Adapt your site for iPad

No doubt, the iPad is revolutionizing the computer world by leaps and bounds. If for months nobody gave a euro for a tablet PC suddenly, Apple brings to light the iPad and everyone discovers that he needs the gadget (myself included).

And like the iPad it incorporates new navigation modes (mainly), different from the ones we know so far, a new experience of " touching the web ", we will do badly if we do not adapt our site created with WordPress to the characteristics of the iPad. Come on, that has to be updated .

Unfortunately, there is still almost nothing to adapt our WordPress site for iPad. Themes are not found and there are only plugins that incorporate some kind of functionality, but nothing complete, that transforms our WordPress into a native website for iPad. It seems that the only option right now is to design a version of our website exclusively for iPad and the 'user_agent' will detect the device and show it.

But no, everything has a solution, in some cases per box …

PadPressed is so far the only complete WordPress-specific solution, and spectacular result, that turns our site into a native website for iPad when it detects that our visitor uses the fashionable device . If you need a quick solution right now it's the best you can find, and if you look closely the price is not expensive for the job that saves you.

In this video you can see the fantastic result … [19659003]

More options ?, then use a exclusive theme for iPad like these …

Or follow one of these guides with which adapt your site to iPad :

NOTICE : this publication is from two years ago or more. If it's a code or a plugin it might not work in the latest versions of WordPress, and if it's a news story it might be obsolete. Then do not say we have not warned you.

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Install plugins from the browser bar

Our grandmothers used to say that the sciences advance is a barbarity and in WordPress we are getting used to almost every day we are offered wonders that improve our experience with this publication system.

Remember when you had to install plugins via FTP? . Fortunately recently we can install them from our WordPress desktop without having to know what the hell an FTP is. So hold on to the chair because you can now install plugins without even having to enter your WordPress desktop .

Can you imagine that you are seeing new plugins in the official repository, and you see one that you like? , it would be normal, or download and install it by FTP or go to your desktop, find the plugin by name and install it. Would not it be easier to install it from there, without having to go to your desktop, access, go to the plugins page, use the search engine …?

You just have to add ] this bookmarlet to your browser's Favorites bar. Just drag the link with the text " Install WP plugin ".

From now on, when you see a plugin that you like, click on that link, the next thing you will see is a screen that ask for the URL of your site, where you want to install it, and click on the button " Install plugin ", in the same browser screen it will show you the plugin information window with the install button, you click and on the next screen you can activate it.

It's that easy and without having to go to your site, or use FTP or anything. Mola, right?

NOTICE : this publication is from two years ago or more. If it's a code or a plugin it might not work in the latest versions of WordPress, and if it's a news story it might be obsolete. Then do not say we have not warned you.

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Goocine theme for BuddyPress

Hello, this time I bring you my second contribution, another topic more for BuddyPress called Goocine.com . This Theme is for online movies and is very complete, it has a box with multiple choice in each film of the site and the insertion of a tooltip in jquery that gives a nice effect on the cover when passing the pointer for each of the movies .

This theme needs 5 plugins to work (do not be scared) which are practically in common use among many of the blogs in WordPress like: WP-Pagenavi. GD Star Rating and others.

I await your comments, criticisms and suggestions to improve the design of the themes. Thanks, See you soon.

Foursquare in WordPress

If you still do not know Foursquare the latest socialmedia virguería, a tool of geolocation that It allows you to share where you are and send your updates to other media such as Facebook or Twitter I do not know what you are waiting for. Okay, you have to be clear that you want to share the places where it happens, but a private use can be really interesting in familiar and business environments .

In addition, Foursquare offers a kind of game through which you are giving prizes as you use it, and if you do " check in " several times in the same place, even appoints you mayor . Come on, a sailor, but he has his one. You can also add notes to the sites you visit, which will be useful to other users, and there are even companies that start making offers to more frequent visitors.

Well, after this educational introduction on the use of Foursquare besides being able to add me to your network of geolocated contacts, you can – from now – integrate maps of this application in your site created with WordPress.

