Exciting WordPress Developments

I have been working on some exciting new WordPress things that I plan on releasing in compliance with the GPL.

First, since there wasn’t a decently simple (free) front-end profile management system, I decided to write one if my own. It is completely customizable with short codes and allows you to validate input with regular expressions before you save the data. All of this is controlled in the post editor. It is nonced using WordPress’ nonce API. It’s pretty elegant in its implementation.

Next, I plan to release some sort of iteration of my SCSS/CSS and WordPress template framework tools. I have tons of code generation spreadsheets that make grid design and implementation a piece of cake. Provide a couple parameters and the spreadsheet will calculate responsive grids. The grid is based on 6 columns and intelligently resizes all the way down to small screens. I have spreadsheets to make a lot of development work easier. It would be a shame if I didn’t share.

Make Twitter Tools respect your Tweets

Twitter Tools is defacto Twitter-WordPress integration software, but it has one glitch that is easy to fix: tweet posts are formatted so horribly, it’s criminal.

By default Twitter Tools places the full text of a Tweet in post_content, and an abbreviated, ugly version of the tweet in post_title.  This is fine, because there are (usually, depending on your theme) formats for the proper display of a status.

Open twitter-tools.php.  After line 515, which reads

type a new line that reads

Next time Twitter Tools fetches tweets, it will format them as statuses.