I cant tell you how grateful I am for this plugin. It has saved me sooo much time!!!

Not sure if I should thank Chris or Abigail, but Chrisandabigail.com
… You ROCK!

» Google Maps Plugin For WordPress
Google Maps Plugin For WordPress

Well, it appears that I have a version that I can release to the public of Phoogle that’s been modified to work as a WordPress plugin. Everything seems to be working great; I added an admin page so that you won’t have to edit the plugin to make changes to the Maps. As of right now you can display maps with the default setting size or add custom width, height, and zoom to the specific post, You can display the regular Google Map or you can display the map as a Satellite image. You can plot multiple points and add information about each individual point using some simple HTML.

The great thing about this plugin unlike most of the Google Map plugins is that you don’t have to know the quardinates of each point on the map to plot points. I found it to be a real pain in the ass to go and find the Latitude and Longitude of each address I wanted to display on my map. So with the Phoogle approach, you only need to know the address to plot points on a map. If you are a Geo GPS geek then you can also plot points by using the quardinates if you wish. The one bad thing about this plugin (I haven’t corrected this part yet) is that you need to have the Exec-PHP plugin for WordPress to add points and custom settings to your maps.

I will be implementing this in my blog in the near future! Thanks very much SWD!

Sacramento Web Developers SIG » Blog Archive » A Better 404 in WordPress
A Better 404 in WordPress
When I think of handling 404 errors in the best way possible, there is no site that comes to my mind faster than Mike Davidson’s. I mean, he’s got ‘em nailed. I’m not going to link up a non-existent page on his site, but do yourself a favor (so we’re all on the same page) and go try it out.

Ok good, you see all that? He automatically does a search for what he thinks you were looking for. If only one result is returned from the search, he automatically sends you to that page. Even more, when a 404 happens you also get a search bar right at the top of the page with the guessed search term already filled in. Pretty. Pretty. Pretty good.

This is an awesome wordpress plugin for customizing the look of an excerpt of a post you are creating.

guff » the_excerpt Reloaded
February 26, 2005
WP plugin: the_excerpt Reloaded
posted by Kafkaesquí under WordPress
updated: March 3, 2005

* Download:
o the-excerpt-reloaded.zip
* Display:
o the-excerpt-reloaded.php

With time on my hands this afternoon I decided to use some up and post about my last *older* WordPress plugin previously gone unmentioned on guff.

A great reference for making wordpress template that resembles more of a CMS than a Blog.

Extending WordPress for better site publishing | urlgreyhot
The key to getting the custom templates was to find a way to figure out what section a page is part of. WP gives you an excellent way to establish parent-child relationships when editing pages by simply selecting a Page Parent. But the default sidebar shows the entire hierarchy. The local navigation on both of these sites only shows the children of the section you are currently navigating. To get that to work, I had to do a little scripting.