If you use Eclipse+PDT as a WordPress development tool, you’ll notice that whenever you type a PHP command, Eclipse will pop-up suggestions for completing what you type in the editor. These list of commands are limited to PHP by default. Wouldn’t it be nice if the WordPress API commands would be included in that list like the one show below? Here’s how.
Firefox is my favorite web browser. I’d love if the guys at Mozilla would start optimizing it for speed so it will load and run faster like Chrome or Safari. Although, admittedly slower to load than the other two web browsers, I still love Firefox because of the rich plugin apps available on the Firefox browser.
The newest and greatest of WordPress is now out at version 3.0. This is probably one of the most awaited version of WordPress. So, what’s so spectacular about WordPress 3.0? For the ordinary user existing, at a glance, you’d only probably notice the addition of menu management as a new feature. But under the hood, a lot of things have actually changed.
I’ve created a fix for the linkcat issue on submission forms using the Contact Form 7 plugin. The validation error should now be fixed. If anyone using the web directory plugin is still having problems, please post a comment on the plugin’s project page and I’ll see what I can do.
WordPress is such a powerful and flexible blogging software that most of the time I think of it as a Content Management platform rather than a blogging software.
I have this idea of creating a set of plugins that would allow people to put up a local community site for even the smallest town in the world by just using WordPress. So, months back, I started putting thoughts together on how to create the needed software to allow people to create hyperlocal sites using WordPress.
I’ve recently pushed an update to the Web Directory plugin for WordPress that enables people to use the Contact Forms 7 plugin to support link submissions. Several people have been asking me to write a tutorial on how I did it on my Connected Phone web site. This should help some of you to create a submission form and use it with the Web Directory plugin I have created. It’s not a comprehensive tutorial on Contact Form 7. If you need some basic information about the Contact Form 7 plugin, I’ve written a post you can read (WordPress Contact Form 7 plugin: Great for Forms).
I’ve now uploaded an update to the WordPress web directory plugin. The current version 2.6.4 fixes an issue for users trying to install the link directory plugin in a WordPress blog that has been installed in a sub directory. This new version should now work with the situation.
I’ve tested it and it now works for WordPress sites that are installed in subdirectories. If anyone using the plugin still experiences any problems please post a comment. Thanks.
Starting off 2010 with an update to the WordPress Web Directory plugin. In this update, I’ve basically added a couple of features that I needed and have been requested by some people.
The first feature I’ve added is some support for incorporating a URL submission form. Being a fan of the Contact Form 7 plugin by Takayuki Miyoshi, I’ve added some support to allow people using the Web Directory plugin to create a Contact Form 7 form that will enable people to submit links. For how it looks like, you can check it out at my Gerry.Ws web site. The other feature is paging. With version 2.6.3, you can now separate your list of links in a category into several pages if you have a long list.
I’ve read about Digg’s plan to stop supporting the Internet Explorer version 6 web browser via TechCrunch. I just totally agree with the plan. I mean IE6 is just too antiquated. What’s an even more valid reason to dump it is that it’s such a security risk to continue using it.
I think that any experienced web developer would tell you what I’m talking about. Plus to developers it’s been a nightmare to try and support such a web browser that doesn’t even come close to following web standards. Everyone who understands what I’m talking about and has a blog should really start campaigning for these IE6 users to change their web browser by posting about it on their blog.
If you can’t upgrade your Internet Explorer to a new version because you’re using an old operating system. I suggest you do yourself a favor and get Mozilla’s Firefox instead.
I thought I’d share some WordPress badges that I’ve created using Inkscape (a great freely available SVG graphics editor). I’ve made four badge designs — “Proudly WordPress”, “Powered by WordPress”, “WordPress
Bragging Blogging Rights” (I think this one is cool), and “Get a Free Blog from WordPress”. Checkout the 125×125 and 250×250 pixel badges.