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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
  • Buffer Dump 18JAN08


    In the OpenID department: Social WhiteList with OpenID
    Also: “OpenID Delegate WordPress plugin will add OpenID delegation abilities to your blog, thus allowing you to sign in to various OpenID supported sites using your blog’s URL.” and “WordPress YADIS/XRDS is a WordPress plug-in to aid in delegating your OpenID to another server.”

    Buffer Dump 27DEC07

    An editor that blows away markup and an RSS system that blows away feed data … ain’t it fun to be working with toys instead of tools? (Hint: no f’n way.)

    Looking through my backup material (including a set of OPMLs) I came across this swath of links … it’s crude to just paste, but I’m tired and a tad bummed out. (Hard to do work when high-ridden folk are trashing your stuff.)

    So, without more prelude, a slab of links.

    A list from Graphic Design Blog | “WordPress as a CMS – Content Management System”:

    • Five WordPress Enabling Plugins
      This article from Blaze Media talks you through 5 WordPress Plugins which make it easier to use WordPress as a Content Management system
    • Creating Custom Templates for WordPress
      Charity at Design adaptations gives a step by step guide to creating template pages in WordPress –
      “One of the ways I use WordPress as a CMS is by way of custom templates. The kind of pages which can be added using template files that you define are virtually limitless. Say you want to showcase your Portfolio. You might need a layout vastly different from your default pages.” Charity has several other articles about using WordPress including Configure WordPress as a CMS.
    • 5 Reasons to use WordPress as a CMS
      David Peralty at Blogging Pro shares his 5 reasons that WordPress should be used as a CMS.
    • WordPress Ecommerce Plugin
      A plugin from which brings ecommerce to WordPress. (as mentioned above by Jennifer)
    • How to Install WordPress Locally on Windows
      J David Macor gives a step by step guide on how to get WordPress running locally on a PC, ideal if you want to test your WordPress website before releasing it publicly.
    • How to Install WordPress Locally on a Mac

      Michael Doig gives a step by step guide on how to get WordPress running locally on a Mac, again ideal if you want to test your WordPress website before releasing it publicly.

    • Using WordPress as a CMS
      Blog helper has several different articles about using WordPress as a CMS including how to use WordPress to create a portfolio site
    • The Revolution CMS Theme
      Brian Gardner has created a premium WordPress theme called Revolution – a magazine style CMS theme.
    • Another to Adaptations to WordPress to Use it as a CMS
      This article from gives more information about working with categories, adding a FAQ page, a contact form and making sure the whole WordPress website is searchable.
    • WordPress Sandbox Theme
      The Sandbox theme at is a very minimalistic theme ready to be styled in any way you wish. If you are looking for a fairly blank canvas to start your WordPress CMS website and know a bit about CSS it could be a place to start.
    • Customise your WordPress Login
      David at David Airey has an article on how to customise your WordPress Login page. This could be useful if you are using WordPress to build a CMS website for one of your clients and want the login page to fit in with their corporate look.
    • How to hide pages and rearrange your menu in WordPress
      Randa at Randa Clay Design discusses how she worked out how to rearrange wordpress navigation and hide elements she did not want to appear.
    • Using WordPress as a CMS
      Char at Essential Keystrokes talks you through how she made a website using WordPress as a Content Management System.
    • From Weblog to Cms
      This article by John McCreesh at can show you how to create a static home page if you are using an older version of WordPress.
    • How to Create a WordPress Theme
      An article by Jonathan on how to put together a WordPress Theme from scratch.

    Buffer Dump 23DEC07

    Slim pickin’s today … busy with cooking and such, putting up my most recent batch of beer, like that.

    Widgetizing themes … a GoodThingToDo, right? “Add Widget Support to Your WordPress Theme” from, and “How to Widget-Enable WordPress Themes in 3 Easy Steps”

    “If you’d like to re-arrange the order that WordPress displays posts: ”aStickyPostOrderER : Plugin To Change WordPress Post Order”

    “[After having used]tags on my blog for years […] I missed was nice Tag Cloud widget. Default WP one just printed all tags without giving any control to user about how it have to look.” … with my category cloud I set smallest / largest; this does more? “Hrw tag cloud widget