Archive for the "WordPress" Category

WordPress 3.3 hit release just a few days ago, so I dived into the code of the new Admin system to figure out what had changed.

As with all things open source, if you have a good idea that stands the tests of use and time, eventually it will find its way into core. As a result, my code is shrinking some with each new release of WordPress

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7
Jul

Fixed Admin Menus — The Plugin Enhanced

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With the release of WordPress 3.2, it's time for a plugin update. The Admin Screen layout and menus have changed a bit, many things for the better, and Ozh updated his plugin for v3.2 compatibility. My turn. Going in, my concern was how to make these new changes and not have WordPress 3.1.x users end up with screwed up menu bars. No way to know until I dived into

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20
Mar

Fixed Admin Menus — The Plugin Expanded

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Short time between initial plugin release and the first update but it had to be done... and quick. Downloads of the first Admin Menus Fixed version were chugging along nicely for a number of days, with no reports of bugs, etc. Then, while researching why Popular Posts was suddenly returning no results by deactivating recently updated plugins, one-by-one, to try to sort out if there were a

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6
Mar

Fixed Admin Menus — The Plugin

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The Story of the Admin Menus Fixed WordPress Plugin

It all started as a hack. I use a really cool plugin authored by Ozh—his Admin Drop Down Menu. It puts a thin horizontal bar across the top of the Admin screens with drop-down menus, so you can turn off the wide column of standard menus that runs down the left side and

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1
Mar

WordPress 3.1 Admin Menus — Fixed!

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Admin Menus Fixed — THe HaCk

Not that they were necessarily broken... well, there is room for improvement, but I mean "fixed" in the sense of the word meaning not moving. I have long used a most excellent plugin designed to make WordPress Admin's lives easier by consolidating the backend Admin Menu that normally runs down a column on the left side of the

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7
Aug

Taming The WordPress Time Machine: WP-Cron

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While dealing with server slowdowns, I'm getting into a relatively little known function in WordPress: wp-cron and what it is doing behind the scenes. A cron is a subroutine that performs future tasks according to a schedule, so it's necessary to make sure it is running and running well. It's also good to lighten the load on your server to ensure the best experience for your visitors. There are

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