by Ron

Adopt a plugin or 7

My profile on WordPress.org has almost 30 plugins listed. I wrote (or contributed to) some of these to fill a vacancy (at the time) in basic functionality available in the community. There are others that I wrote as part of a development project. There are several that we have never used on our sites. Over…

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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

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 Ron

Network Privacy

In one of the chapters in the WordPress All In One Desk Reference, Andrea includes a list of recommended plugins for use in a WordPress Network. One of those is no longer available for download. Because it was such a handy plugin, I updated the plugin for WordPress 3.0 so that it works with both…

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by andrea

Featured posts plugin updated

We’ve been picking away at updating plugins and things for 3.0, doing general tidying up and so forth. Just a dust and a clean, and sometimes a sprinkle of awesome. New in the Featured Posts plugin: a short code. Set it up, pull in a feed, pick & choose your posts, slap the shortcode in…

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by andrea

Upgrading to 3.0

Our buddy Pete went and wrote up a very detailed post on how to upgrade from WPMU to WordPress 3.0 if you are brave enough right now to try out the beta2. Pete steps through it manually, so be prepared for that. (and backup your site first). These instructions will still be relevant for the…

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by Ron

Disabling the Plugin/Theme editor 3.0

One of the features that is coming in WordPress 3.0 is the Plugin & Theme editors will be enabled for Super Admins (the new name for site admins). If you have a closed site with a known list of users, it will be a nice feature to have. On the other hand, if you have…

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by andrea

WordPress.com’s Custom CSS plugin

Here’s a wee little gift from the folks at Automattic: the custom css plugin they use over at wordpress.com. I know some people have been wanting this for ages, even though there are plenty of similar plugins out there already. 😉

by Ron

Twitter Digest

Andrea was looking for a Twitter digest plugin so that she could start making a permanent backup of her tweets because the twitter API only provides access to the last 3200 tweets. The plugin she asked me to look at was Twitter Digest by Tim Beck. The reason she asked me to look at it…

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