Ever embed a YouTube only to have it break your validation? There are plugins that will help with this, but they are for the most part only for posts or pages, for sidebar videos you were on your own. Never fear intrepid WordPress/YouTube user there is a tool that will solve this problem, "Valid XHTML YouTube embed code generator" will generate a valid code and resize the video to your … [Read more...] about WordPress Plugins and Tools
I've been lax on my political blogging, though much of what I'm reading makes you wonder if the human race has jumped the shark. What I have been doing is building Wordpress themes Serenity was my first one. I had thought about calling it "it's my first day"(Simpsons fans will get that) The second and third are a wide and narrow version of the same theme. It's called Dark Room (920px version … [Read more...] about WordPress themes and other things
alternate title "Sunday Self Indulgence" The last few weeks have been very busy, not so much with front end blogging but with back end tweaking (file that under things that sound dirty but aren't) After the very busy and lengthy Bread and Roses forum overhaul, I did the forums over again completely using Brian Gardner's beautiful forum templates. They are much smaller, easier on download … [Read more...] about WordPress 2.5 and so on
In the past few months, a proliferation of "sponsored" themes has arisen. This seemed to me out of keeping with the open source intent of Wordpress, and I wouldn't download one out of principal even if there was one I thought worth it. (which most aren't) At the very least though, most of these themes require little editing to take out the "sponsorship". While reading the Wordpress forums, I … [Read more...] about WordPress themes..Or, Oh NO not another sponsorship scandal!
Many of us on wordpress owe much to the people who donate their skills and time to create the awesome plug-ins that give us so much flexibility with our blogs. Today I'd like to thank Ajay for his work on the SPA plug in. It is what enables the Snap Preview Anywhere which allows you to preview a site before clicking on the link. Snap introduced a new version on Friday and by today Ajay … [Read more...] about Plug-in promotion