Plugins

On the weekend I updated the Post Gallery Widget plugin. when I was working on another plugin, I noticed that my test site had rewrite rules for the post gallery posts. Not only are they not necessary, we don't want the gallery posts to be...

Mu-plugins do not do update checks, so this is a friendly reminder to spend some time looking them over, upgrading as needed and culling out unused ones or replacing ones that have more efficient counter-parts. If you are a developer, I was also reminded about older...

In a comment on this Sitewide Tags post, Kevin left a comment indicating that they had experienced a conflict between Sitewide Tags and the Subscribe2 plugin. Others had reported that as well, including the CUNY Academic Commons. How the conflict occurs is that Subscribe2 is...

Andrea & I have had several requests to add post thumbnails to Sitewide Tags. A couple months ago, Christine, emailed me an implementation she had done to get it working. I hadn't had time to look into it until yesterday. I checked in a variation...

We needed a simple permission based content plugin. So, I wrote one which adds a couple shortcodes where you can specify what permission is required to view the content. Usage is as follows: [visitor]This content will only be shown to a visitor. It will not be...

I developed the Post Gallery Widget plugin in collaboration with the CUNY Academic Commons. This plugin adds a Gallery Posts menu to your WordPress dashboard. To add content to the rotating gallery: Add a new Gallery Post for each image/headline to be shown in the...

Early in the development of WordPress 3.0, we had a preliminary discussion on changing the WordPress database class (wpdb) so that it could be inherited by plugins implementing a custom database class. We had a longer discussion on the subject while together at WordCamp San...

If you want to turn off the post copy in the Sitewide tags plugin on a special site/blog, you can do it with a one line plugin as follows: remove_action('save_post', 'sitewide_tags_post', 10, 2); Install the plugin in the plugins folder and activate the blogs/sites you don't want...

I often recommend the use of the Sitewide tags plugin as a means to pull in all the posts from all the sites across the network to the front page, or a secondary blog. Even though the plugin is pretty straightforward, a lot of people get...

Over the weekend I updated SharDB to allow installs to upgrade from WordPress MU 2.9.2 to WordPress 3.0.1. I also did an initial pass at support for new WordPress 3.0 -> WP network in SharDB. In this implementation the main site's tables will be in...