Plugins

Community member Andrea passed this along on Twitter the other day. It’s called the WordPress plugin compatibility checker. The sites to scan the WordPress repository on a regular basis to show plugin authors if their plugin meets the guidelines for compliance. Amongst the data collected so far, it has been (more…)

Andrew Rickmann has a slick post published on his Fun With WordPress blog where he explains how to create your own URL shortener using WordPress. You’ll need a short domain, some htaccess editing skills and a bit of php skills to create your own but Andrew walks you through the (more…)

A few days ago, I reported on a piece published by Andy Peatling regarding why BuddyPress themes were future proof and how the themes provided functions where you could perform most backend tasks on the frontend. This perked my interests because I’d love to see the same thing implemented on (more…)

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…)

The following guest post was written by Ryan Hellyer who operates PixoPoint.com While you’re there, check out his WordPress Template Generator You can also catch him in the Tavern forum under the username Ryan. Have you ever tried using MediaWiki, the platform used to power the mighty Wikipedia project? If (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…)

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…)