Archive for the ‘plugin’ Category
- WordPress Plugins
- News, Tutorials & Resources Roundup No.6
- Create a Social Network with WordPress & BuddyPress
- How To: Add a forum to WordPress with the bbPress plugin
- How To: Create a Knowledge Base using WordPress
- Plugin Launch: WPTurbo Autoblogging Plugin
- 10 things You can do Today to Improve Your WordPress blog
- 30 Unusual, Fresh and Creative WordPress Blog Designs 3
- Code: Adding Recent Comments To Your WordPress Theme.
- Better WordPress Recent Comments – Better WordPress.
- Get Recent Comment with Gravatar without plugin / WordPress Tricks & Tips.
- Absolute Comments: Comment Manager with Instant Reply « planetOzh.
- How To: Rearrange WordPress Comments (Latest On Top) | WPThemesPlugin.com.
- Bram.us » My improved Pingbacks/Trackbacks & Comments separation for WP2.0.
“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.
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“
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:
- An Easy Way To Get the Contents of a Custom Field from Nathan Rice
- Grab data from WordPress database5 and Useful WordPress Tricks from StylizedWeb.com
- Strange Things With Sticky Posts at WPEngineer.com
- Really Simple History (RSH): Ajax history and bookmarking library at google code
And of note: InstenseDebate is up and running; gotta check the newest plugin.
The Ultimate WordPress CMS Plugin – Fresh Post // Freshout : Philadelphia Interactive Web Development Agency – “Here are some of the new features”:
– Custom Write Pages
– Snipshot Integration and Native Cropper
– Image Thumbnail Preview
– Date Picker
– Audio Player
– CSS Class for Images
– Add Custom Write Panels for Pages
– Large File Uploads and Retrievals
– Lots of Confusing UI/Process Clean-up
– Lots more in the works… it’ll be a nice surprise
Also of interest: Role Manager 2.2.1 released
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“.
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.
“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?!