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Showing posts with label plugin. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Disable WordPress Autosave Plugin

WordPress autosave is the best features which I hate in WordPress. AutoSave will auto save a copy of edited post or page every 60 seconds provided there is a change on the content in the editor. However, there is only ever a maximum of one AutoSave version for any given post. New AutoSaves created will overwrite old AutoSaves. Beside, AutoSaves are stored as a special type of revision so that the auto saved with a more recent version of data does not overwrite actual published content, and is used to restore unsaved work only when necessary.

While each Post Revisions is stored in its own database table, the auto-save is only stored once with previous versions being overwritten by the new auto-saved content. So, if you’re worried about your database growing to massive proportions because of auto-save, you can stop worrying.

These are methods that disable or delay the WordPress autosave functions.  The Most easy way is using plugin. The disabling plugin works with versions 2.3 through 2.7  while the delay configuration works with 2.5 and later.

Copy this text to a text file, name it whatever you want (using the .php extension, of course) and upload it to your WordPress plugin directory. Activate it and it works immediately, but you need to clear your browser cache:

<?php
/*
Plugin Name: Disable autosave
*/
add_action('admin_print_scripts', 'plugin_deregister_autosave');
function plugin_deregister_autosave() {
 wp_deregister_script('autosave');
}
define('WP_POST_REVISIONS',false);
?>

Friday, May 30, 2008

Google Translation Gadget

Google released a translation gadget which can translate blog or website easily from one language to another. According to wikipedia only 35.2% of the internet users are English, so it makes sense to add translation widgets for your blog to increase the reach for your blog.

Google Translator widget supports lots of languages as of now if your primary language is English. This widget also served through Javascript and carries a link Google Translator and Google Gadgets.

Add the Google Translate gadget to your webpage is quick and easy. Its offer instant access to automatic translations of that page. Go to Google Translate gadget, select the language of your webpage, copy and paste the HTML to include the gadget on your webpage.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Top Ten Best Wordpress Plugins

WordPress is a simple to use blogging tool. The beauty of WordPress is that it can become so much more with the simple installation of plugins. With a few clicks, WordPress can become a full fledged Content Management System (CMS). Here is a rundown on the top 10 best plugins every blogger should have installed.

Here is a great list that I whipped together of some of the most useful and most popular Wordpress plugins which every blogger should have installed. Enjoy the list.

Akismet - Simply the best Spam protection you can get for handling comments on your blog. Akismet checks your comments against the Akismet web service to see if they are spam or not, also checks the trackbacks for spam.

WP Super Cache - An extremely efficient WordPress page caching system to make your site much faster and responsive. It works by caching Worpress pages and storing them in a static file for serving future requests.

WP-PostViews - Enables you to display how many times a post/page had been viewed. It will not count registered member views, but that can be changed easily.

WP-PageNavi - A WordPress Plugin that adds more advanced page navigation to WordPress. It does this by adding page number links to your different pages. Using this plugin your readers will be able to jump from the first to the last page and other pages of your blog very easily.

Simple Tags - A plugin does everything related with tagging. With this plugin you can generates a list of related posts based on the text of blog entry. The tags can be used to search your blog and are picked up by blog search engines like Technorati and can bring in new users.

All in One SEO Pack - Automatic Search Engine Optimization (SEO) out of the box for your wordpress blog, everything you need to get your site optimized for search engines.

Google XML Sitemaps - Simple tool for auto generating sitemaps every time you make an update to your site. This plugin is the best tool to tell Google how it should crawl your blog and where to find everything you want found.

Wordpress Thread Comment - This Plugin is an enhancement for Wordpress's comment function. It enables users to reply on a exist comment, and the discussion will be displayed threaded or nested.

FeedBurner Feedsmith - Forwards all feed traffic to Feedburner while creating a randomized feed for Feedburner to pull from.

Wordpress Database Backup - Automated or on-demand backup solution for your wordpress database. Don't leave home without it!

Saturday, December 29, 2007

WordPress Plugin: Yearly Blog Stats

Yearly Blog Stats is the easy way to display the total year number of blog posts, comments and other stats from anywhere within your blog. One file, easy to use.

With Yearly Blog Stats, you display only the information you want, where you want. This plugin is highly flexible, simple to use, and completely free.

Display any or all of the provided site statistics — customize your own set to provide only the statistics you want.

Features:

1. Total number of posts in this year
2. Total number of comments in this year
3. Most views post each month in this year

Installation and Usage

Unzip wp-stats.zip and copy wp-stats.php to your WordPress root directory.

Download Latest:

Click here to download the latest version of WordPress Yearly Blog Stats Plugin.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

WordPress Plugin: Post2Mail, Send Post to Email

Some of WordPress user needed a plugin to send an e-mail to a mailing list whenever a post was published to the blog. Here is a modified version of the "Post2Mail" plugin which can email the post to a mailing list or email address.

WordPress Post2Mail plugin allows you to automatically e-mail selected people when a post is published on your blog. Also useful for alerting an administrator when a post has been published on the blog. Configuration is done in the post2mail.config.php file which has comments to get you started.

This modified plugin have the following Features:

1. Support Far East Characters (such as Chinese Characters). Use base64 to encode email title to support Chinese Characters.

2. Fix some Security bug.

Installation / Configuration Instructions:

1. Edit post2mail.config.php to add the email address or mailing list address.

2. Upload post2mail.php and post2mail.config.php to your WordPress plugin directory.

3. Activate the plugin.

Download Latest:

Click here to download the latest version of WordPress Post2Mail Plugin.

Monday, December 17, 2007

WordPress Plugin: WP-PostViews JavaScript Edition

Lester Chan develop a greate WordPress plugin - WP-PostViews, can enable user to display how many times a post/page had been viewed. It's base on PHP. But if you active WP-Cache plugin, you will found that  WP-PostViews not working. So I develop a new javascript version of WP-PostViews, that can work fine with WP-Cache or WP Super Cache plugin.

