Mind Blowing WordPress Plugins In Dallas, August 29, 2010, at OpenCamp I presented “Mind Blowing WordPress Plugins.” Here are the WordPress Plugins and more features during my presentation. Let me first define what my qualifications for a “mind blowing WordPress Plugin” were, as I had to sift through thousands of Plugins and then filter down to include the following in my 50 minute presentation. To me, a mind blowing WordPress Plugin is one that breaks the rules. I’d love to know if you’ve found a WordPress Plugin that really and truly blows your mind, pushing the capability of WordPress beyond “just a blog” or simple website. WordPress Plugins As of the day I gave my presentation, there were 11,040 WordPress Plugins in the WordPress Plugin Directory. In fact, our blogs are built on WordPress Plugins. In the beginning of 2006, I spent an entire month writing about almost nothing but WordPress Plugins in a A Month of WordPress Plugins, showcasing over two hundred WordPress Plugins. The cumulative list included:
Git Teaching WordPress to Absolute Beginners Part 1: The Build One of the things that I love to do most with WordPress is to show absolute beginners how to use it . Recently I taught a group of writers how to get to grips with it. The aim was for them all to produce their own author’s portfolios. They ranged in age from around 25 – 60 so it was a pretty diverse group. Their technical ability ranged from someone who had been blogging for years to people who were horrified by the idea of having a blog. The fact is that there are many people who are put off from using blogs and internet tools more generally for a number of reasons: They don’t understand it They think there’s no future in it (my brother-in-law still thinks that everyone’s going to go back to playing with cup-and-ball instead of X-Boxes!) The great thing about WordPress is that it is easy enough for anyone to use, regardless of skill level. Building a WordPress website Populating a WordPress website with content Today I’ll talk about how I teach beginners how to use WordPress. Overview
The Best WordPress Related Websites on the Internet If you are a regular WPMU reader, you may recall the first and/or second editions of the WPMU 100 — the top 100 WordPress related blogs on the internet. The two editions were released four months apart, with the second edition being published in June. Therefore, I knew that October would bring about an opportunity to publish a third edition. However, I had already decided that a new edition would have to bring something fresh — it couldn’t just be a re-hashing of the same list. So when I sat down a week ago to start work on the third edition, I knew that I would probably have to do something a little radical. Featured Plugin - WordPress Google Maps Plugin Simply insert google maps into posts, sidebars and pages - show directions, streetview, provide image overlays and do it all from a simple button and comprehensive widget. Find out more The New Format That provided me with enough impetus to start from scratch. So that is why this newest edition of the WPMU 100 is in fact the WPMU 40.
How Frequently Should You Change Your Blog’s Theme? Some of the biggest decisions bloggers face involve their blog theme. Should you change your theme? Should you pay for a premium theme or a custom theme? What should you look for in a new theme ? With so many free themes readily available (especially for WordPress users) you could literally change you theme everyday if you wanted to. First, you need to consider how the theme impacts the blog in the following ways: 1. Blogs that have been effectively branded have typically used a blog theme as part of their branding strategy. If your blog does have an established brand but you feel it is time for a theme change, consider creating a new theme that will still feature many of the same recognizable elements as your current theme. 2. With so many blogs out there, and so many of them using the same free themes or very similar themes, a unique look is valuable. 3. Obviously, your theme will be the single most influential factor in the overall quality of appearance for your blog. 4. 5. 1. 2. 3.
Getting set up with the WP e-Commerce plugin: settings and configuration Hi Adam, please can you advise if you were using the Gold Cart in your video presentation? We are currently building a shop in our new website and so far have only downloaded the free e-commerce plugin. I know nothing about php etc so I have struggled a little and finding your video was a great help, as I seem to have done most things corrently, albiet by trail and error. Two major items I need help with – I have set up a couple more Form Sets for the checkout as we need to get additional information from our members. I would like to be able to see these additional check out fields on the purchaser email, but currently they are not and I could not find how to get the tags you mention in the email settings on the Admin page. The new website we are currently working in, which is not yet live is Thank you in advance for any help you can give me as I know you must be very busy.
Getting Started with Java IDL Java™ IDL is a technology for distributed objects – that is, objects interacting on different platforms across a network. Java IDL enables objects to interact regardless of whether they're written in the Java programming language or another language such as C, C++, COBOL, or others. This is possible because Java IDL is based on the Common Object Request Brokerage Architecture (CORBA), an industry-standard distributed object model. A key feature of CORBA is IDL, a language-neutral Interface Definition Language. Each language that supports CORBA has its own IDL mapping--and as its name implies, Java IDL supports the mapping for Java. To support interaction between objects in separate programs, Java IDL provides an Object Request Broker, or ORB. This tutorial teaches the basic tasks needed to build a CORBA distributed application using Java IDL. Any relationship between distributed objects has two sides: the client and the server. For More Information
Plugin API Plugin API Languages: বাংলা • English • Español • Français • 日本語 • 한국어 • Português do Brasil • ไทย • 中文(简体) • Русский • (Add your language) Introduction This page documents the API (Application Programming Interface) hooks available to WordPress plugin developers, and how to use them. This article assumes you have already read Writing a Plugin, which gives an overview (and many details) of how to develop a plugin. This article is specifically about the API of "Hooks", also known as "Filters" and "Actions", that WordPress uses to set your plugin in motion. These hooks may also be used in themes, as described here. Hooks, Actions and Filters Hooks are provided by WordPress to allow your plugin to 'hook into' the rest of WordPress; that is, to call functions in your plugin at specific times, and thereby set your plugin in motion. You can sometimes accomplish the same goal with either an action or a filter. Function Reference Actions Modify database data. Create an Action Function Hook to WordPress