New version (0.9.1) aLoS Random Images plugin

I have made a few changes to my aLoS Random Images plugin. Version 0.9.1 is available for download. The main changes are improvements to the styling and more styling options available through the admin panel. See the documentation and version history on the plugin page for more details.

WordPress 2.7 Coltrane

aLoS [aloadofstuff.co.uk] has now been updated to WordPress 2.7 ‘Coltrane’. The new admin panel looks really good and first impressions are that it is intuitive and easy to navigate, I’m looking forward to exploring. Take a look at the WordPress blog for more information.

WordPress widget – random images

I have created a wordpress widget to add random images to a sidebar. The main features are:

  • Choose the number of images to display
  • Adjust the size of the images
  • Link the images to a url globally or individually *
  • Open the link in the same or new window
  • Display image descriptions *
  • Style the block the images are displayed within

See the aLoS Random Images widget page for more details.

Trackback and Ping

I’ve not really understood trackback and ping / pingback (or rather not actually looked them up) so I thought it was about time. A quick search on the net gets finds loads of references but I thought this WordPress Trackback Tutorial (many thanks) explained things rather well.

WordPress 2.6 released

WordPress 2.6 has been released. It has a number of new features such as wiki-like tracking of edits, Gears support and theme previews, an 194 bugs from v2.5. You’ll find details and a list of features on the WordPress Development blog. I’ll be keeping an eye on any discussion about installation problems and upgrading shortly if all is ok.