Installation / Configuration Instructions:

1. Install normal version of WP-PostViews 1.20.

2. Upload postviews.php to your WordPress plugin directory(wp-content\plugins\postviews).

3. Upload wp-counter.php to your WordPress root directory.

4. Activate the WP-PostViews plugin.

Download Latest:

Click here to download the latest version of WP-PostViews JavaScript Version plugin.

Friday, December 7, 2007

WordPress MU AdSense Plugin

WordPress MU AdSense Plugin is an easy-to-use plugin for WordPress MU 1.3+ (also including WordPress 2.3+) for quickly inserting Google or Yahoo! ads into all of the WordPress multi-user's blog posts. Wordpress MU allows webmasters to easily integrate Google Adsense inside wordpress using this plugins. Google Adsense has become the most popular online contextual advertising program and proper custom integration with Wordpress can help to increase Adsense earnings.

Installation / Configuration Instructions:

1. Edit wp-adsense.php, replace the Google AdSense code in the plugin with your own customized Google Adsense code.

2. Upload wp-adsense.php to your WordPress plugin directory(not the mu-plugins directory).

3. Download and install a WordPress MU Plugin - Plugin Commander, upload Plugin Commander to mu-plugins directory.

4. Login WordPress MU's Site Admin, click Plugin Commander, find WordPress Adsense plugin and click "Activate all" to mass activate the wordpress adsense plugin.

Download Latest:

Click here to download the latest version of WordPress MU AdSense plugin.

WordPress MU AdSense plugin can display AdSense ads inline with blog posts. Wish you would like this plugin.

Monday, December 3, 2007

WordPress Plugin: MySQL Server Crash Monitor

Since end of October our MySQL Server crashed on or two times a day. We don't no exactly why. Maybe the Databases are to big. We run several WordPress system on this MySQL Server. but the MySQL services often crashed, then my WordPress can't connect to MySQL server and show the error. So I develop this program to monitor the WordPress MySQL server, when the server is down, WordPress will auto send me an e-mail and write to a text log file in a recorded. We can look trough the log file to analysis the MySQL server databse, in order to cantact the host administrators to fix the error.

Here is the source code of the MySQL Server Crash Monitor.


// Change the e-mail address below .
$from = "webmaster@moon-blog.com";
$to = "webmaster@moon-blog.com";
$subject = "MySQL Crashed!";
$body = date("Y-m-d H:i:s");
$headers = 'From: '.$from . "\r\n"
.'Reply-To: '.$from . "\r\n"
.'X-Mailer: PHP/' . phpversion();
mail($to, $subject, $body, $headers);
// Log to file
$filename = 'log.txt';
$somecontent = date("Y-m-d H:i:s");
$somecontent = $somecontent . "\r\n";
if (is_writable($filename)) {
if (!$handle = fopen($filename, 'a')) {
exit;
}
if (!fwrite($handle, $somecontent)) {
exit;
}
fclose($handle);
}


First, upload a file named log.txt to the WordPress root directory, chmod it to 666.

Second, replace the e-mail address of the code to your own e-mail.

Then,opening wp-includes/wp-db.php, find "if (! $ This-> dbh)", 66 lines in WordPress 2.3.1, paste the code after that. Save and upload the file.

Now, When the database lost connection or get problems, WordPress will automatically mail the error message to your mailbox, at the same time the message will be recorded in log.txt document.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Wordpress Plugin: Keyword Filter

The WordPress keyword filter plugin plugin provided with WordPress. Not like the WordPress Comment Filter Plugin, the Keyword Filter Plugin aim at the post content. Keyword filter plugin works by creating a WordPress filter for the post contents. When the post get displayed, WordPress gives the post content to the  keyword filter plugin and the plugin returns some modified content. Replace the sensitive keyword with specific keyword.

The WordPress keyword plugin support Far East Characters (such as Chinese Characters). You may also create your own keyword filter lists as needed.

Installation / Configuration Instructions:

1. Edit wp-keywordfilter.php to add words that you wish to filter, or change the words that are already listed inside the file.

2. Upload wp-keywordfilter.php to your WordPress plugin directory.

3. Activate the plugin.

Download Latest:

Click here to download the latest version of WordPress keyword filter plugin.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Wordpress Plugin: Comment Filter

WordPress Comment Filter is a plugin that allows for filtering of bad words used during commenting. Comment filter plugin works by creating a WordPress filter for the comment contents. When the comments get displayed, WordPress gives the comment content to the comment filter plugin and the plugin returns some modified content. Replace the bad word with asterisk. It's The modified version of the "No Shit" plugin, and have the following Features:

1. Well setting of filtering keywords.

2. Support Far East Characters (such as Chinese Characters).

Installation / Configuration Instructions:

1. Edit wp-noshit.php to add words that you wish to filter, or change the words that are already listed inside the file.

2. Upload wp-noshit.php to your WordPress plugin directory.

3. Activate the plugin.

Download Latest:

Click here to download the latest version of WordPress Comment Filter Plugin.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Wordpress Plugin: Chinese PinYin Slug

The Chinese PinYin Slug Wordpress plugin convert Chinese UTF-8 character into English PinYin character from a post slugs to improve  search engine optimization.
For example, when you publish a post with a title like this:
"Chinese PinYin"
Wordpress automatically assigns a long filename to your post, called a post slug:
/%e4%b8%ad%e6%96%87%e6%8b%bc%e9%9f%b3
PinYin Slug plugin convert Chinese character into PinYin character. With Chinese PinYin plugin activated, the slug for our example blog post would look like this:
/zhongwenpinyin
The slug is generated on saving a post (so you get a chance to look at it before publishing, and change it), or on publish. It won't overwrite an existing slug. You can force a new slug generation by deleting the existing one.

Installation

Download the PinYin Plugin and unzip to the '/wp-content/plugins/' directory.  Activate the plugin through the 'Plugins' menu in WordPress. Now, when editing a post, give it a title and press Save and Continue Editing. The PinYin Slug plugin will generate a slug. If you edit it, the plugin will honor your slug and won't change it.

If you find this plugin useful, please, link to this page: Chinese PinYin Slug Wordpress Plugin.

Wednesday, May 3, 2006

Top 15 Flickr Extensions for Firefox

No matter how good a service is it can always use a few tweaks, and Flickr is no different.

The 15 add-ons we’ve gathered below for Firefox will help with everything from navigation to uploading, accessing Flickr in countries that block the service, and much more. Take a look and you’re bound to find an extension to enhance your Flickr experience.

Access Flickr! – A tool built specifically to help users bypass firewalls in countries that block Flickr such as Iran, the UAE, China and more.

Better Flickr – Better Flickr combines several Greasemonkey scripts such as photo magnifier, thumbnail enhancer, rich edit and more into one convenient extension. Simply check the boxes for the portions of the add-on you wish to use.

Fireflix – A sidebar extension that works with Flickr to upload images from local files, generate HTML for linking, search photostreams and more.

Flickr – A simple extension that adds the ability to search Flickr photos directly from your browser.

Flickr Auto Page – This extension removes the “Next” button from Flickr and will autoload the next picture so you can just scroll through them in a much easier fashion.

Flickr Buddy – Adds an icon to your status bar in Firefox that will pull Flickr RSS feeds and notify you when the people you are following have updated.

Flickr Gallery Plus! – Flickr Gallery Plus! allows you to see one large image next to the smaller thumbnails on the page. You can then move amongst the thumbnails to view all of the images as a larger version.

Flickr Original – Adds an option upon right clicking on a Flickr image to just directly download the original image at full size.

Flickr Themr – Tired of Flickr being white everywhere you look? Flickr Themr will add a blue & gray theme to the site as you browse it.

Flickrfox – With Flickrfox you get a sidebar for your browser that allows you to search Flickr photostreams while other web pages load.

FlickrSpaceBall – This extension removes the spaceball.gif that sits atop some images on Flickr.

FlickrTrans – Right click on any image on any site, and you can load it to your Flickr account and then use it

Fotofox – A photo upload manager that allows you to drag and drop images from your system into the extension, add tags, set privacy and more; then you can upload them to over 40 different photo sites including Flickr.

Lockr – Share content from Flickr with users on Facebook without them having to log into Flickr.

Uploadr for Flickr – Gives you the ability to upload images you find on various websites directly to your Flickr account. (via

Monday, March 27, 2006

Top 20 Apple TV Plugins And Hacks

Leopard is coming soon, and some reports claim that the new Front Row is going to borrow its look from New-Digital-TV-Boxes Mar-08. In the meantime, Apple TVs themselves are cheaper then ever, but Apple is strangely quiet about it. Is Apple TV the future of home entertainment or is it Apple’s blunder which will probably disappear from the market in the years to come? You decide. In the meantime, we’ve created a toolbox with over 25 plugins and hacks to make all you AppleTV owners smile.

Plugins

Apple TV RSS Plugin – Configure and read various RSS feeds right on your Apple TV.

ATVLoader – Install many plugins from a large database. This one is great for those that want a simplified and easy way of installing plugins without a lot of hassle.

nitoTV – The biggest and best plugin of them all. Network and USB mounting, mplayer, and DVD playback with VIDEO_TS files or ISO files.

Road Trip – GPS plugin that works with any USB GPS adapter, fetches maps from MapQuest.

Sapphire – Best way to manage TV Shows and Movies.

Sports Scores – This plugin allows you to check sports scores.

Streamer – Stream internet radio through your Apple TV.

MPDControl – Control your MPD server easily from your Apple TV.

ATVTorrents – Finds torrents in your Home directory and automatically starts downloading them with rTorrent.

Firefly – Allows the streaming of music on your Apple TV to iTunes.

Omelette – A fun puzzle game designed to run on your Apple TV.

Perian – Although not truly a plugin, Perian allows playback of many file types.

JamanTV – Download movies from the JamanTV service onto your Apple TV.

ATVWakeOnLan – Wakes up remote media servers nearby.

Applications Menu – Run applications on your Apple TV easily with this launcher.

Hacks

Firefox – This hack shows you how to get Firefox up and running on an Apple TV, step by step.

Component to RGB – How to convert from component to RGB for TVs that don’t have component ports.

How to Play DivX From a NAS – Explains how to play DivX files on your AppleTV from a network storage device.

Color Output – How to easily get color output from the AppleTV’s component ports.

Asterisk – How to get Asterisk running on an AppleTV.

Keyboard/Mouse – How to get a USB keyboard and mouse working on an Apple TV.

Mouse Pointer – This tutorial explains how to enable the mouse pointer.

OS X – Install OS X on an Apple TV.

USB Drive – A tutorial that tells you how to boot your Apple TV from an external USB drive.

Enable VNC – Tutorial explaining how to enable Remote Desktop/VNC.

SSH and AFP – Explains how to enable SSH and AFP on Apple TV. (via)

Thursday, March 2, 2006

Top 50 Great Widgets For Your Blog

Widgets are a handy, easy and simple way to add some flare to your blog. Whether you’d like to display the number of currently online visitors to your site or simply the weather report for Los Angeles, you can do it with widgets. We’ve assembled a list of 50 useful or simply cool widgets for your pleasure. And remember, the first rule of widgetizing your blog is – don’t overdo it!

MyBlogLog’s Recent Readers – this widget can easily be called a hit amongst blog owners; its popularity even managed to convince Yahoo into buying MyBlogLog. The widget lets you see the avatars of recent visitors to your blog, provided they’re also members of MyBlogLog.

Mashable – get the latest social networking news from this very site.

