Month: May 2011

  • The Other WordPress News box needs work

    In the WordPress Dashboard, which is the summary page that greets you every time you log in to your WordPress admin area, you have a bunch of boxes. These are widgets, you can move them around and even hide them using the Screen Options tab in the top right, which is good.

    One of the default Dashboard widgets is the Other WordPress News box that pulls updates from various sites online and present links to them. It is a good idea, and a great complement to the official WordPress news feed also available.

    Unfortunately, the Other WordPress News box is flawed. There is no selection here whatsoever which means that some sites overflow the box, as well as its source being Planet WordPress. Overall that’s OK, the real problem is when non-WordPress related stuff shows up. Like the top link in the picture here, from Alex King’s blog, where he is looking for PHP developers. (more…)