I talked about how important it is that we push WordPress as far as possible, even to the breaking point, to make sure it will work across all operating systems, all hosts, all browsers, all setups – in every way we can. The more we push WordPress, the more the community benefits from the fixes. Trust me, WordPress can take it, but we need to do more.
Examples covered in the presentation include:
- Liz Strauss is Breaking the Web and Pushing WordPress as an example of how Liz wanted to publish 260 posts, one a minute, using the future post/timestamp feature of WordPress. Would it work?
- Absolute Comments WordPress Plugin and WP Comment Remix WordPress Plugin add improved functionality for responding to comments from the Comments Panel in WordPress.
- When you can’t use WordPress Plugins, like on WordPress.com blogs, creative people like Engtech of Internet Duct Tape said, “We can do more!” He created some Greasemonkey FireFox Extension scripts that improve how WordPress works for WordPress and WordPress.com blogs. WordPress Comment Ninja adds comment replies from the Comments Panel. Auntie Akismet Spam for WordPress condenses Akismet spam to two lines and combines redundant comment spam to speed up comment spam checking for false/positives by an incredible amount. Both of these save you a LOT of time.
- Extra Tip: Power Blogging Tips: Comment on Blogs From Within Google Feed Reader – another Greasemonkey script that allows you to comment on blogs from inside of your Google Feed Reader without opening the page in a new tab.
Here are some of the other presenters from WordCamp 2008 in San Francisco:
- Global Voices – Democratising the web with WordPress
- WordPress APIs
- Color Theory and the Making of Monotone
- Quercus WordCamp 2008
- Secure Coding with WordPress – WordCamp SF 2008
- BuddyPress @ WordCamp
- WordPress + OAuth
- Make Cash. Using Open Source. And WordPress.
- Findability Abwc2008 (blog post)