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P2 1.3.1 Released

If you use the P2 theme for WordPress then you should be seeing an update in your WordPress admin panel.

The changes in P2 1.3.1 are:

  • Change sticky post color to blue, and place new posts after sticky posts
  • Reset the height of the new post textearea after a successful post
  • Do not confuse logged out with offline: better logged out/offline error handling
  • Add author template so P2 can catch 404 request to non-existent authors on current blog
  • Use user_nicename for @-name mention hint, since that is what mentions uses

There are however a few bugs being reported on the P2 support forum so we wouldn’t recommend updating just yet. We would imagine a fixed version will be released in a few weeks.

If you need help updating your P2 theme feel free to contact us.

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Mobile Plugins for WordPress

In looking through our Google Analytics this week we noticed that more and more of our visitors were coming from mobile devices. Due to the number of projects we’re working we didn’t have the time to develop a mobile theme so we started looking for mobile plugins for WordPress.

After doing some searching we stumbled across the WordPress Mobile Edition plugin by Crowd Favorite.

The installation took only 4 steps.Read more

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How to Name your WordPress Theme

A lot of our work now-a-days has come in the form of creating custom themes for WordPress. When building a custom theme for WordPress we name our themes for many reasons but the most important is that if we just put our theme into the default folder or the twentyten folder then when a WordPress update is done the theme can be overwritten and if you don’t have a backup, gone forever.

To name your theme just follow these simple steps:Read more

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How To Add the Google +1 Button to your WordPress Site

A few weeks back Google pushed its +1 button live across the web. The Google +1 setup tool is very easy to use to generate the code needed.

Their generated code will look something similar to this
{code type=codetype}<script type=”text/javascript” src=”http://apis.google.com/js/plusone.js”></script>{/code}
The first step in adding the Google +1 Button to your website is to place that code above your closing body tag in your themes footer.php file.
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How to Stop WordPress From Asking for FTP Info

Ever since we moved the Cat on the Couch Productions site and the Cat on the Couch Productions blog to a dedicated virtual server on Media Temple we’ve struggled with having to input our FTP information every time we need to update a theme or a plugin for WordPress.

To stop wordpress from asking for FTP credentials every time you update a theme or plugin you just need to add the following line of code to your wp-config.php file.Read more