‘Cool Scripts’ Category

Akismet Auntie Spam Ver 2

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September 13th, 2007
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Managing Spam Maintenance with Akismet Auntie Spam Version 2: engtech has updated his “Akismet Auntie Spam” greasemonkey script. This new version has some nice improvements including collation of spam from the same IPs, grouping by sender, better usability and quite a few other slick new features. If a lot of spam gets caught in your Akismet plugin and you need to run through them quickly to weed out false positives, this script is the ticket. I have been using it since the original beta and I like it.

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WeblogToolsCollection Web Widget

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September 10th, 2007
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Weblog Tools Collection web widget: If you ever thought that the material published on this blog might be helpful to your readers as well, you can now post a widget on your blog or webpage with the most recently published articles from WeblogToolsCollection.com The widget looks nice, is configurable and loads quite fast but that is not all. You can also publish your own widgets with content from any other source including your own blog by using the “blidget” (blog + widget) tool from Widgetbox. After you get your own blidget, make sure you check out the other available widgets on Widgetbox. The variety of widgets available is mind boggling and might be fun to tinker with on your blog.

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WordPress Moblog

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August 15th, 2007
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I recently bought myself a Treo 755p with an unlimited data plan and had the itch again to resurrect my moblog. Since I had hacked up scripts in the past to be able to directly moblog to WordPress from SprintPCS phones, I thought about recurrecting them again. However, I also had purchased a Flickr Pro account a couple of months ago and I figured that I would look into Flickr before I went any further. Sure enough, Flickr had something in place already, though the instructions were a little scattered and hard to find. So here is what I used: Flickr account Latest WordPress code on a blog that is setup already Camera phone with data plan (Sprint in my case) Steps to setup your moblog: Visit your Flickr account, log in. Sign up for a free account if you do not have one. Visit http://www.flickr.com/blogs.gne and setup your blog. […]

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OneClick Install Firefox Extension

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August 12th, 2007
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OneClick Install Firefox Extension: Anirudh had written the OneClick Plugin for WordPress that allows a user to upload and install themes and Plugins to their WordPress blog with one click. But to make his plugin more useful and extensible, he has realsed a Firefox Extension for it as well. The Firefox Extension adds a contextual menu item to your Firefox that will let you directly install plugins and themes from their zip download locations. Just right click on the download link for a plugin for theme and install it on your blog with One Click. Thanks to Digital Inspiration for pointing out the extension.

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Feed Filtering with aideRSS

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July 26th, 2007
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aideRSS is a feed filtering and classification system that was recently showcased on Read/WriteWeb. As usual, the RW writeup is in depth and the insights and the research are useful in understanding the purpose and the use of aideRSS. aideRSS uses a proprietary “PostRank” algorithm to categorize and rank the posts on a certain blog and gives a reader the ability to filter the most important and most attention grabbing topics from any feed or blog. PostRank is particular to each blog’s statistics and is not a universal algorithm. The resulting ranked lists can then be subscribed through any regular feedreader. For example, the “best posts” from WeblogToolsCollection’s feed are available through this feed. You can perform a similar analysis on your blog by using the simple search on the main page. You can also use the service to filter the feeds that you read in order to reduce clutter […]

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SezWho: Commenter Reputation Plugin

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SezWho Offers Portable Reputations : Web Worker has a thorough writeup on the SezWho service which allows commenter reputation and rating across the web. Installation is really simple with their WordPress Plugin (also for MT). Web Worker seemed cautious about professing the success or viability of this service. However Read/WriteWeb, who is already using SezWho, was a lot more upbeat about the prospects. WeblogToolsCollection on the other hand, has been bitten hard by third party services and their scalability issues and I am going to shy away from this one for now. Sadly, it is quite hard to determine the dependability of a remotely hosted service from just their SLA and their promises, especially if their financial model is shaky.

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WordPress Plugin Generator

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July 14th, 2007
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Cool Scripts, WordPress Plugins

Speaking of the WordPress Plugin Competition and writing new plugins, here is a WordPress Plugin Generator. Intriguing name, isn’t it? No, it does not write all WordPress plugins for you on demand and no it does not have AI. This tool will help you create a template for your own WordPress plugin. and it literally does just that. If you are new to WordPress or to writing plugins and you want a quick and dirty template with some of the fixin’s, the WordPress Plugin Generator is your ticket to your plugin’s inception. The tweakable features include the name of the plugin, some rudimentary and commonly used locations for result insertion on your blog, the framework for a config page, wpdb integration and comment and GPL in the header. It is definitely a good starting point. A word of friendly warning, the page’s style is completely broken on my Firefox. Thanks […]

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Burn Feeds for Cellular Phones

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July 12th, 2007
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Buzz Me is a service that allows you to “burn” your feed for mobile phones. I first saw this service on Performancing and it looked interesting. The service is fairly flexible and you can burn feeds of almost any blog or website that offers a feed on its own. It generates a feed page for your mobile phone that you can visit at your leisure to read your favorite feeds. Though I have some technical questions about the service, the FAQ page (on WordPress) explains the nuances in some detail and there is a page for publishers to offer up the service to their readers. I had trouble finding a name or brand that was consistent which I thought was odd and I am assuming they want to call their service Buzz Me. I stopped short of signing up because their terms of service put me off a bit with […]

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ChipIn: Funds for a reason

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July 5th, 2007
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ChipIn is an online tool to collect money from your blog or website and they have widgets that you can embed in your sidebar. It is a good way to keep track of your donations and an eye catching way of keeping track of your fund raising project. I personally like the backend interface and widget loads fast and you can choose many different applications to display the widget on including hosted WordPress blogs. At this time ChipIn does not charge any money to use their widget and the only fees you have to pay is for the PayPal transfer. This could be really useful to churches and other non-profit groups that regularly require donations for projects. ChipIn caught my eye when I was browsing a Church’s blog and they were collecting money for a new air-conditioner. I might set one up for the WordPress Plugin Competition. Know of anyone […]

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