Again with WordPress and for this time with some nice plug-ins to manage our downloads in the blog.
The fist plug-in that I want to speak is Download Monitor by Mike Jolley. Download Monitor is a plugin for uploading and managing downloads, tracking download hits, and displaying links.
When we receive mail from our Wordpres blog, we see that the default mail is firstname.lastname@example.org! Times ago I searched on WordPress files and change the default mail, but every time that I update/upgrade the blog is necessary to make again the file changes. So is so boring. I will show you how to make custom mail sender, with one click 🙂
WordPress 2.6 is announced. Now we can update our blogs as soon as possible with the new 2.6 features.
Full list of 2.6 features
You are in a WordPress site and want to know what plug-ins is using that site or what themes? This is very simply do to, just browse websitename.ltd/wp-content/plugins and you will see a similar screen-shot as a made above the post. The same for themes /wp-content/plugins and wala! All the files and all the themes name.
Now iPhone is available in more countries and many users will use iPhone to search on the net, play and read our blog. But is you WP Blog ready for this? Maybe not or yes, but you can make it full compatible for iPhone.
A tip from hackwordpress.com to stop google indexing our images in wordpress. There are two simply ways to do this. The first adding this code to head tag:
<meta name="robots" content="noimageindex">
and the second method is adding code to our robot.txt in root wordpress directory.
WordPress 2.5 Back on Track: The WordPress Trac has been updated for March 17 release of WordPress 2.5 and reports that it is 62% completed with 610 closed tickets and 374 active tickets, though some may be pushed to the next release.
So what you need for a better update:
- Check Plugin and Theme Compatibilities
- Update Themes and Plugins
- Do a PreFlight Test
- Disable and/or Remove Old Plugins
- Backup your Database
- Relax and Read (The finer print is what matters)
Whether WordPress 2.5 will be released soon or not is still unknown. According to the chatter on the mailing list it looks like it still isn’t ready yet. Matt apparently mentioned a beta2 but the latest SVN tag mentions beta1 so I’m not sure if we will see WordPress 2.5 today.