Matthias Kretschmann has developed a template for designing your own icons for the admin area of WordPress. This is very useful for plugin and theme developers looking to add new icons to their new menus. Icons are also used when you have custom post types on your blog.
As a plugin developer, the WordPress plugin directory is extremely critical to me. While the back end works fine, it is extremely critical that the front end part of the site works perfectly, especially to enhance usability for both users and developers. The plugin directory received a much necessary revamp that was put live yesterday.
StandardPack A search engine optimized website framework for WordPress. 6 widget-ready areas and a user friendly theme options page. SmartBiz Professional WordPress theme from GetBusinessBlog.
WordPress 3.3.2 has been released.
WordPress 3.0 Theme Tip: Feed Links When you are running WordPress 3.0, here is how you can easily allow the feed-links that browsers and feed readers can detect.
Example How To Add Meta Boxes To Edit Area You can use custom meta fields which is a very inbuilt feature. However, WordPress also allows you to churn out some better looking boxes that are easier to use and better to work with. wpSEO vs.
Shortlink trick Simple piece of code to utilise any shortlink plugin that implements the “get_shortlink” function properly. Minimum WordPress Theme Requirements This one is for all you theme authors who end up missing some rather important elements in your themes. Declare Multiple Widgetized Areas This one is a really good set of code when you have a theme that has multiple widgetized areas.
Ajax Edit Comments 4.0 Sneak Peek Ronald and me have been working on a new version of Ajax Edit Comments. Here’s a sneak preview of the new features.
How to get your plugin removed from the directory Mark Jaquith tells plugin authors exactly what to do get your plugin banned. Showing custom post types on your home/blog page Show several post types in addition to posts on your home page. These could be page, album, movie or quote!
Following this week, I will be publishing the WordPress Picks series every Wednesday, instead of Sunday. 55+ Most Wanted WordPress Tips, Tricks, and Hacks I’m not a big fan of super long posts, but this is a comprehensive list of articles and tutorials regarding WordPress Load A Stylesheet Only If Use Gallery If you are using the WordPress Gallery, you should load the the stylesheet only the pages on which the gallery is displayed How to Add Content and Completely Manipulate Your WordPress RSS Feeds Some tricks on adding to customizable text to your RSS feeds. You can also do some of this with my plugin Add to Feed.
The New Category, Tag, And Page Templates Introduced In WordPress 2.9 WordPress included new templates for category, tag and pages. Learn how to use them.
Display Always All Subpages in Sidebar Michael gives you some code that will help you to display pages and subpages in the sidebar. Ideal for those sites that are powered by WordPress but designed to be actually be static in nature. Cool Things You can do with the WordPress “more” Tag I’ll let you check out this nice long post.