Archive for the ‘Wordpress’ Category
I've spent a considerable amount of time during my life as a developer praising the benefits of Wordpress, specifically as a content management system. And there have been some bumps along the way, which often left me bemoaning my beloved system. Today Matt Mullenweg and the lovely people at Wordpress.org released Wordpress 3.0, named Thelonious, which probably is the most CMS like Wordpress yet.
Have you ever had an good idea that you've started to work on and develop, only for someone to do exactly what you've done (but better) as soon as you started? No? Well you should try it, it's pretty humbling. I was working on a Wordpress Theme about two months ago, and I had to make some changes from the online theme editor, and I was thinking 'wouldn't it be great to get some syntax highlighting on this?!'. Just as ...
Ever wanted to find out with PHP and Wordpress whether a page is a subpage of another? Fair enough, that is easy to do, using $post->post_parent. But what if you want to find out if a page is a subpage of a page two or more levels above it? That's where my plugin comes in.
Having made about 8 websites using Wordpress in 4 or so months up until I went away, I was a litte fed up of the system, having to find increasingly complex solutions to some of the more advanced CMS functions required of each site. I was pretty glad when I came back that I didn't have to dive straight into another one, as much as I love the system. But I've been using it again for the new ...
New features in this release of the plugin include customizable colours (using a snazzy colour picker no less) and the banner staying close for the whole browser session once it's clicked. Now I realise this is starting to look like overkill, but it's nice practice for me at least. Got to think of my next plugin now!
Realised I left a few things out of v0.9, so I'm making plans for the next release, mainly with fixes of bugs. Also, I'm planning of improving the functionality (again). Read on to see the full list.
My little plugin has been quite a success. It's certainly driven a fair amount of traffic here. And a fair number of comments, asking about more functionality and features, so I'm going to list the upgrades I've got in mind for the first stable release (i.e. 1.0). And I'm doing it on here because I can.