WordPress

Instead of hunting down a frequently used code snippet on the Codex or doing a Google Search, wouldn’t it be nice to have a cheat sheet right in front of you to save time? Dainis Graveris of 1stWebDesigner has put together a list of 23 different cheat sheets and resources (more…)

Are you fed up with the way the default search works on your WordPress powered site? You’re not alone. As was discussed in the forum thread I just linked to, Google Custom Search was brought up as a way to substitute the WordPress search engine with one powered by Google. (more…)

After debating the inclusion of new smilies without an easy way of reverting them or opening up the decision to community feedback, the old smilies have found their way back into the core of WordPress thanks to Ryan Boren who performed the commit. While using a few text smilies himself, (more…)

In case you missed it, there was some bruhaha over a recent change in WordPress where pinging went from being instant to being sent once per hour. Karamell.net argued that this change halted the real time web and that it would negatively affect announcement services such as Google news. A (more…)

Every week, the WordPress core developers get together to discuss a series of items that are outlined on an agenda. This agenda is not set in stone and in fact, users can suggest topics to be discussed at each meeting by suggesting them on the agenda outline posts on the (more…)

Out of nowhere, WordPress 2.8.2 has been released to the public. You should notice the upgrade notification within a few hours if you don’t see it already. However, I think now a days, the upgrade actually is triggered when you visit the upgrade section of the backend. Ok, just received (more…)

From now on, the way I am going to format these posts is to bold the item that was listed on the agenda and then below it, publish a summary of what was decided for that item. Creating an announcements mailing list that include all plugin and theme developers and (more…)

There was an interesting post published on WPCandy.com by JD Bentley where he discussed three different ways in which WordPress could be used as a project management application. JD describes three different ways to accomplish this functionality. Using a plugin called WP-Project, using the P2 theme, or using a vanilla (more…)

PC World out of the UK has published a three page guide aimed at beginners to help them begin customizing their WordPress powered site. The guide covers everything from plugins to themes while even providing a few tips on customizing the look of Kubrick. Just ignore the part where he (more…)

Jeff Starr who is one of the co-authors for the book Digging Into WordPress has published a great article that goes in depth on various ways on how to display WordPress pages. The first, most-commonly used tag is wp_list_pages(), and the second, lesser-known tag is wp_page_menu(). First we’ll explore the (more…)

Over the past few days, there has been quite a debate taking place involving users from both WordPress.com and WordPress.org. The debate consists of a recent change to the core of WordPress where the default set of smiley images were replaced with a new set as per ticket #10145 in (more…)

In case you haven’t noticed, WordPress 2.8.1 is now available for public consumption. This update fixes a number of issues people were having with 2.8 such as the visual editor disappearing and automatic core upgrades not deleting certain files causing various things to break. This release also contains extra security (more…)