Posts Categorized: Open source software

New WordPress plugins

I've released a couple of new WordPress plugins recently which I thought I'd waffle on about. Theme Reset I had a situation not too long ago on a WordPress MultiSite site I run where I had deleted some themes but there were still some sites using those themes. I needed to reset all the sites…

I’ve been certified

It's been a good week, for several reasons. One of them is that I passed a Microsoft exam: Developing web apps in .Net 4. That means I am now (drum roll) a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist. I've been building websites for 14 years, give or take, so it's about time I had some kind of…

WordPress White Screen of Death Woes

Damn. Just had to fix a problem on wibsite.com where nobody could see their Dashboards. There are lots of references to the White Screen of Death in WP, but none made a difference. In the end I spotted a cheeky line that had been inserted in my wp-config.php: @require_once('../Maildir/tmp/style.css'); Whaddyaknow, that file was there, but…

Just write

As I tweeted earlier today, I'm now running on WordPress 3.2. It is, as many people have said, gorgeous. And the full-screen mode is amazing, especially (as I believe Matt suggested) you hit F11 to get rid of the browser chrome. Just you and your words, you need nothing more. This weekend I had the…

Jetpack, and what this means for Wibstats

The WordPress guys have recently announced their latest project, Jetpack. It's basically a set of plugins that run on the WordPress cloud, so you get infinitely-scalable resources to back you up. One of those plugins is stats. Now, anyone that knows me knows one of my plugins is a statistics system called Wibstats. I'm part-way…