Tag Archives: WP

Must-Use Plugins and Drop-Ins

Just two simple questions: What are must-use (mu) plugins and what are drop-ins? I’ll answer both right away: Must Use Plugins The MU or Must-Use Plugins is a principle that has moved from WordPress MU into WordPress core long before … Continue reading

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WordPress 3.0 Beta Test on wordpress.com [UPDATED]

According to the last weeks developer chat, some tests of WordPress 3.0 have been run on a subset of sites on wordpress.com (and still ongoing). A number of plugins and themes were run on WP-3.0 as well.

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Classic and Default Theme for WordPress 3.0

Some days ago I wrote about that Classic and Default themes have disappeared for wordpress 3.0. This might me a pitty for you if you use a theme that extends the one or other of those. You won’t get any … Continue reading

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WordPress 3.0 now Feature-Freeze

Freezy Breezy not only over Europe but as well within the project. Today WordPress 3.0 12:00 UTC/GMT went feature freeze (Announcement). Please see the updated Reports as well:  WordPress 3.0 Released to be shipped early next Week (June 12) and … Continue reading

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Docblock comments and more in code guidelines / standards

In the recent WordPress Coding Standard discussion it was clear that mutliple scenarios are not handeled. While doing more and more WP developmet these days, the list of stuff grows so it’s good to collect and to write them down. … Continue reading

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WordPress coders have no Class

Some days ago last month, Andrew Rickman blogged about the lack of Object Oriented Design in WordPress. He makes some very thoughtful statements even the article first starts with a lot of assumptions that made it easy for me to … Continue reading

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References to the Max

It’s somehow hard to understand. PHP Variables and how they do References to the according data. This Blog post is a collection of articles related to the topic and a short review of those I found valuable. Maybe there are … Continue reading

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The short memory of WordPress.org security

For the wordpress project it’s said: If you find a bug, report it. That’s the same if it is security related. For those who feel – for whatever reason – uncomfortable to publicize it in trac directly, can shoot an … Continue reading

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Dion Hulse (dd32)

Name: Dion Hulse Profile: Dion Hulse on WordPress.org Nick: dd32 IRC: dd32 Trac: dd32 Aka: -/- Commit Access: ca. 2010-01-12 Birthday: 25 Sep 1987 Topics: Filesystem; Transports; Plugins References Homepage: blog://dd32.id.au/ Photo: Source DD32, whatcha gonna do? – WordPress Development … Continue reading

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Andrew Ozz (azaozz)

Name: Andrew Ozz Profile: Andrew Ozz on WordPress.org Nick: azaozz IRC: azaozz Trac: azaozz Aka: Mr. Visual Editor Commit Access: ca. 2008-07-15 Topics: Visual Editor / TinyMCE References Homepage: LaptopTips.ca – Website run by Andrew Ozz Blog: Andrew Ozz on WordPress Interview … Continue reading

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WPDB include problems in wordpress 3.0

From time to time my brain remembers me that there is a major bug within wordpress in case of the re-instantiation of the wordpress database class. When a replacement class is in use, the original WPDB one will get re-created … Continue reading

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Enhancing Feeds: Show your Name with Feedname

By default the feed contains the name of your blog as each entries author and that’s it. If you want to personalize your feed for example with the author’s name of a certain entry in a feed there is a … Continue reading

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Coding Standards Summary of the last Week

The last week gave us some more feedback regarding the wordpress coding standard. In general the current standards seems accepted, but some areas were highlighted in comments where problems might arise with the current definition (this list is also a … Continue reading

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Enhancing Feeds: Limiting the Comments Feed

In a recent ticket (#7092), redsweater was asking for a missing feature: A separate setting for limiting the numbers of comments in the comments feed. He drives multiple sites that have such a high user traffic which results in soo … Continue reading

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Enhancing Feeds: Technorati Full Feeds

I’m starting a new series. I will call it enhancing feeds. Feeds are an important cornerstone in web publishing these days and WordPress has it’s part in it. But from time to time you can not do want you might … Continue reading

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Wiki for Documentation

I must admit that I really like the Idea behind wikis and I think those are great for documentation. In WordPress we currently have the Codex which is a Mediawiki. It’s not that well configured for day to day use … Continue reading

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WordPress Coding Standards – How to go on?

I would love to see that we make our developer’s lives easier while doing WordPress. One step to do so is to offer a clear coding styleguide and to apply it on the codebase. Because for most of the code … Continue reading

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mysql_real_escape_string and SET NAMES

In #11819 I was so hardly looking for a clear documentation for mysql_real_escape_string() combined with the usage of SET NAMES. I finally found it where I should have looked first: within the MySQL manual. PHP is using the MySQL client library … Continue reading

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Bugrate

You know the feeling? You join the dev-channel, grab yourself a ticket in trac and start to reproduce. And while reproduceable you analyze what’s the root of the bug.  But while digging through core-code you stumble over multiple areas you think … Continue reading

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Testdriving the Health-Check Plugin

Living on the Edge: After the Dev-Meetup last week, the announcements, all the fuzz about core plugins and the discussions in the forum it was a must for me to give the alpha of the new Health-Check Plugin a testdrive. … Continue reading

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