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WordPress Weekend Resources – May 23, 2008

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Every week I’m going to start linking out to some interesting WordPress related articles, themes, plugins, and other worthy resources – starting today. Here it goes… 24 Ways To Contribute To WordPress – A great article by Jeff Chandler of Weblogtoolscollection, outlining several ways to contribute to the WordPress community. 10 Twitter Users You Should

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Display Inline Ads With Custom Fields and WordPress

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ProBlogger.net, an extremely popular blogging blog, recently published an article about ad positioning, and how inline ads outperformed other ad positions for him. After this is done, you’ll be able to add inline advertisements to specific posts using custom fields. Not just that, but you’ll be able to specify the ad size as well. Now

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Change Your WordPress Author Name…Please

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I know this tip may be very obvious to some, but I keep seeing “admin” as the author name on many WordPress blogs. I thought I’d write this quick tip post because these WordPress bloggers may not even know how to change the publicly displayed author name. Fortunately, this is very simple to do. In

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Preview Your WordPress Theme Before It Goes Live

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If you want to test out a WordPress theme before it goes live on your blog, then I’ve found the perfect WordPress plugin for you. It is called Theme Test Drive. It’s very simple to use. Get the plugin from here at the WordPress.org plugin directory, install the plugin, and activate. On your design menu,

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How To Get Rid of the WordPress Visual Editor

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There have been lots of complaints about WordPress’ visual editor. It adds extra (usually unwanted) formatting whenever you have a line break. It’s just a pain to deal with. Understandably, I personally never use it. For those who may not be knowledgeable at HTML, there are excellent alternatives available. In this guide I’ll go over:

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GaMerZ Plugins Now Compatible With WordPress 2.5

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To anyone that isn’t aware, Lester Chan (GaMerZ) is a WordPress plugin author that has released some very useful plugins that I use myself on this site, including the WP-PageNavi (for page navigation) and Download Manager (for tracking downloads on the free WordPress themes page). He has just announced a few days ago a large

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Is your uploader broken in WordPress 2.5?

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If you’re getting one of those HTTP Error messages after crunching your batch uploads in WordPress 2.5, I have some solutions for you. These errors have plagued people on the WordPress support forums ever since 2.5 was released. The problem may lay with your web hosting configuration, your browser settings, or maybe something else. Don’t

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Add Gravatar Support to Your WordPress Comments

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After a few different people requested Gravatar support in the comments for the popular Choice WordPress theme, I decided to look into it more carefully. I came across this great post by HackWordPress which gives you a small code snippet to add Gravatars to your comments loop. Since then, I’ve been adding Gravatar support to

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