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Tutorial: WP Greet Box Options

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This post will explain the various options in WP Greet Box WordPress plugin. I just thought it would be nice to pull the documentation outside of the plugin itself, so that it can be updated more frequently.

Greeting Messages

Custom WPGB Message
This is where you manage all of your custom greeting messages that show up depending on your visitor’s referrer information.
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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 bing.com. (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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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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Test WP Greet Box with refspoof Firefox Add-on

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As a quick tip, one of my readers, Luciano Passuello, suggested a great Firefox Add-on called refspoof for testing WP Greet Box WordPress plugin.

Upon installation, you get another address-bar-like toolbar that you can use to type the referrer URL to spoof.

refspoof referrer bar

If I enter something like “weblogtoolscollection.com” into the bar and press enter, I get the the same page with the added referrer info. Because of that, my wonderful WP Greet Box plugin properly displays the Weblog Tools Collection banner:

WP Greet Box Weblog Tools Collection banner

I think the WP Greet Box administration interface already does a great job at displaying what your greeting message will look like, but it is always good to be able to see it along with the rest of your theme.

Released WP Greet Box 4.9

WP Greet Box 4.9 new featuresWP Greet Box version 4.9 is here!

What’s new this release?

This version of WP Greet Box has the following enhancements.

  1. Added the ability to keep displaying the greeting message until after the user clicks close for the first time. After that, the greeting message will not show up for that user anymore.
  2. Added support for icon links so icons are now clickable.
  3. Fixed default CSS display for when the greet box is too long compared to the greeting message.
  4. Fixed PHP cookie writing outside of place bug in PHP mode (Thank you Daniel from Bonetree Blog!).
  5. Fixed cookie bug in PHP mode (causes message to show up too often).
  6. Fixed some XHTML stuff.
  7. Fixed other minor bugs.

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How to Make WP Greet Box Work on Non-WordPress Pages

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photo credit: miss604

A few people have asked me how to make WP Greet Box work with non-WordPress pages.  Luckily there is a way to easily do this and I will show you how in this tutorial:

Requirement

You must have WordPress installed with WP Greet Box plugin enabled.

JavaScript Modification

You will have to make a copy of “http://example.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-greet-box/js/js-mode.js”, modify it, and place it somewhere accessible by your non-WordPress page. As an example, I will place a copy of the file at “http://example.com/non-wordpress-platform/js-mode.js”. Now open “non-wordpress-platform/js-mode.js” and modify the line:

url: "index.php",

to point to your blog WordPress blog index.php.

url: "/index.php",

For example, if your blog is installed under “http://example.com/blog/”, you would change the code to:

url: "/blog/index.php",

JavaScript Placement

There are a few Javascript files that you need to reference to do this. Make sure you drop the following Javascript references into your non-WordPress page:
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Released WP Greet Box 4.8

Non-cache-compatible WP Greet Box ModeWP Greet Box version 4.8 is here!

What’s new this release?

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

  1. Added support for non-cache-compatible mode for people who do not use this plugin with any caching plugins. If you do not use any cache plugins, I recommend disabling cache compatibility so you do not get that load “bump” when jQuery dynamically loads the greeting banner above your post text.
  2. Added option to disable JS references for manual JS management.

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Released WP Greet Box 4.7

Plurk, LinkedIn, and FriendFeed IconsWP Greet Box version 4.7 is here!

What’s new this release?

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

  1. Added friendfeed.com, linkedin.com, and plurk.com along with corresponding icons.
  2. Made related posts not show up if no related results are found.

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Weekend Links – Mar 6, 2009

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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