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Two new plugins

I love you all, my dear readers! Some of you are sending in some great ideas for plugins, and I’ve coded two of them. First, Michael Gray requested in this blogpost that someone built a plugin to automatically add your Amazon affiliate ID to Amazon links. I’ve done that. It’s called Amazon Auto Affiliate Linker,…

Technorati Authority: why it sucks

When I moved from joostdevalk.nl to yoast.com, I committed what someone described as “Technorati suicide”. Why? Let me explain how Technorati Authority works. Your Technorati Authority is simply the number of unique blogs linking to your blog over the last 6 months. In my case, yoast.com hasn’t been around for 6 months yet, and before…

Using actions in your WordPress themes

At some point, every major theme developer wants to do “specific” things in his theme(s). Either you want to add specific images, need several meta’s per post or you want to move some of the “utils” like edit this post around. I’ll be blogging a bit about the several things I do in my theme…

Make WordPress’ search function suck Less.

WordPress default search kinda sucks. It sorts the results by date, newest first, and interface wise it doesn’t have any of the cool things we’re used to when we search in for instance Google. This post will explain how you can make your search experience suck less. It requires a few plugins and some work…

Sociable 3.0

While previous updates to Sociable have contained some pretty big changes, (thanks to Martin Joosse we got rid of a private JS library and now use jQuery instead, for instance), most .something updates have contained additions of sites. This update is going to be different, next to fixing the IE7 issues that snuck in when…

Crunchbase Widget WordPress plugin

I was talking to my buddy Shoemoney on IM this weekend, and he mentioned that he thought there was a need for a good WordPress CrunchBase plugin, to easily integrate CrunchBase widgets into your posts without having to create the widget on the CrunchBase site, and then copy the widget code into your own post.…

SEOktoberfest

Some of my readers are seasoned SEO’s, others are not, some wear black hats, some, like myself wear spotless white hats, but we all enjoy having a drink, don’t we? Well this october, you might be in for the drink of a lifetime. Imagine being in Munich, during Oktoberfest, drinking alongside this conference’s speakers: Rsnake…

Amazon Universal Wish List

This is one of the cooler ideas I’ve seen recently on actually using the Wisdom of the Crowds to improve your knowledge about products. Don’t know exactly how long this has been live, but Amazon has a cool new feature for their wish lists: you can now add items from other sites. I’ll show you…

LinkedIn feature in Sociable

I’ve been hacking around Sociable a bit, to allow for a full integration of the “share on LinkedIn” feature of LinkedIn. This feature allows you to share articles with your groups on LinkedIn, or all your contacts. It looks like this: I love this new feature, hope all of you will too. Thanks Ton for…

Sociable & SlideShare update

I’ve just committed Sociable version 2.8.1, which, next to fixing some bugs and xhtml compliancy issues, brings a pretty cool new feature: the ability to add the social bookmark icons to your RSS feed. This feature, requested by Rajiv Shivane, allows you to add the same buttons you were adding under your posts to your…