by Ron

Post Gallery Update

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 publicly accessible via a URL. So, the update removes the…

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by andrea

Update your mu plugins

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 plugins and version compatibility. If you maintain a plugin…

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by Ron

Unhook While Switched

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 hooked into several post related hooks & Sitewide Tags uses…

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by Ron

Post thumbnails for Sitewide Tags

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 on what Christine had done earlier today. You can download…

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by Ron

Permission based content

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 shown to any logged in user.[/visitor] [user]This content will…

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by Ron

Post Gallery Widget

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 rotating gallery Attach one or more images to the gallery…

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by Ron

SharDB for WP 3.1

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 Francisco. As a result, there was a small change to…

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by Ron

Turn off Sitewide Tags on special blogs

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 the SWT plugin to copy posts to the…

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by andrea

Using the sitewide tags plugin

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 tripped up on the little details. Installation: Install the…

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by Ron

SharDB 3.0.1 Update

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 the global database. You can easily set up a test…

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