How? Without complications, with a plugin that allows you to integrate a widget with a map of your last visits registered on Foursquare. Just install it, add the widget, fill in your account information so you know what map to load and, in this way, your site's followers know where you are … if you want to share it, of course.

Simple and effective!

NOTICE : this publication is from two years ago or more. If it's a code or a plugin it might not work in the latest versions of WordPress, and if it's a news story it might be obsolete. Then do not say we have not warned you.

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Comments with your Twitter or Facebook profile • WordPress Help

For a few minutes you can see that now you do not have to fill in your information when commenting on the blog. You can do it, of course, but if you prefer the convenience of using your profile on Twitter or Facebook to comment and that the blog reminds you, you have two buttons from which to make the connection and so you it's easier and quicker to post comments in WordPress Help .

I've been looking for some time to integrate this functionality, and maybe these days you will have my tests with IntenseDebate or Disqus but after several failed experiments, mainly due to import failures of existing comments with these systems (still green to my mind) I opted to use a couple of plugins that work perfectly: Simple Twitter Connect and Simple Facebook Connect .

The configuration is not immediate, because you have to create an application on Facebook and on Twitter for ob have the API keys, and then you have to modify the comment form to add a couple of lines of code (only once because both plugins use the same code), but the result is really satisfactory and works great, at least in the tests I've been doing in my personal blog Browsing with network .

Anyway there you have it, try and if you see something that does not go well,

At the request of the respectable, you walk a little bit, I translate the instructions to add the code to the comment file 😉

  1. Find the three code entries for the author, email and url in the comments file of your topic (usually comments.php )

    You usually start with something like this:

  2. Well, just before the first call to these IDs (the first one is usually similar to the one I've put right above) you have to add the following:
  3. Now we only have to close the ' div ', just after end of this block of author IDs, etc. You just have to add this at the end:

As I said before, with this code you will see the button for Twitter and Facebook, because the code they need is the same, you do not have to add it every time you install one of the plugins.

NOTICE : This publication is from two years ago or more. If it's a code or a plugin it might not work in the latest versions of WordPress, and if it's a news story it might be obsolete. Then do not say we have not warned you.

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Publish on social networks • WordPress Help

For some time now he has been asking ways to publish entries created with WordPress on social networks and, I'm sorry, I have been leaving this postponed because I personally had the problem solved using several methods, not all internal WordPress.

So far I have tried several systems, mainly forced because there are many ways to share entries on Twitter but it was not the same in other social media services . But well, I will comply with your requests and show what I consider best methods of sharing entries on social networks.

Share on Twitter

Twitter is the beautiful girl as there are many plugins that facilitate us the possibility of sharing our entries in this social communication tool, we will see some of the best.

Simple Twitter Connect : Great plugin that allows a multitude of features to integrate Twitter into your created site with WordPress, including the publication of your entries in your Twitter account.

Twitter Tools : Perhaps the most well-known plugin of integration with Twitter but that is no more complete than Simple Twitter Connect. However, it also allows you to publish your site's entries on Twitter.

Twitter this : The simplest of all the plugins but which perfectly fulfills the utility of publishing your posts on Twitter . If you do not need more options than this is your plugin.

Share on social networks

For Twitter there is a lot, and the above are just a few examples (the best ones in my opinion), but to do the same in other social networks like Facebook LinkedIn or even MySpace things get complicated. Maybe that's why I propose a bit of everything …

RSS Graffitti : Precisely because of the difficulty of finding automated systems that work well, for a long time I used that Facebook application. It is not a plugin for WordPress but an internal Facebook application. Once activated, it allows you to register your sites and share in your profile or Facebook page everything you post, efficiently and, what is more important, maintaining your permanent links, not with redirects like other internal Facebook systems.

Simple Facebook Connect : Simple Connect's Twitter Connect plugin and, like the other one, it has several modules that can be activated at will with which to integrate your Facebook account with your WordPress. Of course, one of the modules allows you to post your entries on your Facebook page or profile automatically.

