WordPress Plugins as Frameworks

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I noticed earlier today an interesting video in the WordPress.tv feed. Marc Lavallee & Wes Lindamood: Plugins are Blueprints talk about how they use plugins as a starting point to get to an end. I like what they had to say. It reminded me of what WordPress plugins are missing. A few years ago, my thinking shifted in… Read more »

WordCamp Seattle

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For the past few months, me with a group of other volunteers have been trying to get the groundwork laid for WordCamp Seattle. Up to this point, it has been a great experience. I have met some great people and am excited to meet many more. Last month, after calling what seemed like hundreds of… Read more »

New User Approve Plugin Updates

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Last September I release a WordPress plugin that allows an administrator to approve new users after they register for your site. I built the plugin for a private blog that I have and I wanted control over each member of the site. Since I thought others would be interested in using the plugin I decided… Read more »

Building a Quick Search Engine

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For a while I’ve been wanting to create a specialized search engine for a project I have been working on. Given the limited amount of time I have, I clearly had to piggyback on current technologies. Search engines today do an awesome job of indexing the web to find what you need when you need… Read more »

Upgrading WordPress the Easy Way

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I have finally discovered the best/easiest way to upgrade your WordPress install, especially if you have multiple installations of the blogging software. You must use SVN to make this happen. To upgrade all you have to do is change the version number. If you want to run trunk, all you have to do is update… Read more »

Enabling OpenID

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I have successfully enabled picklewagon.com as a delegate for my OpenID. This has been something I have been wanting to do for a while. It was a lot easier than I thought it would be. What is OpenID? OpenID.net says it best: OpenID eliminates the need for multiple usernames across different websites, simplifying your online… Read more »