I’m generally of the opinion that the screen for adding content should be as simple as possible in a CMS. It’s one of the reasons I really like the new Distraction Free Writing in WordPress 3.2 (sneak peek if case you haven’t seen it). It’s why I was a huge fan of WordPress reducing the […]
This is my first attempt at testing distraction free writing, a feature that is currently targeted for WordPress 3.2. It’s still in a very early form, but I’m excited to see where it goes. Here is what it looks like: At first glance, I think it is one-thousand times better than the current full screen […]
The other night, the DC Web Content Mavens(isn’t that a great name?) presented on “Drupal and WordPress as CMS”. I was invited to co-present with Andrew Nacin and Joel Sackett. It was great to get the chance to talk about the GPL, and how both products leverage it and use it to improve and endow […]
Today the WordPress DC group met for a couple of hours of testing WordPress 3.1. Andrew Nacin, John P Bloch, Thad Allender, Ben Balter, Alex Byers, Anthony Braddy and I spent a couple of hours, finding, fixing WordPress. Nacin also demonstrated the development version of the Debug Bar which is going to be a great […]
The slides from my lightning speech about the state of WordPress documentation today and where it is going are available as well as my Don’t be a Wanker, Write your Documentation speech. If you happen to catch a mistake (such as spelling), please comment below. A few resource to help you on your documentation journey: […]
I presented on August 30, 2010 to the DC WordPress group on the topic of the Users / Roles / Capabilities system in WordPress. I presented a small number of slides, and wrote four simple plugins to demonstrate some specific features. My slides (In HTML / CSS / JS, not some proprietary format) are […]
I haven’t used AIM in years and I haven’t used Yahoo Messager in even longer. What I do use is twitter. Therefore, having a box in the WordPress admin for twitter name is better and with some code I wrote for the
This simple plugin, built for my WordPress DC Presentation on the Users API adds a role called link master, that gets the capability to edit links and also read private posts and pages and also removes the ability for editors to manage categories.
Want to make the read more link in WordPress call out the user if they are logged in? As part of my DC WordPress presentation, i showed that it’s easy as pie and only about 10 lines of code.
One of the plugins I wrote for the DC WordPress group’s meeting on Users / Roles / Capabilities demonstrates how to create shortcode that makes some content only visable by users with a certain capability and other content only visable to non logged in viewers. You can download Shortcodes for Discrimination (along with the other […]