Shin

MyDashboard

My MyDashboard
I have been using the MyDashboard plugin for a while, it replaces the default WordPress Dashboard for something slicker and more expandable, with ‘gadgets’, small widgets you can drag and drop and drag around to make the dash look just the way you want it.
Now I came across this today, 4 must have gadgets for MyDashboard. I especially love the activity gadget and the draft gadget which shows your draft posts right in the dash, no idea why they aren’t there to begin with.

BuddyPress

The one problem with WordPress MU is that even though it’s billed as the stuff that drives wordpress.com that’s a bit of a stretch. Think more of it as the engine. But an engine alone doesn’t make a car. And so the MU users are left to scratch their chin and come up with their own solutions. Which is cool for those who are pros and/or run MU for commercial sites, but it has left us hobbyists a bit in the dark.
Enter BuddyPress.

BuddyPress will completely transform a vanilla installation of WordPress MU into a fully functional social network platform.

Yippee-kah-yeah motherfuckers. Very awesome news. Check his site for how things came to be, a big yay for Andy.

Feed readers

Feed Readers
Wow, 19 people are subscribed to my RSS feed. I’m flattered. *sniffs* Seriously.
And how do I know this? Well, thanks to the lovely Feed Statistics plugin. The great thing about this is that it’s the first plugin I know of that gives you insight to how many people dig your feeds without having to sign up to Feed Burner.

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The stream

My pet project, finally completed, one less to do.
What is it? Well, social networking sites are fun, but they have one very big flaw in my opinion. You have 0 control over the content. Try finding something you dug on Digg.com, try accessing your bookmarks when Del.icio.us is down, and you’ll see what I mean. My solution: WordPress.
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Social bookmarks

Fashionably late as always I took a peek at my todo list from hell and decided to turn my attention to social bookmarks. Hip and trendy last year, common and in broad use today. I’ve been meaning to add a plugin for a while but I was never sure if people would really use it. So what is social bookmarking? You know how you bookmark a site in Firefox, or add a favourite in Internet Explorer? Well, same thing, only instead of adding it to your browser you add it to a site. Most notable of these is del.icio.us, the grandaddy of social bookmarking sites. The advantage of this is that you can access your bookmarks no matter where you are. It’s also fun because you get to see who else has bookmarked the same things as you, and check out their other bookmarks as they might be of interest to you.
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WordPress 2.2

is now available.
Several new goodies and improvements and lots of bugfixes. I’m glad to see widgets have moved into the core, that should boost adoption and new widget development even more.

WP2.1 & Akismet 2

Just upgraded this blog to the new 2.1 version, and nothing broke. Quite a feat considering the amount of plugins I’m using.
Me happy. Time to play around with all the new stuff.

I’m even happier with the new Akismet plugin, which now enables me to protect our few WordPress MU blogs. Thank you very much Matt.

WordPress 2.0.6

It’s update time again.

GreyBlog theme for WordPress

GreyBlog theme
Gotta love open source; Design by David Herreman, WordPressed by Ericulous, Widgetized by me. I loved the look of it but our WordPress MU bloggers all want their widgets. So after modifying it I figured other people might like it as well…

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Work in progress... not home!
Trying to get all/most of the new code working before I start on the eyecandy.