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New Plugin: RSS Shortcode

Yesterday, while working on a project for Springer Uitgeverij, I was amazed to find out there is no simple RSS Shortcode plugin, that simply allows you to do this: And then that would show the feed you’d specified. Well, now there is: the RSS Shortcode plugin. It looks like this, when functioning (with excerpts set…

Custom RSS feeds in WordPress

I use FeedBurner to track all my feed subscribers, but sometimes I want to provide a different feed to other people (without my feed signature for instance, or using excerpts instead of full feeds). Now when you use FeedBurner’s Feedsmith plugin, this’ll redirect all of your normal feeds to FeedBurner, and that’s a smart thing…

New design (and submitting for a contest)!

For all your lurkers in the RSS feed who haven’t come out in the last week, and I know there’s quite a few of you, there’s a new design waiting for you if you click the link! I’m also, with this post, submitting this design to the WP WebHost Best WordPress Design Award contest in…

Find out who’s scraping you!

Sometimes you just need to know who is linking to a blog, or even better, your competitor’s blog, or who’s scraping it, and you’d actually like that data in a format you can use. I thought I’d make a list of the sources you can use to gather link-data from, outside of the “obvious” Yahoo…

Make the scrapers work for you!

Some of you had already noticed that I’ve added a link back to my blog in the footer of articles in my RSS feed, like this: I didn’t do that because I thought you guys couldn’t find my blog. It was actually a plugin requested by Shoemoney, who wanted to make the scrapers work for…

A better way of tracking feed subcribes

I use FeedBurner, just like anyone else, to track my subscribers. One thing I really like to measure too though, is the number of feed subscribes, as in the act of subscribing. Now you can simply add onclick handlers for Google Analytics or any other stats package to all your feed links, but that means…

FeedBurner: MyBrand is not an uncommon use of my feed…

I was logging into my FeedBurner account this morning to check out my stats, and this is what I saw: Now, I would hope, that my 2 main feed URL’s (the first redirects to the second), would NOT be an “uncommon” use of my feeds…. Now Graywolf already found out the hard way that they…

From RSS? WordPress plugin updated!

I added in two features: The plugin now automatically tags links within posts to posts and pages within your blog as well, so clicks to these pages will still make you recognize them as RSS subscribers. The plugin is now way stricter in giving someone a cookie. A visitor only get’s an RSS subscriber cookie…

Shoemoney shows who’s boss

Remember the RSS contest between Jown Chow and Shoemoney I was talking about? Well… The scales kinda tipped: Shoe is now obviously in the lead, and he hasn’t even started his RSS Contest yet… He did show an interesting technique in the week though, you got a lightbox (I think) popup if you were new…