Posts Tagged ‘plugins’


I am finally working on revamping my entire blog to make it look, feel and navigate much better with a bright and shiny new theme. That should be a good thing, right? Well, in my quest to make that happen, I had to disable a lot of plugins due to conflicts with the new widgets and extensions.

Now, I have to find out which plugins I need/don’t need anymore and replace any plugins I think are a necessity. One plugin that I heavily relied on (Crossroads flickr plugin) is completely incompatible with my new theme because it uses prototype and my theme relies on mootools. If you didn’t already know, they don’t get along very well. Since I can’t use the plugin anymore, I have to go back through all of the posts and pages that I have photos in and recode them. Not to mention the fact that I have to transfer all of the photos that I am using from flickr to my blog. I also have to create thumbnails of each photo.

Don’t get me wrong, I love the new theme and I also love the old plugin I was using…I just thought I would have more time before I had to start migrating the old posts to use the new plugins. I also don’t really mind having to go through all of my blog posts since it gives me a chance to review old posts and clean up tags and categories.

On the bright side, once that’s all done, I won’t be embarrassed to show anyone my blog anymore.

 

You may be wondering what happened to the MyBlogLog Recent Visitors Widget. Well, I replaced it with the MyAvatars plugin. Unlike the MyBlogLog widget, MyAvatars displays your avatar only when you leave comments. Just make sure you use your URL and/or the e-mail address you have provided to MyBlogLog. View how the MyAvatars plugin looks.

So, don’t forget to leave lots of comments because for every comment you make, your avatar is displayed.

 

If you ever read the WordPress News updates on the dashboard, you may have noticed a post from Weblog Tools Collection that many of the WordPress plugins on the GaMerZ website have been updated to work with WordPress 2.2. I was pretty excited to hear this news because they have so many useful plugins that I use. One of the plugins (wp-polls) lets you place polls directly on your blog. As people place votes, the answers get tallied and you get to view them on a graph.

I installed the plugin and setup the Poll Results Archive page. After reading the documentation, I just found out you can easily include specific polls in a post. Example code usage to add a poll to your post:

Should I show Twitter updates in my RSS feed?

View Results

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Easy huh? This is what it looks like:

Update Feb. 1, 2008:

I no longer have this plugin installed because I hardly ever used it.

 

Anyone who subscribes to my feed may notice old posts being updated. It is because I need to re-tag everything.

I decided to completely start over with the UTW plugin to see if it would fix the problems I have been having with my tags.

To start over, I deactivated the plugin and deleted the plugin folder.
Then I went into the MySQL database and deleted the tables that UTW makes along with some other entries that I noticed in one of the WordPress tables.

UTW Tables I deleted were:

  • wp_tags
  • wp_post2tag
  • wp_tag_synonyms

Since I had exported the tags to custom fields in WordPress, I had to delete those entries which resided in the “wp_postmeta” table.

So, cross your fingers and wish me luck. Here we go….

I really hope this fixes everything.