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“lets you customize the order in which posts are displayed per category, per tag, or over-all, in WordPress 2.3+ blog. Now with category or tag based meta-stickiness!”
“Background – I created this plugin to solve the cahallenge posed by non-trivial ordering of posts when using WordPress as a Content Management System(C.M.S.) at David Krut Publishing.
There we use a single WordPress install to run both the news and blog sections as well as a bookshop catalog – for news items the default reverse chronological order is perfect but in the case of books there are issues other than date of uploading to the site that should determine the prominence the particular ‘post’ about a book is given on the site. This plugin allows manulally configuring the order posts appear in when viewing a specific category – with ordered posts apearing first followed by the rest in their usual order without braking the default WordPress pagination.”
An example site (from the WP-Hackers mail list) is http://www.springsresorts.com.au/
As GoodThings2Life wrote in his comment on “WordPress 2.5 Demo Site” at WebToolsCollection.com:
“OK, for those of you who can’t seem to understand what a good Admin UI should look like, this is it: http://www.brokenkode.com/shuttleThe Shuttle project needs to be resurrected and implemented, and until it is, I will be sticking with a pre-2.5 build of WordPress for my site or else desperately looking for a 2.5-compatible admin theme plugin.”
That page at Broken Kode | Shuttle carries a complete set of screenshots (mock-ups?).
This arose clearly with “Is it possible to use a category and some tags to select a post in the 2.3.x version of WordPress?” by Burobjorn in “tags, categories and selecting posts” on the [wp-hackers] mail-list.
It isn’t as simple as it might seem: in the next reply, Christine Davis pointed out, “It is possible, but it requires sorta abusing the API a little”. She also included a link to her nifty little category/tag cloud experiment.
A potential solution lies in making the best of Software: TDO Tag Fixes WordPress Plugin [ thedeadone.net ]:
did you know that you can display multiple tags in the one archive and even generate a feed for that? WordPress 2.3 introduced native tagging support, which is rather nifty. This plugin is simply intended as an example of how to implement tag and category intersections. [see Boren on “Taxonomy Intersections and Unions”]
In his email to [WP-Hackers] Mark Cunningham sets this out very neatly: “You can see it in action here. Go any category and then the tag cloud in the sidebar updates to show only tags within that category. Select tag from the tag cloud and it’ll list only posts in that category with that tag.”
“… there is loads of categories – one for each “game”. Have a look at the tag cloud on the front page, then select a “game” from the sidebar. You should see that the tag cloud changes, showing only the tags used within that category. Click on one of the tags and it’ll only show you posts from that “game” with those tags.”
Also of interest: “Version 0.10 of TDO Mini Forms” – “This plugin allows you to add a form to your website that allows your readers (including non-registered) to submit posts.”
Internet users could be banned over illegal downloads – Times Online
Six million broadband users are estimated to download files illegally every year in this country in a practice that music and film companies claim is costing them billions of pounds in lost revenue annually.
Smart Mobs » Blog Archive » Treating my Facebook community as a public
Treating my Facebook community as a public
Raanan Bar-Cohen’s “Switched to Google Apps for Personal Email” sums it up real well, especially as he points to Scott Hanselman’s “Migrating a Family to google apps”.
So, if you can map your domain … I think it’s just about time to make the leap. And I’ve been using Mozilla mail since 1996, recently w/IMAP from a grand-fathered netscape.net account … so this has been a long time coming.
BTW: I’m planning on setting up an account just so I can send all my saved POP3 mail to it, to see if GMail’s search functionality is all it’s cracked up to be.
Smart Mobs » Blog Archive » Habermas blows off question about the Internet and the Public Sphere – November 5th, 2007 by Howard Rheingold
“I think it’s important now to build new theories and not simply to rely on Habermas, who is signalling his ignorance of the meaning of the changes in the infosphere that have taken place in recent decades. He did his part in his time, but the ideal public sphere he described — a bourgeois public sphere dominated by broadcast media — should not be taken as the model for the formation of public opinion in 21st century democracies.”
What I’m going to write is that Habermas’ ideals are so far from being reali-ized that that their validlity and his perfunctory defense of them m