With the rapid uptake of WordPress Widgets in the developer community, I had to start a blog to chronicle the release of each new widget and widget-ready theme that crossed my path. Kyle O'Brien generously gave up his claim to the best widget URL around: widgets.wordpress.com. If you have a new widget, widgetized plugin or … Continue reading New Blog: Widgets Directory
It's been available for a few days but we just announced it: you can get the Widgets plugin for WordPress and start developing your own themes and widgets. Have at it! [Update] TypePad has their own widgets and although their API is hidden behind a contact form, I must give them credit for having the … Continue reading Widgets Plugin Announced
First off, let me apologize for the title of this post. Thank you. I want to greet everyone arriving from the WordPress.com blog post pointing to this blog. I want to shake your hand and kiss your baby and wish you good luck. Speaking of luck, I picked up a $20 bill off the sidewalk … Continue reading Come for the widgets, stay for the puddin’
I don’t have a lot to tell you here but I wanted to give you a peek at the interface we’ve been developing for WordPress Widgets. It’s not final but it’s working and if I may be the first to say so, it’s damn sexy! Of the top four browsers, FF/IE/O8/Safari, I have coaxed the … Continue reading Widgets User Interface and API
I’m not a big fan of newspapers. Planets will line dance before I read more than a handful of column inches in any given rag. One of my beefs with print media is that I can’t customize it. Sure, I can tear up a newspaper and shuffle the parts around on my kitchen table but … Continue reading What are WordPress Widgets?