Help To Raise Money For Haiti!

Let's Do Something!

You all probably know what happened in Haiti, we just don't want to stand on the sidelines without doing anything. We want HELP!

Micha, Frank and I will spend 50 Euros each. Also Frank added his complete donations in 2009 (almost 150 Euros), he got from users for his Plugins plus he adds the same amount from his private account. And he started a fund-raising campaign on his German blog today, which brought in 200 Euros so far. So we have 650 Euros in total. We know, it's not much, but maybe with your help, we can get even more for our donation account. We would greatly appreciate your donation to help the people in Haiti.

Just transfer, whatever amount you like, to the account below and we will make sure it will go to the people in need!

The victims will be very thankful for every penny and we will show our appreciation with a list of the ten highest private donations and 10 highest donations from our sponsors or other businesses in a coming post. If you are a private person or a company, we will mention your name or company on a coming post next week! Of course, only if you want to.

Please let us be proud of the WordPress community and join us to help!

Amazed By Such A Great Support And Feedback!

WordPress-Christmas-19Today is our 19th day of our Advent Calendar and we just want to say thank you to our readers, who have given a great feedback to our tips on our Advent Calendar and we have quite a lot more people reading our blog since the start of our calendar, about 30% raise. We also like to thank for the big support of our sponsors, we are especially happy that our spots for ads are sold out for this month!

We are glad that our readers like our posts on WP Engineer and our sponsors recognizing the value of being displayed on WP Engineer. Just to get to know our sponsors a little bit better, we will introduce them shortly. We hope that you find the services and offers of our sponsors interesting and useful. All of them are WordPress or Design related, I guess a good fit for our readers:

WishList Member is a powerful membership script that can turn any WordPress blog into a full blown membership site. Very interesting, you have to check it out. WishList Member belongs to our loyal sponsors, we are very glad to have them and to provide our readers a great membership plugin.

wpSEO is a great Plugin for better SEO on your WordPress installation. Check it out and you will love it as Google will love your blog from now on. 😉 Of course we are using it on WP Engineer too. WP 2.9 ready and with over 70 setting to optimize your blog.

MakeBetterWebsites is a great gallery with a fine selection of high quality websites. All websites are handpicked and most of them I have first seen on this website instead of the usual suspects, seen on many other websites over and over again. Only high quality websites are seen on this website.

Pagelines-ThemesIf you also want to have a great design for your website, just get a PageLines Theme. They have superior themes for WordPress that make it simple for you to have an awesome, fully-featured website that is easy to set up and manage.

wpseek-searchOriginally was built as some kind of gateway for the little Firefox plugin "WordPress Helper" to handle all kinds of search requests.

You can add as a search engine in your favorite browser. Look at the upper right of your browser.

wordpress-bookDo you still need something for Christmas or it's too late for shipping or you even want to make yourself a great gift? Download this book, a great handbook to become a Pro in WordPress! 400 Pages of Practical Information. A Lifetime Subscription, when you buy this book, you will instantly get the most current version. But also, you are getting a lifetime subscription to all updated (PDF) copies of the book. And lots of Code Samples!

buckmaker-themeHere you'll find some of the most beautiful, powerful and state of the art WordPress Themes available these days. Their premium themes are very easy to install, edit and customize. They assist you in their support forums and provide several tutorials to get you started.

If you also interested to support our website, please go to and promote your service or product on WP Engineer. Maybe not this month, but maybe next month we have a spot just for you available. 🙂

Sort Posts With The Help Of Custom Fields

WordPress-Christmas-17Quite often, a WordPress developer likes to have posts sorted according to a custom field. If you would write a SQL-statement, it would be quite complex, since you need to JOIN two database tables (wp_posts und wp_postmeta).

But there is a much easier way, if you use the template tags provided by WordPress - in our case we use the function query_posts. Below you can see an example, which includes a custom field in the query, and also sort the posts with the help of this custom field. A short, easy to understand code with effective result:

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Guest Post

This post is written by Sergej Müller and is a post in our Advent Calendar on WP Engineer about WordPress.
Thank you very much from my part to Sergej.
If you also like to have your interesting post published on our website, please let us know on our contact page. Of course we will appreciate your contribution!

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!