WordPress Picks for the week [11/22]

10 Things You Need to Know About WordPress 2.9

WordPress 2.9 Beta 1 is out. If you’re ready to take the plunge, then here’s a post that tells you, along with snippets of code, about ten new features in WordPress 2.9

Why Writing Documentation Wasn’t a Waste of Time

As a plugin developer, I understand the importance of documentation. It really pisses me off to find undocumented plugins and themes. The documentation for WordPress has a lot to be desired. But, it is a gradual work in progress. Jacob Santos evaluates the option of inline documentation versus the Codex.

Everything you need to know about WordPress 2.9’s post image feature

There are quite a few plugins that allow you to add a image to a post. Finally, with WP2.9, you won’t need a plugin to do the dirty work for you. Justin gives you the complete download on implementing the post thumbnail feature of WordPress.

How To Style Editor (Or Any Role) Comments in WordPress

If you’re running a multi-author blog, which sees a decent number of comments, you’d like to style comments differently. WordPress allows you to style an author comment easily. However, if you have different editors, moderators etc., you’d like to style these differently. Ozh tells you how to do it.

How to Disable Comment Feeds for Individual Posts

WordPress automatically creates a feed for almost everything! Each individual post also has a comments feed, that allows your commenters to subscribe to the post via the feed. However, if you would like to centralise the comments’ feed / posts’ feed, then you Jeff has a few tips on getting this done easily.

How to Create an Author Info Section in WordPress

If you’re running a multi-author blog, then you’d like to put some description of the author at the end of each post. WordPress has inbuilt set of tags that will allow you to do this. Follow this tutorial to add the author information to each post. [Via: WLTC]

Optimize and Speed Up your WordPress Blog

WordPress can be rather stressful if you’re running a slightly heavy blog. There is always a constant battle on reducing the high memory that WordPress requires. Even more importantly is the CPU usage that can really go through the roof. Here are a few options that you can use to ease the usage.

Make an Infinite More-Posts Section

Learn how to create a simple sidebar widget that allows you to display a set of recent posts and then automatically update these without refreshing the page.

How to create Microblogs within WordPress

If you’re running a blog, but would like to display some content that isn’t perfectly in line with the main theme, then a micro blog is a good way to go. I had attempted this a while back, but never really got down to implementing the same. Keith gives you a detailed guide on configuring the micro blog along with creating a separate feed for it.

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