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WordPress 2.5 Plugin Settings Pages Style Guide

23 February 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 38 Comments

Fellow plugin authors beware! Your plugin settings pages might look pretty awful in WordPress 2.5’s new admin theme… Currently, I’m working on making all my plugins work and look good in it, and I had to do a bit of research. There’s a page on migrating plugins and themes on the WordPress codex, which can »

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Move WordPress to a new domain in 10 easy steps!

14 February 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 123 Comments

A friend recently asked me how to move his blog, which is on /blog/ on his domain, to a new domain on its own. The steps to move WordPress are easy, but have to be taken in the right order to make sure you’re not annoying your users and the search engines. I know a »

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WordPress plugins and SEO mailing list

11 February 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 29 Comments

I’ve decided to start a weekly mailing list on WordPress plugins and SEO, which will contain: Info on new cool plugins I’ve come across or have coded myself SEO tips for WordPress Speed optimization tips for WordPress Tips and tricks for increasing the conversation on and the community around your blog The tips and tricks »

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A better SlideShare WordPress plugin

10 February 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 20 Comments

After doing my post about RIMC, I was kind of annoyed with the SlideShare plugins out there, as they had me change the default embed code, instead of just using it, so I’ve built a new SlideShare WordPress plugin. It allows you to set a default width as well, so it will automatically size all »

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Ads Widget for WordPress

8 February 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 21 Comments

A quick post to show you a widget I’ve been working on for the last few days: a widget to ad ads to your sidebar, which I’m actually using in the sidebar. You can see the back-end interface for it on the right. It has a few options: randomize the ad positions shows an “advertise »

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Sociable WordPress plugin take-over

31 January 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 52 Comments

Several people have noticed, most notably Andy Beard, that the Sociable WordPress plugin is, next to be being a cool plugin, kind of a dead project. I had modified it quite a bit for Mel’s blog, and my own later on, to include Sphinn, Facebook, Mixx, Google Bookmarks, Live and Twitter (the latter inspired by »

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Speed up WordPress, and clean it up too!

21 January 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 110 Comments

Every once in a while people will ask me to fix their blog, because it’s either slow, or broken. When it’s not something to do with their WordPress hosting, (some hosts are just plain bad and slow), most of the time this is caused by either broken plugins, or broken themes. There are a few »

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Update to users to CSV plugin

15 January 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 16 Comments

I’ve just updated my plugin to export all your blog’s users, or even all your commenters, to a CSV file. The plugin now exports the first name, last name and nickname into the CSV as well, and leaves out some of the stuff it would previously export too, like password hashes. This plugin, aptly named »

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Make the scrapers work for you!

10 January 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 130 Comments

Some of you had already noticed that I’ve added a link back to my blog in the footer of articles in my RSS feed, like this: I didn’t do that because I thought you guys couldn’t find my blog. It was actually a plugin requested by Shoemoney, who wanted to make the scrapers work for »

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Blog Metrics in WordPress

19 November 2007 by Joost de Valk » - 11 Comments

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Avinash Kaushik has done an excellent post about blog metrics today, most of the stats he showed off, like unique visitors, pageviews, subscribers, etc. are ones I’ve been using for quite a while. There were two new “metrics” that I hadn’t used as much up till now, raw author contribution and conversation rate. Of course »

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