Flickr Flash Photo Stream Badge – display images from your Flickr profile with a handy Flash photo stream.

Preview Anywhere – see a live preview of outgoing links in a small popup which activates on mouseover. Some find this annoying, while others might find it useful.

Twitter Badge – if your life is so interesting that everyone must know what you’re up to all the time, then a Twitter badge is the ideal counterpart to your blog. It’ll proudly displays your recent tweets.

Digg News – display the latest Digg links on your blog. Themeable and fully customizable.

FEEDJIT – real time traffic data directly in your blog’s sidebar.

LineBuzz – inline comments for your blog. Very handy for blogs with frequent lively discussions.

Flixn – display a stream directly from your webcam, so your blog visitors can always see what you’re up to.

3Jam – lets your visitors send messages to your mobile phone, without them knowing your phone number.

Jaxtr – with Jaxtr, your visitors can actually call you to your mobile phone; again, your number stays private.

LinkedInABox – show off your LinkedIn profile. Perfect for personal blogs.

Box Widget – enable visitors to use box.net’s online storage directly on your web site.

Price of gas – displaying gas prices on your blog might seem unnecessary to some, but it’s cool if you have a traffic/travel related blog.

iBegin Weather Widget – Display weather information in your sidebar. Just like with Price of Gas, works great with travel-related blogs.

ClockLink – display time in various time zones with these nifty Flash clocks.

Film Loops – display the latest loops from your FilmLoops account.

Daily Painters – display paintings from famous painters on your blog.

WhoLinked – show your visitors which sites have recently linked to your web site. Works with all major blog platforms.

Criteo AutoRoll – displays links to blogs similar to your blog.

Bitty Browser – embed a cute, fully functional mini web browser to your blog.

Leafletter – create a mini website and embed it into your blog.

WikiSeek – search Wikipedia with this simple widget.

FeedCount – show off the number of visitors to your blog with this handy little button.

Technorati Link Count – display the number of links your website has from one of the biggest blog authorities – Technorati.

MyPageRank – another good way to show how “big” your blog is is to show off your Google PageRank.

CheckPageRank – in addition to showing your PageRank, this widget also shows your Alexa ranking.

BlinkxIt – embed a link to related videos directly into your website.

Skype button – display your Skype online/offline status on your blog.

RockYou Horoscope – not something I would personally use, but some people are into horoscope. Hell, most people are into horoscope. Anyway, this widget shows horoscope (doh!) and does it in a nicely designed colorful box.

del.icio.us Tagometer – display how many times have del.icio.us users saved your page.

del.icio.us Linkrolls – this badge shows your latest bookmarks from del.icio.us.

Timelines – need to create a timeline? Seek no further. This widget makes it really easy.

PollDaddy – PollDaddy lets you create beautiful polls in no time, and display them at your blog.

Vizu – another poll-making widget, compatible with all major blog platforms.

AnswerTips – display definitions from Answers.com for various terms on your blog. The definitions are shown in bubbles which are activated on doubleclick.

AnswerBoxes – give your visitors a chance to enter a term themselves, and get a definition from Answers.com

Now Playing – if you got to share your current playlist contents with the world, Sigamp will do the trick. Works with most popular music players, including Foobar, Winamp, iTunes and others.

BuzzBoost – display headlines from your RSS feed on any website.

LibraryThing – show off the latest books you’ve been reading.

Plaxo Address Book – let your most faithful visitors access their address books direclty from your site.

AuctionAds – a widget that displays auctioned items on eBay, and gives you a percentage of the price paid when sometimes buys an item.

aStore – similar to AuctionAds, only for Amazon. Create a mini-store on your site and receive profit when someone buys an item through your store.

Plazes – show your current location on a Plazes map.

Stockalicious – track your portfolio with this widget, and share it with others. Let everyone know how much money you’ve lost.

Yahoo! For Good – create a charity badge and ask for donations for a worthy cause.

Giftspace – your friends never know what to buy you for birthday? Let them know what you really want with this nifty widget.

MixMap – see where are the visitors to your MySpace profile from on a map.

Google Map Widget – display a searchable Google Map on your website.

Google Video Search – add a video search form and selected videos to your web site.

Odeo player – display an Odeo player for and podcast right there in your sidebar. (via)

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Top 30 Firefox Add-ons For Downloading Images, Videos & Files

Every day we all run across content we would like to save a copy of. Sometimes, it’s even legal to do so. This toolbox gives you Firefox add-ons to save just about anything from a webpage you could ever want. Obviously you shouldn’t install these all at once.

File & Page Saving

Backgroundimage Saver – Helps you save the background image of a page even when hidden behind a transparent GIF.

BatchDownload – Assists you in downloading multiple image links at once.

Bazzacuda Image Saver – Will cycle through your open tabs, if any tab has an image and nothing else, the image will be saved and you can have the tab close automatically.

Downloads in Tab – Moves the download manager to a tab.

Download Manager Tweaker – Open the standard download manager as a separate window, a new tab, or the sidebar.

Download Statusbar – Rid yourself of the pop-up download window and manage everything from your status bar.

Download Sort – Automatically save downloads to different directories when using “Save Link As” or “Save Image As”.

DownThemAll! – Download one link or multiples, has a built-in accelerator.

Facebook Photo Album Downloader – Download complete Facebook photo albums.

FlashGot – Download one link, selected link, or all the links on a page.

Image Download – Download all the pictures and filter by width, height, type, create sub folders and more.

Image Toolbar – Provides one click to image actions such as downloading.

Launchy – Enables you to open links and mailtos with the external applications of your choice.

OpenDownload – Adds functions similar to IE’s ‘Open’ and ‘Run’.

PDF Download – Checks every link to see if it is a PDF, if it is, it gives you the option to open it inside or out Firefox, download it to a folder or view it as HTML.

Pterodactl – Saves the largest image on the page, in all tabs, and renames files to keep from having conflicts.

