WordPress Update Server

March 12th, 2013

It’s been a long time coming, but I’ve finally released an external update API server for WordPress plugins and themes. Check it out on GitHub. This is the server component to my plugin update checker and theme update checker client libraries. Features Provide updates for private or commercial plugins and themes. From the users’ perspective, the […]

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FindBroken Beta

March 7th, 2011

Here’s something I’ve been working on for the last month or so: FindBroken.com. It’s an automated link checker that periodically scans your site for broken links and alerts you by email if any are found. Basically, it’s like a hosted version of the Broken Link Checker plugin, only simpler and not WordPress-specific. The site is […]

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Broken Link Checker – All Free Again

December 27th, 2010

The “Pro” version of Broken Link Checker has been discontinued. All features that were previously paid-only have been merged into the free version. This includes (among others): Internationalized domain name support. The ability to check embedded videos from popular video hosting sites (e.g. YouTube). The ability to check links to popular file hosting sites (e.g. […]

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Broken Link Checker 0.9.5 Alpha

July 28th, 2010

There’s a wicked thunderstorm coming this way, so I’ll keep this short. The next major release of the Broken Link Checker plugin is nearing completion. Some of the highest voted ideas have been implemented, the user interface has been re-worked and many bugs have been fixed. Interested? Play with the alpha version, check out new […]

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Feedback Forums For My WP Plugins

May 24th, 2010

I’ve created UserVoice forums for a couple of my most popular WordPress plugins. You can use them to post your ideas and feature suggestions, as well as view suggestions posted by other users and vote/comment on them. Here are the currently available forums : Broken Link Checker forum Admin Menu Editor forum Eclipse Link Cloaker […]

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Broken Link Checker 0.9 – Almost There

April 13th, 2010

After two weeks of full-time work on Broken Link Checker, I am delighted (and somewhat relieved) to say that the next version of the plugin is almost ready to go. The upcoming release will include many frequently requested features like email notifications, checking comment links, Cron support and better handling of false positives. If you’re […]

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Announcement : Writing More

February 15th, 2010

Lately, I have noticed that blogging has become harder than it should be. Even when I have a decent post outline ready, I still spend 30 minutes obsessing over every sentence, never sure if it’s good enough. This kills the “flow” and results in a stilted writing style. In short, I’ve fallen victim to premature […]

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Eclipse Link Cloaker 1.1 – Keywords Into Links, Conversion Tracking And More

December 30th, 2009

I’ve just released a major update for Eclipse Link Cloaker – the premium link cloaking plugin for WordPress.  Version 1.1 includes a fine selection of bug fixes and UI enhancements, as well as two big new features : the ability to automatically turn specified keywords into links, and conversion tracking support. The new version is […]

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Broken Link Checker 0.7 – Now With Search & Filters

November 24th, 2009

Behold, a new version of the Broken Link Checker plugin for WordPress is available! This release includes the routine batch of bug fixes, two new translations (Spanish and Belorussian), an option to mark removed links with a special CSS class and, most importantly, a Search box : The URL field supports wildcards, so “pla*.com” will […]

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Plugin Translators Wanted

October 30th, 2009

I’ve recently added internationalization support to my Broken Link Checker plugin, so if you like the plugin and would like to see it in your own language, consider contributing a translation! So far people are working, or have already sent in, localization files for the following languages : Italian (complete; even got two – by […]

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Get The Shiny New Premium Link Cloaker Now

October 2nd, 2009

During the last few months I have been working on an improved premium version of my popular link cloaking plugin. And now, on this unquestionably glorious day, I finally deem it sufficiently polished and bug-free to be ready for public release. So if you do affiliate marketing and want to protect your commissions, go check […]

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“I’m In It For The Money”, Or My First Commercial Plugin

August 7th, 2009

I’m planning to release my first commercial WordPress plugin later this month. The plugin will be an improved version of the Link Cloaking plugin and will include a bunch of new and exciting features, like cloaking links anywhere on the site (as opposed to only detecting links inside post/page content) and the ability to display […]

