Ekonoline, WordPress 2.1 and Own the Feed

Ekonoline, WordPress 2.1 and Own the Feed
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Of all the wordpress installations in the world this plugin had to find its way into mine! Kidding of course. Just the thought of having multiple feeds right on my dashbar page makes me want to do away with google reader. Nothing against it, mind you, except it’s another browser window I have to have open in order to have my window to the world open. (Perhaps I should just open my real windows and breathe in the wonderful NorCal air outside? I would but it’s still pretty cold out there.)

So, I can only sit and wait? Maybe I’ll open it up and take a look under the hood as well. Not the most gifted coder, but I can slug it out with the best integrators and can often find things that aren’t working the way the should. But then like the author of the plugin stated, I don’t know a lot about the changes in WP 2.1 (yet 😉 ).

Posting this in [tag]Radar[/tag], cause I really like the idea of enabling our users dashboard to give them one more “inlet” of the information they care about.

Ranting on WordPress Plugin Development by Blogging Pro

Ranting on WordPress Plugin Development by Blogging Pro
Better late than never, however, had I read this thread of posts by David Peralty and Justin Shattuck back in Novemeber when they made them, I’d not have had a clue about what it takes to install a widget or plugin, much less the coding side of it all.
Since then of course, Joseph and I have heavily ramped up our efforts, and have really focused both on the clients we currently have LCHS.org as well as developing our own site concepts. In addition to take quite a time to “learn” just which application to use to build our sites upon, we’ve had to learn about the various platforms strengths and weaknesses. I for one can honestly say that I think I know a hell of a lot more today than I did back in November of ’06.
My latest ventures have been in trying to fully wrap my head around the concepts of widgets, and… Continue reading “Ranting on WordPress Plugin Development by Blogging Pro”

WP: separating plugins and widgets

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We would definitely second this one. While we try to keep the number of plugins low (and subsequently the scroll on the admin/plugins page smaller) it tends to be tough when there are so many good plugs to use to get the most for the site.
Add to the plugins the list of widgets that one can plugin and that page scrolls for miles and miles, all told.

WordPress category challenges

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Completely agree with you nateomedia. As we have started the structuring of our site, we are learning the “hard way” about the limitations of the “category” challenges in WP. We’ve tried to take advantage of the category base to make for better looking URI’s, however, the fact remains that they are still in the “category” slot of the permalink.
Seriously considering just doing away with categoric taxonomy and relying solely on tagging for content structure and navigation.