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Issues with some of my plugins

Some of you have noticed that there are some issues with the settings of my plugins. Unfortunately WordPress 2.6 exposed a bug in some of my plugins, that could only be fixed by changing the way these plugin store their settings. So, if you’re using the Google Analytics plugin, the robots meta plugin and /…

WordPress 2.6 Windows hosting issue

If you’re hosting your WordPress blog on windows, you might consider holding off a bit on upgrading to 2.6. A bug has come up where permalinks aren’t working the way they should… The issue has already been addressed in the support forums, but a fix hasn’t been submitted yet. I found out the hard way…

Detect ad-blocking software

Ad blockers are among those features of browsers like Firefox and Opera that most online marketeers don’t really like. Although you could also try to be in the business of serving ads that people actually asked for (like, search ads?) but if you’re not, this ad-blocking detection software might be a very nice thing for you… It…

WordPress 2.6

WordPress 2.6, nicknamed Tyner, has just been released, and it’s absolutely jam packed with new features and nice goodies. The WordPress guys have made a video showing off the new stuff: Highlights for me are the post revisions, you can now compare revisions like this: This turns WordPress into a direct competitor for many enterprise…

The “Yoast Post” and more

Mel Carson has done a great great post (cough) on the MS AdCenter community blog, thanking me for my work on the AdCenter Analytics plugin. Well, Mel, my pleasure (and kudos for the great headline :) )!

Conversion Rate Optimization?

I’m pretty excited about conversion rate optimization, and all of that got started by two gentlemen who’ve become very good friends of mine: Ben Jesson and Karl Blanks. These two guys introduced me to the concept of conversion rate optimization in the beginning of 2007 at Dave Naylor’s SEOdays. Their “handle” online is Conversion Rate…

Several plugin updates and a new plugin!

I’ve had a good few days of coding, and updated several plugins today, all for different reasons explained below, and also written a new one, email commenters. Of course I used this chance to update all links in these plugins and in these plugins pages on WordPress.org. Check out what I did!

Annoyances and weird stuff

So somebody copied virtually all the code from my robots meta plugin, put it in a “Platinum SEO” plugin, and conveniently forgot to attribute the code to me… The GPL isn’t that hard to deal with, but somehow, people manage to fuck even that up. I’ve emailed them and posted a formal complaint to the…

How to destroy your reputation with 1 post

Gino Goossens is teaching those who can read Dutch just how to do that… Ok, I should explain that a bit more for those who can’t read Dutch: Gino did a post on how to make RFP’s for web analytics. In itself it wasn’t bad, but he felt he had to comment about just about…

Danny Sullivan speaks at SES San Jose!

I’m in Hamburg for SES, which is btw, a great show, with about 350 people attending. We had a great night yesterday starting with the launch party of Timo Aden and Lennart Paulsen‘s new company Trakken GMBH! During that party we did a show of Webmasters on the Roof. Kevin Ryan of SES was in that show,…