Sociable : This plugin is not for you but for your visitors, so they can Share your entries in your social profiles. It's not going to be all that you share your tickets, right? Supports a huge amount of social services.

Network Publisher : This is one of the most complete plugins for publishing WordPress content on social networks. It supports the possibility of publishing on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpace, Yammer, Yahoo and Identi.ca. The handicap is that you have to register in LinksAlpha.com and register your networks to work, but once the process is done it is automatic.

Social discussions : Of the same authors than the previous one, this plugin integrates the self-publishing functionality in your social profiles in addition to another good amount of utilities, such as buttons for your readers to share your tickets and much more. The process of activating self-publishing is like with Network Publisher.

Well, I hope I helped you. There are many others but for a few months many of them have stopped working, mainly due to the identification requirements of Twitter and Facebook. These work and fulfill the usefulness that we hope for effectively.

NOTICE : this publication is from two years ago or more. If it's a code or a plugin it might not work in the latest versions of WordPress, and if it's a news story it might be obsolete. Then do not say that we have not warned you.

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WordPress 3.2 will require MySQL 5 (is the pot gone?) • WordPress Help

It is more than proven that MySQL 5 is slower than MySQL 4 . In addition, WordPress does not require any specific functionality of MySQL 5 to work.

So why was it just announced that WordPress 3.2 will require MySQL 5.0.15?

Repeat :

  1. MySQL 5 offers performance improvements in InnoDB which, as I said, WordPress does not use.
  2. MySQL 4 is faster in MyISAM the format The most common database that, incidentally, is the one used by WordPress.

Does anyone understand it?

But nothing, they also insist that servers must also run PHP 5.2 at least for WordPress 3.2 .

In this case, although PHP 5.2 is faster than PHP 4.4 (and PHP 5.3 is even faster than version 5.2) there would be no problem in WordPress 3.2 supporting PHP 4.4. But when Matt hangs up there's no stopping it, and I'm sure he's able to force it to upgrade to PHP 5 by removing code that works in PHP 4.4.

How hard is it to make the software flexible? , scalable? . I understand that you want to eliminate security problems by forcing updates on the servers but you do not have to be so radical. Nor am I a Taliban of compatibility at all costs, cause of most of the evils of software such as Joomla or Windows itself and, at the time, part of the great success of WordPress, but I think they are taking things, not too far but if too fast.

What I fear is that it is intended to force such a tremendous update rate not only of WordPress, but of the same systems to support it, causing too high requirements. Damn, if you have even published a plugin for us to check if our server is going to support WordPress 3.2!! . I'm even bothered by the name: health test they called him. Please!

In addition, as hosting providers may not follow this frenetic pace, instead of getting more secure installations, what could cause is that many users could not update WordPress to one more version stable and reliable (as would be any major update) because your server will not support it. And, please, we are not going to be changing hosting provider every two times or paying more to be able to update WordPress.

Let's see if this step is going to end as with each version of Windows, which requires you to change of computer.

I leave it to your criteria and reflection, this is just a point of view about this news.

NOTICE : this publication is from two years ago or more. If it's a code or a plugin it might not work in the latest versions of WordPress, and if it's a news story it might be obsolete. Then do not say we have not warned you.

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Shorten the titles – WordPress Help

If you use a motley theme, of those that are so fashionable lately, the magazine style (or magazine) surely you have hit the ground more than once with the problem of the limitation of the titles because you have to control yourself or your subject will be disqualified, the titles and any other aesthetic disaster will not look good.

Fortunately all has a solution in WordPress, and more with a bit of code. Let's see how to do it in just 2 steps …

1. Adding the function

To start we open the file functions.php of your theme and add one of the following codes:

Shorten titles by words

Shortening titles by characters

Save the changes in the file.

]2. Modifying the loop

Once the type of shortening has been chosen, with one of the previous codes, we can only replace the print code of the titles in – normally – index.php We're looking for something similar to this code …

and we will replace it with this one: