I’ve added a few new features to this blog, and thought I’d share them with you.
If you look to your right on the sidebar you’ll see “Around Gnarly Inc Network”. This display the latest 6 posts from all over the Gnarly Inc Network, which LawrenceStewart.ca is part of. This widget comes from a great plugin called Network Latest Posts, which is available in the WordPress plugin directory. What the plugin does is pull the recent posts from all the blogs in your network and displays them in your main site (or any internal site) using shortcodes or widgets. The plugin works with WordPress 3 Network (multisites). I’ve still got a bit of css styling to apply to sidebar widget. You can also see the plugin in effect on GnarlyInc.com.
Nest you notice in the previous post to this (by date) it is an external link to a post on another site of mine, this time GnarlyBabes.com. To accomplish this I used a plugin called
Quick Page/Post Redirect Plugin, which is also available in the WordPress Plugin Directory. The plugin simply redirects the post links on the homepage to the url you specify on the “Add New Post” Screen. It’s great for getting the job done quickly, but in the near future, I’m going to look for an alternative solution, because one key feature I want to include is a visual separation of external links from regular posts.