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Remote storage … for backups?

Amazon S3 plugin for WordPress : tan tan noodles :

“This WordPress plugin allows you to use Amazon’s Simple Storage Service to host your media for your WordPress powered blog.

Amazon S3 is a cheap and cost effective way to scale your site to easily handle large spikes in traffic (such as from Digg) without having to go through the expense of setting up the infrastructure for a content delivery network. Startup companies are embracing it for their online storage solution, and even bloggers are starting to use it to host their images and other static media (such as mp3 files for their podcasts).”

Now, really, is that impressive or what?!


If you’ve wondered about .htaccess then …

Nerdaphernalia » Override single WordPress pages with .htaccess

“With this modification to the basic WordPress .htaccess rewrite, you can now put a hard-coded file in a particular place in the hierarchy.
How Does it Work?

For an example, let’s look at this page in a typical WordPress site …”

A real nice walk-through.

Dashboard Widget Manager plugin for WordPress 2.5

Dashboard Widget Manager at WordPress Plugins by Viper007Bond:

“WordPress 2.5 introduces a widgetized dashboard, but unfortunately no manager for it to rearrange and remove widgets. This plugin fills that need by creating a new admin page very similiar to the new sidebar widget manager.

A Vertitable Tsunami of Goodness

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). has really blown my socks off:

Most Popular Posts

Also from

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  • Mastering Your WordPress Theme Hacks and Techniques – part 1 of 4 part “Guide to Master”
  • Like playing with fire? running with scissors?

    Multi-plugin Plugin – “a very simple script that allows you to add small bits of PHP scripts, such as WordPress filters, without having to make a plugin for them.”

    To the WP-Hackers mail-list Aaron Harun wrote, “Just drop that in a new plugin file. I also have a very dangerous plugin that allows you to eval snippets and add functions for little things like this. The “plugin” is officially unsupported and may eat kittens.”

    see also from AJAXed WordPress (AWP) – “formerly know as INAP, is an extremely powerful AJAX plugin that harnesses the power of AJAX and WordPress to improve the user experience, the administration capabilities and the design potential of any WordPress based blog.”

    Heads up! WordPress » 2.5 On the Horizon

    WordPress › DevBlog » “2.5 Sneak Peek”

    “A customizable dashboard, multi-file upload, built-in galleries, one-click plugin upgrades, tag management, built-in Gravatars, full text feeds, and faster load times sound interesting? Then WordPress 2.5 might be the release for you. It’s been in the oven for a while, and we’re finally ready to open the doors a bit to give you a taste.”

    Tightening Akismet Anti-Spam

    Akismet Anti SPAM AddOn/Hack [Archive] – Pixelpost Forum: “This is not a true addon and needs core files to tbe changed a bit – do it only if you know what you are doing.”

    WordPress PassWord Security

    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.

    Paj’s Home: Cryptography: JavaScript MD5: Login System (see also CHAP Secure Login):

    “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

    Future WP as CMS? Today: WordPress as Forum

    *Yes, I know, WP is being used as CMS in lotsa places … just my way of making a good headline.*

    From “Use WordPress as a Forum” (powered by TDOMiniForms)

    “It works by treating Categories as Forums and treating Posts with omments as Topics. I’ve also built in a number of features to the theme:
    * Lists Posts by date of last comment (instead of published date) (included as a page template)
    * Unread topics are highlighted and can be used to filter posts list (included as a page template)
    * A hierarchical Forum list (included as a page template)
    * AJAX Comment Preview (can be turned off)
    * Comment QuickTags (can be turned off)
    * Forum-looking Layout
    * Pages and Categories can be used as Tabs (configurable)
    * RSS 2.0 Feed of forum posts (can optionally be included in the theme or replace the main post RSS feed link)

    Nip & Tuck for WP2.5 Plugin Styles

    WordPress 2.5 Plugin Settings Pages Style Guide – Joost de Valk’s SEO Blog:

    “Fellow plugin authors beware! Your plugin settings pages might look pretty awful in WordPress 2.5’s new admin theme… Currently, I’m working on making all my plugins work and look good in it, and I had to do a bit of research.”

  • Migrating plugins and themes at WordPress codex