Disable Flash Uploader

Not always is the Flashuploader of WordPress a blessing and several times I preferred to have it switched off. Usually if the blog is not online and is offline behind a proxy and firewall.


With the help of the Browser uploaders there is less trouble and therefore easy to abandon the added value of Flash uploaders, like loading multiple files simultaneously. You can disable the Flash uploader by using a filter. This can be done either in your theme, stored in the functions.php or in a Plugin. I use the option of switching off with the help of the Plugin Adminimize. Alternatively, the following syntax helps and the browser uploader will be available only.

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Change the WordPress Message

The notifications of WordPress for the author of an article or comments are not always right on the spot according to the needs. WordPress also knew that and created these functions so that it's easy to adapt notifications to your needs or can completely be replaced. Therefore, I will briefly show how to adjust the mails to your needs.

The two functions wp_notify_postauthor() and wp_notify_moderator() are used to send messages, but can be replaced. You can find these two functions in wp-includes/pluggable.php and there are all the functions included, which WordPress queries (if ( !function_exists('set_current_user') )), so that you can replace it easily. Therefore, it is a simple task to adjust the notifications in your WordPress installation.

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Use WordPress Cache

WordPress has an internal cache, also for extensions can be used. There are various functions available and you don't have to create something new, you can easily use the cache functionality of WordPress.
To get to know and understand the features a little bit, I use a small example, therefore I cache in the following tutorial a feed, which should be displayed in the frontend.

All functions of cache are in the Codex by WordPress listed, so a look at the Codex is worthwhile if you deal with the syntax.

The first cache solution came with WordPress 2.3 and was file based. The cache was optional and had some parameters to configure.
You were able to activate via following constant: define ( 'ENABLE_CACHE', true);
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Change WordPress Mail Sender

WordPress makes it easy and fast to add new users in the backend. Since version 2.8 of WordPress, it can send the access information via email. A nice feature, with no additional settings to change the sender of this email. For example the email should be send from the administrator instead from WordPress.

Nevertheless, there is a possibility and with the help of two hooks, the sender can be changed. I created a small Plugin, where you can easy and simple adjust the sender name and sender email.
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2009 Open Source CMS Award: Vote For WordPress!

The 2009 Open Source CMS Award nominations have begun. Nominate your favorite CMS for the appropriate categories today and help them win their share of $24,000!

The first two years the results were pretty boring and obvious: Drupal first and Joomla 2nd. Would be great to see WordPress on top of it or at least between them.

So go and nominate first! You can nominate for WordPress Best Overall Open Source CMS and Best Open Source PHP CMS.

Support WordPress and let the others know which one is the best CMS!

WordPress Trash Is Coming

I would like to show you briefly what the new function trash is all about.

Users of Gmail are aware of the possibility in a web application: you move content into the trash and the content will be deleted after a certain time. Alternatively, you can also restore the content, always depending on a defined time frame.

WordPress integrates this function also in WordPress 2.9 for articles and comments. Some screenshots showing the function in articles and comments.

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