Packt Publishing if I would like to review a copy of WordPress Plugin Development: Beginner's Guide by Vladimir Prelovac. Needless to say, I thought this could be fun and interesting, so I jumped on the occasion, and finally found some time to read the […][...] → Read more

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Posted On: 2009 / 10 / 23

By Joel Fisher in the wp-hackers mailing list: I in fact choose to use a coffeemaker to boil vegetables. Why? Because if I used something else that just makes coffee, my client would ask me "Can it boil vegetables?". WordPress is a powerful and flexible tool. Period. I love this :)[...] → Read more

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Posted On: 2009 / 10 / 14

I've finally released the much awaited and long overdue YOURLS version 1.4. It's still not perfect but there are no more blocking issue that I know of. This version brings a much better installer, an upgrader from version 1.3 of course, lots of code improvements, and, yum yum, stats (example). Honestly, and such, you're […][...] → Read more

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Posted On: 2009 / 09 / 29

As you may know already (and if you don't, dude, follow me) I was one of the judges in the WordPress Plugin Competition held by Weblogtoolscollections. The podium for this year's comp has been finally revealed so, as promised, I'm now publishing the 43 reviews of the 43 contestant plugins. Warning: this is going to […][...] → Read more

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Posted On: 2009 / 09 / 17

Every now and then, here and there, you've seen people asking for tips or articles explaining how you really can use "wordpress as a cms". I've read most of these articles, and they all fail and miss the point, honestly. So, without further ado, I'll reveal The Definitive Guide To Using WordPress as a CMS.[...] → Read more

Lately I realized that I absolutely don't care any longer about trackbacks. At the beginning, it was fun to get a notice every time someone would link to my blog, and I would religiously check their site and probably discovered cool blogs this way. But now? While I value comments, I just don't see the […][...] → Read more

Short intro for readers who don't follow me or this blog's feed: I've been a judge in the annual WordPress Plugin Competition, and as such I have reviewed a number of plugins. Read more about this. As promised, I'm going to share a list of the most common mistakes, errors, misunderstandings, bad habits or wrong […][...] → Read more