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Archive for February, 2008

Google trends on WordPress, Movable Type and Joomla

| February 27, 2008 | 20 Comments
Trends are fun and fascinating, both online and off. I came across Google Trends a while ago, but I never used it. So recently I decided to see how WordPress measures up against its competition. First, I compared WordPress to what I figure is its most direct competitor: Movable ... View Post

Audio Player WordPress plugin automatically adds audio player to posts

| February 25, 2008 | 16 Comments
Amazingly, I have never had to deal with podcast or audio files before in a WordPress blog or site. But a recent client needed a way to easily and attractively add mp3 files to her posts. At first I tried the Podcasting plugin, but I didn't have much luck. ... View Post

Happy birthday to WordPress Garage!

| February 22, 2008 | 16 Comments

Birthday Cake

Today, WordPress Garage turns one year old. Hasn't our little baby grown up fast? Blow out the candles... It is exactly one year ago today that I wrote my first post here. It was about Jerome's Keywords Plugin, which was a popular ... View Post

Use WP-Sticky WordPress plugin to easily create feature or “sticky” posts

| February 19, 2008 | 9 Comments
The WP-Sticky WordPress plugin allows you to easily choose to "stick" certain posts at the top of your blog. This can also be done via code, as I explained in a post a few months ago where I ... View Post

Security problem with Search Unleashed plugin

| February 15, 2008 | 1 Comment
Security Focus has reported a security problem with the Search Unleashed plugin. The plugin stores search queries, but does not validate stored data and sends it back "raw" to the browser. Read more at SecurityFocus View Post

Using Blueprint CSS for easier CSS layouts in WordPress

| February 14, 2008 | 7 Comments
Blueprint CSS may just be the answer to all our CSS layout woes. Most, if not all, WordPress blog themes use CSS for laying out the design. But as any website or blog developer knows, using CSS for layouts can be one of the causes of early aging, high blood pressure, ... View Post

Publish RSS feeds on your WordPress site without plugins

| February 13, 2008 | 14 Comments
Darren Hoyt, that brilliant WordPress developer and designer, explains how you can publish RSS feed headlines on your WordPress blog with a built-in WordPress function instead of using a plugin. As Darren says, this code snippet is not intended for scrapers; it's for people who have ... View Post

Make your WordPress theme iPhone friendly with iWPhone WordPress plugin and theme

| February 12, 2008 | 0 Comments
I recently wrote about a plugin that made the WordPress admin more accessible from an iPhone. Now there's the iWPhone plugin/theme package that "automatically reformats your blog’s content for optimized viewing on Apple’s iPhone and ... View Post

Make sure WordPress doesn’t switch to the default theme

| February 11, 2008 | 7 Comments
Have you ever been working on your WordPress blog's design, when you refresh the page only to find that it's decided to revert to the default theme? This has happened to me pretty often, and apparently I'm not the only one. Mark O'Neill says that his WordPress ... View Post

Have a nice steaming mug of…WordPress

| February 10, 2008 | 4 Comments
If you're a true WordPress fan, you've already got your WordPress hoodie which is keeping you toasty on these cold winter days. But alas, a very important part of your life, your daily cup o' joe, is being encased by a generic mug with no meaning. Well, those drinking-coffee-in-generic-mug days ... View Post
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