Among dozens of WordPress plugins involving content indexing, Collapsing Archives and Collapsing Categories by Rob Felty are able to manage hierarchy and nesting better than any other.
Since the effects and some of the script core depend on the jQuery framework, I had been missing a corresponding MooTools plugin not involving page overloads. Even the SuperSlider-Menu seems to me too invasive.
When editing the PHP code of the plugins in order to match the MooTools Slider, I’ve been hardly inspired by the neat and solid script provided byShawn Milker. Most of the widget features of the jQuery counterparts have been preserved, including cookies. Now, the remaining page and link plugins of the same series might be converted as well.
MooTools 1.11 versions:
MooTools 1.2.5 versions:
In the WordPress official plugin directory, with docs, changelog and version archive:
Moo Collapsing Archives
Moo Collapsing Categories
The extremely useful qTranslate plugin for WordPress can translate the same blog in multiple languages, including the content and interface elements. Customization is one of its key features: according to the browser language or by explicit administration setting, the plugin chooses and displays the appropriate translation for texts, excerpts and page titles.
However, the author is willing to implement permalink translation in future versions, and at the moment we still need to install the qTranslateSlug unofficial patch to get also slugs in specific languages.
The primary code implies manual adding of a function in sidebar.php or in another template file to generate the language select code, so I’ve wrapped everything in a widget traced from the normal qTranslate one:
The animated LavaLamp menu is funny, pleasing and lightweight. Originally developed in MooTools flavour, it has been ported to jQuery, and now it could be installed with ease on WordPress platforms to have a role in a blog index.
The LavaLamp menu plugin makes everything easy:
LavaLamp menu in the WordPress plugin archive.
Let’s explain the features with detailed source code.
In order to show the effect anywhere into the template, we have to define in functions.php a custom way to show the navgation menu: