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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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Released WP Greet Box Version 4.3

What’s new in this release?

On this release, I added the ability to detect the visitor’s search keywords and use those keywords to display related posts for the visitor. *IMPORTANT* Upon upgrading, make sure you deactivate then reactivate the plugin. This will give you default settings for newly available options.

Currently this works for the main search engines and other search engines that adhere to a few standard rules of query structuring.

This is what your visitors will see if search keywords were detected in the referrer:
Greet Google Closed
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10 WordPress Plugin Developers to Follow


Here is a list of WordPress plugins developers that I follow (in alphabetical order). Most plugins created by these guys are ahead of its time so some of them end up getting merged into the core WordPress code. Being a WordPress plugin developer myself, these guys are great resources for idea bouncing and coaching. I highly recommend following these guys if you are a WordPress plugin developer or enthusiast.
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Released WP Greet Box Version 4.2

I received a lot of great feedback for versions 4.0-4.1.1, so I decided to incorporate some of those suggestions into version 4.2. I have also ran through my 25 test cases prior to releasing the code so hopefully, this release will go a lot smoother than version 4.0 release. *IMPORTANT* Upon upgrading, make sure you deactivate then reactivate the plugin. This will give you default settings for newly available options.

What’s new in this release?

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Weekend Links – Nov 21, 2008

  • Get the book “The Art & Science of CSS” at free of cost – Are you a web developer ? Are you a web designer? The you must not leave this offer. I don’t know weather you know about this offer or not. …
  • Your PageRank can DIE with WordPress – 17 Ways to Optimize SEO – Recently I’ve been looking back into…
  • What drives the evolution of WordPress? – Justin Tadlock published a piece yesterday titled, Be thankful WordPress gets updated which got me thinking about the way WordPress is evolv…
  • Twitter Followers vs. RSS Subscribers – Daniel’s note: This is a guest post by Nathan Rice. My personal opinions are slightly different from his when it comes to Twitter followers …
  • 10 Things You Need to Know About WordPress 2.7 – As we get closer to the eventual release of WordPress 2.7 (due by the end of the month at last check), it is only natural that we start to f…
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Project Honey Pot Http:BL is Going Back Home

It is my pleasure to announce that I will be joining my development efforts of Project Honey Pot Http:BL plugin with Jan Stepien (the original developer of Http:BL). Jan has already merged my changes onto the Http:BL plugin which can be found here. I will no longer be updating Project Honey Pot Http:BL. I have been spread a bit thin lately so I welcome this partnership. I have a long features list for the Http:BL plugin, but just haven’t had to time to implement them. Make sure you stay tuned to see how well this plugin turns out!

Released WP Greet Box Version 4.0

I think this version of WP Greet Box is ground breaking enough to bump the version up to 4.0. To be honest, the reason version 4.0 came out so early is because I just found out 3 days ago (via Google Alerts) that I have a new competitor, Referrer Detector, written by Phan Van An. He seems like a really nice guy (he mentions my name repeatedly in the post), but he could have at least contacted me about co-authoring before forking the code :). With that said, I checked out Referrer Detector and decided to implement some of its wonderful changes in WP Greet Box and expand WP Greet Box to be able to work with WPMU (Thank you Andy Beard for your suggestion).

What’s new in this release?

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Released WP Greet Box Version 3.1

I’ve been quite busy with life lately, so I haven’t paid too much attention to my plugins. Good thing I had a whiff of inspiration today so I decided to add a few enhancements to WP Greet Box.

What’s new in this release?

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Ways to Increase Visitor Activity on Your Blog

The goal of this post is to help you increase visitor activity on your blog.  First let me define the term “activity” as anything your visitor does to interact with your blog.  An activity can be a variety of things, but the ones I want to focus on (which are also the most important ones) are: clicking on advertisements, donating to your cause, subscribing to your blog, sharing/voting for your blog posts, commenting, and navigating deeper into your blog.  To increase these activities, I to use the following 3 guidelines:

  1. Make it easy (and obvious) to interact.
  2. Ask them to interact.
  3. Do not nag.

So without further ado, here are some strategies on increasing visitor activity on your blog.

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Released WP Greet Box version 3.0

I’ve been quiet for the past week for many reasons, but the most important reason is that I’ve been working on WP Greet Box version 3.0.  It turned out that there we so many positive responses (and feature requests) on the WP Greet Box plugin that all I could do is work on it whenever I get the chance (at coffee shops, during lunch breaks, before sleeping, etc).  It sounds tiring, but it was all worth it!

What happened to version 2.0?

I silently released version 2.0 after adding the ability to add your own custom greeting messages per referrer URL.

What’s new in this release?

This release has cookies support so now we do not keep showing the same message to returning visitors.  I also added a configurable default message to show when no referrer match is found.

Where do I download, file bugs, make feature requests, comments, and suggestions?

Please visit the original plugin post.