Facebook Album: Caching and Localization

My Facebook Album for WordPress has one major issue: performance. Each time a the plugin is loaded it polls the Facebook API for a response to parse the photos feed. I am going to integrate the caching method WordPress's RSS widgets use for caching Facebook's API response. By default the cache will set to one day, but I will be sure to add a setting that allows adjustment.

Facebook Album 2.0 Coming soon!

I've been hard at work in the labs revamping the Facebook Album plugin for WordPress. Very soon you will be able to use a Facebook application to authenticate with the Facebook API. That means you'll be able to embed personal albums into your WordPress site - and give me better ability to extend the plugin in the future.

Custom WordPress Widget CSS Classes

One thing that I has always bothered about WordPress widgets is the lack of ability to define custom widget CSS classes for each widget - it is kind of ugly using the stock widget IDs when you have four text widgets. I've been working on a plugin to extend widget functionality to match features found in Drupal's blocks. I quickly highlighting the WordPress filter hook. I'll get a repo up on GitHub with the full plugin, currently also does widget filtering - or read more for a preview.

Social Icon Widget

We all want to show off our social networks on our blog or website, especially our clients. Businesses need to have a profile on all major services in modern markets, and it is not hard recreating this multiple times; but, it can be annoying. Here is some quick and dirty code you can use to make a WordPress widget. 

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