Quotes Collection 1.4.1

Quotes Collection plugin updated to version 1.4.1.

Problems using the plugin in WordPress 3.0 multi-site set up is addressed. The plugin is now compatible with multi-site functionality.

Tamil translation has been updated.

I request updates from translators for other language files too. A few new strings added in 1.4 and a few strings have become obsolete.

Download the latest version of the plugin at http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/quotes-collection/

Custom menu management in WP 3.0

WordPress version 3.0 was out two days ago, and it’s looking very good. Feature rich this version, but feels much lighter, faster. It’s love at first sight with the new default theme Twenty Ten. I haven’t tested all things new with 3.0, but so far what I like the most is the new menu management system which is highly customizable.

If you haven’t tested (or tasted) the menu management system already, you can find it under ‘Appearance’ -> ‘Menus’. From there, it’s very intuitive, just create your menu select the pages or categories or custom links into the menu, rearrange the items in any order you want to. You can even make an item ‘sub-item’ to the item above by dragging it to the left. You can define your own ‘Navigation Label’ (the link text) and ‘Title Attribute’ (the tool-tip text that appears when you hover over the link). The possibilities are endless. I mean, this is awesome!!!

Here’s an example, the horizontal menu just below the header of this website (click on the image for a larger version).

WP 3.0 Custom Menu screenshot

And the output appears like this.

Horizontal Menu screenshot

If you look closely at the first screenshot you will find that in addition to the ‘Horizontal Menu’, I have defined two more menus ‘WordPress Themes’ and ‘WordPress Plugins’. I use these menus in the sidebar. Yes, you can use the custom menus in the sidebar too! Just create additional menus, add the ‘Custom Menu’ widget to the sidebar and choose your additional menu. Some users of the Flexi Pages Widget will find this interesting.

Custom Menu Sidebar Widget screenshot

My themes will work in WP 3.0 without any problem, though I’m yet to make the themes’ header menus compatible with the new custom menu system. Updates coming soon. The latest versions of my plugins too will work fine with the new WP version. As far as I have tested, there haven’t been a problem, please do let me know if you encounter any.

Happy Pressing. :)

Quotes Collection version 1.4

Quotes Collection plugin for WordPress version 1.4 — new version with new features.

What’s new?

  • Sequential refresh: The random quote widget need not be that random after all. You can set it such that the quotes are rotated sequentially, in the order added, latest first.
  • Automatic refresh: The user don’t have to click on the ‘Next quote’ link to get a new quote. The plugin can do it automatically. You just have to turn on the ‘Auto refresh’ option and set a time interval in the widget options. A word of warning though, it’s not advisable to turn on this feature in traffic heavy websites.
  • Quotes Collection‘ admin panel is now listed as a first-level menu from being a sub-menu under ‘Tools’. Just look below the ‘Settings’ menu in your admin area.
  • 1.4 has other minor fixes, changes and improvements

The plugin can be downloaded from the quotes collection page at WordPress plugin repository.