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Archive for April, 2005

WordPress Plugin: Quick n’ Dirty Hack

Quick n’ Dirty Hack allows you to drop a stylesheet called “all.css” into your /wp-content/themes directory and it’ll be used for every theme. Useful for some custom styles you use in your posts. You can download the plugin here.

Categories: WordPress Plugins

WordPress Plugin: FeedBurner

This WordPress FeedBurner Plugin adds to the Options area in the WordPress admin instructions on how to get your site setup to work with FeedBurner. From what I can gather the plugin writes the appropriate code to your .htaccess file telling Feebdburner to use your WordPress feed but everyone else to use your custom Feedburner feed.

I’ve done the same thing by adding the following to my .htaccess file

RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} FeedBurner
RewriteRule ^feed/(feed|rdf|rss|rss2|atom)/?$ /index.php?&feed=$1 [QSA,L]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} FeedBurner
RewriteRule ^(feed|rdf|rss|rss2|atom)/?$ /index.php?&feed=$1 [QSA,L]

RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} !FeedBurner
RewriteRule ^feed/(feed|rdf|rss|rss2|atom)/?$  http://feeds.feedburner.com/bloggingpro/PfjF [R,L]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} !FeedBurner
RewriteRule ^(feed|rdf|rss|rss2|atom)/?$  http://feeds.feedburner.com/bloggingpro/PfjF [R,L]

Be sure to replace my Feedburner URL with yours. Also, always back up your .htaccess file before making changes.

Categories: WordPress Plugins

Simple Hit Counter

This is a very simple hit counter that counts unique IP addresses and displays the total count on your page somewhere. This process requires you to create your own MySQL table so be aware.

Categories: WordPress Hacks

WordPress Plugin: The Referraliser

This is an admin plugin called The Referraliser. It shows the referrals to your site and allows you to show them in different ways – the top 10 referrals, what people like searching for to visit your site, etc. etc.

It is integrated with Spam Karma If it is present. It uses the blacklist table data to check for spammer referrer URLs and does not list them if they match.

Categories: WordPress Plugins

WordPress Plugin: Twilight: AutoSave

Have you ever tried to post a WordPress entry and have your browser time out or somehow lose your entry before it was posted to your blog? Problem solved. Twilight: AutoSave is a plugin that uses cookies and JavaScript to save the data you are typing and allow you to restore it (or delete it) up to a week later.

I don’t know why modern browsers don’t already do this but until that time comes, WordPress users will be safe.

Categories: WordPress Plugins

WordPress Plugin: Write Post Find

Write Post Find is a WordPress plugin that adds a couple of buttons to the Quicktags toolbar in the post editor: Find and Find Next.

Categories: WordPress Plugins

WordPress Plugin: wp-icq-status

wp-icq-status lets you show your [[icq]] status on your WordPress blog.

Categories: WordPress Plugins

WordPress Plugin: CA-Terasi

The CA-Terasi plugin will grab news from RSS feed. The best implementation is to add just the post titles in your sidebar as the author has done.

Categories: WordPress Plugins

Google Puts RSS Advertising to the Test

Google Puts RSS Advertising to the Test

Google has begun testing Adsense in RSS feeds. LonghornBlogs is the first advertiser to take part in the test. Beginning next week Google will allow some more advertisers to begin adding Adsense ads into their RSS feeds.

Categories: Blogging News

WordPress Plugin: CA-Credits

CA-Credits is a unique plugin that gives credit to the people who have commented to a particular post. The author can display the names of commenter’s on the index page like so: Thanks to: John, Frank, and Ben for the comments. Join the crowd! and Join the crowd could be hyper linked to the authors comment form. The plugin is highly configurable.

Categories: WordPress Plugins