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Archive for April, 2005

WordPress Plugin: Comment and Ping Status Changer

Comment & Ping status changer uses an admin bar type layout that displays at the top of single posts allowing the admin to quickly change the ping or comment status of any post.

Categories: WordPress Plugins

WordPress Theme: Complicated

Complicated is a minimalistic theme for WordPress 1.5.

Categories: WordPress Themes

WordPress Plugin: flickrRSS

The flickrRSS plugin uses RSS feeds to integrate a Flickr style badge into your site for any tag, user, user tag or group pool feed. You can choose to display 1-10 photos using small, medium or medium size. There is also an optional image cache and title tags for the photos. Easy configuration via an Option panel.

Categories: WordPress Plugins

WordPress Plugin: Friend Finder

Friend Finder automatically converts names, words or phrases within a post into [[XFN]] compatible links. Fully configurable through its its own admin interface.

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WordPress Plugin: Gravatar Signup

Gravatar Signup is a plugin that puts a checkbox in your comments form that says “Sign me up for a free Gravatar!” If the user checks that box, some additional text and a password field will appear right below the checkbox. If the comment form is submitted with the Gravatar box checked, with a valid e-mail address provided, and with a password in the Gravatar password field, the plugin will sign the commenter up for a Gravatar as their comment is posted. They’ll get an e-mail from Gravatar just as if they had used the signup form at the Gravatar site.

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WordPress Plugin: Versioning

Versioning is a WordPress plugin that creates a backup of all changes to posts and pages and allows you to revert back to an old version if needed.

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WordPress Plugin: Bad Behavior

Bad Behavior was designed and built by watching actual spambots which harvested email addresses, posted comment spam, and used fake referrers. By logging their entire HTTP requests and comparing them to HTTP requests of legitimate users, it is possible to detect most spambots. Bad Behavior blocks spambots with a 412 error. It also has three configurable User-Agent lists for spambots and other malicious bots which actually identify themselves.

Bad Behavior can use string matching or regular expression matching against a User-Agent. Bad Behavior intends to target any malicious software directed at a Web site, whether it be a spambot, ill-designed search engine bot, or system crackers. In that spirit, it is not limited to WordPress users; a generic interface has been provided whereby it can be integrated into virtually any PHP-based software.

Categories: WordPress Plugins

WordPress Plugin: Heat.icio.us-Bridge

Heat.icio.us-Bridge is a small plugin or bridge that allows you to display a heatmap of your del.icio.us-tags. The name is prefixed “bridge” because it establishes a kind of “bridge” between these two plugins:

  • WordPress Heat Map Plugin (by Christoph Wimmer)
  • deliciousTagging (by Jonathan Deutsch)

These plugins are needed for this plugin to work.

Categories: WordPress Plugins

WordPress Plugin: Database Managemnet

Database Management is a powerful database administration tool. Allows you to backup and restore your WordPress database with all kinds of options.

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WordPress Plugin: Avatar Popup

Avatar Popup is a WordPress plugin which allows you to personalize your posts, adding popups containing avatars next to mailto links, as well as next to any word. You can chose avatar images, or let Gravatar chose it, since this plugin fully supports the avatar database.

An additional feature is that all email addresses are encrypted, using a WordPress built-in function, to protect them from being harvested by spambots.

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