Jennifer Zelazny

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Tag: WordPress-plugins

Web Development WordPress

wordpress update notification to the rescue.

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I was working on a project for a client and downloaded a plugin that was advertised to do the exact thing I needed – but when I installed it on my development server (still running 2.2 for this client) the plugin did not work. After spending time trying to figure out what the issue was, I installed it on a generic 2.3 install of WordPress so I could reference it for the plugin author (someone I have worked with to help debug his other plugins). As soon as I installed it – I got the message “a newer version of... Read More » Read more

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wordpress photo and gallery plugin.

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After a long search and evaluation process for a WordPress plugin to fit my needs, I decided to go with a WordPress plugin called fGallery. I started off looking at the Coppermine plugin but after reading about how development had been stopped and the reasons why, I plugged on to find something that would not require any separate software install and offered seamless integration with WordPress. After playing around with it for a bit, I integrated it on Evan’s web site. So far, so good. Now if only I had a plugin that would pull my photos from iPhoto, post... Read More » Read more

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good photo plugin for wordpress?

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I recently created a web site (Evan’s Web Site) that could really use a nice photo gallery plugin. I have looked at a few but they have all fallen short in one way or another. Does anyone have any suggestions since there are so many out there? I am looking for: Easy upload and post integration (like the default WP) so that non-technical savvy people will feel comfortable with uploading pictures. A gallery option so I can group a bunch of pictures together in a gallery layout. Thumbnail creation. I do not need anything fancy…just some suggestions on proven plugins.... Read More » Read more

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WordPress Newsletter Plugin

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I have been working with WordPress for multiple years now and I decided I needed to start reviewing some of my favorite plugins – as I receive a number of requests about what plugins I use/prefer. I am going to start with a newcomer: WP Newsletter. This plugin works great for WordPress sites allows you to: create a customized newsletter for your readers or customers using the same theme based layout as you use for creating WordPress themes offer a newsletter archive within WordPress seamless integration with the WordPress Admin use custom Newsletter WordPress template for easy integration into existing... Read More » Read more

Content Management Systems General HOWTOs jappler.com Web Development WordPress

jappler's wordpress.

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Well after over six months using WordPress to drive jappler.com, I thought I would report for anyone out there that might be interested, what plugins and modifications I have put in place to create jappler.com what it is today. User Interface Admin User Interface Enhancemnt: Tiger Style Administration Plugin. If you know me, you know I am very particular with user interfaces, and this one passes the test. Page Navigation: WP-PageNavi Plugin. This creates page number links at the bottom of my blog. Search Term Highlighter: Search Hilite Plugin (this is now built-in). When someone searches for information on your... Read More » Read more