Towards a Better dbDelta

July 29th, 2010

When it comes to creating and updating database tables, WordPress has what appears to be a very handy utility function – dbDelta. In theory, this function can take one or more CREATE TABLE queries, compare them to the tables already in the database and automatically figure out how to […] Continue Reading…


Broken Link Checker 0.9.5 Alpha

July 28th, 2010

There’s a wicked thunderstorm coming this way, so I’ll keep this short.

The next major release of the Broken Link Checker plugin is nearing completion. Some of the highest voted ideas have been implemented, the user interface has been re-worked and many bugs have been fixed. Interested? Play with the […] Continue Reading…


Don’t Worry About Free Will

July 6th, 2010

A recent pop-sci piece Think You’re Operating on Free Will? Think Again caught my eye. The article is well-written, but it focuses mostly on examples of priming and doesn’t even come close to debunking free will. However, it inspired me to write up my own thoughts on the topic. […] Continue Reading…


Add New Buttons Alongside “Screen Options” And “Help”

June 30th, 2010

Continuing from yesterday’s post about adding custom settings to the “Screen Options” panel in WP, I will now show you how to add your own buttons alongside “Screen Options” and “Help”.

But first, here are a few screenshots – to whet your appetite, so to speak.

Want those neat buttons in […] Continue Reading…


Adding Stuff To WordPress “Screen Options”

June 29th, 2010

The Screen Options pull-down is the perfect place for those “rarely used but nice to have” settings. It’s unobtrusive and saves screen space. Some plugins could even put all of their settings in this panel and avoid cluttering the Dashboard menu with yet another “Settings” page.

While Screen Options were […] Continue Reading…