• Plugins,  WordPress

    CRP Taxonomy Tools v1.1.0

    I pushed through a small, but important, update to Contextual Related Posts Taxonomy Tools, which is an addon to Contextual Related Posts. I’ve also developed this as an example for other developers to create addons to Contextual Related Posts. CRP Taxonomy Tools allows you to restrict the related posts generated by Contextual Related Posts to the same category and tag. At least, it used to until now. Support for Custom Taxonomies v1.1.0 now adds support to custom taxonomies as well. This is especially useful to custom post types where the quality of the related post may not be the most ideal set. e.g. if you’re running a movie review blog and you…

  • Top 10 - Reset count and tools
    Plugins,  WordPress

    Top 10 – Popular Posts for WordPress v2.1.0

    Following on the heels of Contextual Related Posts v2.1.0 from last week, I’ve released Top 10 – Popular Posts for WordPress v2.1.0 with several bug fixes and many new features. If you’re using this plugin and looking for support, please do not post a comment below, but instead create a new thread in the WordPress.org support forum or create a new issue in Github. Fix blog_id 0 errors Top v2.0 introduced a bug where in some cases, hits on some posts were recorded in the database with an ID of 0. Also new installs didn’t have their database properly set up for this. v2.1.0 fixes both these issues. Additionally, I’ve added a new…

  • CRP Thumbnail Options
    Plugins,  WordPress

    Contextual Related Posts v2.1.0

    After the major release of Contextual Related Posts v2.2.0, I’ve spent quite a bit of time over the past few weeks working on v2.1.0 which brings together several bug fixes, some optimisation and many new features. If you’re using this plugin and looking for support, please do not post a comment below, but instead create a new thread in the WordPress.org support forum or create a new issue in Github. If you’re just upgraded the plugin, remember to clear the cache and even better, reset the plugin settings. Remember to save any custom CSS code that you might be using. No more Timthumb I blogged about removing timthumb from my…

  • Plugins,  WordPress

    Top 10 Popular Posts for WordPress v2.0.1

    It’s been nearly 6 years since I released v1.0 of Top 10. What started as a simple plugin to track your popular posts and display your top posts has evolved into one of the most popular “popular posts” plugins for WordPress used on thousands of blogs today! Versions between 1.0 and 1.9.10 have added support for thumbnails, custom post types, custom styles and more. Today I unveil the latest, the greatest and the best version of Top 10 – The Popular Posts plugin for WordPress. v2.0.1 brings long pending support for WordPress multisite, better site compatibility and tracking, a cleaner admin interface and support for addons as well as some…

  • Plugins,  WordPress

    My WordPress plugins will be TimThumb free

    Contextual Related Posts, Top 10 and Where did they go from here have come inbuilt with TimThumb to resize images for a long time now. However, TimThumb has had a fair share of exploits that have affected a lot of websites and although I’ve maintained the latest version of TimThumb consistently within the plugins, it required me to be on the lookout constantly for updates to TimThumb. Ben has supported the development of TimThumb over the years, but announced that he has stopped supporting or maintaining it. This means that eventually, I’m going to drop TimThumb from my WordPress plugins. Contextual Related Posts v2.0 comes inbuilt with complete support for WordPress thumbnails  In the next version, you’ll…

  • Contextual Related Posts
    Plugins,  WordPress

    Contextual Related Posts 2.0

    Last week I released a major update to Contextual Related Posts. Given the size of the update, I’ve tagged the latest version as 2.0, heralding a new direction in the further development of this plugin. v2.x brings multi-site support, WordPress thumbnails and a more powerful API. It also has several minor bug fixes and cleaner code. Multi-site support One feature that has been missing from Contextual Related Posts has been multisite support, mainly in terms of a Network Activate feature. With the Network Activate feature enabled, a multi-site admin can choose if he wants to activate Contextual Related Posts across all sites in the network or let users activate the plugin…

  • Plugins,  WordPress

    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. 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…

  • Better Search
    Plugins,  WordPress

    Better Search v1.3.4

    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,…

  • Add to Feed General Options
    Plugins,  WordPress

    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 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…

  • Better Search - Seamless integration
    Plugins,  WordPress

    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. If you use get_bsearch_heatmap manually in your themes, please be aware of the new syntax. The function now accepts…

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