WP Plugins: WP Syntax

I use quite a lot of plugins for this blog – it’s more like an organism really, with plugins as the organs and the core of WordPress as its brain.

This post marks the start of a series I plan documenting the various plugins I use and why I use them.

WP Syntax is one of my favourites, and one I doubt I could live without. It allows one to incorporate syntax-highlighted source code within posts. The effect it produces is very visually appealing, uses no javascript and allows visitors to easily copy from.

Here is an example, taken from the plugin’s own documentation:

<div id="foo">
<?php
  function foo() {
    echo "Hello World!\\n";
  }
?>
</div>

If you ever need or want to include source code in your posts, this plugin is a must!

It uses GeSHi ( Generic Syntax Highlighter ), which as won awards and has support for a ton of languages.

You can install it via the dashboard, or learn more – WP-Syntax

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WP Plugins: Last.fm RPS

This is one of the plugins I have in my sidebar – it shows a list of the songs I’ve recently listened to ( with iTunes ), with their album covers.

You can find out more about it here: Last.fm RPS.

Click the ‘Listening to’ button on the right to see it in action!

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Prevent WordPress’ .htaccess From Effecting Certain Directories

This really frustrated me. To ensure my next bout of horrid frustration isn’t caused by the same problem I’m documenting the solution here:

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Twitter Tools Post From Sidebar – Blog in Different Directory Fix

I joined Twitter yesterday, and installed the Twitter Tools plugin.

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WP-Blog Proves that Dreams *Can* Come True

The days of staring jealously at the Wordpress crowd have ended. No more shall we scroll longingly down the lists of available Wordpress plugins, wishing they were ported to RapidWeaver.

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