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SezWho is Now JS-Kit (What now?)

SezWho logoEarlier this month, SezWho announced that they have been acquired by JS-Kit.  I have previously written a post praising SezWho for the great work that they’ve been doing.  I must admit that since then SezWho has been dropping the ball on development, allowing other competitors like Disqus and Intense Debate to shine.  Nevertheless, I am quite sad to see them get devoured and rebranded into JS-Kit because they had such great potential.

What to do now?

Before JS-Kit supplied a clear upgrade path from SezWho, I’ve experimented with Disqus and Intense Debate.  They both have comparable features, but here are a few different things that make me prefer each service over the other:

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Weekend Links – Mar 6, 2009

Weekend Links – Feb 14, 2009

  • WordPress How To: Latest Posts by Category Archive – One technique that is most common with WordPress magazine or news style themes is the display an archive of the latest posts by category, as…
  • Adding Your Blog to Facebook – …is a BAD THING! I personally do not recommend adding your blog’s feed to Facebook. Both Typepad and Google suggest otherwise, but let me ex…
  • How to: Manually reset your WordPress password – To achieve this recipe, login to your PhpMyAdmin, select your WordPress database and click on the “SQL” button to open the SQL query window….
  • Specify your canonical – Carpe diem on any duplicate content worries: we now support a format that allows you to publicly specify your preferred version of a URL. If…
  • Lorelle on WP: WordPress 2.7.1 Released – WordPress 2.7.1, a maintenance release, is out. If you are using WordPress 2.7, take advantage of the automatic built-in upgrade. If you are…
  • How to: get rid of links in your comments – Just paste this code in your function.php file. Once the file is saved, you can say goodbye to links and other undesired html in your commen…

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Weekend Links – Jan 16, 2009

  • 45+ New jQuery Techniques For Good User Experience – by Noura Yehia. JavaScipt libraries have made huge leaps and bounds in helping developers write code and develop products …
  • Display custom url if comment authors url is blank – Here is a nifty trick for your comments.php template. If someone comes to your site and leaves a comment but doesn’t leave a url back to the…
  • Anti-AdBlock Plugin – Ty Bone, maker of the useful WP Greet Box Plugin, has just released Anti-AdBlock, a WordPress plugin that detects if the user is runn…
  • How To: Integrate Twitter into Your WordPress Blog – Although I personally am not a major Twitter user, I do see the value in the service and have made several attempts to use it more often. Fo…
  • How to: enlight searched text in search results – Open your search.php file and find the the_title() function. Replace it with the following:
    echo $title;
    Now, just before the modified line,…

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Weekend Links – Jan 9, 2009

  • 148 Icons Free To Use – I love icon packs that are free not only in price but from restrictions as well. Introducing Bright! which is an icon pack featuring 148 han…
  • How To Display Feed Count For Google FeedProxy In Text – Everyone knows that feedburner had merged with Google. This also lead to the previous feed counter in text doesn’t work. I just found out th…
  • 10 Killer WordPress Hacks – by Jean-Baptiste Jung. 2008 was a very good year for the WordPress community. The software was updated numerous times, lea…
  • Design Your Way to More Blog Comments – StylizedWeb has an interesting post up on increasing the number of comments on your posts. It covers a lot of ground, and has some tips wort…
  • The Essential Guide to Growing Your Blog on Minimal Time – This is a guest post from Leo Babauta of Zen Habits, author of the new best-selling book, The Power of Less.
    If you’re like most bloggers, y…

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Weekend Links – Jan 1, 2009

Politically Correct Plugin Helps Save Swear Jar Money

DonkeyOne of my readers, Matt, contacted me the other day about a plugin that he has developed called “WordPress Politically Correct” plugin.  It’s a funny little plugin that changes some politically incorrect terms into euphemisms.  In other words, a good way to keep money out of that swear jar that you’ve been keeping.  Consider the following example.

This text:

So there was this bum harrasing this chick right? The guy was so drunk it wasn’t even funny. Next thing you know this huge, bald fireman comes to her rescue. He grabs the homeless guy and knocks him out cold. The poor soul looked dead, just lying there on the pavement. I know why the guy did it. The girl looked like a slut. He probably thought he was going to get some action. Yeah, she looked real easy.

will get converted to:
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Weekend Links – Dec 5, 2008

  • How did I reduce CPU overhead problem caused by MySql? – From last day, We were having problem with a project which was shut down in the middle due to heavy traffic. As a technical manager, I was t…
  • Feed for Drafts (Plugin) – We are already working with four WPEngineer – …
  • wordpress google checkout – How to integrate Google Checkout with WordPress? A simple enough question!
    I decided to test the two obvious routes for flexibility, time, a…
  • What I Like Most About WordPress 2.7 So Far – When I launched the all new jDidIt.com a few weeks ago, I decided to take my chances and roll forward with the latest Beta of WordPress 2….
  • How to: Deny comment posting to no referrer requests – To achieve this recipe, simple paste the following code on your .htaccess file, located at the root of your WordPress install. Don’t forget …
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To Follow or Not To Follow, That is the Question

If you are a regular visitor or commenter of this site, you wouldn’t have to worry about this post at all. I hope it didn’t have to come to this, but alas the day has come to post the all-mighty comment policy.
OMNINOGGIN is a do-follow comment blog. That being said, the do-follow is meant to reward only those people who contribute to the conversation. As this blog grows I’ve been getting a lot more comments that do not contribute to the conversation. Here are some examples of do-follow abuses I’ve seen on this blog:

  1. I’ve seen comments from are people that go around to every WordPress plugin author’s page and comments something along the lines of:

    hi. great idea. Thank you for plugin, perfect…

    The person does not use these plugins and does not even know what they do. Other times, I get these comments on posts I’ve written as a review for a plugin that I did not develop myself.

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AJAX Force Comment Preview WordPress Plugin

This plugin is no longer supported/updated because of low demand for the plugin.

Today I would like to announce the release of ‘AJAX Force Comment Preview’ WordPress plugin. The plugin works like TextPattern’s built-in ‘force comment preview’ feature by forcing your commenters to preview their comments prior to submission. In addition this plugin is AJAX enabled so the user does not have to reload the page to preview his/her comment. Here are the key benefits of having this plugin enabled.

  1. Comments quality will increase as users will be forced to preview his/her comment before submitting it. Previewed comments are sent through WordPress’ various filters so that the user can see exactly how his/her comment will appear after it is submitted.
  2. Spambots will not be able post comments unless it actually tries to “preview” the comment. When a preview is requested, a nonce key is generated and returned along with the preview. This nonce key is then required to be sent back to the server during comment submission. So in order to submit a comment, the spambot would have to use javascript to request a comment preview prior to submitting the comment. Most spambots do not care to preview so this offers some level of spam protection.

You may find the download link below. As always, please feel free to share any comments, questions, and suggestions!
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