Save As Image – Saves the currently displayed tab as an image creating an instant screenshot.

SafeDownload – Automatically scan downloaded files for viruses.

Save Complete – Aids you in saving complete webpages.

Save Image In Folder – Save images to special folders on your hard drive.

Save Images – Saves images from the current tab’s cache to a specified location.

Save Link In Folder – Save links to special folders on your hard drive.

Screengrab! – Saves the entire web page as an image.

Sourceforge Direct Download – If you frequently download from Sourceforge, this will help you skip the mirror selection step.

ScrapBook – Helps you save portions or entire webpages and then organize them.

TiX Now! – Improves downloading speed from Rapidshare and MegaUpload amongst others.

Video Downloading

Amazing Media Browser – Scans a page for embedded media and helps you download the source files.

Download Embedded – Provides the ability to download several forms of media.

Download Helper – Will extract content from many different sites.

Fast Video Downloader – Can save videos from around 60 video sites.

GetVideo – Provides access to the direct path to get the video.

Google Video Downloader – Adds a button to the status bar to save videos from Google Video.

Media Pirate – The Video Downloader – Gives you the ability to save videos from approximately a dozen sites.

PimpFish Basic Toolbar – Capture video files from numerous sites.

UnPlug – Scans a web page for media players and tells you where the media files are stored so you can download them.

Video Download – Adds a simple right click command to download videos from numerous sites. (via)

Saturday, February 18, 2006

Top 50 Google Reader Extensions and Scripts For Firefox

Don’t get us wrong, Google Reader is our favorite feedreader. But sometimes, we just wish it was a little…better. Here are 50 Firefox extensions and scripts to make Google Reader your own.

Note: some of these require the Greasemonkey or Stylish extensions.

Notification

  • Google Reader Notifier Firefox Extension – Multilingual extension that tells you how many items are unread.
  • Google Reader Toolkit – Handy add-on that alerts you to unread items.
  • Google Reader Watcher – Firefox extension that displays all unread feeds.

    Interface

  • Colorful List View – Colors the headers in the list view.
  • Google Reader Air Skin – Light skin for Google Reader.
  • Google Reader Bottom Link – Adds a small link to the original page at the bottom of the feed.
  • Google Reader for wider screens – Changes the length of stories in Google Reader.
  • Google Reader Optimized – User style that gets rid of all unnecessary elements.
  • Google Reader Plain and Green – Green skin based on Sage’s Plain and Green style.
  • Google Reader Prettifier – OS X theme for Google Reader. Fork with a few bugfixes here.
  • Google Reader Preview – Shows the original page instead of the article summary (fork with widescreen support here).
  • Google Reader Preview Enhanced – Better version of Google Reader Preview.
  • Google Reader “Slate series” – Clean theme in slate colors. You may also be interested in the modified version.
  • Google Reader title unread count – Moves the unread count to the front in the page title.

    Reading

  • CodeReader – Increases the font size of code snippets in the currently viewed item.
  • Google Reader Functional Links – Quick Links fork with updated hotkeys.
  • Google Reader Quick Links – Shortcut keys for links in the story you’re currently reading.
  • Google Reader show original in new tab – The must-have script for Google Reader. Just hit ‘t’ to open the current article in a new tab. Note: this script conflicts with a Google Reader native shortcut. You may want to use Masayuki Ataka’s script that changes the hotkey to ‘y’.
  • Google Reader Slideshow – Automatically scroll through your items at a user-set speed.
  • Grease Reader – Adds a ton of powerful hotkeys.
  • Iris – A Google Reader sidebar influenced by Sage.
  • Read By Mouse – Toggles a mouse-only mode where you read using only your mouse.

    Search

  • Google Reader Custom Search – Adds search to Google Reader via Google Co-op.
  • Google Reader Custom Search (2) – Updated version of the Google Operating System script that displays results inside Google Reader like normal posts.
  • Google Reader Gears Search – Uses Google Gears to search your posts.
  • Google Reader Search – Search powered by Google’s Blogsearch that searches the current feeds or the entire Blogosphere.

    Integration

  • Facebook Sharer + Google Reader – Sends the current story to Facebook.
  • Gmail Box for Google Reader – Integrates Google Reader’s subscriptions to Gmail (based on Google Reader Redux).
  • Google Reader + BlueDot – Based on Google Reader + del.icio.us, but for BlueDot.us.
  • Google Reader + Bookmarks – Sends Reader posts to Google’s bookmarking site.
  • Google Reader + del.icio.us – Based on Google Reader + Bookmarks, but for del.icio.us. Forks here and here.
  • Google Reader + ma.gnolia – Based on Google Reader + del.icio.us, but for ma.gnolia.
  • Google Reader + Simpy – Sends Reader posts to Simpy.com.
  • Google Reader + Twitter – Sends Reader posts to Twitter.
  • Google Reader 30Boxes – Add 30Boxes events from the search field.
  • Google Reader digg news – Adds a “Digg It” button to every item. Works well with Digg Button Animator Enabler.
  • Google Reader Redux – Integrate Google Reader into your Gmail account.

    Misc.

  • Auto add to Google Reader – Automatically bypasses the “Add to Google homepage”/”Add to Google Reader” choice Firefox usually gives you when subscribing to a feed.
  • Better GReader – Combines an optimized skin, Smart Google Reader Subscribe, and Quick Links into a Firefox extension.
  • Google Gears – Take Reader (and tons of other apps) offline with this great Google product.
  • Google Reader Subscribe – Adds a button to add the current page’s feed to Google Reader.
  • Jasper’s Google Reader Subscribe – Based on Google Reader Subscribe, but concentrating on taking up as little room as possible.
  • Smart Google Reader Subscribe – Based on Jasper’s script, but tells you if the feed is already in Google Reader (saving you clicks).
  • Tag Cloud – Generates a tag cloud of all your tags. (via)
  • Wednesday, February 1, 2006

    Top 50 WordPress Plugins for Multimedia

    There’s a lot more to blogging than just writing compelling text. Pictures, video, and audio make your blog more exciting for readers while giving you more ways to express yourself. There are hundreds of plugins available for adding multimedia to your blog and here we take a look at more than 50 of our favorites.

