Color Posts: an update for your Android readers

About a year ago I released a small plugin named Color Posts. It’s a fairly simple plugin, and it can be extended with filters. I use it on this site, and I’ve made extensive use of the filters to add some color to the sidebar as well as in other areas of the site.

Among all these customizations, there is one that I really like: if you use Chrome in Android, the browser’s background color matches the color picked by my plugin:

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Color Posts changes Chrome’s background color to match the post’s color.

I thought this little detail could be useful for everyone, so added it to the plugin itself! If you use Color Posts, go update now! 😊

An experiment with the WP REST API and Jetpack’s REST API

A few months ago, I set to learn more about the differences between Jetpack’s REST API and the WP REST API plugin. Both projects are very interesting for the future of WordPress, as they allow third-party apps and services to interact with WordPress.

I consequently developed a little plugin using both APIs: REST API Post Embeds.

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Color Posts plugin: how to use Jetpack libs in your own plugin

I’ve talked about customizing Jetpack in the past, and I also mentioned how you can integrate Jetpack features in your theme.

How about including these features in a plugin? As a proof of concept I just released Color Posts, a plugin that uses 2 very useful classes that are bundled with Jetpack.

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Pinkman: Yay Jetpack!

If you visited this site in the past few weeks, you may have noticed a few changes. If you’re reading this through your RSS reader, come join us here. Oh, and get yourself a drink: it’s a long post! :)

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Créez une application iFrame grâce au plugin WordPress Facebook applications

Si comme moi vous devez travailler avec Facebook régulièrement, vous avez du vous poser beaucoup de questions lors de l’annonce de l’arrêt du support de FBML. Après quelques semaines, de nouvelles possibilités ont vu le jour, mais aucune ne semblait être aussi simple à utiliser que l’application FBML for pages qui avait autant de succès jusqu’en Mars dernier. C’était donc l’occasion pour moi de travailler sur une extension WordPress pour rendre la création de tabs la plus simple possible pour ceux qui ont déjà un blog WordPress.

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Automattic and Onswipe partner to give us the best iPad WordPress plugin

Until today, the best solutions to have an iPad optimized version of your WordPress blog were either not that good, either paid.But that changes today, thanks to Automattic and Onswipe.

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JetPack brings 8 WordPress.com functionnalities to your self-hosted blog

Yesterday, Automattic announced the launch of a new plugin, bringing functionalities of WordPress.com to those of us having a self hosted blog. The plugin is named Jetpack and you can find all about it on this website: Jetpack.me

Jetpack plugin

You will need a wordpress.com account to activate some of these new features, but it is worth it. Here is a full list of features as of today:

  • WordPress.com stats
  • Twitter widget
  • Gravatar hovercards
  • WP.me shortlinks
  • Sharedaddy
  • LaTeX (for nerds only :) )
  • After The Deadline
  • Shortcode embeds

A great tool for developers: the WordPress Debug Bar

With the introduction of the admin bar in WordPress 3.1, the core developers have developed a plugin that will help you debug while developing themes. For more info, see the introduction post and thumbnails on Westi’s blog:

Introducing Debug Bar « westi on wordpress.

SEO plugin, by the Mr SEO of WordPress

Joost de Valk has contributed a lot to WP: if you are running a WordPress blog, chances are high that you run at least one of his plugins.

Today, you can get the chance to test a SEO plugin, still in Beta but with lots of impressive features already!

Basically the plugin will gather already existing functionalities into one place. Thus, you will be able to control meta tags, meta robots, breadcrumbs, XML sitemaps, and a few other features.

Interested in testing all these features? Head to the announcement post straight away!

WordPress SEO Plugin beta – Yoast.

Today in WordPress world – 26/08

  • Another greta plugin by Nathan Rice – you can now transfer your SEO settings from one theme / plugin to another, and thus not having any compatibility issues and transfer issues when you get bored or decide to switch to an new theme. Thank you Nathan !