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Let me know what you think, do. --[[User:Bentrem|bentrem]] 23:15, 5 February 2008 (UTC)
 
Let me know what you think, do. --[[User:Bentrem|bentrem]] 23:15, 5 February 2008 (UTC)
 
: heh ... while snooping to find out who "ask one of the automattic personnel the operators of this wiki" would be I made a discovery: two of the feeds I've been reading in NetVibes modules actually come from wordpress.org and they more/less do what I was thinking of, i.e. [http://planet.wordpress.org planet.wordpress.org] and [http://wordpress.org/development wordpress.org/development] ... so there's no real need. FWIW: [http://bentrem.sycks.net/wordpresspipe_js.html here's my Pipes output]. cheers --[[User:Bentrem|bentrem]] 21:33, 6 February 2008 (UTC)
 
: heh ... while snooping to find out who "ask one of the automattic personnel the operators of this wiki" would be I made a discovery: two of the feeds I've been reading in NetVibes modules actually come from wordpress.org and they more/less do what I was thinking of, i.e. [http://planet.wordpress.org planet.wordpress.org] and [http://wordpress.org/development wordpress.org/development] ... so there's no real need. FWIW: [http://bentrem.sycks.net/wordpresspipe_js.html here's my Pipes output]. cheers --[[User:Bentrem|bentrem]] 21:33, 6 February 2008 (UTC)
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== Install4Free ==
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Hi Michael, it's me again :)
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I've become quite interested in the Install4Free service you're involved in... are there any methods for joining, or is it a closed group?
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Thanks! [[User:HEngel|HEngel]] 14:13, 7 February 2008 (UTC)

Revision as of 14:13, 7 February 2008

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Re: Comment on using the Datedpage template

I intended to use the Datedpage and Oldpage templates to note that the page could be obsolete. I didn't check the pages for compatibility with the newest version; I just marked them if they were not updated for more than 4 months. These marked pages could then be checked by people doing maintenance, and if they are not obsolete, they could remove the note.

If you would like me to use the template instead as a notice that the page is definitely obsolete, that is fine with me.

Also, thanks for reminding me about Matt's message. I'll put them at the bottom now.

engel 17:47, 6 January 2008 (UTC)

Okay, no problem. I'll edit the template to make it more clear that pages marked with it are definitely obsolete.
engel 18:20, 6 January 2008 (UTC)

business blogging and shopping...

hey michael,

since we made the plugin i thought it was fair I should be able to use our own promo codes. obviously not eh...

what is the problem with this?

keen to chat on email with you? dan@instinct.co.nz

Ciao,

dan

Smart Update Pinger

Dear Michael,

Roel Van de Paar here from Australia (owner of ultimateplugins.com) - I wanted to speak with you about the Smart Update Pinger.

I noticed you edited my addition to the codex page here:

http://codex.wordpress.org/Update_Services

and removed my addition to the plugins page here:

http://codex.wordpress.org/Plugins

And I also read your post here:

http://wordpress.org/support/topic/151397

First of all, if I may clarify 2 things:

  1. It was not my intention to 'spam' the codex.
  2. I have nothing to do with the owner of maxblogpress.org (Pawan Agrawal from Nepal), except that I asked him at one point if I could use his WordPress theme, which he refused, and so I developed my own theme based on the default Kubrick theme.

I wrote the update for the Smart Update Pinger some time ago, have been using it on my own blogs successfully, and have been thinking of releasing it to the public for a long time.

The plugin is licensed as GNU/GPL as I do not want to charge people for plugins.

If you download the one from maxblogpress.org you will see that this plugin is nearly 100% different. My plugin is based on Christian Davén's Smart Update Pinger plugin (who has discontinued the development of his plugin - see http://daven.se/usefulstuff/wordpress-plugins.html), as such, this new version ads quite a bit of functionality to the existing Smart Update Pinger plugin:

  1. Works for all wp 2.0+ releases
  2. For future posts, services are only pinged when the post has appeared on your blog.
  1. Reverse (newest entries first) logging
  2. More detailed ping & error logging
  3. Auto-selects whether to do an extended or normal ping depending on server capability
  4. For extended pings, it uses the new URL instead of (and together with) just the homepage URL to ping (resulting in a much higher quality ping).
  • With an extended ping (and most ping services now support extended pings) you can send the NEW URL (ie. domain.com/article) as well, instead of just the homepage url.

I am planning on releasing many more plugins (some that have cost me a lot of money to develop) as GNU/GPL plugins.

The reason why I swapped Christian's link for mine is because it really is the updated version of his plugin (and so the old link is irrelevant). I have been in contact with Christian and he will place a link to the new plugin on his own site as well as you can see from this e-mail:


Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2008 5:13 AM From: "Christian Davén" To: "Roel Van de Paar" Subject: Re: Smart Update Pinger v3


2008/1/11, Roel Van de Paar: > If you like my work, would you please link to me from > http://daven.se/usefulstuff/wordpress-plugins.html?

Thank you! I'm about to move everything to another domain, but as soon as I'm done, I will add a link to your page.

Christian


I noticed this morning that you reverted the Update_Services page back a version from some time ago.

With your approval, could you change/add the following;

Current:

  • For bloggers who want to notify services of new posts, but not send any notification when editing previously published posts, there is a simple, user-friendly plugin.

