- Price for meetup admission is being raised to $6. Extra $1 will be raffled off to one member. They get to keep half and give the other half to a plugin/theme dev of their choice.
- WPNYC needs help with video editing and captioning footage from WordCamp and meetups.
RankWP.com is a WordPress plugin directory. Its search results are based on number of downloads, user star ratings, etc. (In contrast the WordPress.org plugin repository search results are based on keyword frequency).
Customizing the WordPress Admin
Helen showed examples of customized admin panels. These were neat:
- An image editor where the author could add hotspots to create linked image maps. Coordinates are stored as postmeta.
- A form where the author could enter tabular data. The rows could be repositioned with drag-and-drop. Data stored as postmeta.
- A special admin page for customizing the site’s home page.
- Help people make decisions. Having a lot of options can be overwhelming.
- Some people want more control than others.
- Try to get people to “trust WordPress”. Have consistent design so that people know what to expect.
- The Design of Everyday Things by Donald A. Norman
- Posts to Posts (instead of taxonomy)
- WP Help (by Mark Jaquith)
- Simple Page Ordering
- Multiple Post Thumbnails