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New Version of SyntaxHighlighter Plus Released!

Alex Gorbatchev has recently updated his SyntaxHighlighter. The brand new version 2.0 has added lots of goodies (including css themes!) and fixed some potential problems people were having.

SyntaxHighlighter Plus is now updated too, to use the new 2.0 engine.

Head over to the release post for download links and more information.

Please note that this is a beta release. Please report bugs and issues in the comments section.


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SyntaxHighlighter Plus: Now Supports Bash and WordPress MU

A while ago Tim and Nick Anderson have submitted their patches to me (big applause to them!), today I finally have the time to include the patches to the official WordPress repository.

Please head to the plugin page or the WordPress page for more information.

Caution: If you have altered your CSS file, make sure you back it up if you’re going to use WordPress 2.5′s automatic plugin upgrade.

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Upgraded to WordPress 2.5, some random thoughts

WordPress 2.5 RC1 is released today. I thought I’d give it a spin, I like the idea of having an automated plugin upgrade system. :)

So far so good, things are pretty smooth. If you’re going to upgrade too, remember to backup all your files! I for instance have accidentally overwritten my theme files, so I had to take them from the backup.

About the new back-end: I don’t really like it. To be honest I prefer the old style any day. The new back-end lacks contrast (too bright actually), making things more difficult to recognise. Also, when posting, some of the options such as the categories are now down the bottom. Why? We do still have a sidebar, why not use it?

The new back-end also has some styling issues: e.g. on a wide screen, everything is squeezed to the left. I say bring back the fluid page width!

2.5 has some highlights though. We now finally have a asset management feature (file management and gallery), it is simple but still better than nothing. The automatic plugin upgrade feature works really well! Just remember to CHMOD your plugin directory (wp-content/plugins) to 777.

I haven’t fully experienced with this new installation yet, but I am not that impressed with it, mainly because the back-end is in my opinion worse than the old one in terms of user experience.

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WordPress Plugins Recommendation List

I always wanted to write about WordPress plugins, it’s like Firefox: it works well out-of-box, but the goodies are all in the plugins (Firefox call them extensions). Some day in the future I’ll probably write about my 40 odd Firefox extensions, but today, let me talk about what plugins I have installed on my current blog. :)

Before I go on talking about the plugins, you should know that this by no means is a complete list of useful plugins even though I have tried much more than what is in the list.

Here it begins, the list is in alphabetic order.


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Release: [WordPress Plugin] SyntaxHighlighter Plus

This plugin is no longer being maintained, please check out Viper007Bond’s SyntaxHighlighter Evolved instead.

Latest version: v1.0b2 [2009-03-02]

As part of the ‘house-warming party’ (for the (re)launching of the website) gift, I now announce the immediate availability of SyntaxHighlighter Plus. :-)

The official WordPress plugin page is located here:

What is SyntaxHighlighter Plus?

SyntaxHighlighter Plus is a WordPress plugin for code syntax highlighting. It is an enhanced version of the original SyntaxHighlighter by Matt, Viper007Bond and mdawaffe. Please give them a big applause for making such a great plugin!

Features of SyntaxHighlighter

SyntaxHighlighter allows you to easily post syntax highlighted code all without loosing it’s formatting or making an manual changes.


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Oh, where did my theme go?

Ever since the word ‘blog’ has been invented (or discovered) I have played many different solutions, WordPress has always been my favourite. My old sites run on it, and my new site (what you are currently seeing) run on it.

I had a very tiring day, actually it’s a two-day roll. I’ve been completely sucked into making the theme working, and as a result of that I did not sleep at all last night. Fortunately the website is now up and running, all the basic stuff are done so in the upcoming few days I will be doing more adjustments and tweaks.

A few moments ago I took a quick nap, and I woke up seeing my theme was gone: WordPress reverted back the system to its default theme (K2). I never encountered such problem before so I googled it. Sadly no satisfactory results had been found. Right now I’m just going to rename the theme to ‘default’, seems to be working fine. :)


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