I spent the weekend at WordCamp 2011, with fellow WordPress nerds. Did you know that WordPress is used on 22 out of every 100 US-owned domains? With a worldwide support, the WordPress community is thriving – and this weekend at WordCamp, it showed!
Fresh off the YRB Blog
Have a WordPress blog where you want readers to vote on posts? It’s easy, with the help of a plugin in the WordPress repository, and a little styling and custom template code.
Check out this demo with code snippets to add voting to your posts and pages.
The new admin bar in WordPress 3.1 is just a bit too much clutter for my taste. To me, it gets in the way of the site design, and isn’t necessary. Fortunately, it’s really easy to remove. Learn how to do it without plugins, in just a few lines of code, to minimize clutter.
In the BuddyPress default activity feed, each event is displayed relative to how long ago the event happened. It’s simple to instead show the actual time, rather than the relative time, that the event occurred. Grab a code snippet that does this.
Sometimes it’s helpful to clean up WordPress administrative menus and submenus that aren’t being used. This simplifies the Dashboard, and minimizes the possibility of a website owner breaking their WordPress site by say, changing their active theme. Learn how to do this easily in WordPress 3.1+.
The WordPress Dashboard comes loaded with about ten zillion little mini boxes. While they give you a TON of options and information, they can be overwhelming for clients first learning WordPress (and for your own peace of mind!).
Learn how to hide or remove them entirely in WordPress 3.1.