WordPress Plugin Releases for 04/13

April 13th, 2007
WordPress, WordPress Plugins

Tracer is a tracking image that allows you to monitor traffic for individual blog posts. It also works in your web feeds. This plugin adds an ‘Insert Tracer’ button to the WP editor.

CaptchaThis! is an attempt to further the fight against comment spam. The idea is asking the user (or robot, for that matter) to ‘recognize the meaning of a question and answer it. The plugin has two modes: “Click The Image” and “Answer The Question”.

SEO Siloing WordPress plugin allows bloggers to configure blogs that follow the “SEO siloing” technique where posts are grouped by category and cross-category links are only made to special category landing pages.

wp-ajax-newsletter is a WordPress plugin that allows users to subscribe and receive a newsletter containing the blog latest posts.




  1. Tan The Man (37 comments.) says:

    Too bad Tracer is a paid subscription. Free is always cool.

  2. Bes (4 comments.) says:

    Tan The Man, free is good, yes. However, I was wondering you rated this post a 1 because of that? Many plugins out there requires a subscription, and some of them are actually good. If you did use the plugin and the quality of the plugin was bad, then I can understand the low rating. :)

  3. Guy R. Vestal (10 comments.) says:

    I am currently using the ajax newsletter, and it is really nice. I would reccomend it to thos who currently have no “newsletter option”

  4. Eric N. (1 comments.) says:

    Thanks for these, always great, suggestions. And Guy, I think I’ll give it a shot!

  5. Chris Wanja (1 comments.) says:

    I would have really liked the Tracker to be free, but that is alright. I also understand a coders hardwork should be paid for! Props to him on that one. Got a 4 from me.

  6. Mikhail (4 comments.) says:


    I don’t want to press the panic button, but is something wrong with wp-ajax-newsletter plugin.

    Since I installed it yesterday, FeedBurner gives me an error. I deactivated it, still no good.

    As a matter of fact, Atom feeds won’t show anymore when I click on “Discover feeds” in my Sage Feed Reader.

    AND I SEE THE SAME PROBLEM on Guy R. Vestal blog ( # 3 comment ) ( No Atom feeds shown )

    Did anyone else install that plugin?

  7. Shannon Whitley (1 comments.) says:

    Hi, my name is Shannon Whitley, the creator of the Tracer plugin. I believe in free software and would love to make Tracer available for free. Any ideas on how I can support myself and still offer my work for free? I’m not being sarcastic, I’m serious.

    I just shutdown a free Web 2.0 site because someone had started abusing the service and I was paying hundreds of dollars in bandwidth charges. I don’t want to see that happen with Tracer.

  8. Cindy Myers (1 comments.) says:

    I need help installing the newsletter plugin. I know zippity doo-dah about css style sheets and php — which I have a feeling is why I’m having trouble with this. Can someone post or email and tell me, down to the gnat’s ass, what I need to do in order to get this plugin to appear in my sidebar and work? Pasting the code into a text widget didn’t do it. Much thanks!

  9. Shannon Whitley (1 comments.) says:

    Tracer subscriptions are now free for personal use. Woo-hoo!

  10. Shawn Honnick (5 comments.) says:

    Does anyone have advice for a “newsletter” plugin similar to wp-ajax-newsletter (which seem to no longer work with the latest WordPress nor is it supported or actively developed)?

    What I need is really something more like aweber or constant contact. An email follow up system that is subscribed to by the user.

    Any ideas?

    • Eric Marden (16 comments.) says:

      Yes. Use Aweber or Constant Contact. These systems have more advantages then a few of the features you’d like to see a plugin do for you. The first and most important being their Bonded Sender status with large ISPs.

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