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Plugging Into WordPress

Although I’m now using WordPress for the “Thoughts From Eric” portion of the site, that doesn’t mean I’m using a default install.  Oh no.  I had to go hacking on the source of the system, even though I knowknew next to nothing about PHP (not that it seems terribly difficult to learn) and bend it to my desires.  No, not those kinds of desires.  The HTML it produced wasn’t suited to my needs, so I changed it.  I didn’t like the limitations of some functions, so I extended them.  I needed a more robust monthly calendar, so I added what I needed.  I thought the administrative interface could provide better visual feedback, so I hacked on it until I could do things like highlight activated plugins in varying shades of green.

Since WordPress now supports plugins, I figured I’d share some of what I’ve created in case anyone out there is interested.  Thus, I now have a WordPress Plugins and Hacks page in the Tools area of meyerweb.  The three plugins currently given there are the three I wrote first, and which work the way I wanted.  Each plugin has a page that documents the parameters it can accept, which is a good way to decide if a given plugin will be of any use to you or not.  I have a few more plugins that are almost, but not quite, ready for public release; hopefully I’ll have them sorted out within the next couple of weeks.

So feel free to check out my WP plugins, and to use ‘em if you like ‘em.

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    • Tue 11 May 2004
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    Plugins From CSS Guru
    The infamous Eric Meyer, as you may know, powers his blog with WordPress. In the course of customizing WP to meet his needs we chatted quite a bit, and he extended the functions he needed to extend using the 1.2 plugin format, and he is now sharing his…

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    • Tue 11 May 2004
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    Received from Max Thrane's Cyberspace

    Hacking Eric Meyer
    Interesting title, isn’t it? Well, as posted before, Eric Meyer switched over to WP and now he started on sharing some of his hacks/scripts for the WP community. Way to go, Eric, way to go!

    What I don’t get is that he wrote on his website that…

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    • Tue 11 May 2004
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    Received from one before | weed

    Learning To Say “When”
    I love the Internet. I love designing web pages. I love fiddling with HTML and CSS. I love discovering new ideas and techniques and incorporating them into my own work. But I’ve just realised I may have a problem with knowing when to stop.

    The li…


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