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Plugin Week 2: WordPress Plugin – Weather Man

By • Jul 13th, 2009

After the success of Plugin Week, I have decided to do it once again. So, without further ado, Welcome to Plugin Week 2. If you don’t know what a plugin week is, its a week when I publish one plugin per day – for an entire week.



A Tweet This Button for Each Post in WordPress – Without a Plugin

By • Jun 9th, 2009

TweetThis is a WordPress Plugin that ‘adds a Twitter link to every post and page, so your readers can share your blog entries on their Twitter accounts with ease.’ And in the tradition of my WordPress Plugin Killer Series, this post will show you how to do it without a plugin.



Show Related Post in WordPress Without a Plugin

By • Apr 17th, 2009

Related posts is a very popular feature. My default wordpress installation often includes a plugin that has this functionality. There are quite a few plugins that lets you have this feature.



Adding Social Bookmarking Button in WordPress – Without Plugins

By • Mar 28th, 2009

Many blogs have links to add the current post to various social bookmarking site like Digg, Reddit, Delicious, etc. This blog don’t have it – but my LinDesk blog does.



Show Popular Posts in WordPress – without a plugin

By • Mar 22nd, 2009

A list of the popular posts of the blog is a standard feature in many blogs. There are quite a few plugins that offer this feature. In case you are new to this blog, I am currently working on the Plugin Killer Series – a series of post in which I explain how to duplicate the functionality provided by some wordpress plugins – without having to install the plugin.



WordPress Plugin Killer: The Series

By • Mar 14th, 2009

My last post about using a bit of custom PHP code in the wordpress template instead of installing a plugin inspired a new way of thinking for me. How many of the wordpress plugins currently in use are actually necessary? Couldn’t we avoid a few plugins by using a bit of custom code?



WordPress Plugin Week

By • Dec 6th, 2008

As my subscribers already know, the week before last was Plugin Week – that’s when I publish one WordPress plugin per day for one week. And I managed to pull it off too – there is a list of all the plugins released on that week…



Installing lighttpd Web Server in Linux with PHP and MySQL

By • Nov 10th, 2008

After two articles on installing Apache, lets take a look at installing and configuring lighttpd web server on a linux system. lighttpd (pronounced “lighty”) is a web server designed to be secure, fast, standards-compliant and flexible while having a low memory footprint.



Remote Database Backup WordPress Plugin

By • Oct 13th, 2008

My second WordPress Plugin – Remote Database Backup. Its is based on the WordPress Database Backup plugin. If you are a regular wordpress user, you might be better off using WordPress Database Backup plugin instead of my version. But if you, like me, have a local server on your system and has a copy of your site on the local server as well as the online server, you will find great use for my plugin.



Compile and Install a LAMP(Linux/Apache/MySQL/PHP) Server from Source

By • Sep 22nd, 2008

In the last post, I described the method to install a LAMP server using apt in debian. But in some occasions, we need the latest build of the software – then we have to install it from source.