Plugins

One question I’ve heard pop up more than once at local WordPress Meetups and at WordCamps is whether WordPress can be used as a CMS or not. My basic response to them is that WordPress IS a CMS but if it doesn’t have something you need out of the box, (more…)

Looking for a way to showcase your tweets on your WordPress powered site? This post by Technobuzz.net should do the trick as they list 52 different WordPress plugins aimed at accomplishing this feat. As for WPTavern.com, I’ve stuck with using the HTML embed code from Twitter.com and shoved it into (more…)

Ryan McCue has released a cool bookmarklet which when used on the WordPress Plugin Repository, will take you directly to the code browser for that plugin. The bookmarklet works on subpages of the plugin page as well as the installation or FAQ pages. If you’re using FireFox, drag the link (more…)

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…)