WP People

This plug-in will search a post and find names that match database records of people maked with the WP Category in the XFN Links. When it finds a match, it will replace the name with a link to the person. There is a administration screen for adding people and their bios to the database and viewing the current people marked for the filter. More than one person can be linked on a post. A individual name will only be linked once per post. Continue reading WP People

Updates and updates

WordPress has been making more updates lately than a backstage of a Las Vegas review.  Since the automatic update hasn’t worked in a few attempts, I have been forced to update manually by finding the files that are updated and uploading them to the site.  Hopefully I am finding all the files and doing all the updates.  I guess when they do their next big release, I’ll do a complete update of all of the files just to be on the safe side. One issue with the updates is that if you create plugins, like I do, then you have Continue reading Updates and updates

99.9999% done with WP People

Well, I figured out how not to only add buttons for my WP People plugin but to have it popup with a window to select from the WP People list and then select a person and have it insert back into the Page or Post. And, I got it to work with both the tinyMCE (the pretty WYSIWYG editor) and basic editors. Yippee!!! Of course, IE is a piece of junk, so it doesn’t work 100% with IE. A couple of errors appear when it loads the list popup, but you can just click through those and the insert still Continue reading 99.9999% done with WP People

A little more functionality to WP People

After looking over a few examples of adding a button to the Post/Page editor, I found Deanna Schneider’s blog about adding a button. And, I got it to work! Woo hoo! Through her example, I was able to figure out how to create a page that would be called when the button is clicked. The popup page lists the WP People available, with their picture, an abbreviated version of their bio, name and nickname. Next to each person is a button to insert them into the post. When you click the button, the full name of the person is inserted Continue reading A little more functionality to WP People

More updates to WP People

Well, in an attempt to add a button to the editor menu so that a user could easily add people from the WP People list to a post, I managed to go through and update the code to make it compatible (upgradeable) with earlier version of WP People, just in case. I also figured out how to copy WP People from the table to the XFN database. The biggest annoyance was adding the category after inserting the record in the to table. But, after figuring it out, I trucked along and made it possible to edit, add, and delete WP Continue reading More updates to WP People

WordPress plugins and svn annoyances!

Small things in programming have been annoying me the last couple of days. WordPress has started using svn (Subversion) as a method of version control for plugins. What this does, is allow the developer to upload version of the plugin to a database and then the plugin will automatically be updated on the download page. Also, it will alert anyone who has the plugin that there is an update to the plugin. From there, the user of the plugin can easily install/update it through the Admin panel. It’s actually very useful. Well, I just recently updated my WP-People plugin to Continue reading WordPress plugins and svn annoyances!