Arne Brachhold

New ImageShack Uploader Plugin for WordPress

Filed under: Plugins — arne on March 5, 2007

In the last time, I’ve seen many Google searches about WordPress and ImageShack in my referer logs. Too bad there wasn’t something on this page about that.

Since I had some time today and found this an interesting combination, I’ve created a small WordPress plugin which allows you to upload image files to ImageShack directly from your WP posting screen and insert them into your post with a few clicks.

More info about the plugin and the download archive can be found on the plugin page. I hope you enjoy it!

Fixing Jerome’s Keywords and WordPress 2.1

Filed under: Wordpress — arne on March 3, 2007

I’m using the Jerome’s Keywords tagging plugin on this site and noticed that all keywords (tags) for a post will go away if I approve its comments. After some search through the code I’ve found that the plugin is using the “edit_post” hook to update the keywords after you’ve changed them on the post screen.

The problem is that this hook is also executed when you approve a comment, but since you are not coming from the post form you’re not sending any post data (like the keywords) and the plugin assumes that the post has no keywords or you’ve deleted them. Mark Jaquith wrote about this behavior earlier this year. (Read on …)

4+1 Ways To Speed Up WordPress With Caching

Filed under: Wordpress — arne on February 16, 2007

If you are suddenly receiving a lot of request within a short period of time because you’ve been linked by a large site like Digg or Slashdot, your hosting solution might not be able to handle the load.

This article should help your to prepare your WordPress blog for such a case or if you’re just using a slow webhost and want to improve the general performance.

Note that your room for maneuver is limited in most shared-hosting environments, so you won’t be able to implement all possible options with a $2.95 hosting account.

On the whole there are two areas where we can try to save processing time by caching frequently loaded data. The first one is the server system like the web- and database-server software, the second one is the application (WordPress) itself.
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WordPress 2.0.4 is out

Filed under: Wordpress — arne on July 29, 2006

Get it while it’s hot! 😉

This release contains several security fixes and performance issues so all WordPress users are recommended to upgrade.

More details are available at the WordPress Blog and the download page.

Firefox truncates content of WordPress posts

Filed under: Wordpress — arne on July 19, 2006

If you use Firefox to edit a post, it may happen in some cases, especially on long posts and when switching between tabs, that the text gets truncated to an unspecified length. If you save this post, the cut content is lost forever.
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A9 SiteInfo Generator Plugin For WordPress

Filed under: Plugins,SEO — arne on June 19, 2006
Latest release:
1.2
2006-06-21

I’m happy to present you another Plugin for your WordPress Blog: The A9 SiteInfo Generator.

SiteInfo is an open standard which allows you to specify information that will be displayed in a toolbar menu. This allows the A9 toolbar (or other toolbars that want to use SiteInfo) to display a menu about your site, when a user is on your site.

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WordPress 2.0.3 Performance Improvements

Filed under: Wordpress — arne on June 1, 2006

WordPress 2.0.3 is now available for download. If you are using my Google Sitemap Generator plugin, please update to speed up the generation process.

If you don’t want to update, you can apply this patch by hand. It will reduce the generation time significantly.

Akismet C# API for the .Net Framework 1.1 and 2.0

Filed under: .Net,Wordpress — arne on April 18, 2006
Latest release:
1.0
2006-04-18

This is a little Microsoft .Net class which allows you to use the powerful Akismet comment spam protection in your .Net wiki/blog/website/software.

It’s well documented and available as a precompiled library or C# project. It’s compiled as .Net 1.1, but also works great with 2.0. Note that you need to obtain a WordPress.com API key to use it.

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Del.icio.us – Bookmark this! WordPress Plugin

Filed under: Plugins — arne on June 21, 2005
Latest release:
1.1
2005-11-27

Hi there,

here is another WordPress Plugin for you! I’m sure you know del.icio.us, an online service where you can manage and share your bookmarks with other people. With this plugin you can add a "Bookmark this page on del.icio.us" link to your posts or sidebar. This will allow your visitors to add your page directly into their del.icio.us profile and makes your blog more popular!

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