This article describes a simple way how to update your plugin by using the TortoiseSVN. TortoiseSVN is a powerful tool for subversion control, in your case used for the management of your plugin stored in the WordPress repository.
The main idea of SVN is to monitor changes being made by different users on the same files, in order to avoid uncontrolled overwriting of someone else’s work.
To get started, get your copy of TortoiseSVN and install it at your Windows computer. Following steps will guide you through the whole process of downloading, updating and committing changes into your WordPress plugin.
Step 1 – The Initial Check-Out
- Create a directory where you wish to store your plugin.
- Right click on this folder and select SVN Checkout…, a window similar to the one below will appear.
The new release of FV WordPress Flowplayer comes with lots of new features:
- Autoplay for single videos
- Show/hide the control bar
- Show/hide the full-screen button
- Uploads through WP Media Library
- Redirection option
We tested the plugin also under WordPress 3.0, and all features were found compatible.
Download the latest version of FV WordPress Flowplayer plugin.
Older versions of the plugin can be found on the WordPress plugin site.
We want to have nice pictures in our posts. So do You. Good composition, colors and focus are by all means necessary. But there’s at least one more step between picture in your camera and picture on your web – resizing. Either on your computer in your own image editor, or on the server using image processor designed for that purpose, or on both.
In this article we will look at the quality of the server-side processing of the pictures when they are being resized. There are two tools for image handling running under php. First is build-in php image processor called GD. Second tool is ImageMagick which needs to be additionally installed on the server.
Focus on Details
If you want really nice pictures, details matter. Details are the magic that makes the picture look extraordinary good. We examined how GD and ImageMagick behave when it comes to details. With GD we don’t have many ways how to affect the result, but with ImageMagick we have the choice of filters and sharpening options. Look at the following portrait and notice the difference. You can see that the GD picture looks somehow blurry while the ImageMagick looks more sharp and preserves details.