‘WordPress Discussions’ Category

New Developer Portal

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December 16th, 2009
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A few days ago, Matt Mullenweg posed a question on the WordPress Hackers Mailing list regarding a new developer portal. If there were to be a developer portal for WordPress, someplace where if you’re first getting started with hacking on WP, building plugins, creating themes, you could go and it’d have all the best resources in one place, what resources do you think would be important to have there? I encourage you to read the thread through the mailing list archive and voice your thoughts, ideas or suggestions. Alternatively, you can leave a comment on this post since I know Matt routinely checks out the feedback.

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How Often do You Use Functions.php in Themes?

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December 4th, 2009
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Functions.php should generally be used when you just want to add a minor feature that requires a single function or few lines of code. However, you cannot use functions.php to run code in the actions such as “plugins_loaded”. This is by design and should be too, as each theme will have their own functions.php file and should only perform functions that relate to displaying the website.

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How Do You Do That?

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Ever wanted to do something in WordPress but just wasn’t sure how? In my experience this happens quite often, mostly with people new to WordPress. But, even the experts run into trouble sometimes. Today I thought I’d start a series of posts which will aim to explain how to do certain things in WordPress. Hopefully this will cover anything from quick tips and simple little functions, all the way up to more complex custom code and the like. So, stick around and you just might learn something. I think I’ll kick off the series with a couple simple ones… Why isn’t this plugin working with my theme? This is probably one of the most common issues I read about regarding WordPress. Sometimes even more experienced WPers can get this one wrong. Now, I’m not saying this is the solution to all problems between plugins and themes. Its just that this […]

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Darn You WordPress!!

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WordPress rocks! (Most of the time…)   Sometimes though it can make you want to pull your hair out. Today I want to talk about that. Those times when you wish you could take a machete to it. I’ve had my share of such situations several times in the past. Now, I don’t mean plugins, or themes, or anything external like that. I mean the core of WordPress itself. Sometimes it seems WordPress just comes up short. It can be anything from a simple little inconvenience to a total show-stopper. I think hearing peoples gripes about WordPress would be a nice contrast to the almost constant good things you hear about it. It might also help to get more attention on the issues. Don’t forget that someone may come across this post, read a gripe, and possibly provide a solution. We can all help each other! So, lets get it started… One […]

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WordPress for the Desktop… Would You Use It?

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November 4th, 2009
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WordPress Discussions, WordPress Polls

Here’s a quick one: If you had access to a desktop application that could connect to your WordPress site and allow you to manage it, like the web-based control panel currently allows, would you use it? Would You Use a WordPress Desktop Application?(answers) If you choose “depends”, let me know why in the comments. Also, feel free to put in your opinions no matter what you choose. What would such an application need to be able to do? Everything the web-based app can do? Just a subset of the features? What do you think? I’d love to hear your thoughts on this!

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5 Free Ways to Bulletproof Your WordPress Blog

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October 26th, 2009
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5 Free Ways to Bulletproof Your WordPress Site: Eric’s presentation from WordCamp Seattle that can also be watched on WordPress.tv Some of the interesting parts include backup, security, performance and general tips including improving search and usability, all with links to relevant plugins and tools. If you are new to WordPress or want to refresh your blog, this is a good read through. Thanks Linked In messages.

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Inject Plugin Ideas Here ->

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As a plugin developer I find the hardest part of the process to be coming up with new ideas that I can turn into a plugin. Sure, there are tons of places out there that list lots of ideas but, I’ve found that it’s hard to find a good idea that will actually make a useful plugin which will appeal to a large audience. Most ideas that are out there floating around are very specific and some would only be useful to only a very select few. I’ve been searching non-stop for the better part of a month now and have yet to come across an idea that would actually be very useful and also feasible. I want something that I can complete in a decent amount of time and would also leave room for lots of improvement. So, today I’m here to ask you, the user, what you want. […]

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What Is Your WordPress Rockstar Power?

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August 29th, 2009
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Tell us whether you are a Rockstar user who uses WordPress for blogging or whether you are a serious Rockstar WordPress user who develops plugins or themes that help other users.

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WordPress Threaded Comments the Easy Way

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August 23rd, 2009
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WordPress Discussions, WordPress Tips

Not every comment on your blog is directly related to the post itself, there are times when commentators respond to other commentators, in short we call that a discussion

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