Plugin Compatibility data now crowdsourced

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…

Quick WP Tip: Conditional Thickbox loading

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?…

WordPress Debug Theme

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…

Upgrading issues with WordPress MU

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…

VideoPress: Web Video, WordPress Style

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…

Quick WP Tip: pagination classes

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…

Press This with Aaron Brazell

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…

Press This updates

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…

Sociable gets a new home

Over the last few months I’ve been doing a lot of work on my plugins. I’ve found out that with each new release, they get more users, which is good, and get more time demanding, which is unfortunate. Now with OrangeValley going so well, and the things we have planned there, as well as my…

My presentation at Think Visibility

Here are the slides from my presentation here at Think Visibility. As I talk a lot more than I type on my slides this might not always make sense to you if you weren’t there, but feel free to follow all the links and check it all out!