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PHP Markdown 1.0

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Matt Read posted a quick mention of the release of PHP Markdown on the WordPress Support forums so I thought I would pass this along to everyone. Michel Fortin has ported over John Gruber’s original Markdown into a plugin for WordPress as well as a tool for bBlog, Smarty, and other PHP-based tools. Here is some information directly from Michel’s site: PHP Markdown is a port of the original Markdown program from John Gruber. Markdown is a text-to-HTML conversion tool for web writers. Markdown allows you to write using an easy-to-read, easy-to-write plain text format, then convert it to structurally valid XHTML (or HTML). The overriding design goal for Markdown’s formatting syntax is to make it as readable as possible. The idea is that a Markdown-formatted document should be publishable as-is, as plain text, without looking like it’s been marked up with tags or formatting instructions. While Markdown’s syntax has […]

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Trackback fix – WordPress 1.2

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August 29th, 2004
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A tip of the hat for IoZBlog for squishing an annoying bug in WordPress version 1.2 Mingus. Simply moving two lines of code is all it takes, and you can read all about it at I0Zblog. Thanks for contributing this!

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Nick Bradbury

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April 12th, 2004
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General

The creator and author of TopStyle, the tool kit for creating standards-compliant sites through valid CSS and XHTML, as well as FeedDemon, which is a highly-rated RSS aggregator, is in the middle of a personal challenge right now. He is undergoing some spinal surgery to rectify some chronic pain he has been having. You can send him a Get Well Soon wish on his blog and encourage him to rest, relax, and heal up properly! You can find out more about Nick’s software by visiting his site. I personally have been using TopStyle Pro for a couple years now, and I find it to be an indispensible tool in helping me with my WordPress sites. I was also a beta tester for FeedDemon, as well. Best wishes to Nick and his family.

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Why Standards?

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April 11th, 2004
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Web Design

Seems a lot of people these days like to debate on the relative value of building a site to a particular standard. Anybody familiar with WordPress will know that its foundation is semantically-correct code, built to XHTML standards and with valid CSS as well. I’ve been in the middle of a few of those forum threads myself, being somewhat of a standards-evangelist. There are lots and lots of people out there who are FAR more knowledgeable than I about web design and web standards. However, my point is this–if I get it, then why don’t more people get it too? I will not bore you with platitudes of reasons to build a site to a standard, and by site, I mean from the most simple web log to the most complex portal or e-commerce site. Instead, I invite you to pay a visit to MACCAWS.org– “Making A Commercial Case for […]

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