ToTop Link 1.4 for WordPress

ToTop Link 1.4 for WordPress is out. This simple plugin gives WordPress-powered sites an easy way to add a "return to top" link to their pages. You can see it in action on this site, simply scroll down the page a bit and you'll see a "return to top" link appear in the top right. New in v1.4: This update brings with it the ability to customize the scroll trigger offset -- meaning, instead of…
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ToTop Link 1.2 & 1.3 for WordPress

ToTop Link 1.2 for WordPress is out. This simple plugin gives WordPress-powered sites an easy way to add a "return to top" link to their pages. You can see it in action here, simply scroll down the page a bit and you'll see a "return to top" link appear. New in v1.2: You can now completely customize the positioning of the link/graphic. All the pre-sets (top-left, bottom-right, etc.) are stil…
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New WP Plugin: ToTop Link

I'm pleased to announce the release of our latest WordPress plugin, ToTop Link. This simple plugin gives WordPress-powered sites an easy way to add a "return to top" link to their pages. Rather than explain how it works, simply scroll down the page here and you'll see the link image appear in the top right corner. Settings allow you easily to adjust the positioning and style to best fit your…
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Drupal and WordPress founders interviewed together

A bit of a landmark co-interview with opensource CMS luminaries Matt Mullenweg (founder of WordPress) and Dries Buytaert (founder of Drupal) at SchipulCon 2011 in Houston, Texas. Bear with the initial audio -- the irony of tech stuff going wrong is not lost on me either. Here at Dao By Design we near exclusively build using one or the other, and I couldn't agree with Matt's comment that initial…
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Adding a little honey to WordPress’ Contact Form 7 Plugin

I've just released a new WordPress plugin that adds honeypot functionality to the popular (and frankly, awesome) Contact Form 7 plugin for WordPress. Built out of self-necessity, the Contact Form 7 Honeypot plugin simply gives CF7 users an additional "honeypot" element to use when building their forms. A honeypot, for those unaware, is a spam trap that attempts to prevent spam bots from clo…
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Creating a dynamic WordPress sidebar

I recently finished the redesign of my blog, The Humanaught, and as these things tend to - it came with a few forehead slapping mind scratchers. The key one being that the design utilized the post's footer to store comments. On many posts you wouldn't even know there was a problem, however when I - on occasion - veer from my usual rambling and only write a tiny little blurb, the issue is evident.…
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Modifying WordPress' Front Page

The origins of the standard blog front page vary. Some say that the post-after-post-after-post style comes from the ancient Greeks, others say it was the Chinese. One thing's for certain, it's old and it's tired. Having been a blogger in one shape or another for going on five years now, I've started to become disenchanted with the main index layout common to near all blogging platforms. You know…
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Speeding Up WordPress

I decided to try out Ricardo Galli Granada's WordPress Cache (WP-Cache) plugin and see how much speed it actually added to my blogs' load times. As the plugin advertises, WordPress is already pretty trim when it comes to MySQL database calls and PHP pagination, so this plugin is really only useful on high activity sites, or sites with really slow servers. My blogs are in the middle, and so neithe…
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