WordPress Widgets – Site Meter Counter

This one gets requested over on the WordPress Support Forums ever so often. There’s a wonderful service called Sitemeter that does free tracking of websites for you. The issue is though with WordPress.com, you can’t have user inputted Javascripts as they’re a security risk. (No matter what some folks say on the forums, they are.) So you were stuck with putting in the simple version which really just tracks the IP address of your visitor. Other things like browser types, OSes, etc couldn’t be tracked.

Well, I wrote a WordPress widget that allowed a user to just put in their username from over at Site Meter (ie s11user) and have WordPress drop that into the Javascript itself. No javascript input by the user but they get to have the benefits of it. 🙂

Hope this helps,
-drmike

Download it from here. Drop it into your plugins subdirectory (If you’re on WPMU, have your Site Admin drop it into your mu-plugins subdirectory.) Should show up on your Dashboard -> Presentation -> Sidebar widgets page.

edit: Friendly reminder about my laptop collection and my wishlist.

Update: Well I learned my lesson in releasing something to the WP community. Last time I do that. I’ve gone ahead and deleted this widget. I’ve tried to help folks who were having issues and followed up with their questions but folks wanted me to play guessing games and didn’t want to give me any information so that I could help them. They just wasted my time and theirs. I also didn’t care for those bad mouthing me elsewhere while not even asking for assistance or even reading the instructions.

Random Blog Plugin for WPMU

Knocked another one out.

This plugin creates an array of your public blogs and kicks out a random one. The cool thing is that it’s a static link so all you need to do is point to the file for it to work. 🙂

Random Blog

Place the next.php file into your WPMU’s root and add the link where ever you want it.

edit: Since I am no longer supporting WordPress, I’ve gone ahead and removed the plugin.

Space Remaining Plugin for WordPress MultiUser

Creates a visual graph as well as a numerical display of space remaining for each client on their dashboard. Originally created by mypatricks from http://www.blogates.com. Updated by drmike for daria.be.

Grab it here.



edit: I’m no longer supporting wordpress so I’ve gone ahead and removed this plugin.

Simple Counter for WP-ShortStat

Current Version: 1.0

I use the WordPress plugin WP-ShortStat for my stats program here at tdjc.be, over at the webcomic, and over at daria.be.
I haven’t found a WordPress Widget though that I liked to use over at
daria.be. Most of them created their own tables which, in a WordPress
MultiUser environment, is something I would rather prevent since we
already have enough tables in that database.

So I hack a widget together in a few minutes and I’m hoping for some feedback. I know it works on WordPress MultiUser but would like to know if it works on the regular WordPress installs as well.

Grab a copy of the Widget here in text form.

Installation instructions:

– Upload to your plugins or widgets subdirectory. Visit your Widget Sidebar menu and slide it into place.

Sites using the widget:

daria.be

If you like this widget, please take a look at my wishlist.

Two new WordPress Plugins installed

Greets:

Just installed two new plugins and hope visitors will give them a try.

Kramer – “Implements Technorati inbound links to a post as Pingbacks. Also provides a template function to display general inbound links.” Yo can now see along the lower right in the sidebar who out latest inbound links are per Technorati. The inbound links should also show up on the posts as well.

Subscribe To Comments – ” Allows readers to recieve notifications of new comments that are posted to an entry.” Granted we don’t get many comments left around here but we do get a few. This will also I think encourage visitors to here.

Thanks again for visiting,
-drmike

edit: And we’ve already got out first inbound link to show up using Kramer. 🙂

New version of the Akismet Plugin

Matt and crew over at Automattic have release a new version of the Akismet Plugin for WordPress. This new version, 1.15, adds a link to the post where the spam was posted to. I’ve got to admit that this is the feature that I like the most as sometimes you have to sit there and decide if a comment is a spam or not. Knowing if the comment relates to the post or not will be a big help.
Grab a copy today if you’re running WordPress today.
edit: Just noticed that the Spam Counter was missing from the footer of the theme. I went in and added it to the sidebar.