Playing with the WordPress Database

After initially solving my database character encoding problems by ignoring the specific strings in the wp-config.php file, I was finally forced to alter the characters in the database during a recent reshuffle. Whilst there are two automated solutions available via plugin, namely g30rg3x's UTF-8 Database Converter and the Modified UTF8 Sanitize Plugin, sadly neither worked…

WordPress 2.8 Roadmap

With the latest 2.7 release barely out of the door, the WordPress team are already looking to set out the roadmap for 2.8. The recent update had an impressive mix of tweaks, fixes, features and a nice interface overhaul, and their little survey has a list of tasks to prioritise for the next release. Unfortunately,…

Plugoo - Talk with your site visitors through your favourite instant messenger with this blog plugin. The idea's a nice one, though there would appear to be plenty of potential for abuse. Spheers - Fancy downloading your brain? Alright, that's not quite the idea, but spheers.com, currently in beta, seems to be offering a way…