    Image Management Tools

    Aniga Gallery – Allows you to create picture galleries that use the WordPress comment system.

    Batch Image Uploader – Upload and resize multiple images to your blog at once.

    Duh Gallery – Simply creates a photo gallery from your uploads folder in WordPress.

    ImageManager – Includes interface for browsing and uploading images and basic tools such as cropping and rotating.

    WP Image Gallery – Create photo galleries from within WordPress and display them in posts.

    fMoblog – Post pictures with descriptions from a mobile phone.

    Pop-up Image Gallery – Photo gallery plugin with various options for transitions

    PhotoZip – For quickly uploading photos; allows you to simply upload a .zip file to create an image gallery.

    PictPress – Automatically generates a picture post from a directory on your server. Resizes pictures on the fly.

    Importing Images from Other Services

    Another Flickr – Allows your readers to browse thumbnails from your Flickr albums and go directly to full size images.

    BubbleShare – Display photo galleries from your BubbleShare account.

    Facebook Photos – Shows thumbnails of photos from your linked Facebook account.

    Flickr Photo Album – Pulls in your Flickr photo sets and displays them as albums in WordPress.

    FlickrRSS – Displays most recent images from any RSS feed from Flickr such as a user, group, or tags page.

    Fotobook – Import your Facebook photo albums into a WordPress page.

    ImageShack Uploader – Upload an image to ImageShack’s free storage service and insert a thumbnail into your posts.

    Slickr Gallery – AJAX photo gallery that pulls in images and photosets from Flickr.

    Smugmug Gallery Bar – Insert photos from your Smugmug account into blog posts.

    Image Display Effects & Hacks

    Enlarger – Displays a thumbnail but loads the bigger image in the background so when clicked the full size version loads instantly.

    IImage Panorama – Helps you create a 360 degree panorama picture to add to your blog.

    Image Headlines – Create cool text images for the titles of your posts.

    Lightbox 2 – Generates thumbnails that when clicked load in a lightbox.

    Multi-Topic Icon: Shows images that represent each of the categories assigned to a blog post.

    Random Image – Pulls a random image you have places on your blog and links back to the post it came from.

    Transparent PNG Fix – Make sure your PNG files don’t look nasty.

    WP Wetfloor – Create the ever-popular reflection effect for the images on your blog.

    Playing Music

    Del.icio.us MP3 Player – Makes links to MP3s in your posts playable and easily postable to del.icio.us.

    Audio Player – Inserts a simple MP3 player into your posts that plays uploaded audio files.

    XSFP Player – Flash player that allows you to embed music on your blog via http.

    What Am I Listening To?

    DG PlayingNow Updater – Displays the song you are currently listening to on iTunes, MSN Messenger, or J. River Media Center.

    EZ-Scrobbler – Displays your most recently listened to tracks on last.fm.

    iTunes Spy – Displays your most recently listened to tracks on iTunes.

    Pandora Feeds – Displays data from Pandora feeds, for example, a list of your stations, bookmarked songs, and bookmarked artists.

    onAirNow – Now playing plugin that displays most recent song from iTunes or WinAmp.

    Podcasting Tools

    Odeo – Embed a podcast you’ve recorded on Odeo.

    Podcast Release – A “release” form for guests of your podcast, accepting your terms.

    PodPress – Full featured plugin for podcasters including feed generation, iTunes preview, and download stats.

    iPodCatter – Helps podcasters created a valid feed for the podcast directory on iTunes.

    Miscellaneous Audio Tools

    Evoca Browser Mic – Allow your blog readers to send you voice comments which you can later post to your blog.

    Odiogo – Converts your text to speech and provides a link for your readers to listen to your posts.

    Video Tools

    Anarchy Media Player – Plays a wide variety of audio/video file formats in the appropriate player on your blog.

    Easy Inline SWF – Allows you to insert Flash files in .swf format into your posts without any weird tags.

    SeeTheFace – Complete tool for recording video and posting to your blog.

    Extreme Video – Plays any .flv file on your blog with support for YouTube, Google Video, Quicktime, and more.

    Noembedder – Automatically adds a noembed section to any embedded content that does not already have one.

    YouTube Brackets – Allows you to simply enter a URL for a YouTube video versus copying and pasting embed code.

    wordTube – Video player that includes the ability to program a menu of videos.

    TubePress – Display YouTube galleries as blog posts or a sidebar item.

    YouTube Video Gallery – Displays thumbnails for any gallery from YouTube.

    vPIP – vPIP stands for “Videos Playing In Place,” meaning it will only embed after a specified image or link is clicked by the user. (via)

    Sunday, January 29, 2006

    Top 30 Tools For Working With Wordpress Posts

    Aside from tweaking the design and installing the occasional plugin, most of the time in your WordPress blog is spent writing and editing posts. In the penultimate post of the WordPress Tips series, we present 30+ tools to help you with everything from saving recurring post layouts to hiding the spoiler at the end of your movie review.

    Post Administration & Layout

    Add Graphic Signature – Adds a graphic of your signature to your posts either automatically or via the insertion of a simple tag.

    Adman – Allows you to post ads such as Google AdSense at the beginning or middle of a post.

    Another WordPress Meta Plugin – Allows you to add Meta tags and keywords to your post to try to further optimize your blog for search engines.

    Category Remindr – Category Remindr puts a button next to the “Publish” button to remind you to select the categories for your post.

    Corrector – Adds Google Spell to your admin area and can spellcheck in 27 languages.

    DropCap First Character – Enlarges the first character of a post to give it more of a magazine appearance.

