Tag: FWSS Plugins

FPW Category Thumbnails 1.3.6 released

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Released today version of FPW Category Thumbnails plugin has final touches applied in terms of performance. I was thinking about adding some javascript bells and whistles but decided that it is not really needed. I'm running out of ideas how the plugin can be improved. I'll be listning what users might suggest and try to accomodate their needs.

FPW Category Thumbnails 1.3.4 released

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Version 1.3.4 of FPW Category Thumbnails plugin has been released today. It has many improvements over previous version: preview of thumbnails, revamped media-upload thickbox for image id extraction, option to display / hide dashboard widget and recoded bulk actions to reduce memory requirements.

Enjoy it!

FPW Post Instructions 1.2.1 released

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This is a maintenance release of the plugin which fixes problems with quotes being escaped ( eg. 'text' becomes 'text' ) when read from database. This problem was related to post types of  'page', 'link', and custom post types.

The plan for version 1.2.2 is to add contextual help which is missing since initial release.

FPW Post Instructions plugin

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This plugin is not available anymore!

New features in WordPress 3.0+ as custom post types and post formats introduced some challenges to webmasters of corporate websites with many users holding post publishing / editing privileges. Especially post formats which use the standard post editing screens but may have certain rules imposed by the implementation. Click on a link above this post to see the plugin in WordPress repository.

Webmasters could try the following options: make a course / training for editors, distribute instructions for editors in a form of printed material, or give editors a link to the documentation. All these methods are good based on one assumption that editors will remember where to find this information. Unfortunately information obtained during the course can be forgotten, printed materials lost or misplaced, and, as everybody knows, people tend to avoid reading documentation.

In attempt to solve this set of problems I have developed FPW Post Instructions plugin. The plugin adds a metabox to post editing screens with special instructions for editors. You can make it as eye-catching as you want ( html in the content is allowed ). It will show on every post editing screen so it cannot be forgotten or misplaced.

FPW Category Thumbnails plugin

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Setting featured image for post/page could be very time consuming, especially when your media library holds hundreds of pictures. Very often we select the same thumbnail for posts in particular category. Wouldn't be much easier to have a thumbnail being set automatically when we choose a category while creating or updating posts/pages? I could not find in wordpress.org repository any plugins doing exactly what I wanted and decided to write my own. It started as a plugin just for myself. Exactly 12 lines of code. Then I decided to share it with others. And here it is - FPW Category Thumbnails. Click on a link above this post to see the plugin in WordPress repository.