Based on yesterday’s article “SELECT Bilder FROM Flickr OR PicasaWebAlbums WITH YQL FOR Bildergalerie”, I describe in today’s article on the Webkrauts advent calendar how to build a simple WordPress plugin that provides a shortcode to easily integrate a gallery with images from Flickr or Picasa Web Albums into your posts or pages.
As my WordPress dashboard tells me, it’s been 63 days since the release of WordPress 2.0 and 31 days since 2.0.1. So I decided I should take some action. Plagued with insomnia tonight, I got going. And…? It went smooth as a baby’s bottom. Thanks to the great work of Ryan Boren, Matt Mullenweg and all the other people involved in pushing WP forward. The update was basically a matter of deleting the old files and uploading the new ones. WordPress 2 really looks nice, especially the admin interface has evolved quite a bit.
Of course I went for a clean install of all the plugins I’m using, which meant some self-inflicted extra work. Even that was no big deal. At the moment I’ve installed the following plugins without a problem:
- Akismet by Matt Mullenweg
- Bunny’s Technorati Tags by Stephanie Booth
- Brian’s Latest Comments by Brian Meidell
- flickrRSS by Dave Kellam
- Subscribe To Comments by Mark Jaquith and Jennifer
At first glance I was impressed by the new WYSIWYG editor for posts but writing this text, I started to dislike it. The biggest Problem I see is that if you copy and paste anything form a website, it keeps the formatting and other tags, which some people might like, but I’m not one of them. Oh well, maybe it’ll just take some time to get used to it.