Archive for the ‘geek’ Category

Some of WPLift’s WP resources

WPLift.com | @WPLift

Reading up on “comments” again

WP references / tutorials

Section 9.3. Tutorials, References ripped from How to make a child theme for WordPress: A pictorial introduction for beginners – op111.net. (“Reasonable use”, yes?)

Building Community Websites: Navigation and Usability

Building a Tourist Community Website With WordPress: Navigation and Usability Rules « Lorelle on WordPress

“We’re going to write a WordPress Plugin that makes sure Baripedia doesn’t break up every time URLs change. This plugin will replace public URLs with internal page IDs just like the original default URLs, similar to what WordPress does with its canonical redirects now, but differently. When rendering, it will replace those internal page IDs back to the current permalinks. This will make the entire site completely indifferent to the URL scheme that we choose and to page hierarchy.

Stay tuned for more news on how this breadcrumb navigation and redirection WordPress Plugin develops.

Great stuff … solid, and really well written.

p.s. almost entirely unrelated: Lifestream displays your social feeds and photos much like you would see it on many of the social networking sites. from ibegin.com … not light, and apparently it bogs some … but sure would be nice as an addition to a personalized About page, a UserProfile page.

Feet up, eyes closed, head back › first post with “Press This”

Use Press This to clip text, images and videos from any web page. Then edit and add more straight from Press This before you save or publish it in a post on your blog.

via Feet up, eyes closed, head back › Tools — WordPress.

10 – X Best Plugins for Comments

10 – 4 …. I found six good ones from this list.
*ripped from 10 Best Plugins To Get More Comments [Makes me crazy when folk say “Check here” and they aren’t even using the plugins they just pimped … insanity, pure and simple. -bdt]

Here are the ones that really caught my eye (not confirmed/verified):

Came across this one while rummaging around: Top Commenters Plugin / Widget.

Ok … I just couldn’t quit; here’s a whole other set:

  • AJAXed WordPress (AWP) – “harnesses the power of both AJAX and WordPress to improve the user experience, the administration capabilities and the design potential of any WordPress based blog. Some of AWP’s features include loading posts inline, inline comments, threaded comments, AJAX comment submission, AJAX Navigation, live comment preview and much more. All aspects of the plugin are easily customized through a single Administration panel.”
  • Category Posts Widget 1.3 – “Category Posts Widget is a light widget designed to do one thing and do it well: display the most recent posts from a certain category. Features: Specify how many posts to show; Set which category the posts should come form; Optionally show the post excerpt
  • Insights – “brings a powerful new way to write your blog posts. With Insights you can very quickly (in couple of seconds) do the following: Search your blog for posts, edit them or insert links to them into the current post; Insert Flickr Images; Insert Youtube videos; Search and link to Wikipedia; Search Google; Insert a Google Map”
  • In Series – “lets you write series of posts in WordPress, without having to deal with the hassle of manually writing up tables of contents or “next” and “previous” links in each post. It adds a new set of controls to the post editing screen, allowing you to add the post to a series (new or existing), re-order the post within a series it’s already in, or remove the post from a series entirely.”
  • MultiPage ToolKit – “the ultimate companion for people who use the multi-page capabilities of wordpress. Easy to use fully integrated in to the wordpress visual editor (tinyMCE) (WordPress 2.5 and above) and simple to use options page to create great navigation links. No coding required !!!! Using the nextpage button in the editor or the <!–nextpage–> quicktag you can create multi-page posts, and this plugin gives you three functions that extend this functionality even more!!”
  • Rob Marsh’s Recent Posts – “displays a list of your blog’s newest posts. The output can be customised in many ways.”
    • Also by Marsh, and related: Similar Posts – “displays a list of posts which are related or similar to the current post.
  • andre renaut’s MyCaptcha (I almost forgot about this!!) “Allows you to display a captcha on your comment form to avoid spam.”
  • list of posts by category – “displays a list of the posts from each category of your WordPress installation. It can be added to a post or page, or used directly in a template file.”
  • Of special interest to my uses: AZIndex Plugin – “or generating alphabetical indexes of your weblog’s posts. Enhance your WordPress blog by creating multiple, three-level alphabetical indexes of your posts based on any combination of post title, author, extract, or custom fields of your choice. Select which posts are included in your indexes using a combination of categories and tags, display them in up to four columns on a single page or over multiple pages.” see Demo1 and Demo2

Grande finale: a fabulous list of plugins; WordPress Plugins I Use from Vladimir Prelovac’s site.

Feed Subscriptions, Stats and Management

How to assemble a Feedburner alternative using WordPress plugins | Samir Bharadwaj dot Com

Also of note, from BloggingPro.com: “WordPress ShowCase” – “a cool development from the WordPress.org pages. They have recently launched a section called “WordPress Showcase”, which is a page dedicated to display great WordPress implementations by users just like us”.

On the geek side of the street:

And of note: InstenseDebate is up and running; gotta check the newest plugin.

WordPress CMS

WordPress CMS at keywords.oxus.net … March 8, 2007

“I’ve recently gotten very good at using WordPress to power static websites. The reason being that recent changes to WordPress have made it really easy to do so. Most people think of WorPress as a blogging platform, and that is what it is setup to do out of the box. However, a few minor adjustments and you can hide the blog completely, or move it so that it isn’t the first thing you see when you visit the site. Used in this way WordPress becomes more than a blog; it becomes a CMS or Content Management System.
First, why would you want to use WordPress if you aren’t running a blog? For lots of reasons. In minutes you will be running a fully functional website which conforms to web standard …”

Doing WP2.5 Right

Answers to Questions about Version 2.5 « Weblogtoolscollection News by Michael H – “These questions and answers were gleaned from the wp-hackers and wp-testers e-mail lists over that last several weeks.”

If you’re of a mind to get involved, there’s Michael’s wiki version “FAQ” on Codex.


 

In the mood for some dense geekish goodness? Check out Andy Skelton’s “Cache with Versioned Tags“. (“Just another WP hacker” … yaaaa right! *grin*)


 

p.s. my begging bowl is out: GroundPlane.wordpress.com

TheDeadOne.net on Tags and Categories

Software: TDO Tag Fixes WordPress Plugin – “Some fixes and extensions for WordPress tags such as a tag cloud using only tags found in a specific category and also tag and category intersection.”


Ward references Ryan Boren’s “Taxonomy Intersections and Unions“.
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I gotta tell you, on the subject of corporate culture, there is something that really really really pisses me off about that sort of document. (Who am I to talk, you ask? I’ve been working on technical documents since 1972. And I’ll say there’s only a very slight probability that you have any clue what “heavy lifting” is really all about. MIL-SPEC FMECA, NORAD/SAC comms, TELCO … mind-bendingly difficult, and all of it has to be written squeaky clean.) I don’t want to be insulting, but there’s a way of writing something in 15 minutes that leaves 90% of the readers in the dark … “hermetic” … and it could be clarified with another 30 minutes spent on clarification.

A reference document stands and works for weeks and months. “Too busy” to do it right in 45 minutes? Snotty crap … plausibly-deniable passive aggression. Take your “too busy” and shove it you.know.where.
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