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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

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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LinkedIn feature in Sociable

21 July 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 3 Comments

I’ve been hacking around Sociable a bit, to allow for a full integration of the “share on LinkedIn” feature of LinkedIn. This feature allows you to share articles with your groups on LinkedIn, or all your contacts. It looks like this: I love this new feature, hope all of you will too. Thanks Ton for »

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Issues with some of my plugins

17 July 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 58 Comments

Some of you have noticed that there are some issues with the settings of my plugins. Unfortunately WordPress 2.6 exposed a bug in some of my plugins, that could only be fixed by changing the way these plugin store their settings. So, if you’re using the Google Analytics plugin, the robots meta plugin and / »

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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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Several plugin updates and a new plugin!

6 July 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 15 Comments

I’ve had a good few days of coding, and updated several plugins today, all for different reasons explained below, and also written a new one, email commenters. Of course I used this chance to update all links in these plugins and in these plugins pages on WordPress.org. Check out what I did!

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Crawl Rate Tracker

20 June 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 9 Comments

My friend Patrick Altoft and I were talking about his crawl rate tracker plugin yesterday, discussing some possible new features. He mentioned that it didn’t work on 2.5, more specifically, that the install failed on 2.5. Luckily, Mezza had e-mailed him a fix, I tested it for him and it proved to work. Next to »

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My redesign: the homepage

17 June 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 12 Comments

Quite a few people have been e-mailing me how I managed to get my homepage design done in WordPress, especially with the different featured blocks. So, since this site is all about sharing, let me show you! This is all done in the index.php file of my theme. The first block, the intro, is just »

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