WP Live CSS Editor is a new plugin that is actually a port from a Drupal module called Live CSS. It allows you to preview realtime CSS changes and then save the CSS back while keeping dated backups. You can edit any and all CSS files that are loaded in the page, provided they have write permission and you are looged in.
Back in 2009, Nathan Rice put together a nice little post on some very useful WordPress functions that are often forgotten:
An excellent roundup of some great jQuery plugins, for things like:
- selecting and embedding Flickr photos
- building a wall of sponsor logos
- implementing full-screen backgrounds
- turning a gallery into a slideshow
- adding an announcement bar to the top of your site
- creating forms using a drag and drop interface
- allowing users to schedule appointments online
I was excited today to stumble across the Aloha Editor after seeing in mentioned in the HTML5 Boilerplate discussion list.
It’s point? Enable users to edit content in their website right from the front end — by simply clicking into the desired element, editing, and submitting.
THEN I discovered that some savvy coders have integrated it into a nice little WordPress plugin, called Front-End Editor. I’ve now tried it out and have to say that I like it.
Kudos to these teams of coders!
“The world’s most advanced browser HTML5 based WYSIWYG editor lets you experience a whole new way of editing. It’s faster than existing technologies and offers unprecedented WYSIWYG functionalities.”
“Lets you make changes to your content directly from your site. No need to load the admin backend just to correct a typo. Goals: save as many trips to the backend as possible; compatible with any theme, out of the box; light and fast.”
In September 2010, WPMU.org put together this nice little roundup of HTML5-friendly videos players with flash fallback, for WordPress:
Awwwards.com has compiled a list of some pretty fantastic WordPress plugins, including plugins for:
- HMTL Newsletters
- Social Buttons
- Google Site Maps
- Web Forms
- and more
Just ran across this great list of “15 anti-spam plugins to help you run a more user-friendly, hassle-free comment system” — from Chris Coyier and Jeff Starr at Digging into WordPress.
I will be updating this post over time with a collection of resources on making creative and effective use of Custom Post Types and Custom Taxonomies in WordPress.
How To Build A Media Site On WordPress — Smashing Magazine Series
If you would like to use the WordPress Media Uploader to enable users to upload images into your WordPress plugin or theme, this is discussed in a few places online:
- Using the WordPress Uploader in Your Plugin or Theme – webmaster-source.com
- Using WordPress’ Built-in Media Upload – lewayotte.com
- Add Media Uploader to WordPress plugin – imagewize.net
- Dimas Begunoff has developed a MetaBox PHP class for doing all sorts of things
- And he discusses how to integrate the WordPress Media Upload Box here.
The code is fairly straightforward:
Stay tuned for an upcoming plugin:
How to Add the Google +1 Button To Your WordPress Site