Monthly Archives: May 2009

TweetMeme Button Adds “Source” Option

One of my previous criticisms of the TweetMeme button was that the message it would send to Twitter was along the lines of “RT @tweetmeme blah blah blah.” I wasn’t crazy that it would put @tweetmeme as the source of the find when you clicked the button to tweet a post.

TweetMeme, apparently, has addressed this problem. Now you can set a custom source in the JavaScript snippet, so it RT’s your username.

TweetMeme RT with a custom source set

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WordPress Theme of the Month: Gallery

The WordPress Theme of the Month for May 2009 is Gallery, released by Smashing Magazine and designed by Christopher Wallace.

BlogBuzz May 9, 2009

WordPress Function to Make Links Clickable

Apparently I’ve been doing things the hard way in my WordPress-related coding. I’ve been using regular expressions to turn URLs into clickable links, when WordPress already has a built-in formatting function to do just that. Meet make_clickable(). All you have to do is pass…

Exclusive URL Shorteners: Why?

A few weeks ago, I happened across NytUrl.com, a sort of TinyURL site that would only redirect to pages on the New York Times website. Why? Well, there are a ton of reasons but the big one is that by using this shortened URL…

Group Interview of Designers on Personal Projects

DesignM.ag recently interviewed eight designers in a fantastic group interview. Chris Coyier, Collis Ta’eed, Todd Garland, Jon Phillips, Chris Spooner, Adii Pienaar, Jacob Gube, and Adelle Charles gave their answers to a series of questions, most of them about personal projects. Many designers and…

Historical Timestamps in WordPress

Jayvee Fernandez recently wrote on The Blog Herald about WordPress and it’s problems with historical timestamps. A friend on Plurk asked whether it is possible to use actual historical dates on your blog’s CMS (i.e. 4th of July 1776 for Independence Day). I did…

Twounter: Display Your Twitter Follower Count in Plan Text

For the Twitter-obsessed who want to display their follower count on their blogs, ThemeSphere has put together a WordPress plugin that will get it in plain text. Installing the plugin gives you access to a function and a shortcode that will return the follower…

Domainr: Give Your Domain Search a Happy Ending

Domainr is a useful domain-searching tool that helps you find available “domain hacks.” You’ve probably seen URLs like del.icio.us, last.fm, and identi.ca before. Domainr helps you find them. I’ve always liked unusual domains like that (domains in general are fun to register). Domainr makes…

BlogBuzz May 2, 2009

How to Follow Everyone Back on Twitter Without Ruining Your Experience Announcing WordPress Plugin Competition 2009 (3.0) – In case you were wondering, I will be entering with a new plugin that is currently in the works. The embarrassment of American broadband 12 Excellent…

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