CodeIgniter 2.0

CodeIgniter
CodeIgniter

Akhir bulan Januari kemarin (ya, ini memang basbang), EllisLab merilis versi 2.0 dari CodeIgniter, framework PHP bikinan mereka. Ada yang spesial di rilis kali ini. Sebab ini untuk pertama kalinya CodeIgniter ikut digarap oleh orang-orang di luar EllisLab. Memang sejak Desember kemarin EllisLab mengumpulkan orang-orang di komunitas CI untuk bergabung & membentuk tim “CodeIgniter Reactor” yang nantinya akan menjadi core developers CI.

Pada akhirnya, hal ini akan menjadi seperti hubungan antara Automattic & WordPress. FYI, sejak lama platform CMS WordPress memiliki tim developer sendiri yang bertugas mengembangkan kode-kode WordPress. Automattic sudah tidak bertanggung jawab lagi terhadap perkembangan WordPress, seluruhnya sudah dilepas kepada tim tersebut. Mereka hanya fokus ke bisnis mereka sendiri.

Hal ini jelas menjadi kabar baik bagi pengembang yang menggunakan CodeIgniter. Sebab nantinya mereka akan bisa ikut memberikan sumbangsih lebih terhadap perkembangan CI tanpa terus bergantung kepada EllisLab.

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Get Your TwentyTen Ajaxified!

Smells Like Facebook may have been suspended, but it doesn’t mean we can’t use it (or part of it) anymore. In Open Hack session at Wordcamp Indonesia 2011, I came up with an idea to utilize the Javascript used in Smells Like Facebook to ajaxify the WordPress default theme, TwentyTen.

And this is it, as you can see in this site, the TwentyTen has been enhanced by AJAX features, just like we did in Smells Like Facebook (try to click a link!). Right now, it comes as a child theme, so you’ll need WordPress version 3.0 above to use it. But soon in the future it will be available as plugin too, if you have another child theme installed already.

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WordCamp Indonesia 2011, Bandung

Wordcamp Indonesia 2011 logo
Wordcamp Indonesia 2011

Puji Tuhan, akhirnya salah satu mimpi saya terwujud. Hari Sabtu & Minggu kemarin (29-30/01) untuk pertama kalinya saya bisa menghadiri WordCamp, event tahunan para pengembang serta peminat WordPress. Gugur sudah salah satu rukun WordPress saya, meski sebenarnya agak sayang, karena bro Matt Mullenweg si empunya WordPress tidak bisa menghadiri event kemarin.

Bagaimana acaranya? Lumayan. Ya, lumayan. Saya belum pernah ikut Wordcamp sebelumnya, jadi tidak bisa membandingkan dengan event sebelumnya. Yang jelas event kali ini yaaa.. lumayan. Materi yang dibawakan banyak yang bagus, meski ada juga beberapa yang, sorry to say, kurang menarik. Kalau mau tahu lebih lengkap jalannya acaranya, silakan baca saja di sana.

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How to Make Your Own Plugins/Themes Updating Service

INTRO

Several times ago, my Smells Like Facebook theme was suspended from being updated in WordPress Theme Directory. It’s still being available to download, but I can’t submit a new version, therefore the theme users can’t get a notification and auto update from their dashboard.

So I try how to override WordPress auto update check routine and make it check the latest version of Smells Like Facebook to my own server. Here’s how:

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It's Good To Be Back!

Okay, guys. Ternyata Demam Berdarah itu sangat tidak menyenangkan! Jaga diri baik-baik yah. Daripada kena penyakit menyebalkan itu 😆

Okay, jadi saya barusan mengupdate blog ini ke WordPress 3.0. Saya jatuh hati ke theme default-nya, Twenty Ten, dan mungkin akan memakainya untuk beberapa waktu ke depan.

Untuk Smells Like Facebook, nanti saja yah, sekalian mau diupdate biar compatible dengan WordPress versi terbaru. Kalau mau nyari preview-nya, Google aja. Dah banyak kok yang make theme itu 8)

Smells Like Facebook 2.5, Celebrating 1st Birthday

Hello folks,

The new version of Smells Like Facebook finally arrive. In version 2.5 now you can customize your WordPress to the new layout of Facebook. But if you miss the old school header, don’t worry, you can switch back from the Smells Like Facebook admin page.

This release also celebrating Smells Like Facebook 1st birthday. On April 4th on year ago, I committed myself to upload this theme to the WordPress Theme Directory. Although the Directory finally released to public on April 15th (after several revisions), I still assume that today is the birthday since it’s the day where I stop typing codes for this theme.

Thanks for everyone who use this theme. Thanks for any critics and suggestions coming daily to my inbox. And special thanks for everyone who donated to me, you’ve energized me up!

Also, I’m sorry for the very long delay (the last release was on Dec 31st 😛 ). It’s my office job which waste most of my time in these 3 months.

For the download, since the Theme Directory seems suspended my theme account, so I upload the theme to another server.

Download Now!

That’s all. Enjoy!

Firefox: Persona vs Theme

Recently, Mozilla launches a new feature for their Firefox browser, called as Firefox Persona. It’s an addon that allow you to change the skin of your Firefox with your favorite brands. They’ve made a new site for the Persona Gallery where you can download the Personas made by many designers. One thing in my mind when I know this: “What about the Firefox theme?”.

As you know Firefox has already had the Theme Gallery, which is integrated to the Addon Gallery. What about them after the Persona is launched? In their FAQ page, they said that Persona is a special type of theme that changes the look of your browser without changing the navigation buttons, toolbars, and menus, while Themes change the appearance of Firefox.

Still curious, then I made a test: install Persona and a theme at the same time. And here is my conclusion: Persona is made to re-skin your Firefox, it is only capable to give a new background for toolbar and statusbar, while it can’t make any modification to the style of the buttons, tabs and any color like Themes do. Imagine that installing Persona is like making a tattoo to your body, while installing theme is like getting a plastic surgery on it. And happily, you can combine both!

Here is the screenshot of my Firefox tattoo-ed with WordPress Vintage Persona and altered with Vista-aero theme. Nice, eh?

Firefox Persona
Firefox Persona

Oh, I just realize that the Personas is much like Google Chrome themes. Hmm..