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Introducing WP-Chat :: XMPP Chat plugin for WordPress

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WP-Chat plugin embeds Jaxl IM (Instant Messenger for the web) for wordpress blogs. It runs across all major browsers and built upon XMPP protocol. It is a hosted solution from Jaxl.im empowering real time communication between you and your site visitors. It expects no software or hardware pre-requisites from your site servers or users. Above all it’s free! Overview: Supports for all major browser including Firefox, Chrome, Safari and IE Embeddable on all blogs, forums, personal, social and enterprise sites Built using XMPP protocol (backbone for facebook and google chats) Hosted dashboard for site admins and IM users Pluggable and […]

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WordPress Toolbar v 2.2 : Custom toolbar url, Support for WPMU and bug fixes

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WordPress toolbar plugin provide a facebook, digg style toolbar for all outgoing links from your blog posts. The toolbar url defaults to http://yourblog/wp-content/plugins/wordpress-toolbar/toolbar.php. However with version 2.2, blog admin can customize toolbar url to http://yourblog/wordpress-toolbar/ through the admin panel. A lot of other enhancements have been added like cross-plugin compatibility and support for WPMU hosted blogs. Check full feature list below. What’s New? Listed below is list of new features and bug fixes released with v 2.2: Support for customizing toolbar url through admin panel Support for WPMU hosted blogs Support for removing “Get this Plugin” widget from the toolbar […]

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JAXL BOSH Demo: IM chat client for all WordPress blogs

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Have you ever wished of a wordpress plugin capable of providing a facebook style chat bar on your blog post. In this blog post, I will lay down the details of how Jaxl‘s bosh support comes in handy for building such browser based real time application. Specifically, I will explain how I achieved building a plugin for my wordpress blog. If everything goes perfect over next few weeks, this plugin might be submitted in wordpress plugin’s directory. Jaxl BOSH Support Framework Jaxl BOSH support comprise of three main parts: jaxl.jquery.js: JQuery extension written for Jaxl bosh support jaxl4bosh.class.php: Connection manager […]

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My learnings while building “WP-Jazzed” – A new Jazzed up wordpress theme

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Welcome the new wordpress theme “WPJazzed” for my blog. Seeing a plethora of jazzed up wordpress themes on web, I decided to start working on this new theme. In this blog post I will list my various findings while building “WPJazzed”. Why a new theme? I decided to move on with a new theme mainly because of the following reasons: Helpful Feedbacks: I received feedbacks complaining about the unorganized structure of my previous theme and I do agree with them. 90% of my blog posts were under “Web Tutorial” category, leaving tags the only way to reach posts of interest. […]

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How to generate random password like WordPress using PHP?

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WordPress Blogging Engine is a champion in a lot of way. One of the unique thing which you might have noticed is the random password generated by the wordpress, in case you try to generate a new password. Here are a few examples: j0LH(WM9b_-q wr^sqct1cmff )P4-e531#-aL Lets have a look at the code which can generate such random passwords for us. Later on we will dig deep into the code to understand each and every bit of it: <?php class utility { static $random = ”; // generates a random password // By default of length 12 having special characters […]

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How to add wordpress like add_filter hooks in your PHP framework

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I simply love wordpress mainly because of the architectural design it follows to deliver the good. WordPress provide a hook or filter functionality to almost everything that appears on your blog. If you are a wordpress plugin developer you surely must have used one of them, specially add_filter() hook. add_filter functionality provides plugin developer a way to apply custom hooks on various page sections. For instance add_filter(‘the_content’, ‘HelloWorld’) will force the content to be passed through the function HelloWorld($content) before being displayed to your blog users. In this blog post I will show you how can you achieve doing the […]

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WordPress Toolbar v 2.1 – Adding support for tinyurl, sociable and a lot more

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WordPress Toolbar Version 2.0 allowed bloggers to catch their viewers on the go. It modifies all the internal/external links in the blog post (except those specified for exception), to open them with an attractive toolbar. Since wordpress toolbar used javascript to enable this functionality, your SEO always remain intact. Moving forward, I accumulated all the suggestions posted in more than a 100 comments on the introductory blog post, and tried to include as many features as possible in version 2.1. A few features worth talking about are: New in Version 2.1: Plugin Size: Inspite of adding new features in version […]

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WordPress Toolbar Plugin

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Checkout WordPress Toolbar Version 2.2 Release Blog. This plugin is a result of day to day observations of my wordpress blog stat. I analyzed that 75% of my blog’s visitors were leaving my blog posts by clicking one of the out going links either to my code.google project pages or to an external source of information. However, I doubt how many of them were coming back to leave a comment or to bookmark/share my blog post on one of the social bookmarking sites. I can say this because, even I too forget to press the browser back button and visit […]

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New Year, New Server and a New Theme

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Hello Everyone, I wish I could have finished this task by 1st January, but nevertheless it’s finally done. Finally I have a new self designed wordpress theme named “Jhantu”. Also I have moved my blog from a shared hosting to my VPS due to increasing traffic. Transition from one server to another is always painful. Here are the steps which I followed to make my server move smooth: I took a dump of my blog last week and started developing new theme locally on my windows system Yesterday before moving to VPS, I took the latest dump of wordpress blog […]