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A weblog authored by Carthik about the latest in the WordPress world.

Monday, January 17, 2005

Custom Posts Per Page Plugin

Filed under: — Carthik @ 11:59 pm

Jennifer of Scriptygoddess.com helps build and run Above The Fold, a small online shop selling Origami products. Above The Fold is powered by WordPress (and Paypal, I might add.) The site itself looks clean and very likeable.

She wanted to be able to display the eight most recent additions on the front page, and all items on her category pages, which essentially are those pages that list all the earrings, and all the cards etc. By setting the “posts per page” value to 8, she could accomplish the first objective, but to accomplish the second, which is to have a different number of posts on the category pages, she would have had to write a small plugin, or modify her category template. I am talking about v1.5beta here, of course.

She found the Custom Posts Per Page plugin, which allows one to specify the number of posts on the different pages of a WordPress blog. I think this is a mighty useful plugin. I wish this were hosted at the Plugin Repository, just so it would be easier to find. I didn’t know of it before now. It would also be nice for this to have a administration page, so one could change the values without having to edit the source of the plugin.

Post Moderation Plugin for managing Multi-Author Blogs

Filed under: — Carthik @ 7:17 pm

If you have blog, like the WordPress Development Blog, where you have multiple authors, then you might want to take a look at the Post Moderation Plugin

Post Moderation is a plugin for Wordpress, allowing multiple authors on your site while still maintaining editorial controls.

Features

  • Moderated Author Level
    Posts from authors at or below this level will be set aside for approval.
  • Moderator Level
    Authors at or above this level can approve queued posts for publishing.
  • Notification
    Uses a javascript popup to notify a moderated author that their post has been queued for approval. A slight improvement to the way comments are handled until there is some form of error reporting system.
  • Database Modifications
    Uses minor database modifications that can be installed by the plugin or added manually with SQL generated by the script that can be copy-pasted.
  • Deactivated Plugin Options
    If the plugin is deactivated while there are posts waiting for approval, posts can be sent to draft/private/publish or be deleted.

It would be nice it it had the additional feature of the administrator or moderators being informed through email whenever a new draft is posted to the blog.

Finally, a registration page for WordPress MultiUser

Filed under: — Carthik @ 2:05 pm

WordPress MultiUser, or WPMU for short, is primarily Donncha’s initiative to provide a method to create multiple wordpress blogs, one for each user. You can install it and use it to enable the easy setting up of blogs for a lot of users, for example. This still not a multi-blog solution, since you do not yet have a page, or set of pages from where you can manage all the weblogs you set up.

WPMU did not have a page to setup new blogs, the process involved some command line work, until now. Donncha announces a Registration Page (still alpha) for WPMU. This is a good development, making it easier for you to setup new blogs using WPMU. Thanks Donncha!

 

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