Vista WordPress Gadget

April 12th, 2007
Cool Scripts, WordPress, WordPress Hack

Vista WordPress Gadget: Get easy access to the core WordPress activities on your Windows Vista machine with this Vista Gadget for WordPress. Installation and setup should be simple. I was working on a gadget to pull the Planet’s feed but all work came to a grinding halt when I realized that Vista would not work with Cisco LEAP at school (by design I understand, LEAP is too weak) and with Safenet SoftRemote for work. So now it resides on an abandoned hard drive waiting for vendors to come up with solutions. I had it on my laptop for a total of three weeks and beside the atrocious memory requirements, was quite impressed with the product. Sidebar Gadgets are my favorite new feature in Vista and there are some terrific resources to build gadgets for those that are so inclined.




  1. Paul Enderson (1 comments.) says:

    Drop me a line if you get that gadget (or any other new one) finished – and I’ll make sure it gets a review!

    Great site by the way!


  2. Jenny (10 comments.) says:

    VISTA IS EVIL!! or so I have heard. Iuno if I want a new puter now.

  3. Guy R. Vestal (10 comments.) says:

    I still miss Win 3.1… hahahaha!

  4. Cody (21 comments.) says:

    The only bad thing about that gadget is it kind of breaks if you have your WP directory in a different place than your main blog page. Other than that, it looks cool.

  5. danny (5 comments.) says:

    so far my Vista experience has been 1/10 but my Suse experience 8/10 :)

  6. IntelliGenius (1 comments.) says:

    i would love to see a good working one.

  7. Peter Nielsen (1 comments.) says:

    Hi Cody
    You could just type the address to the WP admin directory instead of the blog directory, but then the “Go to your blog” link would be kinda useless. The thing the links does, is just linking to the files that create a new post and stuff like that, by putting “/wp-admin/” after the blog address. :)
    But i’ll consider releasing a new version with more features. :)

    Peter Nielsen (Creator of the WordPress Gadget)

  8. Daniel (1 comments.) says:

    Beautiful and simple plug in. If it were not for vista gadgets, I’d have had my active desktop turned on and displaying a permanent webpage ;) Great work Peter!! (and the tester/designer ;))

  9. (1 comments.) says:

    I am a random blogger so window vista is an easy way to access to my blogs from the sidebar.i wil try it soon.and nice post and rather a nice wise recommendation.;)

  10. paul says:

    thanks for this. i’m on wordpress all the time and this is a nice little ditty for Vista.


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