There have been so many great posts written about WordPress last month, and rather than rewrite what’s already out there, I thought I’d point you to my favorites. If you know of any terrific posts I’ve missed, please let me know!
WordPress Posts of Note:
WP Super Cache 07 can expose you to duplicate content penalties
A bug in the WP Super Cache plugin affects every blog that uses it in “ON” or full “Super Cache” mode, and has URLs that end with the “/” (forward slash) character. If the plugin is on “half on” mode, you’ll be fine. Read Donncha‘s post if you want to know how to fix it.
Pimping your WordPress theme for humans
Read Rae Hoffman’s eight tips to pimp your WordPress theme; that is, make it more SEO friendly.
Most desired WordPress Hacks
This post focuses on 11 commonly requested theme hacks when developing WordPress sites.
How to easily make WordPress archives that rock
An archives page is an essential part of a blog, so if you don’t have one, you should consider creating one. If you don’t know how to, read this.
How to upgrade WordPress using subversion
A detailed explanation and how-to on upgrading WordPress using Subversion
Designing for WordPress
Chris Coyier offers a three-part series (including video tutorials) on creating a WordPress theme.
Create a WordPress theme from scratch
Another three part tutorial series, this time from Kailoon, covering: structuring, designing in Photoshop, slicing, coding into fully CSS based html, and finally WordPress implementation.
Author comment styling in WordPress
This step-by-step tutorial shows you how to edit the default WordPress theme to make author’s comments stand out from the rest.
Building a better blogroll
This tutorial shows you how to improve upon the concept of a blogroll by not just listing sites, but dynamically pulling recent headlines from them. The post walks you though the technologies, design, markup, CSS, and ends with fixing IE to ensure the thing works.
Widget best practices
A checklist of widget best practices from Stephan Spencer
WordPress Theme Releases
There were nearly 50 themes released for WordPress in August according to Ajay at Weblog Tools Collection. If you’re thinking about changing your blogs look, head on over. Or, just subscribe to their feed to stay up-to-date.
Clean up your backend
Michael Gray suggests 15 WordPress plugins to help you clean and maintain a secure and orderly backend.
30+ Plugins to make your WordPress blog more social
Whether you want your readers to bookmark your site across various services or get to know you better, this post by Sean Aune shows you where to start when it comes to selecting plugins for social media and WordPress.
8 easy SEO plugins for WordPress
Joost de Valk shows you which plugins to use if you want to increase your blogs performance in search engine rankings. According to Joost, some of the blogs he did this on had 50% more traffic from search engines within two weeks.
Theme Authenticity Checker
WordPress Developer Assistant
Ever wondered where that action or filter hook gets called, or thought how great it would be if you could output a full listing of PHP gloabl variable values on each page so debugging would be easier? Then, this is for you. WordPress Developer Assistant is a toolkit that makes life as a WordPress developer easier.
Archives by Selected Categories
This plugin generates a list of posts separated by category (you can choose to display all, or just select categories). Most recent posts are listed first, and dates are listed beside the post.
Woopra WordPress plugin
A new WordPress Integration Plugin which brings Woopra statistics right into your WordPress dashboard.
UserAgent Spy WordPress plugin
UserAgent-Spy is a WordPress plugin which displays the user’s Operative System and Web browser in the comments section.
Broken links Remover wordpress plugin
Allows you to fix bad/broken links, both text links(anchor tags) and image links (img tags). It blocks the display of such links on your WordPress post/page, until you fix them.
Breadcrumbs are the links, usually above the title post, that look like “Home > Articles > WordPress SEO”. They allow your users to easily navigate your site and they allow search engines to determine the structure of your site more easily. If you’re not using it, you should be.
Twitter Tools 15b2
New beta version of Twitter Tools is ready for testing. Twitter Tools is a WordPress plugin that creates integration between your blog and your Twitter account.