Come and get it while it’s hot. The mootoolkit manager for WordPress is available now for per-release testing. Just go on the side bar to Moo.wp to arrive at the plug-in’s page. This release is fully functional and ready for developer integration. For plug-in writers, just check for the moowp_display() function to verify that moowp is installed and working. Release 2, or rather per-release 2 contains moo.fx 1.2.3, moo.fx.pack 1.2.4, moo.AJAX 1.0, prototype.lite, and prototype 1.4.0. On the backend there are idiot-resistant checks that keep dependencies fulfilled to reduce errors. Hopefully this will be helpful for some one out there.
That’s right; Testimonials beta 2 will be ready for public consumption in a day or so. Code cleaning takes place on a regular basis now, as the code becomes more mature. Only one major admin panel change could be made, in which a few options would be available to set instead of in the plug-in file, but that is planed to be included in beta 2. More security features made their way into beta 2, including the ability to remove html tags from testimonials.
Today I learned something, well to be truthful I already knew it existed; I just never tired using it. I am talking about the use template option for WordPress pages and posts. The method allows for my Archives page to now work, which is a combination of handwritten code along with some code from K2 and of course using the Extended Live Archives plug-in for WordPress. Anyways, the Archives page now works and fully replaces the old side bar archives menu that took up a fair amount of space.
Today I just added support on my blog for gravatars, so if you have a Gravatar account your gravatar should show up to the left of your name on comments made in this blog. I am planning further updates, but they may not make their way onto the blog for some time. I am also working on coding some practice AJAX stuff for other projects.
I woke up to about a foot of snow on top of ice covered roads, so spring break received a one day extension. We lost power momentarily, but my el-cheapo Tripp-Lite 250VA UPS kept mtekktux humming, a very good thing.
Ok after looking over my CSS I discovered one descrepency which made the single post pages look odd. Then I figured out the positioning problem with the top curved thingy was caused because IE doesn’t support [element] > [sub element] (element direcly under the parent element) coding but does support [element] [sub element] (element somewhere under the parent element). I had to assign the image a class so that I could gain the desired effect. Now only the PNG bug remains, which I cannot fix so IE users get a real browser.