    Front Page Excluded Categories – Sometimes you don’t want posts from certain categories on your front landing page, this allows you to exclude them from appearing there.

    Limit the size of main page posts – Set the number of words you want each of your main page posts to contain, if they exceed that limit, a link is provided to a page with the complete post.

    Notify On Draft Post – Notifies the editor when the authors of a multi-author blog post a new draft for review.

    Post Notification – Sends an email to all of the registered Users, who have opted in, when you make a new post. Includes the option to include the post in the email.

    Post Repeater – Sometimes you have a post with significance every week, month, or year; this plugin will do it for you with just a few edits.

    Post Templates – Allows you to set up repeating templates such as a “Picture Of The Day” and so on without all the tedious copy and pasting.

    PostPost – Allows you to add content such as advertisements before or after every post.

    Posts Expire – Set an expiration date on your post, after the date passes, it will no longer be displayed.

    Subscribers Only – Lets you mark a post as “subscriber only” so they are visible only to members of your site.

    Subscribe-Remind – Adds a reminder to the bottom of each post to your readers to subscribe to your RSS feed.

    WordPress PDA – Helps your readers view your blog on a PDA browser.

    WP-orderposts – As more people use WordPress also as a CMS, sometimes you don’t want your posts in chronological order; this plugin allows you to change it.

    WP-Sticky – Sometimes you want a post to always be the first entry for your blog, especially when using WordPress as a makeshift CMS. This plugin does just that by making a post “sticky”.

    Post Tools

    Auto Link – Use the Google API to set delimiters like [movie]Move Title[/movie] to make it auto link to the page on IMDB. Can set others as you wish.

    Author Complete Post List – Gives you the ability to display all the posts by an author, including the ones where they are co-author.

    Blog by Mail with Categories – Changes the “Blog by Mail” feature in WordPress so you can also set the category.

    Code Markup – Allows you to include snippets of code, including HTML, in your post without it affecting the page.

    Easy Post-To-Post Links – Allows you to use a shortcut when writing a post linking to another post on your blog; shows the full hyperlink in the published post.

    On This Day – Will display posts posted on the same day in previous years.

    Plain Text Paste – Helps to ease the pain of pasting something you wrote in Microsoft Word into WordPress.

    TD Word Count – Will display a word count for each post on a blog, and gives you a total count.

    Ubernyms – Allows you to make shortcut for terms and links you use often. Just enter the abbreviation and this plugin fills it in for you.

    WP-Footnotes – Allows you to add footnotes to a more detailed post.

    wpSpoiler – Great for sites that do movie or TV reviews, will allow you so hide text behind [spoiler] tags. (via)

    Saturday, January 28, 2006

    Top 30 WordPress Plugins To Get More Blog Readers

    Gaining blog readers is hard; WordPress makes it much easier. Here are 30+ WordPress plugins to help you garner some of that attention, and then retain readers once they visit.

    Crossposting

    DJ-Email-Publish – Once you publish on your WordPress blog, this sends the post as an email to your other blogs such as MSN Spaces.

    Live Space Sync – Allows you to import all your posts to your Microsoft Live Spaces so you can advertise your blog to your contacts.

    LiveJournal Crossposter – Automatically posts your latest entries to your LiveJournal account, or any other LJ software based site.

    Vox Crossposter – Makes it so your posts also appear on your Vox account.

    Xanga Crosspost – Allows you to have your posts appear on your Xanga account also.

    RSS Feed Tools

    ©Feed – Adds copyright info to your feed and puts a digital fingerprint on it so you can search the web for content theft.

    Add to Any Subscribe Button – Allows your readers to subscribe via just about any reader out there.

    AddThis Sidebar Widget – Adds RSS info and social bookmarking to the sidebar.

    Better Feed – Adds a “read more” button, a copyright notice, and a “Add to del.icio.us” link.

    DeCat – Allows you to select certain categories to not be included in your feeds.

    Feed Control – Gives you the ability to exclude posts from your feed, add pages and much more.

    Feed Footer – Adds copyright and advertising to your RSS posts.

    Feed Master – Assigns a number to your feed readers so you get a better idea of stats specific to them.

    Feed Styler – Allows you to style your feed.

    FeedBurner FeedSmith – Make sure all your RSS feed subscribers get counted along with the ones signed up via FeedBurner.

    FeedStats – Gives you statistical data on your feeds.

    Feedvertizer – Add text links to the end of your feed posts.

    RSS Flashfeeder to Myspace – Feeds your last two posts to your MySpace page.

    Slash Comments – Adds info to your feed about how many comments are on the post.

    Subscribe-Remind – Adds a little reminder to the end of each post reminding readers to subscribe to your feed.

    Social Bookmarking

    Digg Button – Allows you to add the Digg button anywhere in a post with just a simple code snippet.

    Digg IT – Another plugin allowing inclusion of the Digg button.

    JPF Add to Reddit – Allows readers to submit your posts to Reddit, if they are already logged in, it automatically posts the title and URL.

    Share This – Adds multiple social bookmarking links and an e-mail-this function in one handy button.

    Sociable – Adds the linking information for 61 social bookmarking sites.

    Social Bookmark Buttons – Adds social bookmark buttons for Digg.com, Netscape.com, Reddit.com, Del.icio.us, Stumbleupon.com, Google.com, Socialogs.com, and Socialposter.com.

    Social Bookmarks Plugin for WordPress – Gives you access to the social bookmarking icons.

    Socializer Plugin – Adds the ability to post to nearly 40 social bookmarking sites.

    SocialList – Lets you see which of your posts have been submitted to del.icio.us and Digg.

    Socialogs.com – Allows you to have your entries submitted to Socialogs.com.

