Plugins

Mark Ghosh over at WeblogToolsCollection.com has announced the next installment of the sites coveted WordPress plugin competition. If you’re not familiar with it, check out the winners from 2008 which brought us WP Comment Remix, Manageable, and WP Easy Uploader. Last year, I was lucky enough to be one of (more…)

WP Greetbox which is a popular plugin created by Thaya Kareeson recently went through an update that added a new panel to the WordPress dashboard which provides updates from the developers blog. This is an opt-out option but it’s also not difficult to turn it off if you don’t want (more…)

After the security vulnerability kerfuffle that I reported on the other day regarding my beloved contact form 7 plugin, the plugin author has released an update which contains the necessary security fixes. Based on the changes, we can see that the security problem lied within the fact that the previous (more…)

Yesterday afternoon, I was pretty shocked to see a message over twitter from Mark Jaquith announcing that the WP Contact Form 7 plugin had a security vulnerability in it which was being exploited and that anyone using the plugin should uninstall it immediately. Contact Form 7 is a popular plugin. (more…)

Today I wanted to talk about a problem which Justin Tadlock will be covering in more detail at some point in the future and that is, plugins which contain a CSS file to edit their style. Don’t get me wrong, Lester Chen is a great plugin author, but I find (more…)

Sarah over at BloggingTips.com has published a short and sweet article explaining how to setup WordPress out of the box to work like a CMS. She also gives a listing of recommended plugins to accomplish the task.

In this article by Vladimir Prelovac, we will learn to create our first functional WordPress plugin and learn how to interact with the WordPress API (this is the WordPress interface to PHP) on the way. The knowledge you will gain in this article alone will allow you to write a (more…)

Mark Jaquith, the developer of the popular Subscribe To Comments plugin has put the call out on his developer blog asking users to test out the new version of the plugin. According to the post, the new version will contain options to Double Opt-In but more importantly, the entire storage (more…)

A relatively new plugin was released today by Peter Westwood called PJW BlogMinder. The plugin allows your users to configure a reminder to be sent to them if they haven’t posted in the last ‘n‘ of days. At first, I was a bit confused as the directions do not state (more…)

Vladimir Prelovac has opened yet another can of worms but I feel its warranted. In his post, he suggests that WordPress sites have the option to select a setting which tells people that they are running a commercial site based on WordPress. If set to yes, plugin authors would get (more…)

This post is part of an ongoing series called Ask Jeff. Since writing this article, I have used GravityForms to take care of my contact form needs. Not only is it easy to configure but it’s the plugin choice of many when it comes to contact forms. You can even (more…)

In the Tavern forum, I recently started a discussion thread around the topic of paid support models. The question I had on my mind was this, if you’re selling support packages for your themes, where does one draw the line in terms of giving away the whole thing or keeping (more…)