Introducing: “TwentyTen: Remove Max Editor Width”

(Download Link)

The new TwentyTen WordPress theme is a pretty awesome theme if you ask me. Written by decent people who know what they’re doing (Unlike many other themes out there — Which whilst shiny on the outside, can be a rabbits nest underneath).

The theme only has one problem to me — and as i’ve noticed, to some other people as well. Infact, Its annoying me right now, just writing this post.

So, What is it?

Its the limitation of limiting your TinyMCE (Thats your visual text editor on the New Post screen) window to 640px. It does have some uses, but for someone like me, just writing text, and not caring about the benefits; can be downright annoying.

Oh, I nearly forgot, It also applies to fullscreen mode. So for people with a 1200px wide monitor.. well.. you get the idea (If you dont, it means, your post will be using the left most 53% of the screen). This is actually a limitation of TinyMCE not being able to distinguish between inline and fullscreen edit modes to be fair, but is still a PITA all the same.

Do try and use it yourself however, I quite like it for aligning images, but not for general purpose posts..

So, Whats the benefit exactly?

Floating images. When was the last time you were writing a blog post, and tried to insert an image, then hit preview, and found it was in a completely different place than you were expecting? And that the text was flowing badly around it? Well, this allows you to have a preview of how the actual post WILL look right in the WordPress new Post administration panel. Pretty cool in general, a downright pain to others.

So, What can i do about it?

I’ve written this short (Seriously, Theres more comments than code in this plugin) plugin which allows your editor to regain its innermost full content width.

You can download the plugin from the WordPress.org repository Here. But since the plugin isn’t actually live yet (awaiting creation) you may download it HERE instead.

Revision Control

One of the major features of WordPress 2.6 is Revisions; Revisions are a powerful feature for anyone who likes to keep a track of a page/post’s modifications, But they’re not for everybody.

There has been quite a bit of complaining that WordPress does not include a option to disable Revisions via the admin interface, and instead relied on a wp-config.php constant being defined. This plugin is designed to allow Configuring this option via the WordPress admin panel, And to set it on a per-post/page basis.

Visit Plugin homepage for download & screenshots

Add From Server (1.3 Update + 1.3.1 Update)

Plugin Homepage: http://dd32.id.au/wordpress-plugins/add-from-server/

WordPress.org: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/add-from-server/

Just a quick note to mention that Add From Server 1.3.1 has been released.

New features for this Version include the Ability to Select all files, And French/Spanish Translations, I had to use BabelFish for some of the translations, So apologies if they dont make sense, I do not personally speak either of the languages :)

If anyone has any problems with it,Please contact me via the Contact me link at the top of this page.

Cheers :)

Changelog (for 1.3):

  • French Translation
  • Spanish Translation
  • Select All
  • Import files and do not attach to any specific post (Causes it to not appear in the gallery)

Version 1.3.1 includes a small Javascript typo incase you were wondering :)

    Add From Server (1.2 Update)

    Plugin Homepage: http://dd32.id.au/wordpress-plugins/add-from-server/

    WordPress.org: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/add-from-server/

    After some feedback i’ve made some changes to the plugin, I’d suggest that all users upgrade to it either manually, Or via the new Automatic Upgrader in WordPress 2.5.

    If anyone has any problems with it, Please contact me with the details: http://dd32.id.au/contact-me/

    Cheers :)

    Changelog (for 1.2):

    • Fixed filename oddness including old directory names
    • Added a check to see if the file exists in the Media library allready
    • Added a check to see if the file is allready in the uploads folder before importing, and if so, simply add it to the database, do not mash the filesystem

    Add From Server (1.1 Update)

    Plugin Homepage: http://dd32.id.au/wordpress-plugins/add-from-server/

    Please note that a update has been made to this plugin.

    Changelog (for 1.1):

    • Fixed a bug which causes the original import file to be deleted upon removing from the media library, The file in /uploads/2008/03/ remains however.
      Will now delete the file in the uploads folder instead of the original imported file, However, Be warned, files previously imported WILL remain as they are, and the original import file will be deleted(if you delete from the media library)

    (I’m still awaiting for the plugin to be granted access to WordPress.org/extend/plugins/… along with another 2 plugins)

    Add From Server

    Plugin Homepage: http://dd32.id.au/wordpress-plugins/add-from-server/

    I took the challenge: http://foolswisdom.com/media-library-and-wordpress-plugin-challenge/

    WordPress 2.5 includes a new Media manager, However, It only knows about files which have been uploaded via the WordPress interface, Not files which have been uploaded via other means(eg, FTP).

    So i present, “Add From Server” a WordPress plugin which allows you to browse the filesystem on the webserver and copy any files into the WordPress uploads system, Once “imported” it’ll be treated as any other uploaded file, and you can access it via the Media Library.

    You may download the first-version plugin here: http://dd32.id.au/files/add-from-server.zip
    I expect its got a number of bugs in it, And it’ll need some more work on it in the coming weeks, But it works!

    Bug Reports: Please direct all bug reportsvia my contact form available here.