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!

SEO Plugin for WordPress

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…

Improved 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 instance, Damon Gudaitis of Life With Beer asked if I could build in support for category parents. I didn’t think about…

Breadcrumbs in WordPress

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…

WordPress plugin search

Just a quick post: as noted on the wp-hackers mailing list 2 weeks ago: the search function for plugins on wordpress.org is a pain, it doesn’t work at all. Using Google is not the easiest solution too, so I’ve create a Google custom search engine especially for plugins. You can find it here. It should…

Blog Icons is now officially cool

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. You can now upload a favicon or apple touch icon in the backend, and, as a new feature, you can also upload &…

Two new plugins

I love you all, my dear readers! Some of you are sending in some great ideas for plugins, and I’ve coded two of them. First, Michael Gray requested in this blogpost that someone built a plugin to automatically add your Amazon affiliate ID to Amazon links. I’ve done that. It’s called Amazon Auto Affiliate Linker,…

Make WordPress’ search function suck Less.

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…