New:

  • For bloggers who want to notify services of new and future posts, but not send any notification when editing previously published posts, there is a Smart Update Pinger plugin available (requires free registration to download). The MaxBlogPress Ping Optimizer offers a similar plugin at the WordPress Extend Plugins site.

As per the above, the old link to Christian's page is no longer needed as it is outdated, and I also modified the text "but requires registration and password to download" to "requires free registration to download" as receiving the password is the result of registering.

An better alternative may be:

  • The Smart Update Pinger plugin (requires free registration to download) provides correct extended ping request handling, future post pings, logging, and avoids sending any ping notification when editing previously published posts. The MaxBlogPress Ping Optimizer plugin offers a similar solution at the WordPress Extend Plugins site.

I hope this clarifies some things and puts us on the right path again.

Thank you & God Bless, Roel

SAG

Roel, I've made the change to Update Services as you advocated. Thank you for that information and I apologize for mistaking you for a spammer.
MichaelH (talk) 16:09, 21 January 2008 (UTC)

Hi Michael, thanks for looking into this. I have one more suggested change:
Instead of:
  • The Smart Update Pinger (requires registration) and the MaxBlogPress Ping Optimizer plugins provide correct extended ping request handling, future post pings, logging, and avoids sending any ping notification when editing previously published posts.
To have:
  • The Smart Update Pinger (requires registration) and the MaxBlogPress Ping Optimizer plugins provide future post pings, logging, and avoid sending any ping notification when editing previously published posts. The Smart Update Pinger also provides correct extended ping request handling.
This because I checked the MaxBlogPress Ping Optimizer and it does not handle extended pings correctly as you can see in this code:
$client->query('weblogUpdates.extendedPing', get_settings('blogname'), $home, get_bloginfo('rss2_url'), get_bloginfo('rss2_url'))
It should be:
$client->query('weblogUpdates.extendedPing', get_option('blogname'), $home, $SUP_guid, get_bloginfo('rss2_url'))
and so the text would be incorrect now.
Also, in further cleaning up this page, the following can be removed:
  • If you want to ping multiple URIs, (e.g. yourweblog.com, weblog.yourweblog.vom, www.yourweblog.com/weblog) when you update your blog, try this simple and easy to use plugin; Multi URI Ping Plugin for wordpress
As this plugin no longer works (it was released in 2005 for wordpress 1.5, 1.5.1, 1.5.2 and 1.6 alpha) - when installed it gives the error message "Multi Ping Error - You are not a ADMIN" (being signed in as admin).
Thank you & God Bless,
Roel
SAG
Hi Michael, thanks for update, but I just noticed it's still showing incorrectly:
  • The Smart Update Pinger (requires registration) and the MaxBlogPress Ping Optimizer plugins provide correct extended ping request handling, future post pings, logging, and avoids sending any ping notification when editing previously published posts. The Smart Update Pinger also provides correct extended ping request handling.
Should be:
  • The Smart Update Pinger (requires registration) and the MaxBlogPress Ping Optimizer plugins provide future post pings, logging, and avoid sending any ping notification when editing previously published posts. The Smart Update Pinger also provides correct extended ping request handling.
I updated this in the Update_Services page.
Thanks & God Bless,
Roel
SAG

Adding_Asides

Hi Michael,

I figure you're the legendary Michael Heilemann so I am bothering you on that basis plus that you were one of the last to edit the Adding_Asides codex. I'm new, so I don't want to mess things up, but...

Referring to the section on Adding Asides to the Sidebar, I figure there is one too many <?php } ?> in the instructions. When removing the chosen Aside category from The_Loop in index.php it says to add a <?php } ?> just before the <?php endwhile; ?> but this causes my pages to fail.

Because there is no opening curly brace, there is no need to add a closing brace, methinks. I think adding the single line <?php if (in_category('14') && is_home() ) continue; ?> is enough and is an independent statement with no curly braces to balance.

Could you please check and let me know. If I'm wrong I'll get better, if I am right I'll make the changes. I am creating my first new theme, naturally from a Default starting point and this is good stuff, but flawed.

Cheers

3Easy 02:27, 22 January 2008 (UTC)

YetAnotherProjectSuggestion: Aggregating "Wordpress Bloggers"

HiYa
I've been aggregating more and more ... I actually deleted FeedDemon from my desktop ... using BlogLinges and even google.reader less and less ... more and more, NetVibes w/full set of tabs, and output from Yahoo!Pipes (for e.g. output from my AceBlogs pipe) ... which brings me to this:

How to create a JS-ready page on wiki?
I dunno.
You?
I'll splice together a !Pipe ... already making one for 'mattic blogs ... but wooof, JS+MediaWiki is deep end of the pool for me.
Let me know what you think, do. --bentrem 23:15, 5 February 2008 (UTC)

heh ... while snooping to find out who "ask one of the automattic personnel the operators of this wiki" would be I made a discovery: two of the feeds I've been reading in NetVibes modules actually come from wordpress.org and they more/less do what I was thinking of, i.e. planet.wordpress.org and wordpress.org/development ... so there's no real need. FWIW: here's my Pipes output. cheers --bentrem 21:33, 6 February 2008 (UTC)

Install4Free

Hi Michael, it's me again :)

I've become quite interested in the Install4Free service you're involved in... are there any methods for joining, or is it a closed group?

Thanks! HEngel 14:13, 7 February 2008 (UTC)