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Released WP Minify 0.3

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WP Minify version 0.3 is here!

What’s new this release?

This version of WP Minify has the following enhancements.

  1. WordPress 2.8 Compatibility Fix (minify files enqueued in the footer)

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Released WP Greet Box 5.1.0

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WP Greet Box version 5.1.0 is here!

What’s new this release?

This version of WP Greet Box has the following enhancements.

  1. Added option to make the greet icon open up a new browser window when clicked on.
  2. Added POT file for translations.
  3. Added (Thank you mynetx!)
  4. Updated Google icon. (Thank you Shahar!)
  5. Fixed svn:executable properties for php scripts and images.
  6. Removed legacy “Allow self referral option” (and always leave it on).

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How to Troubleshoot WP Minify

WP Minify is supposed to work out of the box for many cases. That being said, there will always be plugins that conflict with WP Minify because of the nature of this plugin. In this post, I will show you how to troubleshoot these issues for yourself before you have to hit the plugin support forum.

How does WP Minify Work?

When activated, the plugin does the following:

  1. WP Minify intercepts theme rendering at the get_header WordPress hook and puts everything that is echoed/outputted from the PHP code into an output buffer.
  2. WP Minify then intercepts theme rendering again at the get_footer WordPress hook to stop the output buffer.
  3. The plugin then evaluates the page content to extract all JavaScripts and stylesheets out.
  4. The minified version of these JavaScripts and stylesheets are then re-injected into the content.
  5. The page content is echoed/outputted as normal.

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Weekend Links – May 15, 2009

  • Optimizing Conversion Rates: It’s All About Usability – In eCommerce usability improvements usually have a huge impact on conversion rates. However, usability doesn’t only mea…
  • How To: Use WordPress Conditional Tags to Hack Your Theme – By using simple conditional tags – it’s pretty easy to add some very basic hacks to your WordPress theme to have more control over what’s di…
  • Custom Fields Hacks For WordPress – In our previous articles on WordPress hacks, we discussed the incredible flexibility of WordPress, which is one of the biggest reasons fo…
  • How to Effectively Plan a New Blog Post – Have you read "How To Be a Rockstar WordPress Designer" yet?You know, planning a new blog post can be one of the most common problems for a …
  • How to: show/hide a widget in WordPress with jQuery – As seen in the current theme, I am using jQuery to animate the show/hide or as known as the css style display: none;.
    Since I am using a cus…
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Released WP Minify 0.2.0

WP Minify version 0.2.0 is here!

What’s new this release?

This version of WP Minify has the following enhancements.

  1. Changed the way CSS and JS files are picked up (No more wp_enqueue_* requirements!).
  2. Fixed exclusion bug where specified files are not excluded from Minification.
  3. Removed OMNINOGGIN dashboard widget.

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Plugin Support Forum is Up!

Flickr Vietnamese meeting
photo credit: linh.ngân

Today I would like to announce the launch of the OMNINOGGIN plugin support forum.  From now on, I would like all support questions regarding all of my WordPress plugins to go through the appropriate categories in the support forum.  Here are my reasons for the shift:

  • Intense Debate comments are not searchable by the end user.  It’s also hard to navigate the comments to find what you are looking for.  Because of that, people end up asking the same questions.
  • Support plugins is starting to become a monumental task for me.  I’m hoping that having a forum will encourage 3rd party paticipation to help reduce some of my time spent on plugin support.  That way I can have some time to actually develop the plugins.
  • I need the ability to separate which support requests are important and which ones are not as important.  To do that, I have created a set of free support forums and a set of premium support forums.  Free forums are for people who are using my plugins for personal/non-commercial purposes (and thus would not need urgent support).  Premium forums are for people who are using my plugins on blogs that are earning them money.
  • Some people were unhappy at my attempts to gain traffic from my plugins by displaying an OMNINOGGIN widget in the WordPress adminitration dashboard by default.  The premium support forums will help justify the 20-30 hours I spend each week on my plugins, so I will be disabling these widgets by default on all of my plugins.

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Released WP Greet Box 5.0

WP Greet Box version 5.0 is here!

What’s new this release?

This version of WP Greet Box has the following enhancements.

  1. Added ability to expand related posts by default.
  2. Added ability to display related posts before the greeting message.
  3. Added localization support.
  4. Added version checking.
  5. Cleaned up a lot of code.

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Released WP Minify 0.1

I have moved WP Minify out of beta stage.

What’s new this release?

This is the official release of WP Minify. This release fixes a bunch of bugs found and reported by the beta testers (THANK YOU!). Here are some updates on bugs and feature requests.

Known bug

  1. Full compatibility with WPMU (I haven’t had time to reproduce this bug).

Upcoming Features

  1. Placing minified scripts in the footer.
  2. Automatic <link> and <script> detection for minifying.
  3. Option for setting far future expiration.
  4. Option for setting the location of local cache files.
  5. Option to not gzip.
  6. Ability to offload files to an external CDN.

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Weekend Links – Apr 19, 2009

Announcing Winner of WordPress Plug-in Development Book

Here is the winner from the previous WordPress Plugin Development Book Giveaway.


After including the people who did not win in the last contest (as promised), here is the lucky winner of Vladimir Prelovac’s WordPress Plug-in Development: Beginner’s Guide book.
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