WordPress – An Icon Of Its Time

November 15th, 2008
WordPress Weekly

Keith, Andrew, Mark and I discussed the news of the week. With guest contributions to the show, we went in-depth on a number of topics including the icon survey and much more. Don’t forget to tune in to hear our plugin picks of the week. Come back next week for more action packed WordPress discussions!

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Stories Discussed:

Project Icon

IntenseDebate Reopens

Drag And Drop Tutorial

Guide To Sticky Posts

10 Tip Optimization Guide

Cool Way To Display Archived Posts


We encourage you to leave a comment whether it be feedback, questions, rants, or corrections then tune in and see if your comment made it on the air! To send us feedback via email, conect us at wpweekly at gmail dot com. In this weeks episode, we covered a comment that was submitted to the blog on a previous episode. We also answer a listener question regarding how to let visitors submit stories to a website without being a registered user.

Plugin Of The Week:

Jeff - WP Advanced Code Editor – Integrates the EasyArea advanced code editor into WordPress. This adds real time syntax highlighting, line numbering, full screen editing, and more to the code editor to the “Add New Post” and “Add New Page” screens. After installation, make sure that the WYSIWYG editor is disabled. WP Advanced Code Editor is not compatible with the WYSIWYG editor. The entire syntax code editor (called EasyArea) was written entirely by Christophe Dolivet.

Keith - Ultimage Google Analytics – Automatically enables the use of GoogleAnalytics’ urchin tracking technology to pull together web stats

WordPress Job Of The Week:

Job published on November 12th 2008. The job description is as follows:

Hello, My name is Dave and I write a pop culture blog called, out of the NYC area (Flatiron District). My server is Yahoo, and I’ve been with WordPress since I started the blog in July 2008. Since then, I’ve had the same WordPress version. I’m interested in upgrading to a more current version, but I’m nervous. Despite the fact that WordPRess offers detailed “how to’s,” I’m still worried that I don’t understand things properly. Rather than have someone just do it for me, I would like a WordPress expert to teach me to fish.

So – would you be interested in showing me how to upgrade my WordPress before I mess something up and lose all my work? I’d prefer someone to meet me in person and show me how to do it, so if you live in the NYC area, that’s perfect! If not, I can set up a WebEx and phone call.

Visit the job posting for contact information.

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  1. deuts (7 comments.) says:

    Re: Intense Debate; In as much as I would like to use the service, I encountered some issues.
    1. I encountered importing errors while doing the import. I’m not sure, maybe their servers are clogged due to the many people doing the import.
    2. I had problems modifying the style. My theme used small fonts, and I just couldn’t get intense debate texts to appear the same. I’m afraid the custom css is not working.
    3. I really don’t have so much comments in my blog to promote the intensity of the debates, so maybe I better switch to the built-in wordpress commenting system.
    4. I don’t know how it interfaced with akismet in fighting spam, especially if you already have akismet installed. A question arises, if one installs intense debate in his/her wordpress blog, does he have to uninstall akismet or not?

    • Otto (215 comments.) says:

      Intense Debate basically replaces your comment system entirely. So you no longer need Akismet or anything else like that, since you no longer receive the comments directly. Instead, they go to ID’s servers and are really held there. I’m sure they use Akismet internally, or some other spam prevention mechanism.

      The import problems are the same I had when originally testing the service, and their sync feature leaves a bit to be desired. At one point, a few months back, all the comments on my blog got duplicated, but with a 1 hour time zone difference. Little things like that made me decide not to use ID for my own personal site. I can see the usefulness of a centralized comments system, but I personally prefer to keep my own content fully under my own control. And with 2.7’s comments system enhancements, there’s not a lot that ID really has to offer me.

  2. Nicolas (25 comments.) says:

    Hi Jeff,

    there’s a video of your pick. Check it out here:

  3. Niyaz (6 comments.) says:

    this is a nice article – 10 Tip Optimization Guide … thanks for the info

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