IP Logger WordPress plugin review

January 24th, 2010

IP Logger Review

IP Logger Review

Plugin Name:IP Logger v.2.8
Date of review: 24th January 2010
Rating: 3.0
Author profile: M. Retzlaff
WordPress plugin directory link: IP Logger

“IP Logger” WordPress plugin tracks records about every visitor of your site in the separate MySQL table in your WordPress blog database. Visitor’s information has a lot of data including IP-address, user agent, country code, country name, city, etc… Convenient graphical visual presentation for that data is available via admin dashboard widget. Data can be exported into CSV or XML format. Plugin offers undesirable visitors blocking feature also.

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WordPress 2.9.1 – what is the difference?

January 9th, 2010

WordPress 2.9.1 release

WordPress 2.9.1 release


From January, 4th, 2010 WordPress 2.9.1 is available for download. The most of issues updated in this WordPress version are shown already in the “WordPress 2.9.1. incoming” article. You can find the full list of files updated in the 2.9.1 version comparing to version 2.9 in this article.
You need to update your current WordPress installation to the latest one as soon as possible. Make it the solid rool for any new WordPress release. No matter if you did not see any bugs which this update fixes. It is for security reason primarily.
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Incoming WordPress 2.9.1.

December 26th, 2009

WordPress 2.9.1 Incoming

WordPress 2.9.1

December 23, 2009 WordPress Development team announced the WordPress 2.9.1 Beta release. You can see the original post at WordPress Development Blog.
First, critical bugs were fixed in order to process scheduled posts and pingbacks correctly. Some other lesser critical updates were made too. Full list of updated/fixed issues, original discussion between WP developers together with code changes can be found at WordPress Bug Tracker. WordPress 2.9.1 Beta 1 package can be downloaded for the evaluation here.
Looking for general review of updates which were made in WordPress 2.9.1? Continue reading.
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WordPress 2.9 Carmen Welcome!

December 19th, 2009

wordpress 2.9 release

WordPress 2.9 release


WordPress team announced availability of WordPress version 2.9 “Carmen”. You are welcome, forthcoming fresh and new WordPress version 2.9!
We are familiar with some exciting new features of WordPress 2.9 already. We investigated it with the help of WordPress 2.9 beta version. For more details you can look this post WordPress 2.9 new features. Comprehensive list of new or enhanced features is published at “WordPress 2.9, oh so fine” post, including the mention of exciting new “Easier video embeds” feature.
In order to use WordPress version 2.9 “Carmen” you need download it from this download link first.
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Thank You Counter Button WordPress Plugin Filter Hooks

December 6th, 2009

Content Filter

Content Filter


There are next filter hooks available for the Thank You Counter Button (TYCB) WordPress plugin:

  • Side bar Thanks Stat widget has filter hook 'thanks_stat_sidebar' for its content.
  • Admin dashboard ‘Latest Thanks’ widget has filter hook 'thanks_stat_dashboard' for its content.
  • Admin dashboard ‘Latest Thanks’ widget has filter hook 'thanks_stat_dashboard_row' which allows to change content of every row at this widget;
  • Thank You button has filter hook 'thanks_thankyou_button' for its html code now.
  • Sidebar ‘Latest Thanks’ widget has filter hook 'thanks_stat_sidebar_item' which allows to change content of every widget row;
  • Sidebar ‘Latest Thanks’ widget has filter hook 'thanks_stat_sidebar_total_quant' which allows to change content of total quant counter placed at the sidebar widget;

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Thank You Counter Button WordPress Plugin Shortcodes

December 6th, 2009

TYCB plugin shortcodes

TYCB plugin shortcodes


Thank You Counter Button WordPress Plugin processes the next Short Codes:

  • [thankyou]
    or
    [thankyou]YourCustomCaption[/thankyou]
    - inserts Thank You Counter Button in place of this shortcode.
  • [nothankyou] – excludes The Button from the post in which it is inserted, allows you to hide counter button for such post.
  • [thanks_total_quant] – You can use it in your posts to show the total quant of thanks visitors were sent to your blog.

How to change WordPress User Role capabilities

November 22nd, 2009

User Roles

User Roles


Every WordPress blog owner knows that WordPress 2.8 and higher user standard roles are: Administrator, Editor, Author, Contributor, Subscriber.
What is the difference? What the “Author” can do but “Contributor” can not? Comprehensive information about it can be found here, at WordPress.org
But where all that data are stored? How to change the role if you really need it? Interested? Read this article and you will get some answers on that questions. Recently I met with the following problem at the multi-authored blog. User with role “Author” can upload images to the blog server, but can not use it in his/her posts. Any HTML tags are immediately removed from post text after “Author” saves his draft or post.
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