by Ron

Option Arrays

In the Top 10 Most Common Coding Mistakes in WordPress Plugins, third on Ozh‘s list is “3. What? 87 new rows in the option table?”. In any of the plugins (and themes) I’ve looked at that use the built-in option saving functionality each field on the options page is being saved as a separate record…

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by Ron

Writing Plugins (for WP & WPMU)

All of our children have a blog on one of our WPMU installs. One of them asked Andrea if we could add a facebook plugin so she could follow her facebook stream from her blog. The plugin that Andrea found that she thought would do the trick was the Facebook Dashboard Widget. After Andrea installed…

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by Ron

Community Service

In this comment, Jane Wells mentioned the idea of volunteering for 2 hrs per month toward the WordPress community. Even though Andrea & I do significantly more hours than that on any month, I think it’s a great idea. So, last night I revisited the exploratory development work I did a few months back. The…

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by Ron

Advanced Export for WP and WPMU

Note: This WordPress plugin has been submitted to the weblogtooolscollection plugin competition 2009. Working with a single large export file can be difficult. Use this plugin to create multiple export files that contain sections of your blog. This plugin has been tested on WP versions 2.7 – 2.8 & WPMU 2.7.X. All restriction options provided…

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by andrea

Building a better blog host: Week 1

Welcome to the first installment of the “Build a Better Blog Host” series. The main point of this series will be to inform you, the reader and soon to be site admin, how to use WordPressMU to host blogs for others. The secondary point will be to help you determine the features you need to…

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by Ron

MU’ing WP

If you did not catch this on twitter (our twitter links are in the sidebar), I was experimenting with possibilities of how one could go about merging the WP & WPMU codebases. Andrea wrote an initial post and yesterday Matt Mullenweg confirmed it in this comment. Most of the programming that I’ve done in the…

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by Ron

ComLuv Beta

In October 2008, CommentLuv won first place in the WPMU plugin contest. The beta test for the WP/WPMU 2.7 version of the plugin begins tomorrow. The beta test will involve a limited number of blogs including WPMU Tutorials. If you want a preview of what a commenter will see with the new version, have a…

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