Plugin Review: Codestyling Localization

Heiko Rabe, a very talented Plugin-Developer created a plugin, which comes just in time: Codestyling Localisation. Since I am currently developing a premium WordPress theme, which I like to have multilingual, this plugin is an excellent alternative to PoEdit. Compare to PoEdit this Plugin has the decisive advantage that you can translate a theme or plugin directly online, without an installed PoEdit on your computer. Therefore you don't have to constantly upload the language files, as they are directly in the theme / plugin stored. Continue reading …

Change your WordPress Theme on Dependency

WordPress is sometimes not only in use as a blog platform, also as CMS application or for a presentation of photos or other purposes. Many times you like to have a different design depending on the purpose of your WordPress blog within your website. Thus, most of the photo blogs having a different design than the weblog.

In fact you can achieve that quite easily and do not always need to create an extensive query in your template or even a different installation of WordPress setup. You can also deal with the following solution, giving you a better overview of the separate themes. With this solution you have many possibilities to implement individual designs.
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Will We Meet You At WordCamp Germany This Weekend?

wordcamp-2009-mitteldeutschlandFrank, Micha and I will participate at the WordCamp Germany this weekend. We are looking forward to see Matt and everybody else in the WordPress scene. We hope we will meet some of our readers as well. It's always great to meet people in person, especially if you know them just via internet for a long time.

Last year I had the pleasure to be at the WordCamp Dallas 2008. It was really great to talk to Lorelle, Matt, Liz, Ronald, Ptah, Jeffro, Charles and many more. I hope this event will have the same cool, relaxed and friendly atmosphere as last year in Dallas. But I'm sure, Frank and his team will provide a great event this weekend.

We really hope to meet many people there and have a nice chat with everyone, it will be a great opportunity to exchange ideas, opinions, experience and knowledge.

Hope to see you there and if not, we probably will let you know what happened at the WordCamp Germany.

Core Plugins – Bless Or Curse

The WP Hackers mailing list is always good for a discussion and so far I like to participate. Currently, there is a new debate concerning the development of Plugins to the core theme. Andrew, an experienced and avid developer, submitted the issue in a guest contribution on WP Tavern and brings some important points to bear.

I also would like to express my perspective on these things and discussion. WordPress in my view, is an application I enjoy and with a lot potential nowadays and I'm sure for the future. My opinion is from the perspective of a user and a developer. I will only show briefly the possibilities I like to have and how I can imagine the future of WordPress, without compromising the current path and without a start from scratch.
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