Monthly Archives: March 2011

WordPress Admin Bar Plugin Roundup

WordPress 3.1 added an “admin bar” that floats along the top of your blog when you are logged in with an account of sufficient privileges, giving you easy access to frequently-accessed pages in the WordPress admin.

It didn’t take long for plugin developers to start finding ways to extend it.

Weblog Tools Collection has a small roundup of admin bar plugins, which add additional functionality to the admin bar. One lets you manage what appears on the bar, and several add entirely new items such as debugging tools.

Admin Bar Plugin Roundup [Weblog Tools Collection]

CSS3 Multiple Backgrounds

CSS3 has a nifty feature that I wasn’t aware of until recently: multiple backgrounds per element. This was something I used to wish for frequently before I got used to faking it by nesting DIVs and assigning them single backgrounds. Chris Coyier’s CSS-Tricks blog…

BlogBuzz March 26, 2011

Add Submenus to the WordPress Admin Bar

Want to customize the Admin Bar, added in WordPress 3.1, to make it a bit more useful? Rather than removing it, like some people have sought to do, wouldn’t it make more sense to extend it with some additional submenus? If you head over …

Firefox 4 is Here, and it’s Fast

Just yesterday Mozilla released version four of Firefox, bringing with it a new UI and many changes under the hood. It looks and feels a bit like Chrome, but without losing the customizability that has always set it apart from other browsers. The most…

WP Utility Short Codes Plugin

WP Utility Short Codes is a WordPress plugin that helps you easily add callout boxes to your posts with simple shortcodes. (Some examples here.) Using WordPress short codes, this plugin will allow you to easily insert message boxes and buttons into your WordPress posts…

BlogBuzz March 19, 2011

Google Rolling Out Asynchronous AdSense Ads

Remember when BuySellAds started using non-blocking JavaScript to load advertisements on publisher’s sites? It made a huge difference in the speed pages took to load, since the ads wouldn’t load until all of the important stuff was done. Google is finally doing the same…

Evil JavaScript Trick: The History Nuker

Remember back in the bad old days of the internet, when pop-up ads and other annoyances were around every corner? Some sites, by some flawed logic, would decide that you didn’t really want to leave their website when you clicked the Back button and…

Variable-length Argument Lists in PHP with func_get_args()

Have you ever wanted to write a function in PHP that would accept a varying amount of arguments rather than requiring ones arbitrarily hard-coded? I can’t think of a reason why you would off the top of my head, but I know I’ve wished…

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