WordPress Plugin: User Only Downloads

Per a request in one of the WordPress support forums I still frequent, I’ve written a quick little filter plugin that allows you to hide the download link to a file and only display it when the viewer is logged in.  A lot of forums have this feature, usually as a plugin, to forse users to create accounts on their forums.

Usage is fairly simple: [user_download URL] where URL is the URL of the file in question.  Visitors who are logged in will see the URL while others who aren’t logged in will see the standard “You need to be logged in…” message.

Feel free to use.  Please consider a link back if you find some use for this.

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WP-Forums is hackable

drmike-128.jpgI’m no longer supporting WordPress but I wanted to mention this as I had been suggesting this WordPress plugin to folks in the WordPress Multiuser forums previously.

It’s been announced that the wp-forums plugin is hackable and a security risk.  Considering that the author hasn’t been around much, don’t expect a fix for it any time soon.

I, for one, have been suggesting folks use Simple Forum instead.  There’s no import route though for you to use.

WordPress.com nofollow plugin for WordPress

Per a request for it, I’ve written up a WordPress plugin for adding in
a nofollow tag to links to any blog with a ‘wordpress.com’ within the
URL of the link. This was actually done for a WordPress Multiuser setup
that I host so that they wouldn’t get any link love. (Also because my
client doesn’t think much of wp.com)
Install it via the regular methods. If you’re running WordPress
Multiuser, I’d just drop it into the mu-plugins subdirectory.
Based on the Wikipedia nofollow plugin for WordPress

edit: I’ve gone ahead and removed this.  It appears some folks out there, instead of seeing how and why this plugin was offered, would rather insult me over it.  It’s not worth my time.

New Video Player installed – WP-ExtremeVideo

Well, I got tired of the old video player not working as well as it was suppose to so I’ve gone ahead and installed WP-ExtremeVideo
here on the site. I still need to go back through and edit the CSS file
because it sticks out like a sore thumb but it’s up and working. The
thing I like about it is that I can play videos locally as well instead
of having to pull them from YouTube
and Google. The code to play the videos on this end is very simple as
well so I’m hoping that you’ll start seeing more of them here shortly.

Check out the videos today and I’ll have some more up shortly.

I’m so proud of myself

Check out the new Dashboard Menu we have over at daria.be.
Wish the picture had come out crisper though.
Instructions are here if you want to include it within your own WordPress multiuser setup.

Tag Cloud Generator for WordPress.com

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Always want a tag cloud for your wordpress.com blog? Engtech gives us a Tag Cloud Generator
for your wp.com blog. Runs on Windows, Mac or Linux. It’ll give you
output that you can copy and paste into a text widget or a Page within
your blog. Be sure to read all of the documentation as Engtech goes out
of his way to answer any questions that you may have. There’s also a
list of advanced options for you to try.

And if you’re using regular WordPress, just grab one of the many tag cloud generators that are available.

Been busy doing work over at daria.be

I’ve gotten a lot done during the last few days over at daria.be, my own WordPress Multiuser installation. Here’s some highlights:

  • Updated the blogging software to a more recent version as well as the support forum software.
  • Worked out the bugs with the stat program and made sure everybody was set up for it.
  • Upgraded a number of the plugins like Akismet. I still have to do the individual forums for each blog though.
  • Fixed the issue with offsitte posting clients like Blogdesk not working.
  • Worked out custom header images for a number of themes like Benevolence and Sapphire. I hope to get to more of them soon.
  • Added some themes like Cutline and Greenery.
  • Added in an option to display a banner to one.org.
  • And worked out a method to host domains for individual blogs.

Its been a busy week. Feel free to check out daria.be today. 🙂