WP Plugin: Recent comments widget with excerpts

I wrote a WordPress plugin to modify the behavior of the recent comments widget. Since WP version 2.8.0, popular widgets have been included as core functionality. I don’t like how the recent comments widget works, so I changed it. Instead of displaying the post titles that received comments, my plugin shows comment excerpts. I made… Continue reading WP Plugin: Recent comments widget with excerpts

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WordPress Sidebar Stats Widget

I wrote a WordPress plugin that displays a small collection of site stats in a sidebar widget. Here is a screen shot of sample output: Widget options screen shot The widget includes a control panel to change the title and format the HTML that is inserted before and after each numerical stat. Installation Instructions Download… Continue reading WordPress Sidebar Stats Widget

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Hide posts from WP home page

Hiding posts from showing up on the home page is something I have been thinking about all week. Last night I finally dug into the WP Codex and figured out how to make it happen. Hide WordPress posts from appearing on your home page by adding their post IDs to the following array (where you… Continue reading Hide posts from WP home page

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No Blog Clients WordPress plugin

I wrote a small WordPress plugin today to prevent these link elements from showing up in the header of my websites: <link rel=”EditURI” type=”application/rsd+xml” title=”RSD” href=”WPURL/xmlrpc.php?rsd” /> <link rel=”wlwmanifest” type=”application/wlwmanifest+xml” href=”WPURL/wp-includes/wlwmanifest.xml” /> The first of these link elements instruct blog clients where to find the WordPress XML-RPC interface via really simple discovery (RSD). The second… Continue reading No Blog Clients WordPress plugin

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