Single Click Plugin Updater WordPress Plugin

October 19th, 2007

This plugin extends the plugin update notification feature introduced in WordPress 2.3 by adding an “update automatically” link to update notifications. When you click the link, the new version of the corresponding plugin is downloaded and installed automatically. It also lets you know which plugins have update notifications enabled. [...] Continue Reading…

On Recovering Data And Wheels

October 17th, 2007

I spent a while today wondering what to post about.

I have an aptly named file on my desktop – “arggr.txt” (apparently I had misspelled “arrgh”). That’s where I store most of my ideas. Since I’m pretty sure that I don’t have a “feeling” for the audience/people in general, [...] Continue Reading…

How To Run A PHP Script In The Background

October 16th, 2007

If you have a PHP script that takes a while to execute (for example, long database operations or file format conversions), you might want to run it in the background so that the rest of your page still loads fast. In this post I’ll describe two ways to do [...] Continue Reading…

Three Uses For Spam Comments

October 15th, 2007

Everybody gets email spam. Bloggers also get comment spam and trackback spam (lucky us). This blog receives a few dozen spam comments a day (most are caught by Akismet).

What most people don’t realize is comment spam can actually be useful. Here’s how (note: includes some unethical stuff) -

Fresh proxies. [...] Continue Reading…

Broken Link Checker Plugin 0.2 Update

October 13th, 2007

The Broken Link Checker WordPress plugin has been updated to version 0.2! Here’s what’s new -

Link checking algorithm has been improved and shouldn’t generate false warnings anymore.
Links that are discovered to not work will be re-checked again a few minutes later. This is useful if the link only appeared [...] Continue Reading…