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WordPress

Upgrading to WordPress 2.5

You’ll have to excuse the old-skool default WordPress template, as I’m having some issues with the upgrade to WordPress 2.5 (and some disk-quota problems on Dreamhost – my fault though!).

Normal (*cough*) service will resume shortly. Hopefully.

Oh, and when the WordPress upgrade guidelines say “disable all plugins” – they really, really mean it.

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blogging twitter

Twitter Tools for WordPress

I’m toying with the idea of extending my use of Twitter to cross post the titles and URLs of new posts on this blog (and others that I contribute to) as a kind of aggregator as well as micro-blogging platform. I’ll be using Alex King’s Twitter Tools WordPress plugin to to the job.

If all goes well, this will be posted to Twitter as well, and I’ll be geekily happy.

[Update] And lo, it worked, and I was happy.

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blogging

WordPress Simple Tags Plugin

I’m just testing out the Simple Tags WordPress Plugin as I would like to post content to my blogs remotely (such as from my mobile phone, from Flock, and from my Mac’s Dashboard), but still tag the content.

Simple Tags allows you to add tags in the body of a post, which will be imported when the post is published (look for the “Embedded Tags” option).

If there are tags attached to this post, it worked.
[tags]WordPress, plugins, tagging[/tags]

Blogged with Flock

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Mac WordPress

WordPress Dashboard Widgets

Does anyone know of a decent OSX dashboard widget for posting to a WordPress blog? I’ve been using WordPressDash on and off for over two years now, and in Leopard some strange things have happened to its appearance. One that supports WP2.3’s tags would be nice.

WordPressDash

Ideas, anyone?

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WordPress

WordPress Plugin: Flexible Upload

I have long been frustrated by the way WordPress handles image uploads. Normally I have to resize an image first, before I upload it, if I want it to span the width of a post. In K2, my current theme, this is 500px. I’ve always wished that I could just upload an image, and have it automatically resize (via GD or ImageMagick) to the right size and dump the original.

There are plugins that can do some basic image management, but from tinkering over the last few years they have been rather, well, workflow unfriendly.

This post is to test how well the Flexible Upload plugin works, which claims to allow you to set default image and thumbnail size which will be resized at upload, through WordPress’ inline uploader.

Here is a test upload with a screenshot of this post in progress:

Flexible Uploader Test

It worked! Here is a screenshot of the resizing options:

Flexible Uploader UI

And here are the display options, visible after upload:

Flexible Uploader Display Options

This is a superb plugin Рjust what I was after. Get the WordPress plugin Flexible Upload at Ma Tasse de Th̩.