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3654846926_936b05f930_z September 4th, 2014

extra powered taxonomies

Taxonomy Extra Tools enhances the WordPress native taxonomy management by enabling archive index pages listing terms for each taxonomy and adding them to the nav menu;
WordPress does not provide such page templates by default, as a specific term is usually required by the query;
custom and built-in taxonomies are supported, introducing advanced permalink structure.

Taxonomy Extra Tools in the WordPress plugin directory

BP Checkins Enhanced provides some additional features to the amazing BP Checkins plugin developed by iMath as one of his great collection of interesting projects.

As the original plugin (still required) made the default BuddyPress extension behave quite like sites as Foursquare,
further improvements have been made to post checkins or places, as well as to enable the “places” and “events” post type archives, taxonomies and dates.
Map pins are clustered in order to avoid huge amounts of overlapping icons:
the Google Maps javascript interface has been updated to an updated version of the jQuery GMap script and now it also handles cluster grouped markers.

I’ve enhanced the functionalities of the BP Checkins plugin, in some cases by adding or totally rewriting functions, and moreover I’ve updated all the javascript to the latest jQuery GMap version

the bp_is_current_action ‘place’ and bp_action_variable ‘category’ match with the post type (‘places’) and taxonomy (‘places_category’) permalink structure: this way, the naming will stay consistent across the site and, above all, places will be available not only within the Buddypress component framework, but also as custom post archives so unleashing the full template potential, including feeds

in addition, default untranslated slugs have been rendered otherwise, not as simple strings (a little ugly in localized websites) but according to the language in use e.g. ‘category’ => __(‘category’, ‘bp-checkins’), ‘place’ => __(‘places’,’bp-checkins)

also available on GitHub

The WPEC Customer List plugin extends the functionality of the WP E-Commerce plugin by adding a list table of customers (registered users with at least one purchase) to the dashboard and users admin panels.

Fully sortable column entries display the details of total orders, total items and total amount spent by each customer.
One level deeper, the customer detail shows a complete order history with the date of every purchase: more user friendly than searching and filtering the usual purchase log.
The WPEC built-in coupon code system has been improved to add per-user coupons and product IDs in conditions.
Custom goals can be set (and optionally shown in the front-end user purchase history), in order to enable and assign auto rewarded coupons.
Email notifications of rewards are sent to administrators, editors and optionally to customers (supporting the MailPress class).

* Known Bugs: still unable to save screen option about the amount of items listed in each page.

* Possible Developments:

  • theme functions shortcuts
  • optionally merge every coupon into user credit (account mode)
  • bind and convert coupons to Cubepoints

wpec-customer-list 1.0

frame July 25th, 2011

combo slideshow plugin

WordPress galore! Combo Slideshow is a photo and image viewing mash-up plugin that integrates the features of the best javascript slideshow effects and WordPress plugins available on the net.
It works natively in conjunction with the WordPress image upload and gallery system, through the javascript frameworks JQuery or MooTools.

See it in action in the homepage!


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