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WordPress functions to supercharge your theme!

2 December 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 21 Comments

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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 »

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Disabling the update nag in WordPress

26 November 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 29 Comments

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 »

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Install WordPress 2.6.3

24 October 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 32 Comments

Apparently, a security flaw has been found in the Snoopy library that WordPress uses. This has made the WordPress team put out a new release, WordPress 2.6.3. According to their blog post, you only have to change that class and the file holding the version number, but an astute developer on the WordPress developer mailing »

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SEO Plugin for WordPress

21 September 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 17 Comments

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Just a short note, to let you know that next Wednesday, I’ll be releasing an SEO plugin for WordPress. It’s not the life changing best plugin ever, no, it’s a reasonably small thing, that will make your post slugs much cleaner, and do so automatically. Now here’s the funny thing. There’s only one way to »

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Improved WordPress Breadcrumbs

22 August 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 13 Comments

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Update: our breadcrumbs plugin has been succeeded by the Yoast SEO plugin. Check out this free plugin, which has even cooler WordPress breadcrumbs! I love how open source works. I released an early version of my breadcrumbs plugin, and I got some great feedback from all of you here on the blog and in the blogosphere! For »

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Breadcrumbs in WordPress

20 August 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 49 Comments

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Historically, blogs, and thus WordPress, have never had breadcrumbs. There’s hardly any theme that has them built in, and though there were some breadcrumb plugins for WordPress, in my opinion, they sucked.  Breadcrumbs are a great utility, both for usability and SEO. They allow people and search engines to easily determine the structure of a »

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Blog Icons is now officially cool

14 August 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 22 Comments

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I announced the plugin this morning, but I’ve been coding like crazy on it tonight, and it’s now way cooler than it was this morning. So I present you: blog icons 1.0. Update: the functionality of this plugin is now part of WordPress core! You can now upload a favicon or apple touch icon in »

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Make WordPress’ search function suck Less.

4 August 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 119 Comments

WordPress default search kinda sucks. It sorts the results by date, newest first, and interface wise it doesn’t have any of the cool things we’re used to when we search in for instance Google. This post will explain how you can make your search experience suck less. It requires a few plugins and some work »

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Crunchbase Widget WordPress plugin

28 July 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 1 Comment

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I was talking to my buddy Shoemoney on IM this weekend, and he mentioned that he thought there was a need for a good WordPress CrunchBase plugin, to easily integrate CrunchBase widgets into your posts without having to create the widget on the CrunchBase site, and then copy the widget code into your own post.  »

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WordPress 2.6

15 July 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 13 Comments

WordPress 2.6, nicknamed Tyner, has just been released, and it’s absolutely jam packed with new features and nice goodies. The WordPress guys have made a video showing off the new stuff: Highlights for me are the post revisions, you can now compare revisions like this: This turns WordPress into a direct competitor for many enterprise »

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