After almost a year since this blog exists I finally created my theme for WordPress. I worked very hard since the design of templates is not my specialty. Taking a cue from my old theme, LightWord, I began the creation of my own and now it’s finally online.
In this days I start developing a WordPress plugin so would like to give you the list of the websites that helped me.
basic guide to plugin development
another basic guide to plugin development
when you create plugins you could need to have a settings page, here is a complete example fully functionally.
If you have a settings page it’s useful to have a “settings” link in WP plugins manager, this article give you a function to do it
Your plugin settings are stored in WordPress system, here is an article about register and retrieve plugin setting
When you add your plugin to WordPress website you can add the an image in the plugin page, this article explain you how to do it
A WordPress plugin has a “readme.txt” file that has its information, this tool checks and validates it
With this websites I created my WP plugin, in the next days I will post it. I hope these links will help someone else as much as they helped me.
My first WordPress plugin is ready to downloaded!
“This plugin allows you to use a “[more...]” tag in a post to display a preview of it on the homepage.
The preview will display the text of the post, up to the “[more...]” tag, while the rest will be replaced by a “Read more…” link (which redirects the user to the post detail).
When viewing the post detail, the tag is removed automatically and the original, full post is displayed.
In the plugin settings you can easily configure the text of the “Read more…” link and the number of line breaks (“< br />” tags) displayed before the link.”
Edit Flow is a modular plugin targeted mainly at editorial teams, but you can also use it to add some powerful features to your personal blog.
These are the features that the module offers:
- Calendar: Displays upcoming content in a calendar, you can choose a date range to display, filter by status, see details of the posts and even move the posts around to change their publication date.
- Custom Statuses: Allows to create custom post statuses, very useful if the default statuses (“Draft” and “Pending Review”) are not sufficient for your needs.
- Dashboard Widgets: Displays the two dashboard widgets Post Status Widget (a table with how many posts are in which status) and Posts I’m Following (an overview of the posts that the logged in user is following).
Within the WordPress interface, “ping” is sometimes used to refer to Pingbacks and Trackbacks.
“In general computer terms, “ping” is a common utility used in a TCP/IP environment to determine if a given IP Address exists or is reachable. Typically, Ping is used to diagnose a network connection problem. Many times you will be asked, “Can you ping that address?”. That means, does the Ping utility return a success message trying to reach the “problem” IP Address?” (WordPress Codex Glossary).
In WordPress powered websites you can notify other sites that your contents has been changed, this is called “pinging”. You can define a list of websites that are “pinged” when you publish a new post. The “ping” will increase traffic and incoming links to your site.
In this blog I had need to post pieces of codes, to show them it in the correct way I searched a syntax highlighter WordPress plugin.
I have tried some WordPress plugin until I found SyntaxHighlighter Evolved.
Google Analytics for WordPress
It seems stupid but how can I access to my WordPress login page?
Here I found my answer.
This is my first time using WordPress and I think it’s important to put a list of the most important plug-in that I find on the web.
- All-in-one SEO Pack
- Contact Form 7
- Google XML Sitemaps
- Lightbox Gallery
- SNV Facebook Like Button
- Theme Switch and Preview
- Twitter for WordPress
- WordPress Database Backups
- WordPress Related Posts
- WP PageNavi
- WP Minify
- Really simple Facebook Twitter share buttons
What are your favorite plugins?