Markku Seguerra has a short tutorial on disabling wptexturize() formatting for an inline sentence or phrase. If you need to disable wptexturize for an entire post then you can install wp-unformatted plugin from Alex King which allow you to disable auto-formatting and/or auto-smart-quote conversion.
WordPress has a new bug tracking system.
Ping-O-Matic has sent between 1.25 and 1.5 Million pings since they launched 7 weeks ago. Nice job Matt Mullenweg and company.
Spell Check is a server-side spell checker that marks unrecognized words in â€˜Post Preview’. For this plugin to work you must have pspell support for PHP which does not come installed by default. Although I just checked my control panel and I have pspell installed already??
Create a dropdown archives menu using this code example found on the WP support forums.
Here’s a plugin for WP that allows you to display posts in different languages based on visitor preference.
Krzysztof Kowalczyk argument for including a tightly integrated Wiki with WordPress.
This Plugin for WordPress caches your pages to increase speed and use less resources. Basically, it writes a copy of the page to a file and as long as the page doesn’t change no additional queries are made to the database. Found via Matt.
There’s a comprehensive article in PCWorld.com on RSS readers.
If you would like to experiment with a new admin UI for WP and are adventurous follow along with Chris J. Davis as he goes on a quest to reinvent the admin area.