You may think that a function like “the_excerpt()” on WordPress is something of simple. Actually it is not and I discovered it while trying to manipulate it. The function “the_excerpt()” is widely used in themes to create a brief presentation of a post. The function extract few words from the post, removing not useful stuff […]
The charset and the pageEncoding specified on a JSP page are very different things, but sometime coders are get confused by them. A JSP page can ahve this directive on the top: <%@page contentType=”text/html;charset=UTF-8″ pageEncoding=”UTF-8″%> Why one should double specify the charset? The contentType charset is how the servlet container which runs the JSP (for […]
The problem is obvious: you made a page with a form and the accented characters are retrieved as a couple of “strange” characters. This is only an example of charset incompatibility and a web developer must know how to manage it. When you serve a page to a browser from a JSP, you’re actually sending […]
A new version of SendGrid Extension for Newsletter is out which the ability to use the API method for email delivery. That method should be more reliable than SMTP connection for those providers, like GoDaddy, that limit the external SMTP connections.
Finally the Mandrill API are there. With version 1.1.0 of the Mandrill (Mailchimp) Extension for Newsletter, it’s possible to use Mandrill with their native API. That method solves the problem of using the SMTP service with providers that don’t allow connections to external SMTPs. Like GoDaddy… Have a nice mail marketing!
This new version of Newsletter plugin for WordPress contains some fix that should help to avoid problem on some installations with particular restrictions. This is a fix release with some user interface changes, even if I would to find the time to redesign the administrative panels more radically. Any problem with this release should be […]
A Newsletter plugin user created an integration with WooCommerce a well know plugin to add an ecommerce to your WordPress blog. You can read more about this Newssletter-WooCommerce integration or go directly to install it from the WordPress repository. Thank you Douwe!
Hi, due to my scarcity of time I never setup a public repository (other than the WordPress Plugin Repository) where to share the Newsletter plugin code. Today I did it. You can find it on: https://bitbucket.org/satollo/newsletter so now it should be easy to work on it and send me the pull request as many already […]
The new Twentyfourteen WordPress theme is nice, but if you’re using featured images on your post, it shows theme just over the post title without adapting them if they are too small. Of course when you change a theme you cannot re-edit all the post to adapt them to the new theme. So with a […]
Newsletter plugin uses the cron system of WordPress to deliver newsletters expecting its delivery engine to be activated every five minutes. The cron system of WordPress is not a real Unix cron due to the PHP way to work and relies on site traffic to work. A site without traffic will have the cron system […]