jQuery Plugins for Your WordPress Site: Roundup from WPMU.org

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

21 New jQuery Plugins to Add Cool Effects to Your WordPress Site — WPMU.org

Aloha WYSIWYG Editor and Front-End Editor Plugin for WordPress

Aloha Editor makes browser content editableI 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!

Aloha Editor – HTML5 WYSIWYG Editor

“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.”

Front-end Editor — WordPress Plugin

“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.”

WordPress Custom Post Types and Custom Taxonomies – A Roundup

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.

Here goes:

How To Build A Media Site On WordPress — Smashing Magazine Series

Using the WordPress Media Uploader in Your Plugin or Theme

WordPress Media Uploader Screenshot

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:

In addition,