Custom WordPress Plugin Update Repository

I have recently been spending a lot of time developing the IssueM plugin for a company I do a lot of contract work for. IssueM is an issue manager plugin for WordPress, to manage issues for online magazines, periodicals, and such. The idea for IssueM started a couple years ago, and even started as a plugin,[Continue Reading…]

Globally Disable Comments and Pings in WordPress Multi-Site

Over the past couple years I’ve worked on a number of WordPress Multi-Sites that wanted to have their comments and pings disabled. In other words, they weren’t accepting comments and didn’t want them to be displayed. Normally this is easy to accomplish, simply turn off comments in the back end. However, SPAMMERS knowing exactly how[Continue Reading…]

Update Arguments for the WordPress Built-in Tag Cloud Widget

Usually I’d just call the wp_tag_cloud() function manually from a WordPress theme file, but I have a client who wants to use the Tag Cloud Widget on their site. The tag cloud widget has been in WordPress since WP 2.3. Unfortunately, it isn’t the easiest widget to use because you can’t customize it from the[Continue Reading…]