I’m having trouble coming up with a good name for my latest WordPress plugin so I thought I’d crowd source it. 🙂
My other WordPress-powered site, FinalGear.com, receives very large traffic spikes. I used to just run WP Super Cache to prevent the site from going down but Apache would still actually die under the load even though it was just serving static content. Since the site has no comments or other often changing content, the easiest solution at the time was just to throw a reverse proxy called Varnish in front it with a decent cache time (5-10 minutes per page). I’ve since switched from Apache to nginx which solves that issue but it’s still easiest to just leave Varnish there.
Varnish is set up to ignore cookies on the front end of the site. That means I get served the exact same version of the site that you (a guest) sees — no admin bar, no post edit links, and so forth. Getting to the admin area is easy thanks to an absolutely positioned hidden link in the bottom left of the site (hover over it, you’ll find it) so lack of an admin bar is no problem for me.
I think you must put aside the “tactic” used, and goes straight to the point of the functionality, like “Show admin links if logged in” or something along these…
A great point — worry less about the how and more about the what.
“Show admin links if logged in” is what the built-in functions do though, heh. 😉 (They just do it using PHP.)
I like that. Good thinking. 🙂
How about Sandpaper, since it takes away some of the Varnish?
Ha, that’s great, but there’s lots of other reverse proxies out there too. 🙂
Sandpaper is good.
If you want something that makes more sense to people who aren’t as tech-insider (but maybe a bit WP insider):
* Hidden Admin
* Proxy Roundabout
* 007 Secret Admin
maybe “dynamic links”, JS is a technic, not fine for a name. The technic is dynamic and maybe later you have more different functions on this plugin and with this small title do you have more points and can develop
I’m sorry. I think I just wandered into a parallel universe. While I tweeted about the brilliance of your regen thumbnails plug-in, and have your blog page on my favourites, I didn’t understand a word of the above. I want to be a geek but I’m just not getting there. Must try harder.
There is another plugin out there with a simular functionality called front end editor, http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/front-end-editor/. I am sure that methods of doing things are a bit different but the functionality is nearly the same.
It seems that you have some good suggestions above, so choose a good name. – I like the sandpaper one, but I would not think of this functionality as associating with SandPaper if I were just starting with WordPress and was an end user (as apposed to a developer)…
As an end user it is hard to tell which plugins on WP-Extend have simular functionalities. I wish there was some sort of way to classify the plugins so that they could easily be compared by users.
Actually that “Front-end Editor” plugin is completely different. 😉