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Include Me Version 1.1.5 Released

Long time since the last release, but there were not issues to correct… :-) Anyway, this new release of Include Me adds a nice feature: the ability to include another post content. It may sound odd, but recently I faced a problem on a blog: an important piece of content needs to be added at […]

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The Question To Ask To WordPress Plugin Developers

If you’re in the way to hire a freelance, ask him that question before to decide to work with him: We need to add few features to a public plugin ([here the plugin name]). Is it possible and safe to customize a public plugin? He should respond: if the plugin provides point of extensions (WordPress […]

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Stop To Choose Your WordPress Theme in That Way!

When you setup a new blog, the first thing you do is to choose a theme. And you surf between all those wonderful screenshots to find the one which best match your needs. This is the wrong way. The screenshots are almost all taken from a desktop version of that theme. And yes, they are […]

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Thumbnails 1.0.7 With a Couple of New Options

Thumbnails is a light plugin which helps your theme to generate thumbnails. Most of the thumbnails can be generated on the fly and stored in a cache folder, instead to full fill your upload folder. More, you change theme and the thumbs sizes changes you can be in trouble with old images. With Thumbnails there is […]

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Header and Footer With AMP Support

Was time for a review of Header and Footer, the plugin many of you use to inject codes in the head, footer and middle of the posts and pages. The most common injections are: Google Analytics, specially with customizations Facebook Pixel AdSense Verification metatags The new version removes the Open Graph minimal support since that […]

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AdSense for bbPress

Injecting ads on bbPress pages is now really easy with Ads for bbPress. This new free plugin can inject, like Header and Footer whatever code you need before and after the bbPress pages not not only. It can inject between topic and replies and before the new topic and new reply form. A must have […]

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Use get_option() Only Once, As Late As Possible and Store It

I see many plugins to get their options (one or more) with the super useful get_option() of WordPress not only once but every time they needed it and sometime more than once inside the same function. This is definitively not good for performances. Let me explain why. Admitting your options are “autoloaded”, your get_option() does […]

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Clean Up WordPress User Meta Data Table

During a maintenance of a blog, I needed to clean up the user metadata table since many users was deleted from the main user table (wp_users) with a direct query. The quick and dirty solution is to run a “left join delete”. Here the SQL statement: DELETE wp_usermeta FROM wp_usermeta LEFT JOIN wp_users ON wp_usermeta.user_id=wp_users.id […]

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Akismet Optimization

I started a war again the resource wasting on Periodo Fertile. That blog counts an important number of pageviews and even if the server has a lot of power it was suffering. But that sound strange to me since with the same visitor load, months ago the server was not so overloaded. Why? WHY? A […]

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Donations From July 2016 To December 2016

Thank you, thank you and thank you again. 230 euro were collected in the second 2016 semester and have just been donated to Save The Children and to Medecins Sans Frontieres. We have to much borders, too much walls and we’re still building new ones. Looking forward for a better future. Stefano.