Broken Link Checker for WordPress

August 5th, 2007

Sometimes, links get broken. A page is deleted, a subdirectory forgotten, a site moved to a different domain. Most likely many of your blog posts contain links. It is almost inevitable that over time some of them will lead to a “404 Not Found” error page. Obviously you don’t [...] Continue Reading…

WordPress Killed My Code

August 2nd, 2007

…but that’s okay – WP-Syntax resurrected it.

After looking at one of my earlier posts I noticed that all the backslashes were gone from my code examples, most notably my regular expressions. I had the code wrapped in <pre></pre> tags. As some searching revealed, this seems to be a recurrent [...] Continue Reading…

How To Check If Page Exists With CURL

August 2nd, 2007

Here’s a relatively simple PHP function that will check if an URL really leads to a valid page (as opposed to generating “404 Not Found” or some other kind of error). It uses the CURL library – if your server doesn’t have it installed, see “Alternatives” at the end [...] Continue Reading…

How To Read/Write Icons With PHP

July 30th, 2007

I discovered this interesting PHP class today that can be used to process all kinds of .ico files in PHP.FeaturesRead/write icon files.Extract individual icons from a multi-icon file as GD icon resources.Add new icons to an .ico file.Supports all icon image sizes, bit depths and transparency.You can find the [...] Continue Reading…

Link Cloaking Plugin for WordPress

July 28th, 2007

This is a plugin for WordPress that can automatically cloak outgoing links in your posts and/or pages.

Download plugin
(Note: May not be compatible with the latest version of Eclipse Link Cloaker.)


Choose what to cloak – all links, only the links you specify or no links at all.
Choose where to cloak [...] Continue Reading…