*New Plugin* Config Constants

Most people never need to edit the WordPress constants in wp-config.php but if you do then up until now there was no alternative but to edit the file manually.

However, the Config Constants Plugin changes this by allowing you to modify a select set of WordPress constants directly from the WordPress admin!

The Plugin options page looks like this:

You can only modify constants that are already defined in wp-cofig.php so you remain in full control of your configuration file at all times.
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New Plugin: Display PHP Version

Just a quick post to let you know about a new Plugin we have just developed, called ‘Display PHP Version’. Read More


Theme Admin Options Demo!

I’m pleased to announce that from today we now have the facility to allow customers to try out full versions of any of our themes prior to purchase, including the theme options admin area!

This means you can log in as an administrator and play around with all the theme option goodies and test the theme features in full. If you are interested in applying just use our contact form and include a user name, e-mail and preferred site title.

Once we receive your demo request and process it you will then have your very own test site created and account set-up. The log in details will be e-mailed to you (so make sure you include the correct e-mail address)! You will then be able to access the front end of your test demo site, and also log in to the admin area.

This is a great step forward for us, and I hope you agree, as usually you get the standard live theme demo of the front end, and only get videos, screen shots etc. of the theme admin options. Well, now you can get your hands on the theme options directly too! This way you get a good feel for how flexible and feature rich our theme options are!

So, want to experiment with FitPro Platinum? Well, contact us right now to take it for a test drive!


Find the Admin URL in WordPress 3.0

The other day I was looking for a way to get the URL to the installed WordPress admin folder. I was almost certain that I would have to ‘construct’ this URL manually. This wasn’t a problem I had done similar tasks many times before.

But to my pleasant surprise I found a nifty little function called get_admin_url(), which I didn’t know existed. This is probably as it is a new addition to WordPress 3.0. The function can be found in the /wp-includes/link-template.php file at line number 1950. You can see the full source code here.

Looking at the core code it is obvious that this function was written with a more general purpose in mind. In fact it returns the WordPress admin URL of multi-site blog with a specific ID. If you don’t specify a particular ID then it returns the current blog admin URL.

Interestingly, there is another closely related function called admin_url() which returns the admin URL of the current blog only. The difference between the two is that you can’t specify a blog ID with this function.

If you only need to get the admin URL of the current blog (as I did) then you can use either function with no parameters, and they will both return exactly the same result. It’s just a matter of preference.

Looking through the /wp-includes/link-template.php file I noticed that there were a few other new functions added to WorPress 3.0 for returning WordPress links.

Here is a quick summary (including links to the source code) of all the new link related functions in link-template.php:


Installing WordPress 3.0 Multisite/Network!

This post covers the brand new multisite/network feature in WordPress 3.0, which was previously called WordPressMU (and was a separate project, the two have now been merged in WordPress 3.0). To follow along you will need to be running WordPress 3.0 or higher.
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Dashboard Plugin Search Filter?

How many times have you added or searched for a WordPress plugin direct from the admin area of your blog? Well this is a great new feature which has been added to WordPress. As well as themes, plugins can now be installed directly from the admin dashboard. No more do you have the install cycle of download, unpack, upload, and activate of themes/plugins (you can still do it this way of course if you wish)! Read More