WordPress 2.7 theme and plugins

It’s been a while since I upgraded to WordPress 2.7. If you host your own WordPress blog and haven’t yet upgraded I strongly recommend the upgrade. If for no other reason than threaded comments is now part of WordPress. Finding a theme that is built for WordPress 2.7 and then activating threaded comments in the Admin section will add a whole new level of commenting to your blog. I subscribe to the delicious tag wordpress+theme and wordpress+plugins to find the latest and greatest themes and plugins that people bookmark. I’ve found it to be the best way to keep up with the greatest the WordPress community has to offer. As I do every time there is a major upgrade to WordPress, and I finally get everything working the way I want, I’ve listed the theme and plugins I have running on this site. Theme: Blue Grace: Picking a theme is always the hardest part. For those of you that actually visited the site you saw me go through a couple different themes. First, I wanted a theme that allowed the new WordPress 2.7 features to be used. I’m not that good of a php coder so finding a theme that came with threaded comments as part of the theme coding was a big factor. Then I looked at the overall layout of the site to see if it will work for me. Colors are the least of my worries as they are the easiest to change via CSS. With this theme I decided to stick with the original colors for the first time in a lone while. Plugins: WordPress Plugins are the true power of this blogging platform. The plugins add features to your blog in the way it runs, loads, and looks. They are easy to install and you can get lost for hours looking for new plugins to make your blog look and feel the way you want. Below is the list of plugins that are activated at the time of writing this post. Adsense Integrator: The hardest decisions I’ve made about my blog in a long time was the decision to put ads on it as I upgraded this time. There are many plugins that will manage your ads but I find this one to be easy, flexible and powerful. I decided to put ads on my site for a couple different reasons. 1. I paid...

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WordPress MU plugin list for school install

This Tweet from Sarah came across my screen yesterday: So here you go…a list of plug-ins we have running here on our WordPress MU 2.6.3 install. Please note that this site has been created for teachers to communicate with parents. As of now that is its function within a larger picture of a learning/communication portal we are creating here. This is a list of installed plugins so far. If you have others that you feel are must haves please leave a comment as I’m always looking for ways to make this a better platform for teachers. Theme Pack: Farms 100 Big ones theme pack Plug-ins: AHP Sitewide Recent Posts Rollover Themes List Sitewide Comment Tracking Revisited Login As… WP-reCaptcha Audio player for...

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New theme, new plugins, new skills

My wife is at a conference in Taipei, Taiwan this weekend (another stamp in the passport) which mean I’m left here all alone with my computer. That’s usually not a good thing. I’ve been wanting to change the look of The Thinking Stick, so today I dove in, found a nice theme that I could work with and spent the day learning more about php. So, here is a run down of the new plugins and theme. Still messing with it a little bit, but for the most part it’s pretty complete. Theme: Unnamed One – I wanted something that tool advantage of WordPress 2.0. If you click on the open/close button in the right hand corner a slide drops down with some hidden info for you…I’m still deciding what should go here. Extreme Video Plugin – The easiest way to get video into your WordPress site in my opinion. PDA plugin – Allows you to view the site on a PDA. I’ll be taking my Palm T5 with me to Vietnam. I want to see if this allows me to post to my blog from there…will test it out this week. Ultimate Tag Warrior– I couldn’t get this to work propertly with the old theme I was using, but it’s working great with this one. So now instead of using categories for my post, I can tag them on the fly. Sidebar Widget– If you’re not using this and a widget ready theme…you’re working way to hard. Podpress– The best way to embed podcasts and videos into your site. If you’re a podcaster on a WordPress theme use it! Page Links To– Allows you to create a page that links to a page outside of your blog such as my Wiki up there at the top. One year ago– I found this one a week or so ago and got it working today. A cool little plugin that will display a postings from a year ago. It’s kind of fun to go back and see what I was posting a year ago that same day. Edublogger and Edublogosphere plugins– By Chris Craft these allow you to submit a post to these two Digg like sites for the edublogophere. Edublogger and Edublogosphere Random Header plugin– Each time you refresh or visit the site there will be a new header. I have 8 that I made today…all pictures from around...

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