I was pleasantly surprised to find that my FeedEntryHeader plugin was featured on Episode 28 of the WordPress Weekly podcast. The mention was fairly brief, but it’s nice to be noticed by such an influential podcast.
I’d like to thank Keith Murray for making FeedEntryHeader his plugin of the week. WordPress Weekly is one of the regular features of my 40 minute train ride into the Brisbane CBD. I always listen to the plugin of the week section with interest, but never thought one of my WordPress plugins would appear.
It’s probably lucky that I found out that FeedEntryHeader was featured before I listened to Episode 28. If I’d been taken by surprise on the train, there’s no telling what my reaction may have been!
Anyway, Keith mentioned the threat of having your content scraped by a splog and the role that FeedEntryHeader can play in combating this.
Ironically, I found out that FeedEntryHeader had been featured on WordPress Weekly when I followed a backlink in my WordPress Admin Dashboard. It took me to a splog, which appears to have been scraping Weblog Tools Collection! There was a copy of the Episode 28 page, word for word, including the link to the FeedEntryHeader home page.
So… I found out that WordPress Weekly Episode 28 had mentioned my plugin as a weapon against splogs, through one of these very splogs, that had scraped the Episode 28 page! This is the bit where I say that Weblog Tools Collection should use FeedEntryHeader right?
Well, as it happens, they’d been scraped by a reasonably nice splog, which had left all the post’s links intact, including the post title link pointing at the original post. However, FeedEntryHeader would have made it clearer to people that they were reading the post on the wrong blog. It could also help them with the other, not so nice splogs.
Anyway, it was very nice to have been mentioned by WordPress Weekly. It’s a great podcast and I have a lot of respect for the guys that run it.