Posts by Joost de Valk archive - page 50


Sociable 3.0

28 July 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 22 Comments

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 […]

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Crunchbase Widget WordPress plugin

28 July 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 1 Comment

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. »

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SEOktoberfest

24 July 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 14 Comments

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 »

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Amazon Universal Wish List

23 July 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 8 Comments

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 »

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LinkedIn feature in Sociable

21 July 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 3 Comments

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 »

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Sociable & SlideShare update

17 July 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 26 Comments

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 »

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Issues with some of my plugins

17 July 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 58 Comments

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 / »

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WordPress 2.6 Windows hosting issue

16 July 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 9 Comments

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 »

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Detect ad-blocking software

15 July 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 1 Comment

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 »

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WordPress 2.6

15 July 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 13 Comments

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 »

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