WordPress Post Formats have been the rage among designers and developers since first announced and with WP 3.1 reaching its release a set of standardised, non-extensible, post formats have found their way in the WordPress core. As so often, a decision made by the Core team has lead to questions, sometimes even disapproval. Read More
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Many of us tend to install blog after blog and every time have to upload a series of WordPress plugins every time or browse through the plugin installer. A tedious and long task, especially for those of you who love running 60 plugins on every single blog.
Vladimir Prelovac, serial plugin developer, has created WP Quick Deploy, a plugin which will soon become your favourite WordPress install assistant.
The plugin lets you browse a well curated selection of WordPress plugins which then can be installed all at once. Check the plugin page for more information.
Paul Stamatiou has switched his site from WordPress to Jekyll. In this extensive review he features a step-by-step how to switch from WordPress to Jekyll, a new static generator. Paul mentions also some interesting details and reasons why his traffic dwindled and how this had a massive impact on his earnings.
What is Jekyll
Jekyll is a simple, blog aware, static site generator. It takes a template directory (representing the raw form of a website), runs it through Textile or Markdown and Liquid converters, and spits out a complete, static website suitable for serving with Apache or your favorite web server.
One of the most popular text and code editors for Mac OS X certainly is Panic’s Coda. Sadly Coda isn’t 100% compliant with the WordPress coding standards and neither is TextWrangler.
Luckily not much is needed to make both editors compliant with the WordPress coding standards and in an entry over at Magp.ie Eoin Gallagher, Polldaddy developer, explains how to configure Coda – and TextWrangler – to meet the WordPress coding standards.
Discover how here.
A Premium Security Plugin for VaultPress users.
Security on your WordPress page is going to be pretty high – hopefully you’ll have a passion for blogging, or maybe even use a wide range of WordPress sites as client sites if you’re a designer or developer, so if you’re offering a service to someone, why not offer the best you can get for Security on the page.
Once included on your page, an initial scan sets a baseline for the files, and any changes to the 750+ core files are notified on the Security Tab of VaultPress. From here, you can then notify the VaultPress team, and they’ll give you help and assistance in locating and correcting the problem
Lisa E. Sabin Wilson takes a look at the with WordPress 3.1 Beta introduced Post Formats in an extensive tutorial. In the post Lisa, from WordPress for Dummies fame, provides examples and the code to get you started with your own Post Formats for WordPress and even helps you on the way to get started at designing different styles for different post formats.
Read the tutorial at Lisa’s website.
This commercial plugin allows users who wish to sell ebooks in PDF format to easily add a ‘Licensed to [customer name]‘ footer to their ebooks in order to avoid file sharing of the ebook. PDFs can even be password protected automatically with the customer’s email address.
Priced at $39.95 this might be a great investment for anyone wishing to sell books.
The plugin offers integration with Paypal and WP eStore.
Check it out at Tips and Tricks HQ.
There’s a lot of new features on the new version of WP, but it’s still the same great system. WordPress have just announced that theyâ€™re releasing the Beta version of WP3.1 â€“ itâ€™s still in development, so theyâ€™re looking for people to break it â€“ I mean find bugs!
The scheduled release date isnâ€™t 100% clear yet, but their aiming for the end of this year, depending on the amount of bugs that are found.
Check out the article on the offical WP news page to find out what the new features are, how to become a Beta Test
TikiPress is a small plug-in that was created for WordCamp, started in late 2009. As the coders themselves admitted it ‘wasn’t solid like a rock’, due to various time constraints and so on.
However, they are back, with a new version, which is now the ‘most advanced Ticketing Plugin available on WordPress’, combining eCommerce, with a complete marketing offer – so you can see offer early-bird and late-comer prices, sponsorship packages, merchandise and donations!
- Collect payments for your event
- Set attendance limits / Ticket stock
- Collect attendee data on the Checkout Page via the TikiPress Survey Tool
- Collect Statistics about your event and monitor your ticket sales
- If a person buys more then 1 ticket (say 10 tickets), rather then completing 10 surveys for each Attendee, the buyer simply enters the email address for each additional Attendee. Each Attendee is then emailed a redemption coupon that they can use to complete / claim their ticket and enter their attendee date which is saved to their BuddyPress profile (awesome feature designed by Jeffry Ghazally & Jane Wells).
- Display an Attendee Page that integrates with Gravatars on your site. Simply add the Shortcode for an event to any WordPress page or post and it will create a page that looks like this example.
- TikiPress creates an Attendee stats page for administrators on an Event by Event basis.
- TikiPress creates an Attendee List PDF generator, this is new page accessible to Event Managers that they can use to create a list that they can use on the day to strike off Attendees as they arrive to your Event.
- TikiPress creates custom PDF badges and tickets for your event.
For more information, and screenshots of the plugin in use, have a look here