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The Cheshire Cat Bug

The Cheshire Cat Bug

This is an interesting one that’s just come up while we were testing the new version of Search Replace DB. I’m calling it the Cheshire Cat Bug because when I found it I was using a smiling cat. Basically on my various MySQL installs if I use a three byte Unicode value for an icon like 😸 it and the… continue reading

Tracking Twitter Follower Counts in Auditor

Tracking Twitter Follower Counts in Auditor

A little friendly competition in the office to see who has the most followers requires some tracking, and what better than to use the Auditor. So I started work on using the helper functions, and some code I had to grab from the twitter APIs. To follow this you’ll need the Auditor at v1.6.2 and the logger plugin activated. Using a… continue reading

Have WordPress.com Broken Export and Import Functionality?

Have WordPress.com Broken Export and Import Functionality?

Migrations from WordPress.com used to be pretty trivial. But just recently we’ve bumped into an issue that makes it impossible to do it right. Hopefully we’ll find a solution to this very soon.

Now Available: The Auditor

Now Available: The Auditor

The beta testing has ended, and we’re open for business! The Auditor logs events and activity on your website, and presents you with a detailed audit trail. Filter logs and charts to see patterns and events, hunt down bugs, or discover suspicious behaviour. Free copies have been sent out to our beta testers, they should find a copy sitting in… continue reading

Google shuts down their weather API

Google shuts down their weather API

If you’ve been using our weather widget plugin you will have noticed by now it no longer works. The reason is Google quietly retired their weather API that we were relying on for the data. As a result we’re putting the plugin on hiatus until we have some time to find and implement a reliable API that won’t cause you… continue reading

Embed all the Gists!

Embed all the Gists!

Here’s a little snippet that you might like to use, automatically embed gists from github by simply pasting the URL into a post or page. It makes life easier if you prefer to use the visual editor when authoring content. Github gists are a great way to create, develop and share snippets of code quickly.

The Auditor, Closed Beta 2

The Auditor, Closed Beta 2

Following on from our initial announcement, I’m happy to announce we have a new version! We’ve listened to feedback and made many improvements. We’re also making expanding the closed beta! One of the points mentioned in feedback was the potential for extending the plugin, examples including Google Analytics traffic widgets on the overview page etc. The second iteration now comes with… continue reading

The Auditor Enters Closed Beta

The Auditor Enters Closed Beta

The Auditor (name to be finalised) is a plugin that comes in two parts – an event logger that tracks key options and content changes within your WP install, and a viewer that lets you view what’s been happening on your site.

Spots for WordPress Developer Notes

Spots for WordPress Developer Notes

Our Spots for WordPress plugin is designed to make your content management life with WP even easier. Although there are developer notes on the WordPress.org repository, we’ve decided to maintain a page here where we can possibly show a broader range of information in the future, depending on the take-up of the plugin. Template tags Spots provides 2 template tags… continue reading

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