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WP-Print

15 April 2011 by Joost de Valk »

Don’t use this plugin if SEO is something you care about. There are other print plugins that can help you do this in a cleaner way with less of an SEO risk.

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Using a namespace for your functions and classes

15 April 2011 by Joost de Valk » - 5 Comments

An often made mistake by WordPress developers is to use to generic function and class names. For instance, if you’re building a plugin to do with YouTube, using a class name “Youtube” is bound to cause issues: if a user has multiple plugins dealing with Youtube, he or she could very well end up with »

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WordPress HTTP API

13 April 2011 by Joost de Valk » - 13 Comments

Why you should want to know about the WordPress HTTP API? Well, some WordPress installs may have CURL installed for instance, others may not. On some installs you’re allowed to do file_get_contents to external URLs, on others you’re not. If you’re relying on these features to work, your plugin might not work for a lot »

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YouTube Embed

13 April 2011 by Joost de Valk »

YouTube Embed provides simple methods to embed YouTube video’s. It could use some cleaning and rely on WordPress core functionality more, but it works.

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Facebook Comments

12 April 2011 by Joost de Valk »

For a very simple way to embed Facebook Comments, this plugin is great. If you want to override the default WordPress comments, pick another one.

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Facebook Comments for WordPress

12 April 2011 by Joost de Valk »

If you want to use Facebook comments on your blog this is a fairly ok plugin, be sure to take your time set it up correctly though, it’s somewhat complex.

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nrelate Related Content

12 April 2011 by Joost de Valk »

If you need related posts just to entice your readers, this plugin is a great fit. If you also want related posts for your SEO, which is often the case, don’t use this plugin.

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My beautiful tubes

12 April 2011 by Joost de Valk »

If you can find a use for this plugin, you’re a smarter man than me. Don’t use it.

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TubePress

12 April 2011 by Joost de Valk »

This is the plugin to use if you want to display a Youtube or Vimeo channel, or your favorite video’s. It works well and is well documented.

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TubePress.Net

12 April 2011 by Joost de Valk »

Don’t use this one. There’s far smarter ways to handle YouTube vids and this one is bound to give you issues in the future.

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