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Released WP Greet Box 4.5

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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.

Read on…

WPGB Troubleshooting: Greet Box Doesn’t Show Up

Is it me?
photo credit: id-iom

This post is one of my WP Greet Box Troubleshooting Guides series (more to come).

Symptom

You have installed WP Greet Box and found that your greeting messages do not show up.

Note that this troubleshooting guide should only be used for WP Greet Box with cache compatibility mode enabled.

Step 1: Check code embed

  1. Visit one of your post pages.
  2. Make sure there are no javascript error messages when you visit a post page.
  3. On your post page, do a browser View > Source on the page, then check if the following text are there:
    • wp-greet-box/css/wp-greet-box.css
    • id=”greet_block”
    • wp-greet-box/js/functions.js
    • wp-greet-box/js/onload.js

If all is there, then proceed to next step.

If wp-greet-box/css/wp-greet-box.css does not exists, it could mean that your theme does not make a call to the standard wp_head() function. You can fix this issue by manually inserting the follow between your <head> and </head> tags:

<link rel="stylesheet" href="/wp-content/plugins/wp-greet-box/css/wp-greet-box.css" type="text/css" />

If wp-greet-box/js/functions.js & wp-greet-box/js/onload.js does not exists, it could be that your theme does not make a call to the standard wp_footer() function. You can fix this issue by adding <?php wp_footer(); ?> into your theme’s footer.php or manually inserting the following towards the bottom of your HTML (near the </body> tag):

<script type="text/javascript" src="/wp-content/plugins/wp-greet-box/js/functions.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="/wp-content/plugins/wp-greet-box/js/onload.js"></script>

If any of these are not there, you might have not installed the plugin properly. Please read the readme.txt file and then retry the installation.
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Weekend Links – Jan 23, 2009

  • Photo Dropper: Easy, Free Images for Your Blog – Written by Jonathan Bailey from Plagiarism Today. If you want to spice up your blog posts with a few images, you may find yourself in a bit of…
  • You’ve Only Got 10 Seconds – to impress or your visitors will fade away…….
    Make no mistake about it. It doesn’t matter if you have a powerful arsenal of promotional tech…
  • Intellegence is the future – For some time now I have been talking about adaptive themes. I wrote about this not too long ago in a post about setting your theme into mod…
  • Weblog Tools Collection: Plugin Review: WP Greet Box – Last week we reviewed Referrer Detector. This week we review a similar plugin called WP Greet Box.
    What is WP Greet Box?
    This plugin lets yo…
  • Pulling custom fields from outside the loop – In the last post I showed you how to create a custom widget. Well in this post I will show you how I used my custom widget to display all po…

Read on…

Weekend Links – Dec 26, 2008

  • Lazy Blogging with Postalicious – You guys have probably noticed [and hopefully found useful] my “Weekend Links” series that I post at the end of every week. In this post, I …
  • Promote Your Content with the Greet Box WordPress Plugin – If your WordPress blog gets a lot of referral traffic, there is a WordPress plugin you may want to check out called Greet Box. This plugin a…
  • 15 Beautiful High-Quality Free Fonts – Every now and again we take a look around, select “fresh” high-quality free fonts and present them to you in a brief overview. The choice is…
  • How to: Retrieve images in post content – To achieve this recipe, simply paste the following code on one of your theme files. It will search for all images contained in the post cont…
  • How to Secure an Advertiser for Your Blog – How do I sell advertising on my blog? It is a question that I’m asked a lot so when Brandon J. Mendelson asked if he could write a post on t…
  • Read on…

24 Free OMNICON Glossy Web 2.0 Icon Pack

Today I would like to release the OMNICON glossy web 2.0 iPhone type icon pack version 1.  If you use the WP Greet Box plugin, you will probably recognize that these are the icons used for pre-installed greeting messages.  Just to be clear, I created these icons from scratch, but I got my inspiration from Fast Icon.  Also please feel free use the comment form for any more iPhone type button icon requests you may have.

Screenshot

24 free glossy web 2.0 iphone type icons

License

These icons are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works.  They are free for the taking as long as you provide a link back to this page (via blog post featuring this icon pack, attribution link in the footer/sidebar, etc. (get creative)). Read on…

Released WP Greet Box Version 4.4

What’s new in this release?

In this release, I added more default greeting messages using my own set of social media icons. I also added the ability to specify multiple greeting messages per referrer by means of a wildcard (*) and a list operator (,).

The following new default greeting messages were added along with its own social media icons:
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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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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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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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