Archive for July, 2008

Free Wordpress Theme | Travel Agency

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

WP Travel Agency is a 3-column wordpress theme with features of valid XHTML and CSS and widget ready.

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Sunday, July 27th, 2008

body class brings up an article on Scott Allan Wallick’s site that talks about his excellent Sandbox theme. While all well and good, I wasn’t using Sandbox on this project so I wanted something


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WordPress 2.6

Monday, July 14th, 2008

I’m happy to announce that version 2.6 of WordPress.org is now available , almost a month ahead schedule. Version 2.6 “Tyner,” named for jazz pianist McCoy Tyner , contains a number of new features that make WordPress a more powerful CMS: you can now track changes to every post and page and easily post from wherever you are on the web, plus there are dozens of incremental improvements to the features introduced in version 2.5 . We’ve prepared a brief video tour of 2.6, if you have 3 minutes and 29 seconds to spare, it’s worth a watch: If you’d like to embed the tour video in your blog, copy and paste this code for the high quality version: <embed src="http://v.wordpress.com/mARhRBcT/fmt_dvd" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="640" height="385" flashvars="blog_domain=http://wordpress.org/development/2008/07/wordpress-26/&width=640&height=385"> </embed> And here’s a smaller version, 400 pixels wide: <embed src="http://v.wordpress.com/mARhRBcT/fmt_std" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="400" height="250" flashvars="blog_domain=http://wordpress.org/development/2008/07/wordpress-26/&width=400&height=250"> </embed> Here’s a more textual overview of what’s hawt in 2.6: Post Revisions: Wiki-like tracking of edits With the power of modern computers, it’s silly that we still use save and editing metaphors from the time when the most common method of storage was floppy disks

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Drop down menus and navigation tree plugin

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

Collapsible Category Widget/Plug-in – WP-d-tree Plugin

I used to use the Collapsible Categories Widgets by Leo Jackson until his site went down temporarily. This forced me to look elsewhere for my other sites and I came across the WP-d-tree plugin. I’m not sure why, but it took me ages to come across this plugin and it is a real life-saver as I need expandable categories on most of my sites. This plugin allowed more flexible than others I’ve seen before and was easy to install and use.

You can download the plugin from here

The cool thing about this plugin is that it allows you to play a fair bit with the look and feel of your text because it uses Scriptaculous.

In some instances you get a fatal error when you activate the plug-in as I did. To fix this click ‘Design’ and you should see ‘Wp-d-tree’ in your list of options. Click on the link and scroll down until you see ‘Scriptaculous Effecs’. By default, the check box is left blank and scriptaculous effects are not enabled which can cause the fatal error. Click on this check box and then on ‘update settings’ and you should be okay to go. I didn’t like the default font colour so I changed mine to match the same text colour as my site.

The installation instructions are as follows.

  1. Extract the files and transfer the ‘wp-dtree-30′ folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Go to the ‘WP-dTree’ option menu under ‘Presentation’ and set your preferences.
  4. Go to ‘Presentation’ -> ‘Widgets’ and drag-n-drop WP-dTree Archives / Categories / Pages to the relevant section of your sidebar.
  5. If you think that widgets are lame: go to the template file that you want the archives to show on and copy paste the relevant code: