Kaspar’s has announced on his blog that he has finally added his Widget Context plugin to the WordPress plugin repository. Previously, you had to visit his site to check for updates to the plugin. Now, that will all be handled through the respository. Widget Context enables users to specify where (more…)

A few days ago, Glenn Bennett got in touch with me to let me know about a site called Widgetifyr.com. This site is a service which aims at making the WordPress widget creation process much easier than creating the code from scratch every time. If you’ve ever tried to turn (more…)

If you’re using a theme that doesn’t have a widgetized sidebar or if you’re thinking of adding more widget spots to your theme, I recommend reading this two part series by Sarah on BloggingTips.com which walks you through how to create a dynamic sidebar. This is great stuff as it (more…)

It’s been awhile since the last time I’ve created a screencast but last night, I finally opened Camtasia Studio 6. It seemed easier to use this time around versus my first two screencasts with version 5. Upon some initial feedback last night on Twitter, I need to work on the (more…)

Upon upgrading my development site for testing to the latest nightly build of WordPress, I discovered that the first bits and pieces of the Widget management system were added. Just as I had hoped for, the system works like a cross between 2.3 and 2.5 leaning more towards 2.3. On (more…)

Kaspar’s has announced that he has released a new version of his cool Widget Context plugin which fixes the problem of widget settings not being saved the first time around. The plugin also has added a new feature which enables you to show or hide a widget if the blog (more…)

Tom Slayer who is the author of the Custom Widgets plugin that I wrote a review about on Performancing.com back in November 2008, sent me a note that he has released version 2.0 of the plugin. One of the things that worried me about the plugin is its interface for (more…)

This post is part of an ongoing series called Ask Jeff. This is where I’ll take a question someone within the WPTavern or WordPress community gives me and provide my thoughts/answer to. This weeks question was submitted by Twitter user miroslavglavic. Question: How do I change the admin boxes instead (more…)