WordPress 2.7 Tips
Saw this fabulous article at Noupe.com and learned a thing or two about the new WordPress 2.7 that I had missed! (Okay, so what I don’t know could fill a book).
The first thing I noticed (in Point 1.2 of the article) is the ability to "stick" a post using the Publish tab (see fig. below). Many of you miss your ‘Sticky Post’ plugin that appears to not be compatible to 2.7.
You might be tempted not the read the entire article (it gets a bit technical for a few points) but keep reading for some excellent points!
For example, in Point 2.4 (of his article referenced above) – You can upload and install plugins with a touch of a button. Hmmm… good news, but word of warning here… I do not provide support for plugins (other than helping your turn it off and get your site back online). You will, however, get the plugin designers attention immediately by donating via Paypal to him.
I say this because you may really, really want that functionality but it may come with more than just ‘turn it on’ (it may need more in-depth configuring) or it might just not work for some reason. If I happen to know how to configure it, I am happy to help. Stick to the ‘popular’ plugins (especially those recommended by WordPress.org), their plugin designers get ‘group’ feedback quickly. And remember (before you put in 10 or more) they can also cause conflicts among each other and cause your site to crash.
So moral of the story, plugins are like kids: you take the good with the bad, we want them despite the drawbacks, fewer is always better (spoken like a mother of four who knows of what she is speaking)… and lastly, try not to drop the problem ones on my doorstep (I might hide behind the sofa and pretend to not be home).