WP-ExtJS Version 1.0.4 – ExtJS Pivot Grid Example

In honor of Version 1.0.4 of the WP-ExtJS Plugin being committed this morning, I decided to post a new example. This example shows the powerful pivot grid capabilities in the latest version of ExtJS from Sencha.

 

Grab the Plugin from WordPress.org

 

Please note that you must upgrade to the latest version of ExtJS – Currently 3.3.1.

 

Pivot Grid Example

This example shows how to create a Pivot Grid backed by an Ext.data.Store.

 

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Create a Custom Sidebar for Each Post or Page on Your WordPress Blog

Update: June 27th, 2011
Graceful Sidebar Plugin Version 1.0.11 Released

If you’ve been here before, this will be a review.  However, I think it bares mentioning in a new post.  Have you ever wanted to customize your blog such that the sidebar content displayed a different bit of content for each page on your site?  Well that’s the story behind the Graceful Sidebar Plugin.

The plugin works by extending the post and page editing screens with two additional fields.  Title, and Content.  The title field stores the content that will be displayed in the title of a widget on the post or page you’re editing.

Once you’ve installed the plugin, and have dragged the Graceful Sidebar Widget to the sidebar, you’ll begin to see this content displayed on your blog.

You may edit these fields for each post or page that you want to display different sidebar details or content.

To obtain this plugin, either visit the ; site and download, or you can install the plugin directly from within your administrative console.  Simply click Plugins->Add New->Search for “Graceful Sidebar”.

Minimizing Hacks and Spams on Your WordPress Blog

As long as there’s money to be had by gaining exposure on the web, we’ll have to suffer with the less than reputable out there trying to game the system by filling up your blog with lame comments and links to their crappy porn, drug or adult dating web sites. You can minimize the impact of these n’er do wells, however by implementing several plugins and taking certain actions in response to their attempts.

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A Simple Excel Decision Matrix | The Lynn Decision Tool

A Simple Excel Decision Matrix | The Lynn Decision Tool

Here’s a very simple Excel based decision tool which I’ve used in many different forms for both personal and business use over the years. In this basic format, this tool will enable you to list work through a decision process between two major choices.

The tool lets you provide two basic choices (cell C2 and cell E2), features of the overall decision (these are typically outcomes or impacts of your decision between the two choices), weights for each feature and a grade for each decision by feature.

The tool also provides a calculated score based on your grades and weights and a nice little chart showing which decision came out on top.

To use the tool follow these basic instructions:

1. Provide your two choices in cell C2 and cell E2. eg: Join Army, and Go to College
2. List the features of the decision as a whole in column A rows 3 through 16. You don’t need to complete a rows. You’ll want to focus on outcomes or impacts of your decision when listing these features. eg: Long term impact on life goals.
3. Weight each feature on a scale of 1-5 based on how much you value this feature in column B, rows 3 through 16.
4. Provide a grade for each decision as it pertains to the feature. For many decisions, this will be highly subjective… don’t give too much thought initially to your scores. Try to record your immediate reaction.

Note: Don’t put anything in the “Score” columns… these are computed fields.

That’s it – very simple as I said. This tool can be built upon in many ways. I wanted to keep it simple initially and provide a Simple Decision tool. If you have other tools you use to help you make decisions, please use the comments field and let me know.

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