Configure This

October 18th, 2008
WordPress Weekly

In this action packed episode of WordPress Weekly, Keith and I dissect the news of the week. Jacob Santos was cool enough to call in to confirm that Andrew Rickmanns idea of placing a configure link inside of the plugin management panel would be included in the core. Also, he gave us an update as to how far he and others have come with in line documentation. Stay tuned for our plugin picks of the week and our job of the week.

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Polldaddy Acquired By Automattic


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We encourage any feedback you might have whether it be a question, a suggestion or a rant. You can either email us at or you can simply leave us a comment on the blog.

Plugin Of The Week:

Jeff - Quick Configuration Links For Plugins – It’s a plugin that will scan the WordPress menu structure and attempt to locate the configuration page for each of the active plugins, and add a “Settings” link to the plugin’s row – right besides the “Deactivate” and “Edit” links. The plugin is also smart enough to skip this for plugins that have already added the configuration link on their own (in most cases).

Keith - WordPress Mobile Edition – Slim down your site for WAP browsers.

WordPress Job Of The Week:

Job was posted on October 15th, 2008 for the company Inc. My site is increasing in traffic. Time to transfer from local hosting company to a more robust solution. I’d like to work with a pro who can (a) recommend an appropriate host (b) oversee a seamless transition of the database and php files (c) provide ongoing support for a fee.

You can apply for this job by contacting william at rxhealthquotes dot com or by reading the detailed job post information.


Jane Wells who works for Automattic in the user experience/usability department will be our special one hour guest on Halloween night. That is Friday, October 31st, 2008. So if you’re interested in talking usability in WordPress, definitely mark this date on your calendar.

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  1. Nicolas (25 comments.) says:

    Hi Jeff,

    So with your new co-host, Keith, being part of the show now I figured that a question that involves some coding experience shouldn’t be a problem any more.

    I did do some research on this topic and it seems that I’m not the only one looking for a solution to this problem. So here’s the deal:

    I actually do have some problems with the PHP-Safe Mode (turned on) and can’t update my Plugins through the WP-Backend. I ask my Hoster about it and they don’t want to turn it off (at least for now). Is there a work around or maybe a Plugin, because I’m pretty happy with my hosting plan.

    Kym (from the WordCast Podcast) gave me a hint with a fix, but it did not quite work out for me. Hopefully Keith, or maybe Jacob Santos or one of those other savvy coders stepping by your show could help us out.

  2. Jeffro2pt0 (164 comments.) says:

    I don’t have an answer for you but rest assured, we will bring it up on the next episode in the feedback segment and see if we can’t get you an answer. Thanks for listening!

  3. Nicolas (25 comments.) says:

    Jeff, I want to say thank you for talking about my problem. I got back on my Hoster’s back and they finally agreed to turn PHP-Safe Mode off for me. Everything works fine now…I’m a happy WP user!

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