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Broken Link Checker 0.5 Available

May 22nd, 2009

The latest version of Broken Link Checker for WordPress is now available on WordPress.org. If you’re already using the plugin you should get an update notification within 24 hours. Below you’ll find a list of changes and a bit commentary about the update. Around 20 people downloaded the beta version. I haven’t received any death […]

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Broken Link Checker 0.5 BETA

May 6th, 2009

The next major update of the Broken Link Checker plugin is almost done. I’ve added several new, oft-requested features and rewritten most existing functions to make them more secure and faster. However, as anyone who has at least dabbled in programming will know, lots of code changes equals lots of potential for new bugs. So […]

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Raw HTML Update

January 23rd, 2009

The Raw HTML plugin has been updated! In case you didn’t know, Raw HTML is my WordPress plugin that lets you use unfiltered HTML, JavaScript, CSS, etc in your posts. You can download the update from the plugin’s page, or wait for the automatic update notification that should appear in a few hours. Version 1.1 […]

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OCPU 2.4.x – Cute Icons And Random Tweaks

August 21st, 2008

The soulless hulk of Progress trudges on… I’ve ranted before about how the One Click Plugin Updater is slowly becoming obsolete now that WordPress has an automatic upgrade feature built into it’s core, but OCPU is still the most popular plugin I’ve ever released, so I continue updating it and fixing bugs. Anyway, it still […]

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Server Move Complete

June 14th, 2008

If you can read this and see this post on the site (not just in the RSS feed), then the site has been moved okay and DNS propagation has finished. It seems nothing important was lost in the process, aside from a days worth of network stats and possibly an email or two. Some random […]

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Moving To A New Server

June 11th, 2008

I’m working on moving this site to a new, better server. A VPS, to be exact. Transferring the data was relatively easy, but domain transfer is taking a while – I probably should have done that first. Ah well, live and learn. There may be some spurious downtime while all the DNS stuff is sorted […]

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It lives! One Click Plugin Updater 2.2

June 7th, 2008

A new version of the WordPress plugin, now with an improved FireFox extension, ability to delete themes and some bugfixes. Still updates and installs plugins, too.

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Plugin Updater 2.1

April 21st, 2008

Here’s another upgrade for the One Click Plugin Updater. Now with even more potentially deadly features! 😛 What’s New Global update notices (≥ WP 2.5) Displays an update notification bar on all admin pages when there are new plugin updates available. The update notice will list all available upgrades and include a link to perform […]

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One Click Updater Plugin 2.0

April 6th, 2008

This version of the WordPress plugin has a lot of new features, and, quite probably, a lot of new bugs, too. In fact, it’s so experimental it even glows in the dark 😛 The plugin, which I’ve alternatively called “One Click Updater” and “Single Click Updater” in the past (no doubt to confuse everyone, including […]

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Broken Link Checker Plugin Version 0.3

February 18th, 2008

I’ve gotten some interesting feature suggestions for my link checker WordPress plugin since I released the last version several months ago. During the last week I finally got around to implementing some of them. Enjoy 🙂 What’s New Making broken links look different There’s now an option to add a “broken_link” CSS class to known […]

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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 to be broken due […]

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Arm Broken = Blogging Hiatus

September 28th, 2007

I’ve broken my right arm. I fell out of a tree. Yes, really. I’m a strange person. Since typing with the left hand is ridiculously slow, there probably won’t be any updates on this site for 3-4 weeks. I’ll check my email/blog comments/etc regularly, but I can’t promise a reply. Oh well.

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Link Cloaking Plugin Update

September 19th, 2007

Some time ago I created a WordPress plugin that can cloak affiliate links automatically. Today I’m releasing a new version, with all-new feature(s)! The main improvement I’ve implemented is “static link cloaking”. The previous version of the plugin could only cloak links that you’ve actually used in a post, which is inconvenient if you want […]

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