WordPress 3.0 to drop blog importer and TinyMCE

May 24, 2010 | No Comments Yet

There’s been a bit of a slowdown in the WordPress RC and final release schedule yet again, but here’s an important heads up from this week’s developer chat: In an effort to reduce server memory consumption and delays in the releases, WordPress 3.0 is dropping several core features. One is the WordPress Importer, which can then be installed as a plugin.

Another is the TinyMCE script, the most popular WYSIWYG editor out there. It’s not clear if eliminating it is a permanent move since a lot of people are dependent on creating properly formatted posts with it, but more details should follow when the new WP 3.0 releases come.

Read updates on the rest of the WordPress developer chat for 5-20-10 here.

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WordPress admin toolbar bookmarklet

March 19, 2010 | No Comments Yet

Tommy of iamnotagoodartist has created a nifty bookmarklet that displays all the tools in the WordPress admin right on your blog’s front page.

Using jQuery, it appends the default WordPress admin menu to whatever page you’re currently on and styles it with CSS, fixing it to the top right corner. Assuming you’re on a site that’s running WordPress (and it’s installed in the domain’s root), you now have instant access to the entire administrative back end (sans any pages from custom plugins, etc) from the front end.

You’ll still have to login to access those pages but anything that saves clicks sounds good in my book. The post also links to a GreaseMonkey script that loads the tools automatically.

One major caveat: this bookmarklet works only for WordPress sites installed at the root. Hopefully that will change soon.

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Instant Install WordPress

May 19, 2009 | No Comments Yet

Instant Install WordPress is a small PHP script that downloads and extracts the latest WordPress version on your site server. Once uploaded all you have to do is call it (e.g. http://www.yoursite.com/easywp.php) and it will ask for details to fill out the configuration file, then installs WordPress. This basically winds down installation time from the famous 5 minutes to just about a few seconds!

(Note: This tool was first called EasyWP but the creator discovered it had the same name as an existing plugin.)

Download Instant Install WordPress

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