A few of our libraries have reported that their Jetpack plugin has been disconnected. If you’re seeing the notification below when you log in to your site, you’ll need to click the Connect Jetpack button in order to reestablish that connection. You will need a free wordpress.com account in order to do this—the credentials that you use to log in to your website won’t work. If you’d prefer, please feel free to get in touch with me and I can reconnect Jetpack on your site. Among other things, Jetpack keeps tracks of visits to your site and can send posts from your website directly to Facebook, Twitter, and more, so it’s a very handy add-on. My apologies for the inconvenience!
I’ve been using and recommending Compfight for year as a great way to search Flickr for CC-licensed content. Last night while searching for an image for a blog post I noticed that they were highlighting the fact that they now have a WordPress plugin. So, this morning I installed it and gave it a try on my own site. Result: I love it! No, it’s not perfect (you’ll need to tweak your layout after insertion as needed,) but it does allow you to keyword search flickr, see CC-licensed results, and insert various sizes (Small, Medium, Large, Full) all without leaving WordPress.
If you’d like it installed on your site just leave a comment here with your library name and I’ll get it installed as soon as I can.
Fellow WordPress users come forth and pay attention for I have just been pointed to the single most useful WP-related Web site I have ever laid eyes upon. (Yeah, I think it’s that cool!) Head on over to http://whatwpthemeisthat.com/ and enter the URL for the WordPress site of your choosing. What you’ll get back is not just the name of the theme that site is using, but the version number, official description, sample screenshot, a link to the author’s home page, and the license. Oh, and did I mention it will also report what plugins the site is currently using? Seriously, this is amazing. No more hunting through the code to try to find it all on your own.
Thanks to pollyalida for the pointer! Oh, and that link just there, that take you to her WordPress Tips and Tricks Scoop.it page which you should subscribe to immediately.
I don’t know about you but I keep forgetting to assign a category to many of my posts. Having just started a staff blog here at the commission a co-worker asked if there was a way to have WordPress remind them to set a category whenever they wrote a new post. Plugins to the rescue! The Require Post Category is now available. If you’d like it turned on for your site just let me know.