Archive for the "Review" Tag

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Posted On: 2010 / 05 / 25

Weeks ago, Ronald Huereca sent me a complimentary copy of his ebook WordPress and Ajax and I finally took some time to read it. I knew Ronald can craft good things (you've read stuff from him on WLTC) so I was curious but, hey, a whole book just about Ajax? Six word review It did […][...] → 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 / 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

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

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Posted On: 2009 / 04 / 15

Recently, I've been using Twitter more and more. I recently launched a tiny web service and decided to use Twitter as a "marketing" platform (maybe I'll blog about this later) so I really needed a way to switch easily between multiple Twitter accounts and identity. The best twitter client I've found yet is Splitweet, a […][...] → Read more

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Posted On: 2008 / 08 / 08

Here is part 2 (of 2) of my "reviewing", mostly from a plugin coder's point of view, the plugins running in the WordPress Plugin Competition. Please, please and puh-leaaase, if you are a contestant and if you didn't read Part One, do read it before you proceed to part 2. There is a mandatory disclaimer […][...] → Read more

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Posted On: 2008 / 08 / 07

Every year or so, the excellent staff from the excellent Weblog Tools Collection runs a Plugin Competition. This is a very exciting moment of the plugin year because it fosters plugin coding and plugin ideas, and introduces new coders. This year, 50 plugins were submitted, which I think is excellent. As I looked at some […][...] → Read more

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Posted On: 2008 / 05 / 20

Widgetized Dashboard: this very efficient plugin allows you to populate your Dashboard with the widgets you want, all the widgets you want, and just the widgets you want, just like sidebar widgets. Remove the "Plugins" widget? Add any RSS feed you like? You name it. In my early WordPress 2.5 review a few weeks before […][...] → Read more

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Posted On: 2008 / 04 / 24

ShareWP is a digg-like site (using Pligg I think) dedicated solely to, obviously, WordPress. It seems fairly new (domain registered a few months ago, only a handful or registered users) and I think it has some potential: overall it's nicely done, and well focused on WordPress, a topic that other socialish sites such as Reddit […][...] → Read more

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Posted On: 2008 / 03 / 14

In a few days, the next blue thing will land: WordPress 2.5 should come to a download link near you. Being a fairly old WordPress user (I've started looking into it when it was version 0.72 and this very blog was first online on version 1.02) I can remember every major release and the new […][...] → Read more