Tag Archives: Wordpress Plugins

How To Avoid Adsense Smart Pricing On Blogs

| Created: January 15th, 2008
Adsense Smart Pricing 86 Comments

In my last post, I mentioned the danger Adsense Smart Pricing poses to blogs. Blogs are particularly vulnerable because most blogs don’t work well with Adsense. In this post, I examine the issue further and look at a couple of potential solutions for WordPress users – but there’s a twist in the tale. Continue reading

WordPress Plugin – DualFeeds v1.11 Released

| Created: December 28th, 2007
WordPress Plugin News 5 Comments

I’ve just released version 1.11 of the DualFeeds plugin for WordPress. Continue reading

PHP Performance Profiling With APD On Windows

| Created: December 27th, 2007
Web Page Optimisation 26 Comments

When writing code, its important to keep system performance in mind. No matter how useful your software is, if it places too much stress on the server, it won’t be used. How can you tell if your code is efficient? Well, experience helps, but it also pays to have good tools. Continue reading

New WordPress Plugin – FeedEntryHeader

| Created: December 5th, 2007
WordPress Plugin News 21 Comments

I recently discovered that my feed was being scraped. It’s very frustrating to find your content appearing in full on another website – so I decided to do something about it.

The result? A new WordPress plugin called FeedEntryHeader that allows you to add a copyright statement and a link to the original article, to the top of your feed entries. Continue reading

WordPress Plugin – Simple Spam Filter Hack Available

| Created: November 23rd, 2007
WordPress Plugin News 17 Comments

Recently RT from Untwisted Vortex threw down a WordPress Plugin Rewrite Challenge, asking whether I’d rewrite the Simple Spam Filter plugin from Joe Tan. RT is a fan of Simple Spam Filter but felt that some additional checks would result in more spam being caught. Continue reading

WordPress 2.3 Breaks Articles Plugin – Solution

| Created: November 20th, 2007
WordPress Hacks 17 Comments

After my recent upgrade to WordPress 2.3.1, the Articles plugin by Alex King started showing my Articles under the wrong Categories. Fortunately, there is a solution posted on the WordPress Support site. Continue reading

WordPress Plugin – DualFeeds v1.1 Released

| Created: November 10th, 2007
WordPress Plugin News 10 Comments

I’m pleased to announce the release of DualFeeds v1.1 for WordPress.

This version includes many new features, including better support for FeedBurner, support for feed autodiscovery, improved summary feed and presentational elements to help promote your feeds. Continue reading

Roundup – Plugins, Milestones and Storms

| Created: October 25th, 2007
General 6 Comments

This is the first update / roundup style post on More Than Scratch The Surface. I originally thought I’d stick to articles, but I can now see the need to write about things that aren’t worth a full post. Expect to see these occasionally. Continue reading

New WordPress Plugin To Help Slow Widgets – Maybe

| Created: October 15th, 2007
WordPress Plugin News 48 Comments

Many people have been complaining about slow loading social widgets. You know the ones! I’ve written a WordPress plugin which may help, but there are some issues related to it and I’d like some advice. I have some specific people in mind, so I’ll ping them below.

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I Got My 21 Cents…

| Created: September 29th, 2007
General 11 Comments

22 cents actually. A day or so after enabling Google Adsense, my blog generated its first income from a click. A day later, another cent appeared. I’m not sure where the extra cent came from. It’s not from a click and it can’t be from impressions. I guess Google were just feeling generous.

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