New Dropbox API


In September, I posted about Pressbox, an awesome WordPress plugin that intuitively lets you link to documents and images in your Dropbox account. If you’ve downloaded this plugin or pretty much any other similar plugin in the past week or so, you may have noticed it doesn’t work. It’s not the plugin’s fault, though. Dropbox released a new API on October 21st. According to this post, the previous version “still works exactly as it did before”. This is true if you have an application that had already Read more [...]

Using Dropbox in WordPress


Dropbox is one of the many cloud-based file storage services out there, and it’s also one of the most seamless. You can sign up for a free account for up to 2GB of storage. If you need more storage space, the larger plans are fairly reasonable. There’s a desktop application that adds a folder on your computer which is synchronized with your Dropbox account in real time. They also have Android and iPhone apps that do the same thing, so you can download and update your documents on the go. The Read more [...]

FancyTube – My First WordPress Plugin


I started building this plugin just to make things a bit easier for embedding YouTube Videos using FancyBox. You can embed YouTube videos by pasting the URL in the page or post starting with WordPress 2.9, but suppose you want to embed a video, you don’t want it to take up much space on your page, but you don’t want the video to be tiny either. Using an overlay is a great way to do this. Generally, Fancybox works with images rather than FlashPlayers, but there’s a pretty easy way to leverage this. Read more [...]

When WordPress Plugins Don’t Jive


WordPress is an extremely flexible CMS platform with hundreds of useful plugins available from various different developers – many for free. If you want to do something with WordPress that’s not a built-in feature, chances are, there’s someone out there that has published a plugin to do that.  There are plugins for Search Engine Optimization, track SEO performance, embed video, Social Media integration, implement AJAX and JQuery functionality… the list goes on and on. Sometimes a problem Read more [...]