Batch Plugin-Update in WordPress 2.9

In the past we have already informed you a little bit about the new features of the upcoming 2.9 version of WordPress - the development does not stop and the next version has many minor changes. Improvements in security, administration.

WordPress 2.9 will have the possibility to update all your Plugins, which have an update available, in one step.
That makes maintenance work with customer's and on your own blog more simple and faster. As a little insight, here is a screenshot of the current beta.


Easier And Better Solutions To Get Pictures On Your Posts

WordPress makes it pretty easy to upload picture on posts and pages. Thereby are various data stored, which can be used.
Again and again, you can read tutorials on how to bring photos to posts, normally this is a solution via the custom fields. But there is a different and simpler solution, I think. The maintenance of custom fields is not always necessary.
Therefore, I would like to show some solutions that are, in my opinion, much better and can be expanded in many ways.

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WordPress Database Functions

The WordPress database class is quite extensive and provides a range of methods to work effectively with the database and thereby use the WordPress standard.

You can find the class in /wp-includes/wp-db.php where the individual methods are documented.
I show the most important ones and give some small examples. It is important to work with these opportunities to ensure the safety of Plugins.

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