New WordPress Plugin To Help Slow Widgets – Maybe

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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FeedEntryHeader In Action (On A Splog)

As a followup to my announcement of the new FeedEntryHeader plugin, I thought I’d share a screenshot of it in action. Predictably, the announcement post was scraped within minutes of me publishing it. Here is what the output looks like on the splog. Continue reading

New WordPress Plugin – KeywordLuv

I’d like to announce the release of KeywordLuv, my new WordPress plugin, but RT from Untwisted Vortex beat me to it, announcing it several days ago. I need to be quicker with this sort of thing! I don’t mind, as KeywordLuv was partially inspired by RT’s post on building backlinks via DoFollow blogs.

KeywordLuv helps you reward your commentators by separating their name from their keywords in the link to their site. This gives them improved anchor text, which can help their site rank higher in the search engine results.

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WordPress Plugin – Simple Spam Filter Hack Available

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

New WordPress Plugin – DualFeeds – Full Post and Summary Feeds

I have just released a new WordPress plugin called DualFeeds, which allows you to offer your readers both full post and summary feeds.

WordPress only allows you to offer your readers one format. The problem is that some people prefer to have the full post to read now, while others prefer to have summaries they can skim through now and follow up later.

DualFeeds allows your subscribers to choose the format that suits them.
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Guide To Using DualFeeds With FeedBurner

Note: This post has been superceded by the Using DualFeeds With FeedBurner article.

People have asked if the DualFeeds plugin can be used with FeedBurner. DualFeeds does work with Feedburner, although there is a potential issue if a plugin such as FeedSmith is in use. This is a guide to using DualFeeds with FeedBurner, including an explanation of the FeedSmith issue. Continue reading

Coming Update To DualFeeds Plugin – New Features

I’ve been quiet for the last week or so, as I’ve been busy working on an update to the DualFeeds plugin. It’s almost finished. I told someone it would be ready in a week – that was two weeks ago! I’ve ended up adding a lot of new features, so I thought I’d give a quick rundown of them here. Continue reading

WordPress Plugin – DualFeeds v1.1 Released

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

New WordPress Plugin – FeedEntryHeader

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 – DualFeeds v1.11 Released

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