Export To WordPress: Joomla Plugin

July 19, 2009 Binny V A 20

After covering WordPress and Drupal, its time for me to set my eyes on Joomla – the next major CMS software in the OSS field. Today, I’ll release my first ever Joomla plugin – the Export to WordPress plugin. This ‘component'(as Joomla users calls it), will create a XML dump of your sites contents. This XML file is readable and importable by wordpress. This plugin is important if you want to migrate from Joomla to WordPress. The XML dump will include all your posts, with categories and with all its comments.

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Plugin Killer Series for WordPress: The End

July 6, 2009 Binny V A 1

After eight posts, I am ending the plugin killer series. It has been a nice run. Hopefully, I have given you an idea of how easy it is to customize WordPress yourself – without having to resort to third party plugins. Not that there is anything wrong with that. Its just that, its more satisfying when you do it yourself. The advantages and disadvantages of customizing a theme rather than installing a plugin is given in the introduction to the WordPress Plugin Killer Series.

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Show Popular Posts in WordPress – without a plugin

March 22, 2009 Binny V A 20

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.

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WordPress Plugin Killer: The Series

March 14, 2009 Binny V A 16

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?