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January 31st, 2008

Extending WordPress

A quick look at our portfolio will tell you that we’ve been working on more and more blog projects. Early on in our development of blogs we used Movable Type, became very familiar with its inner workings and stretched it to do things well outside of traditional blog management. Over time though, Movable Type’s quirks mounted (rebuilding pages every time someone posts a comment, especially when you start amassing a lot of comments gets cumbersome to say the least) and we knew it was time for a change.

That’s when we gave WordPress a try and never looked back. The nature of our projects has allowed us to test just how customizable it really is. We’ve scoured the plugins available and implemented quite a few (our favorites include WP-Cache [performance], Akismet [spam], and SEO Title Tag [switches the order of your title tag in your blog to make it more search engine friendly]). The plugins are great and save development time on common components to allow more time for custom tweaks.

Giving Back

We’ve been developing some custom plugins for projects and I’m excited to say that we will soon be releasing those to the WordPress community. Much more to come soon on these in the next few weeks. We’re just buttoning down a few things and finishing up the documentation.

About the Author
Nick Gernert leads the Platform Services team that's part of Voce Connect and oversees all web development efforts as well as making sure all those efforts are strategically sound. He is on Twitter as @nickgernert.

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