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10 Things You Need To Know About WordPress 2.7 | Technosailor.com; as I tweeted just now, “Pretty much MustRead … mucho shiny.” You’ll prolly also want to read December 11, 2008 – WP2.7 “Coltrane” (by Matt. Filed under Development) at WordPress.org.
And while you’re at Aaron’s site,
check out his TwitPitch plugin, an alternative contact form that originates a DM to you. This is a brilliant idea, but Aaron informs me that it quit working a little while ago … deff promote as ToDo.
This all has me wondering if I’m still need to find a good comment threading plugin or not.
Jeff Chandler’s “List Of WordPress Plugins I Use“. Thanks to Jeff for that list and for pointing me to “30+ Tools to Turn WordPress into a Personal Hub” at Mashable. (And his tip on redirecting snoops away from your plugin directory.)
Other plugins of interest:
- Sideblog … kinda like tweets directly into your sidebar. Related would be tWPtter (pronounced t-WHIP-ter), which is “a micro-blogging plugin for WordPress”.
- Custom Field Widgets Plugin … one of many; I’m going to munge through this whole type to find what will fit a very specific need. More l8r
- “With Comment Sorter, readers can disable Trackbacks and also decide what order they would like to read the comments.” Yaaa, that’s the sorta customize functionality I want: neat and user-friendly.
Also by RaProject.com, WP Ajax Edit Comments: “allows users and admins to edit comments on a post. Users can edit their own comments for a limited time, while admins can edit all comments”.
From Performancing.com: “7 Great Examples of WP Threaded Comments”
I spoze this is the place to put “MyCaptcha for Comments“. Not what I need just now, but dandy if your situation is different.
- Use WordPress as a Forum! … who can resist this? See it in action on TheDeadOne’s site.
- Role Manager -“WP2.0 introduces the concept of Roles. Each Role is allowed to perform a set of tasks called Capabilities. This Plugin allows you to define and manage multiple subscriber profiles – called Roles and their Capabilities. Also you can create new Roles and Capabilities.” There is also Role Scoper to be considered; I’m gonna need to roll something like this into Mooo.
- Rate Your Comments (Comment Karma). In line with this is SezWho; “a comment rating/reputation based service. Users rate on comments for a given post which can in turn, leverage ratings of a commenter on other blogs.”
- Here’s two I consider non-negotiable: Subscribe to Comments and Live Comment Preview. Somewhat related, WP_EasyReply. (Jeff has posted an elegant enhancement to this.)
- QuickPost WordPress Plugin – “Inspired by the tumblr.com’s bookmarklet … this plugin allows you to quickly post text, images, photos, quotes, and videos to your WordPress implementation.”
- And mebbe just cuz I luv tabbiness: Tabbed Widgets (“one can easily create tab and accordion type blocks of content without writing a single line of code. Simply select the widgets you want to appear as tabs, specify their tab titles and a new tabbed widget is created automatically”) and post Tabs (“postTabs allows you to easily split your post/page content into Tabs that will be shown to your visitors.”))
p.s. WordPress et al is doing a GPL shakeout … started with “cleaning up” the themes collection, but it’s reverberating down into plugin territory. Viz.: “”Why Were 200 WordPress Themes Removed?” and “Removal of 200 GPL-licensed WordPress themes; Automattic putting the boot to premium theme developers“
I was just spidering “plugins” to find what’s what with threading comments … honest, that’s all I was intent on!
But I found myself with a whole flock of tabs … so here’s the bufferdump (as it stand this moment … I’ll prolly update this in the next few hours).
- WordPress Plugins and Tutorials | Developer Toolbox
- from HackWordPress.com: Best WordPress Plugins (big list, sorted by function) and Collection of WordPress Hacks; also Feature Posts with the WP-Sticky WordPress Plugin
- from HeadSetOptions.org: Anatomy of a Magazine Style Premium WordPress Theme – Part 1 “The Loop” (11JAN08) and Anatomy of a Magazine Style Premium WordPress Theme – Part 2: DOMTab, Tabber, more (19JAN08); see SlickMania.com as example of sidebar tabs
- from DarrenHoyt.com: Creating Two-Tiered Conditional Navigation in WordPress – “Here is a common navigational scheme, with parent pages on top and child pages (if they exist) on bottom”
Noupe.com has really blown my socks off:
Most Popular Posts
- 101 CSS Techniques Of All Time- Part 1
- The 7 CSS Hacks that we should use
- 101 CSS Techniques Of All Time- Part2
- 47+ Excellent Ajax CSS Forms
- 37+ Great Ajax, CSS Tab-Based Interfaces
- 70+ Visually Impressing Header Graphics
- 7 Advanced CSS Menu, A Great Roundup!!
Also from Noupe.com:
There’s more to this than I can say; I’m really not up to speed on this issue. But this post raises some of the most important points.
“The core of the login system is a “challenge response” exchange. The server generates a random number – the challenge – and sends this to the client. The client performs a hash operation including both the challenge and the password, and returns the result to the server. The server checks this against its own calculation. During this exchange, the password is never transmitted as plaintext. Replay attacks are prevented because the challenge is different every time.”
Also of interest: technosailor’s WordPress FAQ series
“an open, decentralized, free framework for user-centric digital identity. Applications may use OpenID to assert ownership over a given identity url. The wpopenid plugin lets visitors to a WordPress blog quickly register, login, and leave comments using their OpenID Identity.”
“a must-use essential WordPress plugin once again. Feed Footer is a WordPress plugin that allows you to add footers under all your blog posts in your RSS feed. With this nifty plugin, you can add copyright notices under all your Blog Posts in the RSS feed [and more]”
“The Super Category plugin allows you to have multiple websites running off of one install and one database (one set of tables). The websites can share content if you wish it, and can have different titles, descriptions and themes. This plugin is a true plugin: there are NO HACKS and NO THEME EDITS of any kind. The plugin works with any other plugins and themes that use WordPress’ built in APIs, and features modular functions that can even make other plugins that use custom queries work also.”
“a simple to make, easy, free and fun utility to help establish your identity across the web. Have a Flickr account and a Facebook and AIM? Combine all your profiles on the web into one attractive widget that you can put on your blog, your myspace or anywhere on the web.”
*NB: What some folk are calling “upgrade” lots of other folk are calling “update”. (I’m in the latter group.)*
LaughingSquid writes: “The WordPress Automatic Upgrade Plugin Rocks”
“The WordPress Automatic Upgrade Plugin, created by Keith Dsouza of Techie Buzz, is one of the best WordPress plugins ever written. It makes upgrading WordPress quick and super easy, letting you know exactly it what is doing each step of the way.
It it does a backup of both your files and database, grabs the latest version of WordPress, disables and then re-enables your plugins and even puts your blog into maintenance mode during the upgrade.”
“WordPress Automatic Upgrade Plugin saves you all the headaches and efforts while upgrading your wordpress installation. Here is what the WordPress Automatic Upgrade does.
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And now, returning to regular programming: