Back to School: Get a classroom (free hosting, self-hosted or commercial vendors)

It’s  Back to School 2011 !  We’ll be running back to school focused posts throughout the week of September 2nd, highlighting some good tips and suggestions for making the most out of your Moodle usage in 2011-2012.

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Back to School: Get a classroom (free hosting, self-hosted or commercial vendors)

d3coder 0.5.0

Encoding/Decoding Plugin for various types of encoding like base64, rot13 or unix timestamp conversion ( read more )

d3coder 0.5.0

Types of WordPress Plugin

WordPress features a few different types and statuses for plugins, as shown in Figure 1 – 4. You need to understand the difference when administering and creating plugins for WordPress.

  • Active — Plugin is active and running in WordPress.
  • Inactive — Plugin is installed but not active. No code from the plugin is executed.
  • Must – Use — All plugins installed in the wp – content/mu – plugins directory. All Must – Use, or MU, plugins are loaded automatically. The only way to deactivate an MU plugin is to remove it completely from the directory.
  • Drop – ins — Core functionality of WordPress can be replaced by Drop – in plugins. These plugins are a specifi cally named PHP fi les located in the wp – content directory. If WordPress detects one of these fi les, it will be auto – loaded and listed under the Drop – in fi lter on the Plugin screen. Currently ten Drop – in plugins are available: Continue reading Types of WordPress Plugin

How Plugins Interact with WordPress

WordPress features many different APIs for use in your plugin. Each API, or application programming
interface, helps interact with WordPress in a different way. Following is a list of the main available
APIs in WordPress and their function:

  • Plugin — Provides a set of hooks that enable plugins access to specifi c parts of WordPress. WordPress contains two different types of hooks: Actions and Filters. The Action hook enables you to trigger custom plugin code at specifi c points during execution. For example, you can trigger a custom function to run after a user registers a user account in WordPress. The Filter hook to modifi es text before adding or after retrieving from the database.
  • Widgets — Create and manage widgets in your plugin. Widgets appear under the Appearance ➪ Widgets screen and are available to add to any registered sidebar in your theme. The API enables multiple instances of the same widget to be used throughout your sidebars. Continue reading How Plugins Interact with WordPress

Rilis Akismet plugin 2.5.6!

Tanggal 26 April 2012, tim pengembang Akismet, sebuah plugin anti-spam bawaan untuk WordPress kembali merilis versi terbaru dari aplikasinya, Akismet 2.5.6. Berikut adalah sejumlah perubahan pada versi 2.5.6 ini:

  • Pencegahan rescheduling aksi jika wp_cron rusak
  • Preload mshot previews
  • Modernisasi kode widget sidebar
  • Fix a bug where comments were not held for moderation during an error condition
  • Improve the UX and display when comments are temporarily held due to an error
  • Make the Check For Spam button force a retry when comments are held due to an error
  • Handle errors caused by an invalid key
  • Don’t retry comments that are too old
  • Improve error messages when verifying an API key

Continue reading Rilis Akismet plugin 2.5.6!