WordPress PHPXref – PHP Cross Reference

If you’re coding in PHP a lot, PHPXref is one of the coolest tools available. It allows you to browse large portions of source code, and find where functions, variables and constants are defined and referenced. As the PHPXref of WordPress I used to use isn’t available anymore, I decided a couple of weeks ago…

Tweetbacks for WordPress

For those who you who’ve been following me on Twitter (if you don’t, it’s about time, I’m @jdevalk!), the fact that I was working on a Tweetbacks plugin for WordPress is no news. We’ve just officially made the announcement on SmashingMagazine, so go read how to implement it there and install Tweetbacks for WordPress on…

WordPress plugin competition

Win a Macbook Air! We’re going to start 2009 with a bang! Read on to see why you shouldn’t be missing this chance to win a Macbook Air. In the last part of 2008, I’ve been working with the guys at sunshine.co.uk. I’ve worked with many a travel company in my years in online marketing,…

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!

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…

Don’t customize WP, write a plugin!

Scripts and Style wrote a short post about adding a custom XML tag to your Atom feed. Unfortunately, they took the wrong route, and decided to change feed-atom.php, the file that serves up the Atom feed for a blog. This is not at ALL necessary. The right way of doing stuff like this is writing…

More nice plugin news: Customize your community

This will come as no surprise to those subscribed to my WordPress newsletter, but Sugarrae has just released the great Customize Your Community plugin we’ve developed together! This plugin allows you to force the login, register and profile pages of your blog to use your blog’s current theme instead of the WordPress look and feel!