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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User Locker 1.1.7 WordPress Plugin Review

November 21st, 2009

WordPress Plugin Review

WordPress Plugin Review

Plugin Name:User Locker v.1.1.7
Date of review: 20th November 2009
Rating: 4.5
Author profile: Daniel Frużyński
WordPress plugin directory link: User Locker

User Locker WordPress plugin introduces maximum number of invalid login attempts for the user name. When this number is exceeded, plugin locks that user account. It can be unlocked by requesting new password (using Lost Password option) or asking help from the blog administrator only.


You can find the original description of this plugin at the authour’s blog plugin page (primary site language is not English, but it is the English description). It this post I will tell you about my impressions after testing this plugin and going through its source code.

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WordPress 2.8.6 Security Release Details

November 14th, 2009

Wordpress 2.8.6 Security Release

Wordpress 2.8.6 Security Release

WordPress 2.8.6 Security Release was published. Official page at wordpress.org doesn’t say too much about it, just that:
2.8.6 fixes two security problems that can be exploited by registered, logged in users who have posting privileges. If you have untrusted authors on your blog, upgrading to 2.8.6 is recommended. The first problem is an XSS vulnerability in Press This. The second problem is an issue with sanitizing uploaded file names that can be exploited in certain Apache configurations.
Is it interesting for you what changes were made in terms of PHP source code? Let’s try to discover WordPress 2.8.6 Security Release details together.
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Limit Login Attempts 1.4.1 WordPress Plugin Review

November 10th, 2009

WordPress Plugin Review

WordPress Plugin Review

Plugin Name: Limit Login Attempts v.1.4.1
Date of review: 10th November 2009
Rating: 4.8
Author profile: Johan Eenfeldt
WordPress plugin directory link: Limit Login Attempts

“Limit Login Attempts” WordPress plugin limits the number of wrong login attempts possible through normal login dialog as well as (for WordPress 2.7+) for cookies authentication mechanism.

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NetBeans IDE for PHP development

October 25th, 2009
NetBeans IDE

NetBeans IDE

Do you search comprehensive but free Integrated Development Environment tool for the PHP development? Take a look at the NetBeans project. I use it about two years and very satisfied how it works for me.

With NetBeans you have a dedicated PHP coding environment and complete integration with web standards. NetBeans offers a version of the IDE tailor-made for developing PHP sites. The NetBeans PHP editor is dynamically integrated with NetBeans HTML, JavaScript and CSS editing features such as syntax highlighting and the JavaScript debugger.

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