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Archive: February, 2009

User Bio Popup plugin for WordPress

This WordPress plugin searches posts and pages for the nicknames of authors. When it finds one, it turns it into a link which brings up a popup window with the author’s bio and image. It uses the contents of the ‘About Yourself’ field in the user’s profile for the actual bio, and the image used depends on which of the two methods you select. The options page for this plugin allows you to configure the popup’s heading, width, height, and more. It also is fully customizable with the built-in CSS in the popup template file. More »

v2.4 - Updated Feb 22nd, 2009 | Topic: WordPress Plugins and Mods | 195 Comments »

This Day Plugin for WordPress

After every post, this plugin will list other posts on the same day from other years. Options include adjusting the number of posts to show, changing the sort order, the header text, hiding password protected posts, and more. More »

v1.4 - Updated Feb 22nd, 2009 | Topic: WordPress Plugins and Mods | 130 Comments »

Show the Intro to Password Protected Posts in WordPress

This is a small hack for WordPress that allows you to show the first part of password protected posts. It will display the content you have before the ‘more’ tag, followed by the standard password box. I wrote this up for a member of the WordPress forum, and I thought I would share it here. Update: Instructions are now provided for WordPress 2.2 More »

Updated Feb 22nd, 2009 | Topic: WordPress Hacks and Info | 181 Comments »

Change Default Thumbnail Size in WordPress

WordPress 2.5 and later include a built-in option to change the size of thumbnails, but for those of you out there using an older version, it is quiet easy to change. It just requires modification of one WordPress file. When WordPress 2.1 was released, it changed the way this was done, and once again with the release of WordPress 2.3, so I have included instructions below for multiple versions. More »

Updated Feb 22nd, 2009 | Topic: WordPress Hacks and Info | 182 Comments »

Retrieve Data Plugin for WordPress

This plugin provides a simple way to include the contents of data files into your posts or pages. The data files can be local to your server, or on remote servers (if your PHP configuration allows it). In the options page for the plugin, just define the trigger text and the file the data will be retrieved from. When that trigger text appears in a post or page, the contents of the specified data file will be shown. More »

v1.0 - Updated Feb 22nd, 2009 | Topic: WordPress Plugins and Mods | 100 Comments »

Report Comments Plugin for WordPress

This plugin provides a way for visitors to report inappropriate comments on a WordPress powered site. It does this by automatically adding a link to each comment, which (after asking for confirmation) notifies the administrator by email. There are several options available, including customization of the text, the email message generated (you can choose to include the post title, url, date, author, etc..), and more. Now supports Recaptcha image verification. More »

v1.2 - Updated Feb 22nd, 2009 | Topic: WordPress Plugins and Mods | 185 Comments »

Recent Categories Plugin for WordPress

This plugin generates a simple list of the most recently created categories in your WordPress installation. You can specify the number of categories listed, and the titles link to the category archives. This plugin can be called from a post or page, or directly from a template file. You can also choose to show the date the category was created. More »

v1.1 - Updated Feb 22nd, 2009 | Topic: WordPress Plugins and Mods | 161 Comments »

Posts from Last X Days Plugin for WordPress

This WordPress plugin displays all posts from the last X days that contained posts. You can define the display template used to generate the list, choosing what data to display by inserting tags. Future-dated and private posts are hidden by default. This plugin can be called from a post or page, or directly from your theme’s template file, adding it to the sidebar, or wherever else you like. More »

v1.0 - Updated Feb 22nd, 2009 | Topic: WordPress Plugins and Mods | 68 Comments »

Posts by Author Plugin for WordPress

This plugin will show the last X posts by the current author either at the bottom of every post, or where you manually specify in each post. Using the built-in options page, you can choose the number of posts to show, set the header text, choose to show the post dates, select the format of the date, and choose whether or not to include the current post in the list. Other options have been added since the first release. More »

v1.7 - Updated Feb 22nd, 2009 | Topic: WordPress Plugins and Mods | 283 Comments »

WordPress Search Form without Search Button

This article explains a method for displaying a WordPress search form without a search button. The user simply enters they text they would like to search for, and hits enter. While this is easy to do with the use of a hidden submit button, this method also allows for the use of a default message in the search box (such as “Enter your search”), which keeps you from having to display a label next to the form explaining what it is for. This default message automatically clears when the user clicks to start typing, and puts itself back if the user clicks away. This allows you to have a search form that looks nice and clean, and is still just as functional. More »

Updated Feb 21st, 2009 | Topic: WordPress Hacks and Info | 195 Comments »