I love James Bond, but I also love this video.
So I got a haircut over the weekend. I haven’t had short hair in at least four or five years.
Before on the left, after on the right.
I’m pretty sure if Riley attended a WordCamp, he would make more friends than me.
Yup, he definitely would.
Ashley hand sewed the WordPress logo onto Riley’s hoodie. Like a boss.
I enjoy comments. They are easily the number one metric I use to determine whether a day’s worth of blogging was well spent. The way I check for comment activity is via the Recent Comments Dashboard widget. It puts comments in one spot, on my Dashboard (where I usually am) and does it in a nice simple way.
Since I’ve started using the new bbPress plugin more, I find myself wanting the same thing there. I want to quickly see new topics and replies, the same as I can via the Recent Comments widget. So, I created the Dashboard Forum Activity plugin to do just that.
Dashboard Forum Activity
You can download Dashboard Forum Activity from the WordPress.org Plugin Directory. The plugin will add a widget to your Dashboard (only if you are an admin, or more specifically have the manage_options capability) showing newly created topics and replies on your bbPress-powered forum.
From the widget you can jump in and edit any topics or replies, as well as view them on the front end of the site. (Almost the) Same as the Recent Comments widget.
I have further plans for this plugin, but wanted to start simple and get it out. I’ve started using it today as well, and already enjoy it. I hope you will too!
I’m one of the folks that doesn’t at all mind the WordPress Admin Bar, added to WordPress in version 3.1. Using it as much as I do, though, it bugs me just how sensitive the Admin Bar dropdowns are. I was in the process of fixing it for myself, when I figured it would make a nice simple plugin that others might benefit from as well.
This plugin slows down the dropdown so that it only opens up after a moment’s hesitation on the Admin Bar. It only effects logged in users, so shouldn’t add any overhead to your site.
You can download the Admin Bar Hover Intent plugin from the WordPress Plugin Directory.
That’s pretty much it, since this plugin is pretty straightforward. Hope you find it useful!
I realized that while these photos have lived on Facebook for some time, I’ve never uploaded them here to my own blog. That was silly of me.
The bulk of the photos are of Riley. He is a two year old bug, a breed of dog that is a mix between a Boston Terrier and a Pug. He’s cute.
There is also a picture of Indie in there too. She’s slightly older than Riley, and I actually adopted her first, so I couldn’t leave her out of this gallery.
All photos here were taken by the very talented Destany Maddox.