March, 2008

  1. WP Mobile Edition 2.1

    I’ve updated my WordPress Mobile Edition plugin. I’ve made a couple of changes: Since many people don’t RTFM, I’ve added some code that (hopefully) only tries to show the mobile theme if everything is installed correctly. If it’s not installed correctly, it will show an error message accordingly in WP 2.5+. Experimental: a link to…

  2. Shortcut Macros 1.2

    I’ve updated my Shortcut Macros plugin to make it WordPress 2.5 compatible. This plugin allows you to set up shortcuts that expand into longer text when you save a post/page. For example, if you link to my site often, you might create a macro of ak. You type ##ak into a post/page and when you…

  3. Delink Comment Author 1.2

    I’ve updated Delink Comment Author to make it compatible with WordPress 2.5. It should also still be compatible with versions prior to 2.5. This plugin gives you the ability to remove the link a commenter left as their URL without removing the entire comment. A link to do this is added to your new comment…

  4. Comment License 1.2

    I’ve updated my Comment License plugin to make it look nicer in WordPress 2.5. This plugin shows a license with terms of your choosing in your comments form. You can edit the terms of your license in the options page. You can see it in use on my site wherever there are comment forms. The…

  5. 404 Notifier 1.2

    I’ve updated my 404 Notifier plugin to make it look nicer in WordPress 2.5 (seems like old admin CSS classes were removed). This plugin logs 404 hits on your WordPress powered site and will notify you of them via e-mail or in an RSS feed. The download and more information are available on my WordPress…

  6. Around the web

    Too much travel, not enough reading this week. Twitter will Devolve Bluetooth Tethering with a BlackBerry Pearl on OS X WordPress 2.5 and the Object Cache SQL Virgin Again Last chance to apply for 2008

  7. WordPress 2.5 Plugin Compatibility

    I haven’t officially released WordPress 2.3 compatible versions of all of my plugins yet, but WordPress 2.5 is out nonetheless and brings some more plugin compatibility issues along with it. I’ll try to get updated versions out soon – I’ll update this post with status as the plugins are updated. 404 Notifier – tested, version…

  8. Twitter Tools and Best Practices

    I’ve seen a number of recent complaints about my Twitter Tools plugin’s capability to post to Twitter when you put a post on your blog. I’m somewhat sympathetic, it’s not a feature I use myself because I have similar thoughts on the topic. I use Twitter Tools as an archiver – I want a copy…

  9. BusySync, So Far (Mostly) So Good

    I’ve had a rather bumpy relationship with SpanningSync, and as a result several friends have recommended I try BusySync 2.0 beta. I’m very glad they did. BusySync works differently than SpanningSync. Instead of a service, it works directly with Google Calendar with no intermediary service. It does not suffer from any of the issues I…

  10. ShareThis Classic 1.5.2

    We’ve released a new version of ShareThis Classic. This release has two changes: Better examples and instructions for localization1 and customization of Social Web services. The ability to turn off all sharethis.com tracking information if you want to. Note you may need to deactivate and reactivate the plugin to get the option to appear on…

  11. jQuery vs. Other Libraries

    Despite having cross-browser incompatibility issues and various things breaking and being re-done with each release, I’m firmly in the jQuery camp and am actively building new things on top of it. This likely includes a port of PHP Tag Engine to jQuery, as well as many of my WordPress plugins. It’s like the old story:…

  12. Around the web

    furbo.org – Brain surgeons It takes several months of actual iPhone development before you eventually realize that the iPhone requires a completely different mindset. Until that happens, you’ll make assumptions based on desktop experience, and that in turn will lead to a lot of bad designs. Colorful Future For WP 2.5 Admin Save the Fishes…

  13. MacBook Pro with SSD →

    Eric has a great write-up with benchmarks, videos, etc. – I’ve been amazed at the performance of the SSD drive in my Air.

    Warning: you will want an SSD after reading/watching.

  14. Traveling with a GPS

    I got a portable TomTom GPS unit last winter – first time I’ve had one. It’s of moderate use around town from time to time, but I’ve found that it’s real value is when I’m on the road. I first brought it with me on a quick trip to LA last month, then again last…