Auto-Close v1.5

Auto-Close Comments v1.5

I pushed through an update of Auto-Close Comments, Pingbacks and Trackbacks, the simple WordPress plugin that allows you to close comments, pingback and trackbacks on all your posts at the click of a button!

And, v1.5 adds support for all custom post types. So, you no longer need to worry about those comments on some of your old custom post type posts.

Auto-Close v1.5

If you’re an existing user of Auto-Close, you’ll be able to update it from within your WordPress Admin area and if you’re not, then just head over to Plugins > Add New and search for “autoclose”.

As usual, if you’re looking for support, please create a new ticket in the Support Forums. And, if you’ve found this plugin useful, you can hit the button below to send me your donation.

Changes in v1.5:

  • New: Custom post type support. Now close comments on posts, pages, attachments and your custom post types!
  • Modified: Language initialisation
  • Modified: More code cleaning
  • New: Spanish and Serbian languages thanks to Ogi Djuraskovic

Download Auto-Close Comments, Pingbacks and Trackbacks v1.5

Better Search

Better Search v1.3.4

Better Search

I’ve released Better Search v1.3.4 today. The biggest addition which has long been pending is the addition of a meta tag that will allow you to set the search results page to stop being indexed. Enabled by default, you can choose to disable the meta tag if needed.

This should be definitely better for SEO and recommended by Google. Setting the meta tag should eventually stop Google and other search engines from unnecessarily indexing the search results pages.

This plugin also adds support for Rocket Loader and fixes some minor bugs in the heatmap. I’ve also added a brand new header image for the plugin listed in the WordPress.org directory. How does it look?

As usual, if you’re looking for support, please create a new post in the WordPress.org support forum.

Changes in v1.3.4

  • New: Option to add noindex,nofollow meta tag to the header
  • Modified: Tracking script now set to bypass Rocket Loader
  • Fixed: Class of header row on search results page. You can now add your custom styles to bsearch_nav_row1 and bsearch_nav_row2
  • Fixed: Widget search heatmap colours were not loaded properly

Download Better Search v1.3.4

Add to Feed General Options

Add to Feed and Add to Footer v1.3

I released v1.3 of Add to Feed and Add to Footer plugins for WordPress. Existing users should be able to upgrade directly from within their Dashboards.

Add to Feed General Options

Add to Feed General Options

Add to Feed is a feed enhancement plugin that allows you to easily add a copyright notice and custom text/HTML to your WordPress blog feed. The custom text can be entered before and/or after the content of your blog post.

Add to Footer allows you to add any HTML or JS code to the footer for your WordPress theme. This ensures that you don’t need to keep adding the same code in case you change your theme. Simply enter the settings once and you’re good to go!

These are both light weight versions of my plugin Add to All which combines the features of both above but is still pending a code refresh.

Changes in Add to Feed v1.3

  • New: Completely redesigned admin interface
  • New: Option to disable the admin-wide notice when the plugin is disabled
  • New: Customise the title text that will be displayed.
  • Fixed: Integration with feed will also work well with excerpts
  • Fixed: PHP notices when WP_DEBUG is set to true

Changes in Add to Footer v1.3

  • New: Support for Google Analytics’ new Universal Analytics
  • New: Admin interface
  • New: Disable admin notice if the plugin is disabled
  • Fixed: Language initialisation and renamed localisation to add-to-footer
Tower of London

The Tower of London – Take 2

A few weeks ago, Ashwina and I decided to get out and enjoy the bit of good weather that we have had of late. While it was still below 15 degrees and chilly, it was comfortable enough to not cover up with several layers of clothing. The destination was the Tower of London. We are members of Historic Royal Palaces and the membership gives us access to the Tower of London as well as four other tourist attractions in and around London.

Tower of London

Tower of London

The Tower of London is around 15 minutes by DLR from our house and although we had visited it nearly two years back, we hadn’t visited every part of this tourist attraction. This became very apparent today when we did the wall walk!

Since it was lunch time, we first made our way to the New Armouries which is the restaurant in the Tower of London. Known for its British food, you’ll find a good variety of food and drink to tempt your taste buds. I settled for some gammon and Ashwina had the chicken pottage. Once we were done with our lunch, we made our way to the small exhibition showcasing torture at the tower and followed this by the wall walk.

The torture at the tower shows you how crazy and scary life was for the prisoners there. And, sometimes torture was actually authorised for certain prisoners!

Torture at the Tower

Torture at the Tower

The wall walk takes you around a good portion of wall and passes through several of the towers. You start the wall walk near the portion of the wall overlooking the iconic Tower Bridge. You then pass through the Salt Tower and continue onwards to several towers. The Martin Tower, for one, has an amazing display of replicas and possibly some originals of many crowns that have been worn by the Kings and Queens over the ages. Jewellery isn’t my cup of tea, but it definitely shows the extravagance of the monarchy. You also can see replicas of the Cullinan diamond.

Martin Tower

Martin Tower

The most spectacular sight along the way is the miniature model of the Tower of London which attempts to give you an idea of what it was like to have been here several centuries back.

Miniature model of the Tower of London

Miniature model of the Tower of London

We finished our tour of the Tower with a cup of tea for Ashwina and a cup of coffee for me along with some scones and cakes. Not the best that I’ve had, but everything tastes good when you’re hungry and tired.

We ended the day by watching Noah. A movie definitely not worth watching. You can read my review here.

Better Search - Seamless integration

Better Search v1.3.3

I pushed out v1.3.3 of Better Search. The plugin replaces your WordPress search results with highly relevant search results.

This version comes with a brand new responsive admin interface similar to my other plugins as well an option to disable tracking of admins and editors. My favourite new addition to the plugin is the seamless integration mode. This mode no longer needs any search templates and gives you results completely integrated within your WordPress theme. This makes it completely compatible with all WordPress themes. This will soon be the new default option for fresh installs.

Better Search - Seamless integration

Seamless integration will give you relevant search results just like how your theme delivers it!

If you use get_bsearch_heatmap manually in your themes, please be aware of the new syntax. The function now accepts a big set of parameters in an array format. All these are optional and if you choose to not pass one of these then it will default to the option set in the Settings page.

As usual, if you’ve got any questions, please make a post in the Support Forum. And if you’re using the plugin, please do leave a good review.

All changes in v1.3.3

  • New: Responsive admin interface
  • New: Seamless integration mode. With this enabled, you can benefit from relevant search results displayed how your theme intended it to be!
  • Modified: Modified get_bsearch_heatmap to accept an array of parameters. If you’re using this function, please note the modified usage in the FAQ
  • New: Option to turn off tracking searches of Admins and Editors
  • Fixed: Widget initialisation
  • Modified: Reformatted code to follow WordPress PHP Standards

Download Better Search v1.3.3