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wpMail.me #20 - The weekly WordPress newsletter. No spam, no nonsense. - October 6, 2011
I’m sending this email today while thinking about the great visionary that was Steve Jobs. RIP
Themes enabling plugins: this (PHP) class is one you might actually enjoy (wpcandy.com)
Thomas Griffin and Gary Jones have been at work creating a class that will, they say, “revolutionize how plugins can be handled in WordPress themes.” Their class, TGM Plugin Activation, allows theme authors to include plugins with their theme or have them automatically downloaded from the WordPress Plugin Directory and prompt the users to install and activate them when they activate the theme.
Daily Tip: Reset Your WordPress Database with One Click (wpmu.org)
A new plugin is available from the WordPress repository that will reinitialize your WordPress database to its default settings in one click.
This can be especially useful if you are testing out a bunch of plugins and themes and just want to reset your test environment to clear out the options table along with everything else.
Welcome Pack 3.0 release (byotos.com)
When a user registers on your site, Welcome Pack lets you automatically send them a friend or group invitation, a Welcome Message and can redirect them to a Start Page. You can also customise the emails sent by BuddyPress so that they match your site.
How To Create Custom Post Meta Boxes In WordPress (wp.smashingmagazine.com)
What seems like one of the most complicated bits of functionality in WordPress is adding meta boxes to the post editing screen. This complexity only grows as more and more tutorials are written on the process with weird loops and arrays. I’ll let you in on a little secret though: it’s not that complicated.
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