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Weekend Links – Mar 28, 2009

  • WordPress: Working With Options – Options in WordPress are in an extra options table (with Prefix before) stored. Options include the blog name, which theme is used, etc.. Pl…
  • Sick of images being to large for the content area? – Have you ever uploaded an image that might have been a tad bigger than the width of your content area? I know I have! So here is a little CS…
  • WordPress Plugin Developer Tips – WordPress has become one of the most widely spread blogging and publishing platforms on the Internet today. With the huge number of existing WordPress powered sites, from personal blogs to corporate solutions, the demand for WordPress plugin developers has increased largely…
  • How to build the new next generation theme – How complex, or complicated, does a theme need to be to offer all the possible solutions that you want? I think it is possible to do it very…
  • How to: Show related posts without a plugin – This code will display related posts based on the current post tag(s). It must be pasted within the loop…
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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 21, 2009

Plugin Review: “Top 10”

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photo credit: David Locke1

Ajay D’Souza has done it again and brought fellow WordPress users another much needed plugin called Top 10. This plugin counts daily/total visits per post and displays the most popular posts based on the number of views. Now you might just smirk and say that this is just another popular post plugin, but if you continue reading, I will go over how this plugin is different from many other popular posts plugins.

What’s special about Top 10?

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Released WP Greet Box 4.6

WP Greet Box Import ExportWP Greet Box version 4.6 is here!

What’s new this release?

This version of WP Greet Box has a few minor enhancements.

  1. Added ability to import and export all WP Greet Box options (including greeting messages).
  2. Added option to disable CSS for manual CSS management.
  3. Enhance upgrade procedure. Now all you have to do is visit any admin page after every upgrade.

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Released Buy Sell Ads WP Plugin 0.4

Buy Sell Ads Theme InsertionBuy Sell Ads WP Plugin version 0.4 is here!

What’s new this release?

This version of Buy Sell Ads WordPress plugin has a few minor enhancements.

  1. Now theme insertion can overwrite default “show ad here” and “nofollow” settings.
  2. Made a minor optimization by moving proxy to plugins_loaded hook.
  3. Automatic upgrading by visiting any wp-admin page instead of having to visit the Buy Sell Ads plugin page and click “Reactivate”.
  4. Fixed a few minor bugs.

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Use Custom Fields to Dynamically Display Content

You might have noticed that I have a post footer section on every one of my posts. What you might not have noticed is that this post footer changes depending on what type of post it is. For example on each of my plugin pages (e.g. SEO No Duplicate plugin), you will see that the footer looks like this:
Plugins Footer
But on each of my popular articles pages (e.g. Make Any Plugin Work with WP Super Cache), you will see that my footer looks like the following:
Articles Footer
Better yet, on any other posts, the footer shows:
Other Footer

In this post I will show you how to easily implement this feature on your WordPress blog.
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Released Buy Sell Ads WP Plugin 0.3

Buy Sell Ads 0.3Buy Sell Ads WP Plugin version 0.3 is here!

What’s new this release?

This version of Buy Sell Ads WordPress plugin has a few minor enhancements.

  1. The CSS properties for advertisements are now customizable. This should let you customize the advertisement to work with any website.
  2. The default “Advertise Here” placeholder box can now be disabled.
  3. Added check for cache directory permissions. (0.3.1)
  4. Added ability to nofollow advertisement links. (0.3.1)
  5. Added ability to disable anti-AdBlock (for performance). (0.3.1)
  6. Fixed known compatibility with WP Super Cache. (0.3.1)

A few people have been requesting these features, and I’ve brought it to you! Enjoy!

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Released WP Greet Box 4.5

WordPress and Tumblr Icons
WP Greet Box version 4.5 is here!

What’s new this release?

This version of WP Greet Box has a few minor enhancements.

  1. Now a there is a filter named “greet_box_text” available that lets you modify the greeting message before displaying to your visitors.
  2. Joost De Valk has submitted his two WordPress icons and I have added a default greeting message for WordPress referrers. (Thanks You Joost!)
  3. I have also added a Tumblr icon and its corresponding greeting message for Tumblr (disabled by default).

IMPORTANT

Don’t forget to deactivate then reactivate the plugin again to get the new default greeting messages.

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Released SEO No Duplicate Version 0.2

Canonical Custom FieldSEO No Duplicate WordPress plugin version 0.2 is here!

What’s new this release?

This version of SEO No Duplicate has two enhancements.

  1. Previously the plugin only supported automatically setting canonical URLs for only post pages. I know… crazy right? Thanks to Joost De Valk’s Canonical WordPress plugin, I was able to implement canonical links for all types of WordPress pages.
  2. The little icing on the cake. This version lets you manually override any post’s or page’s canonical URL by assigning any URL to that post/page custom field named “canonical”. (Thanks Matt Harzewski for the suggestion!)

Read on…