Add to Feed and Add to Footer v1.3

Add to Feed General Options

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

Better Search v1.3.3

Better Search - Seamless integration

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

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Top 10 v1.9.10.x

Top 10 Meta box

I pushed an update for Top 10 a few days ago which brings you some cool new features including the ability to edit counts, set thumbnails and improved shortcode options.

Following along the lines of Contextual Related Posts, Top 10 v1.9.10 brings a new meta box on your Edit Post / Page or Custom post type screen that allows you to set the custom thumbnail as well as edit the post count for the post.

Top 10 Meta box

Meta box on Edit screens will allow you to set the thumbnail and edit the post count

The meta box will use the same meta field as specified in the General Settings. If you’re using the default field name i.e. post-image and you’re using my other plugins Contextual Related Posts and Where did they go from here, then they will automatically recognise this thumbnail!

Another major change in the plugin is the use of the shortcode. You’re no longer restricted to three parameters as earlier, but all the options that can be passed to tptn_pop_posts(), which is all the settings that you can configure in the Settings page. Check out the function tptn_default_options if you’re curious for what is configurable.

The latest version of the plugin also brings the ability to turn off tracking for Editors. This is especially useful if you have a multi-user blog and Editors routinely edit posts and visit these posts.

As usual you can upgrade the plugin from within your WordPress admin. If you’re using Top 10, do consider giving it a 5-star review! If you got questions, please use the forum.

Emails and comments are not the best way to get support unless you’re willing to hire me to solve your problem related to Top 10!

Changes in v1.9.10.1

  • Fixed: Initialisation error for new installs

Changes in v1.9.10

  • New: Meta box on Edit post / page and similar screens that allow you to set the Top 10 (and my other plugins) specific thumbnail for the current post (different from the Featured thumb)
  • New: Admins can edit the number of total views (find it in the same meta box as above)
  • New: Turn of tracking for Editors
  • New: Added w.org and github.com to list of allowed sites for timthumb
  • New: Option to add quality settings for thumbnails created by timthumb
  • Modified: Shortcode now accepts all the parameters that tptn_pop_posts() can take. For a full list of parameters, please check out the FAQ.
  • Modified: Widget initialisation to latest standards
  • Fixed: Localisation initialisation
  • Fixed: Validation for hour and minute settings for the cron job
  • New: Several new filters allowing you to hook in an modify the output without editting plugin files
  • Modified: Reformatted code

Download Top 10 v1.9.10.1

Contextual Related Posts v1.9.1

Contextual Related Posts meta box

I released v1.9.1 of Contextual Related Posts yesterday. This version adds a new meta box in your Add/Edit Post screen. You’ll also find this in the similar screens for Pages and other Custom Post Types.

Contextual Related Posts meta box

Contextual Related Posts Meta box let’s you add your custom thumbnails

The meta-box currently provides you with a single field that allows you to specify the URL of the thumbnail that you wish to use in case a Featured Thumbnail isn’t set for the post. In a future version of the plugin, this will be given priority over the Featured Thumbnail.

The meta box will use the same meta field as specified in the General Settings. If you’re using the default field name i.e. post-image and you’re using my other plugins Top 10 and Where did they go from here, then they will automatically recognise this thumbnail!

I’ve also renamed the widget under Appearances to Related Posts [[CRP]], so you can find it quickly. If you’re using timthumb, then you’ll might be happy to know that I’ve added w.org and github.com to list of allowed sites. w.org is nothing but WordPress.org and github.com needs no introduction.

As usual, existing users can upgrade the plugin from within their WordPress Admin interface. If you’ve not tried Contextual Related Posts yet, then you’re missing out on a major way to boost your site’s viewer retention.

Contextual Related Posts doesn’t use any third party services to fetch related posts. It uses your own posts and everything is saved in your database.

If you’ve got any queries, please check out the FAQ or post in the dedicated support forums. Alternatively, you can always avail of a paid support via email.

List of changes in Contextual Related Posts v1.9.1

  • New: Meta box on the Edit Posts, Pages and custom post type pages to easily add the location of the URL of the thumbnail image
  • Modified: Refined match title algorithm. Previously this would match the post title with both the title and content
  • Modified: Widget initialisation
  • Modified: Massive code cleanup and more documentation in the WordPress settings page
  • New: Added w.org and github.com to list of allowed sites for timthumb

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Where did they go from here v1.7 released

Where did they go from here

I’ve been cleaning up the code in my WordPress plugins and releasing one update at a time. I give you the newest version of Where did you go from here. This plugin will give you a set of related posts by a very different and unique criteria: What are your visitors viewing?

You’ve seen this before on Amazon.com’s product pages? Amazon is a great example of visitor retention through recommendations. All of Amazon’s pages have a “Customers who viewed this also viewed”. Now ask yourself how many times you can clicked these links.

One of the key changes to this plugin is the redesigned admin interface. It’s responsive and fits better into your WordPress Admin interface. I’ve gotten rid of the tabbed interface for a collapsible options interface. The plugin comes ready out of the box and you can always jump into the settings page to fine-tune your settings.

Another main addition to the v1.7 is the new meta box at the bottom of your Write screens. You’ll find this on your Posts, Pages as well as Custom Post types. You can now enter a comma separated list of IDs of posts, pages or custom post types. Future versions of the plugin will include an ability to Bulk Edit these entries.

Where did they go from here

I’ve also incorporated a slightly different tracking code that now uses jQuery.ajax() instead of SACK. On many sites, this would likely mean loading one less JavaScript file. It also ensures that the plugin has even better compatibility with W3 Total Cache and other caching plugins.

Last but not the least, I’ve cleaned up most of the code in the plugin to make it more readable and better documented.

If you don’t have Where did they go from here installed on your WordPress blog yet, then give it a test drive. Existing users can upgrade the plugin from within the WordPress interface.

Like my other plugins, this comes with great and prompt support via the WordPress.org support forums or paid support via email. You’ll also find the “forever under development” version on GitHub. Feel free to fork the plugin and send me a pull request with a feature you’ve implemented.

Summary of changes in v1.7

  • New: Redesigned responsive admin interface
  • New: Edit the list of followed post IDs in the Write Post screen
  • Fixed: Language initialisation
  • Fixed: Custom post types in list of posts
  • Modified: Tracking script to improve compatibility with caching plugins

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