I wrote a little while back about a plugin for Chrome that lets you find out what WordPress theme a site is using, now I have one to find plugins! Thanks to WordPress Jedi for pointing out SpyBar for Chrome and Firefox. It helps you find out what WordPress plugins and themes a site is using. Once you install SpyBar, you will be able to analyze websites and find each [ Read More ]
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I’m not sure why you’d want to do use a content management system as a wiki – but I’m such a fan of WordPress that I thought this article on WordPress Jedi looked interesting. Many webmasters use solutions such as MediaWiki to add a Wiki section to their website. There is nothing wrong with that approach. But integrating MediaWiki with WordPress could be challenging. Besides, having to deal with a [ Read More ]
I am always setting up new WordPress sites and the first thing I do – the first thing we all do – is install a set of the same plugins. Now there is a plugin to make it easier to bulk install those favorites! Bulk Plugin Installation is a new plugin that allows you to install one or more plugins simply by typing their names or download URLs in a [ Read More ]
Tom Ewer at WPMU has created a list of the top 40 best WordPress sites. If you’re interested in WordPress you should check out the list – and of course if you think something is missing let him know! I also have my own WordPress bookmarks and bibliography (which are by no means comprehensive) if you’re interested in bookmarking those.
Most of you know that I’ve written a couple of books (so far) for Information Today Inc. (ITI), but did you know that I and other ITI authors are posting tips for our readers over at the ITI Books Blog? If you haven’t checked it out, you should.
In preparation for a workshop I’m doing with Polly Farrington at Internet Librarian I’ve been creating a bibliography of WordPress plugins. Here’s what I have so far: Akismet All in One SEO Pack Best Plugins For Everything Best WordPress Plugins Broken Link Checker Cimy User Extra Fields Contact Form 7 EasyRotator for WordPress – Slider Plugin Editorial Calendar Exploit Scanner FeedStats Google Analytics for WordPress Google XML Sitemaps Grid Columns [ Read More ]
One of the things I wish was easier in many WordPress themes was adding a favicon. The favicon is the little icon that appears in the address bar of most websites to the left of the URL. A favicon (short for favorites icon), also known as a shortcut icon, website icon, URL icon, or bookmark icon, is a 16×16 or 32×32 pixel square icon associated with a particular website or [ Read More ]
Have you ever visited a website and wondered what theme was being used? I have! And now there is a way using Chrome to sniff out the WordPress theme being used by a site you’re looking at. Chrome Theme Sniffer is a add-on for Chrome that will detect the theme or template being used on current site for several major open source CMS’s, including Drupal, Joomla and WordPress. All you [ Read More ]
Are you using WordPress for your library website? This tutorial from Smashing Magazine walks you through creating a bookshelf plugin for your WordPress site. From the tutorial’s conclusion: Having done this tutorial, you should be able to create a nice shelving plugin for your books. The plugin might serve your needs if you need an online book archive or library. The options aren’t limited to books either; you could create [ Read More ]
You’ve maybe heard of identi.ca, a micro blogging tool like Twitter, but 100% open source, but did you realize that, as Jason Hibbets says, “Without open source, Twitter wouldn’t exist”? Jason starts off his interview with Chris Aniszczyk, Open Source Manager at Twitter: Every Tweet you send and receive touches open source software on its journey between computers and mobile devices. We were curious about how much open source is [ Read More ]