Posts by Joost de Valk archive - page 38


Clicky Tracking for WordPress

30 October 2009 by Joost de Valk » - 47 Comments

The guys at Clicky recently wrote a post asking someone to re-develop their WordPress plugin. Since I have quite a bit of code lying around for what they needed, I emailed them and told them I’d be happy to build it. If you don’t know Clicky, you really should check it out, it’s a pretty […]

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Plugin Compatibility data now crowdsourced

27 October 2009 by Joost de Valk » - 11 Comments

One of the things Mark Jaquith and I talked about when Mark was on Press This a month back, in the episode aptly titled the Future of WordPress, was that Automattic would be adding a way for people to indicate whether a certain plugin was working for them or not, regardless of what the plugins »

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Quick WP Tip: Conditional Thickbox loading

14 October 2009 by Joost de Valk » - 29 Comments

Another quick tip to help you optimize your site: sometimes you want to load one or more images in a post in a nice Thickbox or Lightbox. But in most cases, you don’t need to load these scripts, wouldn’t it be cool if you could load these scripts only when you want them to load? »

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WordPress Debug Theme

14 October 2009 by Joost de Valk » - 49 Comments

Warning: major geekery ahead! Sometimes you need to see what’s wrong with a WordPress install, and you need to see it fast. I’ve had a set of hacks around for a while to do that, but finally started combining it into a WordPress Debug Theme. This theme is quite simple for now, as it only »

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Upgrading issues with WordPress MU

13 October 2009 by Joost de Valk » - 14 Comments

I was upgrading a WordPress MU site we work on and came across an annoying issue: core update wouldn’t work the way it’s supposed to. I got the following error: After a bit of Googling I found a thread in the WordPress forums that contained a gem of a fix: In the file /wp-admin/includes/class-wp-upgrader.php change »

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VideoPress: Web Video, WordPress Style

9 October 2009 by Joost de Valk » - 48 Comments

If you’re looking for our Video SEO plugin, click that link… If you weren’t, you should check it out. It works with VideoPress videos too! This morning I was pleasantly surprised to find a new advertiser had signed on to my blog. The guys at Automattic have placed an ad for VideoPress, and I had »

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Quick WP Tip: pagination classes

6 October 2009 by Joost de Valk » - 17 Comments

One of my colleagues was working on a site for a client of ours, and needed to apply styling to the previous and next post link. As in most of our sites we use Lester Chan‘s excellent wp-pagenavi plugin so I dove into that to check how I could style it. Turns out Lester is »

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Searching Without Result

1 October 2009 by Joost de Valk » - 25 Comments

Justin Cutroni wrote a great post a while back on Tracking Zero Result Searches in Google Analytics. Tracking zero result searches on your website (corporate site, e-commerce website or your blog) is vital to get a glimpse of what your visitors are looking for but can’t find on your website. Beneath you will find more »

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Press This with Aaron Brazell

23 September 2009 by Joost de Valk » - 5 Comments

Last nights Press This featured a very pleasant conversation with Aaron Brazell, also known as Technosailor, the author of the upcoming WordPress Bible. We discussed a lot of things, as usual, and as I promised in the comments on my previous Press This update, I’ve kept more notes so I can do this post and »

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Press This updates

16 September 2009 by Joost de Valk » - 18 Comments

So since I haven’t gone as far as adding the Press This podcast straight into my feed (I think I will though, if you have a problem with that, I’d love for you to let me know in the comments), I wanted to give you an update here on the recent shows. There have been »

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