The Full mailto Link Syntax

The Full mailto Link Syntax

For a small project I had to create a smart mailto link to make my life a bit easier. I wanted the mailto link to hold not only a to and the subject (I’d figured that much out) but a multi lined body too. Turns out that is pretty darn easy to do. So, for…

Showing off your FeedBurner subscribers

Showing off your FeedBurner subscribers

Quite a few websites have started to show of their FeedBurner subscriber count with something else than a widget. To do that, you have to be able to grab the number of subscribers through the FeedBurner API. Now I bet you want to know how! It’s bloody easy in WordPress, just do this: Copy, paste,…

Easily display your last Tweet

Easily display your last Tweet

I wanted to show my latest tweet on the front page of this site, and although I know there are several plugins which probably could’ve helped me do this, I decided to see how easy the API was to use. It turned out to be incredibly easy, as long as you have PHP 5.2 or…

Install WordPress 2.6.3

Install WordPress 2.6.3

Apparently, a security flaw has been found in the Snoopy library that WordPress uses. This has made the WordPress team put out a new release, WordPress 2.6.3. According to their blog post, you only have to change that class and the file holding the version number, but an astute developer on the WordPress developer mailing…

Useful Link Roundup

Useful Link Roundup

I’ve been awfully busy the last few days, but still a few interesting things came flying by: My buddies at Conversion Rate Experts released an article on their blog today which really rocks: Understanding your visitors. Bloglines apparently fixed their “Crawler problem”, according to their news page, and that boosted the RSS readership for this…

More conversions on a lower budget

More conversions on a lower budget

As you know I’ve recently started working at OrangeValley, for which we’ve just launched the new site (Dutch, english full version coming soon). As a young and very enthusiastic company, we can be very honest about it: we’ve got room for clients. “Us” is a group of highly experienced web marketing consultants. Some of you,…

A4UExpo was great, yet again.

A4UExpo was great, yet again.

Matthew and his team at Existem have done it again. If people ask me, anywhere in the coming 12 months, which show they should attend on online marketing, I can only say one thing: A4UExpo. They’re really giving all the other search and online marketing shows a run for their money. The last few days…

SlideShare should get it’s SEO fixed

SlideShare should get it’s SEO fixed

While I’m uploading my presentation of my WordPress session to SlideShare, I was looking for an upload client as my HTTP connection was bound to die. I searched for [slideshare upload] and found this result: PHP Session ID‘s in your URL? A presentation as the best result on your site for that term? Come on…

Switching from plain text to HTML emails

Switching from plain text to HTML emails

Recently, I switched my WordPress News mailing-list from plain text to HTML. There were a couple of reasons for that: I use a lot of links, and these were breaking up even a simple text layout, and I figured HTML email would increase the readability of the whole thing. With HTML emails, because you’re seeing…