Posted in September, 2007

I’ve released SmartyPants 1.0, a plugin which filters the entry titles and content through SmartyPants, a typographical filter by John Gruber which does things like curly quotes and proper hyphens. This plugin uses PHP Markdown, a PHP implementation by Michel Fortin.

I recommend Habari Markdown in combination with this plugin.

Go to the SmartyPants project page to download it now.

I’ve released Footnotes 1.0, a plugin for Habari that adds, well, footnote functionality. Right now it’s pretty basic (it works, is easy to style with CSS, and did I mention, works?), but I hope to expand the feature set in future releases.

Special thanks to the WP-Footnotes plugin which inspired the concept and some of the initial features.

Go to the Footnotes project page to download it now.

I’ve released Cleaner Dashboard 1.1, which fixes a bug with the width of the boxes. It turns out that if the text is too long (such as the name of a trackback’s title), the text is all jammed up and hard to read. So I fudged with the margins and widths a bit, so hopefully the added spacing will solve that.

Thanks to Mark Jaquith for spotting the bug.

Go to the Cleaner Dashboard plugin page to download it now.

I’ve actually had this code done and sitting around for a few days, but some issues with the WordPress plugin repository delayed my release, but now I can announce that I have released 1.0 of Cleaner Dashboard, a WordPress plugin.

This plugin does two things to your dashboard:

  • The WordPress News and Other WordPress News sections are removed. You don’t even load them. Why? So you won’t have to bother with the AJAX call for the news. Also, it looks neater.
  • The sidebar (with incoming links, recent posts, etc.) is made more horizontal, with four columns instead of the default one. This makes it so you can see all the information at one glance, rather than having to scroll down.

But, as they say, pictures are worth a thousand words. So here’s a screenshot that most likely illustrates what I’m unable to explain with words.

Cleaner Dashboard

Go to the Cleaner Dashboard plugin page to download it.