    WP-Notable – Adds the icons for numerous social bookmarking sites to each post.

    wphotspots – Tracks the activity of your posts on several social bookmarking sites. (via)

    Friday, January 27, 2006

    Top 50 Tools For The WordPress Admin

    Running your WordPress blog can feel like a full-time job sometimes. We’ve compiled an A-Z list of more than 50 plugins to help you streamline everything you need to do out back. As with any plugins list, don’t install them all at once!

    404 Notifier – Gives you a log of all your 404 errors so you can see why your readers are ending up on broken pages.Admin Dropdown Menus – Make your crowded admin panel menus neat and orderly by turning them into dropdown menus.

    Admin Panel Comment Reply – Adds a “reply to comment” option in the comments section of the admin area.

    Ajax Spell Checker – Uses a combination of dictionaries to check your posts.

    Auto-hyperlink URLs – Gives you several options for having URLs automatically turn in to hyperlinks.

    AWSOM Pixgallery – Designed to allow artists and webcomic creators to create a portfolio of their artwork.

    Batch Categories – Adds a page to the category management, showing all the posts that belong to a category making it easier to add to another category, or when using an import tool from another blog.

    Custom Admin Menu – Gives you the power to rename, hide or move just about anything you want in the admin area.

    Custom Write Panel – Allows you to customize the “Write” panel of WordPress. Hide things you don’t need such as “Post Password” and add things you feel you may need.

    Dashbar – Let admins have admin access while working in the frontend of the blog without having multiple windows open.

    Dashboard Editor – Ever wanted to change the Dashboard to be more useful? This is the plugin you need.

    DashNote – Adds a post-it note feature to the dashboard to jot down notes to yourself.

    Digital Fingerprint – Adds a digital fingerprint to your posts so you can search the web to see if your content has been scraped.

    Domain Mirror – Will allow one WordPress install to be accessed from multiple domains and will even change the name and URLs based on the address people access it with.

    Download Counter – Counts and tracks the downloads of all your files.

    Email Users – This plugin allows you to mail registered users on your blog based on their role.

    Enforce WWW Preference – Provides 301 redirects to queries with /index.php and enforces your use or non-use of www to make sure your search engine indexing is uniform.

    Excerpt Editor – Gives you more control over the excerpts such as length and auto creation.

    FeedBurner FeedSmith – Make sure all your RSS feed sbscribers get counted along with the ones signed up via FeedBurner.

    Fix Database – Will check your WordPress database for errors and attempt to fix them.

    Genki Announcement – Allows you to add an announcement before your first post without editing your themes, can even run on a timer.

    Genki Pre-Publish Reminder – Forget to set your categories before you publish? Write yourself a reminder!

    Google Analyticator – Inserts Google Analytics on every WordPress page

    Google Sitemaps Generator – Will create a Google compliant sitemap of your blog.

    GT Post Approval – Adds “Approve” and “Reject” buttons to the administrators view on all posts, very handy for blogs with multiple authors.

    Instant Update – Will handle the tedious chore of upgrading your WP install with just one-click.

    Just Unzip – Upload a zip folder from the Write page; this plugin unzips the contents and associates them with the current post.

    Khanh’s Instant Notepad (KIN) – Allows you to jot notes to yourself on a notepad.

    Leprakhauns Word Count – Adds a Java powered word counter to your editing page, very useful for writers working to a word count on professional blogs.

    Mass Post Manager – Allows you to move or delete all the posts in a category at once.

    Mutliply – Allows you to control multiple blogs from one administrator.

    NextGEN Gallery – Adds an image gallery to your control panel and can even add a flash gallery.

    OneClick Install – Adds an extremely powerful uploader and installer for plugins and themes to WordPress, eliminates the need to unzip or FTP!

    Page Link Manager – Allows you to easily rearrange pages, hide them, and move them at will.

    Permacop – Allows you to redirect any URL to another.

    Post2Page – Write a post that should really be on permanent display? Turn it in to a page with this plugin and have it handle the URL redirects to boot.

    PlugInstaller – Point this plugin to a new plugin you want on the web, it takes care of obtaining it, uploading it and unpacking it.

    podPress – Numerous features for bloggers wishing to add podcasts to their WordPress install. Previews, RSS feeds, adding cast to posts, and many, many more.

    Search and Replace – Search all your posts at once for specified text, quickly replace it.

    Share This – Adds multiple social bookmarking links and an e-mail-this function in one handy button.

    Simple Pop-up Images – Add a thumbnail image to your post; when the user clicks on it, they get a larger pop-up of the picture.

    Simple Tagging – Simplifies the tagging process to drop down menus, can import from your current tagging plugins.

    Site Unavailable – Puts up a message your site is down, customize the message, all the while, the admins can still log in.

    Throttle – Monitors your bandwidth and limits non-essential items during heavy load times to help performance.

    Wikipedia-NoFollow – Written in response to Wikipedia’s implementing a “nofollow” rule to their outgoing links, a plugin to add nofollow to links you give to Wikipedia pages.

    WordPress Mobile Edition – Strips your blog down for easy reading on phones and PDAs.

    WordTube – Why use YouTube when you can host and stream your videos as you please? Includes a flash player.

    WP Grins – Adds clickable smilies to both the administration area and comments section at once.

    WPAds – Add rotating banner and text ads to any position you define in your blog.

    WP-Custom Login – Allows you to modify the user login page logo to an image of your choice to allow you to brand your site more completely.

    WP- DBManager – Gives you the power to optimize the database, back it up, restore, delete the backup database , drop emptied tables and run selected queries.

    WP-phpMyAdmin – Gives you quick access to your PHP databases directly from the WP admin area without haveing to login to phpMyAdmin. Very handy.

    WP Plugins Tracker – Will verify all of your plugins are the latest version by checking them against the wp-plugins-db.org database.

    WP Super Edit – Gives you more control over the Visual editor including emoticons, layers, style attributes and more.

    WP-Table – Allows you to add a table directly in the Visual mode or import from a spreadsheet. (via)