Posts Tagged "Wordpress"

Cursor Trail

Posted by on Feb 14, 2011 in Plugins | Comments Off

This is a pretty simple plugin and probably as useless as they get!

This was inspired by David Walsh’s MooTools implementation. Check out his demo to see functionality, it’s the same thing except you can control the fade speed and cursor image, as long with start/end dates for special occasions.

Activate it for Valentines Day for a special surprise, if that’s today you’ll know what I mean :)

Download it here!

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Choosing the right WordPress plugins

Posted by on Jun 25, 2010 in Wordpress | 2 comments

When choosing WordPress plugins, you need to keep in mind that these are open source, therefore each plugin is maintained by someone for free, so some plugins are made by people that aren’t experienced coders (which may result in the plugin preventing your site from loading), or may not have time or resources to maintain the plugin to keep up with new WordPress releases.

This becomes especially important when considering the crucial and complex plugins that make your site work the way you need, as finding a replacement in the future may be prove to be much more laborious than doing a little due diligence beforehand. Imagine, for example, if your photo gallery stopped working when you upgrade to the latest version of WordPress!

Due to this, it’s important to take certain things into consideration when choosing a plugin, and if keep these in mind you’ll probably find that your selected plugins get updated with the new WP releases and are regularly improved. There’s lots of factors that you need to consider when choosing a plugin. Below are some of the major things to think about:

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Security is Relative

Posted by on Apr 17, 2010 in Other, Wordpress | Comments Off

Matt posted a small bit regarding the recent alert NetworkSolutions put up claiming that there was a vulnerability (not giving a link either, undeserved). Turns out that the issue had nothing to do with wordpress, and more to do with their file permissions. His aptly titled post, Secure File Permissions Matter raises a good point about security in general…. your site is as secure as your server, which is actually as secure as where your server is kept.

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WordPress 3 Beta 1 – A look into the new features

Posted by on Apr 4, 2010 in Wordpress | Comments Off

I had a chance to install the recently released WordPress 3 Beta 1 onto my PC and I thought I’d highlight some of the most notable (in my opinion at least) new features that you can expect. For a more comprehensive list of improvements, head on over the 3.0 features page on the  Wordpress Codex

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Twitter Goodies Widgets

Posted by on Nov 5, 2009 in Plugins | 6 comments

[wp-readme-parser url=”http://svn.wp-plugins.org/twitter-goodies-widgets/trunk/readme.txt” download=”http://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/twitter-goodies-widgets.zip”]

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