For example, for this post I see “This entry was posted on November 1st, 2009 at 3:08 PM” while you may see something different (depending on your timezone). Cool, huh?
I’ve switched the lightbox script that my jQuery Lightbox For Native Galleries plugin uses again. v2.x used a great lightbox script, but it unfortunately did not resize large images to fit on your screen (something I didn’t realize until after I released the plugin).
The newly released v3.0.0 uses the incredibly powerful and flexible ColorBox script. You can check out a demo below (this is just a simple
[gallery] shortcode with no modifications):
I’ve recoded my Regenerate Thumbnails plugin. It’s now powered by AJAX and should work better on shared hosting environments as it’s pretty much impossible now to make it run out of processing time as each resize is done from it’s own page call. It also features a fancy progress bar (I love you jQuery UI!).
Now you too can show the WordPress download counter on your website! This plugin adds a widget to your blog that shows the current download count and even refreshes the count every 15 seconds automatically.
No demo here on my blog as my current theme isn’t widgetized and I haven’t made the plugin work with anything but widgets. I have plans for the future though to allow you to display the counter anywhere.
For further details, check out the plugin’s homepage.
jQuery Lightbox For Native Galleries v2.0.0 has been recoded to use a new and better lightbox script. This one resembles the original and infamous lightbox script, but is jQuery powered because jQuery is awesome. It also works with WordPress 2.8 (the previous version of my plugin may not have, I’m not sure).
Here’s a demo:
Images by Microsoft
I’ve decided to shut down my support forums today in favor of the WordPress.org forums.
The problem with me running my own forums is that people had to register there separately to post and they relied on just me basically to provide support. By opting to provide support via the WordPress.org forums, they probably don’t have to sign up for yet another account and best of all they can receive support from other knowledgeable users rather than just me.
So if you need support for one of my plugins, please visit it’s page on the WordPress.org Plugins area (
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/plugin-stub-here/) and then click on “See what others are saying…” on the right side. That’ll take you to a new thread forum with the tag field already filled in with my plugin’s name (if you don’t properly tag your thread, I won’t see it).
Threw together another plugin the other day.
Twitter Tools is an excellent plugin for posting notifications of new blog posts to Twitter. However Twitter Tools just sends the URL to the new post normally which is then shortened by Twitter itself to a bit.ly short link. This is done anonymously.
This plugin will replace the normal URLs sent by Twitter Tools to Twitter with bit.ly URLs tied to your bit.ly account. You can then easily track the number of clicks from your bit.ly profile.
For more details, check out the plugin’s homepage.
I’ve updated my SyntaxHighlighter Evolved plugin to v2.1.0. It incorporates changes made to Alex Gorbatchev’s script. Here are the relevant changes with my comments in italics:
- Major speed improvement thanks to a patch by Jose Prado. SyntaxHighlighter now can render 4-5k lines in just a second or two (tested on a MacBook Pro 2.4GHz).
wrap-lines parameter option to disable line wrapping. See demo. (This can be accessed in my plugin via the “
- Toolbar is now activated on mouse over.
- Added ActionScript3 brush (thanks to Peter Atoria).
- Added JavaFX brush (thank to Patrick Webster).
- Added PowerShell brush (thanks to B.v.Zanten, Getronics)
An update notice should appear in your admin area soon.
SyntaxHighlighter, now known as SyntaxHighlighter Evolved (to better differentiate against the various plugin forks out there), has been recoded from scratch and is now at v2.0.0! It features an all new version of the highlighter and so much more.
For details, check out my plugin’s homepage.