Category Archives: GUI Goodness

Give your WordPress plugin credit without cluttering the GUI

In a previous post I discussed the idea of locating your plugin’s Settings screen where it made sense within the Admin menus — giving an example of my own pull-quotes plugin’s Settings going under the Design menu. I briefly touched … Continue reading

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Use Action Links to direct users straight to your WordPress plugin’s admin page

I’ve recently come across repeated discussions (especially on the wp-hackers mailing list) debating where plugin authors should place their custom admin pages. I discussed that question directly in my previous post, and basically stated that the plugin’s admin page can … Continue reading

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On Plugin Design and Integration

A frequent question on the wp-hackers list (a mailing list for people who write both WordPress core code and plugins) is where plugin authors should place the Admin screens for their plugins. A majority seems to say they go under … Continue reading

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Tags vs. Categories

A question that comes up in blogging circles from time to time is what the difference is between Comments and Tags. Most blogging software allows you to mark posts with both, and the distinction is often times not clear. I … Continue reading

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Override single WordPress pages with .htaccess

Until recently, Striderweb.com was made up of static HTML files except for the blog sections themselves. After a while, I decided I wanted to run the entire site off of WordPress, but to do that I realized that the existing … Continue reading

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Automated Indexes

This site has several areas where there is a page that serves as an index for a bunch of sub-pages. Some good examples seen from this page are the “Features” and “Webcraft” sections of Nerdaphernalia. If you look at those … Continue reading

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JavaScript Pull-Quotes 1.5 — Coolness

I’m very excited about this new update, as I’ve just implemented a very cool new feature. The plugin now supports styles, similar to WordPress themes. The thing is now wide open for third parties to create CSS files — you … Continue reading

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Theme troubles

The theme I was using for this blog has been giving me troubles, so I’m going back to the default template for now. it looked neat, but never quite worked properly — the “previous” and “next” buttons were broken, for … Continue reading

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