Styling the intro paragraph

A few weeks back (actually 18 days), @karelgeenen asked me on Twitter how he could bold the text above the <!–more–> tag in WordPress, like the Dutch site Marketingfacts (which is actually built in Expression Engine). I didn’t know back then and this afternoon I decided to try and solve it for him. It turned…

Plugins updates for 2.7 and more

I’ve upgraded four plugins last night. Let me list them here one by one and what I’ve fixed: Google Analytics for WordPressTested with 2.7 and changed the explanation about the account ID. SociableFixed an annoying custom field bug that would sometimes make duplicate custom field entries, and made sure the code was really working, so…

WP 2.7 fun: complete hcards

WordPress 2.7 has an awesome new thing: it turns the comments into hCards by default. An hCard is the microformat version of a vcard, which, with microformat extensions for your browser, you can then save the data of those commenters in your address book. For instance, with the Safari microformats plugin, this looks like this:…

WordPress 2.7!

Ok I’ve bitten the bullet. Yoast.com is now running on WordPress 2.7, and threaded comments has been enabled. I’ve also updated my plugins that weren’t working on 2.7, so all should work well now. If it doesn’t, please let me know in the comments!

WordPress functions to supercharge your Theme!

WordPress is well known for its plugins and themes, but not enough people know and love what you can do in your themes functions.php. Chris Pearson showed his love for them back in May, and he did a great job of explaining how you can bring your own functions.php file to each and every theme…

Disabling the update nag in WordPress

WordPress’ core update nag is quite the useful thing, I’ll usually know before it shows that there’s an update, but a lot of people won’t. If you don’t know what I mean with core update nag, it’s this thing: The issue is that this thing doesn’t only show to you, it shows to all users…

Simple scripts for speedy WordPress actions

Sometimes, when moving or installing WordPress blogs, you’ll have a need for some simple scripts to help do simple things. I found a couple of those that helped me out, and I thought I’d share them with you! Easily install WordPress This first one I shared on my newsletter a couple of weeks back: EasyWP…

Using the Technorati API on your blog

In my effort to remove all badges from my front page and decrease the load time, I have now moved to using the Technorati API to display Technorati info. It looks like this: The code is almost as easy as the code to display your FeedBurner subscribers or your last tweet. You’ll need to create…

Showing off your FeedBurner subscribers

Quite a few websites have started to show of their FeedBurner subscriber count with something else than a widget. To do that, you have to be able to grab the number of subscribers through the FeedBurner API. Now I bet you want to know how! It’s bloody easy in WordPress, just do this: Copy, paste,…

Easily display your last Tweet

I wanted to show my latest tweet on the front page of this site, and although I know there are several plugins which probably could’ve helped me do this, I decided to see how easy the API was to use. It turned out to be incredibly easy, as long as you have PHP 5.2 or…