For some time now I have been looking at my plugins and deciding which I wanted to discontinue, which to continue supporting and which I thought someone may be interested in taking over ownership of. One such plugin is the Gallery Shortcode Style to Head plugin which does a look ahead to determine if any posts that will be displayed require the CSS, normally inserted into the body of a post, associated with the [gallery] shortcode. If it determines that such a post will be displayed on the page it prints the CSS to the head of the document, allowing the page to validate as XHTML 1.0.
I had decided to discontinue this plugin, but was recently contacted by Scott Bradford offering a patch to the plugin. After some discussion, I convinced Scott into taking over ownership of the plugin. The new home of the plugin can be found at http://www.scottbradford.us/software/gallery-shortcode-style-to-head/.
I will be redirecting requests to my site for this plugin to Scott’s site. So if you have any questions from this moment forward stop by and talk to Scott.
The Ajax Plugin Helper has been updated to version 1.0.4. This plugin actually went through 3 updates in the past 8 hours or so. New to these updates are fixing duplicate update notice in WordPress 2.9, making sure Ajax Upgrade was not available for the Ajax Plugin Helper itself and adding a Finnish translation by Christian Hellbeg. See the change log for a full time line of changes.
Another day and another update. The Ajax Plugin Helper has been updated to version 1.0.5. Fixed in this release is a bug where the edit link for active plugins would always reference the first active plugin in the plugin list. See the change log for a full time line of changes.
The Public Post Preview plugin has been updated to version 1.3. New to this version is fixed PHP noticed and uninstall functionality to remove its options from the options table. See the change log for a full time line of changes.
There will be a WordPress meetup held at the Automattic office at Pier 38 on August 11. I’ll be in San Francisco for the OpenSourceWorld Expo and will be attending the meetup. Numerous folks from Automattic should be there and there will be a demo of the GSoC project, currently called ‘Elastic’, which is the WYSIWYG theme designer. Mark the date on your calendars, I want to see you all there! The meetup should start around 6:30PM, feel free to show up a little early as I am sure there will be some folks there.
The Shadowbox JS WordPress plugin has been updated to version 188.8.131.52. This is a large update to the plugin. New to this release is a brining PHP4 support back, reduction in queries run on each load, inline change log view in plugin update notice, hide portions of settings page when all settings have been deleted from the database, and added Russian translation. See the change log for a full list of changes.
The Twitter Hash Tag Widget WordPress plugin has been updated to version 1.1. New to this version is compatibility with PHP versions not containing JSON support. See the change log for all changes. Enjoy!
The Possibly Related Recent Posts WordPress plugin has been updated to version 1.3. New to this version is an options page and the option to not show related posts below each post when on the blog page See the change log for all changes. Enjoy!
With WordPress 2.8 having been released and amassing over 64,000 downloads in the first 12 hours, I wanted to take a few moments to give my congratulations to the WordPress team for another great release.
Many thanks go out to all of those who contributed code for the 2.8 release. I know many of you worked hard to help get this release where it is today. In total there were 153 people who contributed code to WordPress 2.8. Here is the list of people who contributed:
Aaron Campbell, Abel Cheung, adferguson, akd907, Alex Rabe, anderswc, Anton Shevchuk, arena, Askapache, Andrew Ozz, Beau Lebens, bernzilla, bkrausz, brh, brianwhite, caesarsgrunt, ceenz, CharlesClarkson, CharlieHamu, chineseleper, chmac, chrisbliss18, christmasboy81, Cimmo, clwill, Scott Reilly, danlee, dcole07, Dion Hulse, Demetris Kikizas, Denis de Bernardy, designsimply, develish, docwhat, Donncha O Caoimh, drossy, dwc, dwenaus, emartin24, empireoflight, ev3rywh3re, Federico Bond, Austin Matzko, fuggi, futurix, Lester Chan, GM_Alex, gmpfree, gortsleigh, GregMulhauser, hailin, hakre, hudatoriq, Benedict Eastaugh, Jacob Santos, jamescollins, jbsil, jcraig90210, jdub, Jeremy Clarke, Jennifer Hodgdon, John Blackbourn, johnconners, johnkolbert, JohnLamansky, Joseph Scott, Joost de Valk, jsixpack, JulienV, kambiz.k., kamiyeye, Kuba Zwolinski, Lloyd Budd, lusuonline, makibo, Malaiac, mark8barnes, markedwards, Mark Jaquith, mastermind, Matt Mullenweg, mattwalters, MattyRob, Michael Adams, mercurix, mgriepentrog, mgsisk, MichaelH, MidnighToker, minusfive, mrmist, Mr Pete, Nick Momrik , mystyman, natethelen, Nathan Rice, Nazgul, nbachiyski, neoxx, Nicholas91, nightgunner5, Noel Jackson, novalis_dt, Samuel Wood, pamelatech, Paveo, peaceablewhale, PeteHoliday, peterkz, piouPiouM, pishmishy, pne, PotterSys, projct, ranchnachos, Daniel Jalkut , richcon, ridgerunner, Ryan McCue, roganty, ruslany, Ryan Boren, Sam_a, Sam Bauers, scohoust, scribu, simek, Simon Wheatley, sirzooro, Matt Martz, srobbin, st3ff3n, stringfold, tellyworth, Charles Frees-Melvin, TimButterfield, tomontoast, topncal, Thorsten Ott, turboguy, Txanny, UnderWordPressure, Alex, Vladimir Kolesnikov, Peter Westwood, Will Norris, wnorris, yoavf, zedlander, zekrap, zeronex, zeo, znarfor