Posts Slideshow Widget
Post Slideshow Widget WordPress plugin allows you to setup a side bar widget with slider (slideshow) of featured images from recent posts (or custom post type), from a selected category (hierarchical taxonomy for selected custom post type), from comma separated list of tags.
If post has no featured image, plugin tries to extract any 1st image from that post content and show it instead.
You may customize post title and background color, background color of slider navigation panel. Color is selected from WordPress built-in color pallete. Manual input of color code is available also. Select animation type: slide or fade. Setup slider speed and widget dimensions. You can have as many sliders as you wish with different categories selected. This is mainly useful if you have a dedicated category for photo gallery posts and would like to display recent post title with its featured photo.
WP Last Login
WordPress user last login date is important attribute, useful for the health of your site. Why it could be necessary? Did you configure your WordPress site opened to new user registration? If “Yes”, then you know definitely about spam user registrations. Yes, there are special plugins to fight with this serious problem. But even excellent automatic defence can be overcome somehow, and except of tens of thousands spam registrations you will have 5-10 registrations a day, 300 – a month, 3600 a year… Is there a need to continue? Thus, in order to cleanup your site database, remove such overload it is needed to analyse your site users, at least from time to time.
WordPress Beta 1 of version 3.6
WordPress Beta 1 for version 3.6 is available for download and testing – that was declared at WordPress official blog
at April 4, 2013. Product is still under development and it’s not recommended to setup it on a production site. Inspite of this, independently who are you, WordPress plugin or theme developer, or a WordPress hosting provider, you are encouraged to put new coming WordPress version into testing environment, test it thoroughly against your products and environment and try to find bugs or themes, plugins incompatibility issues and problems. Do you wait something new, something interesting from the latest WordPress version? Download Beta version here
User Role Editor WordPress plugin
User Role Editor v. 3.11 beta
version 3.11 Beta is available for testing. You may download
it from this link
. It is generally bugs and bbPress compatibility issue fixes release. Thanks to plugin users who kindly reported discovered problems:
– Required WordPress version checking is moved to plugin activation hook and is not called every time when plugin is executed.
– Administrator can now exclude non-core (custom) capabilities from his role. It is useful if you need to fully remove some capability as capability deletion is prohibited while it is used at least one role.
– bbPress compatibility issue is fixed: capabilities created by bbPress dynamically are excluded from the capabilities set in User Role Editor to not store them in the database as persistent WP roles data or user capabilities.
– Additional roles are assigned to user without overriding her primary WordPress role and bbPress role.
– Changing WordPress user primary role at user profile doesn’t clear additonal roles assigned with User Role Editor earlier.
Is “Post views stats” ready for use?
“Post views stats” WordPress plugin purpose is to count views for your blog posts and show them at WordPress admin back-end in convenient way. It adds ‘View count’ column to the general posts list, and shows such statistics at separate page linked to “Track Post View” WordPress admin menu item, where you may filter out post view count for needed period, just select valid dates. I will not reproduce plugin in action screenshots here as they are included into plugin package itself and could be viewed as at WordPress.org
, as at ChoosePlugin.com
. As the bonus, blogger may show list of most popular plugins at blog sidebar, using special widget.
For the 1st glance, “Post views stats” plugin does its work honestly, quickly and effectively. But after looking inside plugin source code I changed my opinion. Let me explain, why it was happend.
WordPress security release is available for download
. If we may to wait some time and delay the update to the latest version with ordinal new-featured and even bug-fixes versions, security update is not a thing we can ignore. We are too busy some time and don’t visit WordPress dashboard to see the latest news from WordPress. So, let me spread the word of WordPress team and encourage you – update your WordPress as soon as possible (ASAP).
Just look on the list of security issues which WordPress 3.5.1. release addresses:
– A server-side request forgery vulnerability and remote port scanning using pingbacks. This vulnerability, which could potentially be used to expose information and compromise a site, affects all previous WordPress versions.
– Two instances of cross-site scripting via shortcodes and post content.
– A cross-site scripting vulnerability in the external library Plupload.
Are you still waiting? Go-go-go! Go to your WordPress update center, and press update button. Do not forget to make files and database backup before update, of course.
Detailed information is available at WordPress News
User Role Editor v. 3.10
User Role Editor WordPress plugin version 3.10 Beta became available for testing today. What’s main difference from the previous version except of partial general code cleanup?
New feature “multiple roles” selection is realized. You can assign to user more then one role now. If role1 has capabilities A and B, but role2 has capability C, but you need to give user all three A, B, C capabilities, there is no need to create new 3rd role with all those A, B, C capabilities included. Just assign to the user role1 and role2 simultaneously. As the result user will get the combination of capabilities from both those roles.
While playing with a new developed stuff I discovered the bug, which could be critical
in some conditions.