If I want to tweet a link of a site currently opened in my Firefox/Waterfox browser I using the “Hootlet” from “Hootsuite“. This little Add-On simply takes the text of the titlebar of the browser and adds an ow.ly link so I can tweet it with a single click.
Unfortunately Firefox adds “Firefox” to the titlebar which I have to delete manually every time. But hey, computers are for automationing things so this should be automated, too. The Add-On repository contains an Add-Ons called “Customize Titlebar” which would do exact the requested task but it hasn’t been updated 2009 and is compatible with Firefox 3.9 (!).
In many cases those Add-Ons still work with current versions of Firefox the only problem is that they are marked incompatible. It’s always worth a try to simply increase the entry and check if it still works. Especially Add-Ons that are not critical like “Customize titlebar“. In this case this little hack actually works and I’m happy to be able to use the plugin.
I set the compatibility information of the Add-On to “50.*” so it should work for some while.
For a long time there was no update of my Linklist plugin because it simply worked, no need for a change. The other day I got a request to expand the functionality and I agreed to the proposal.
Version 0.5 now contains the option to include/exclude individual posts or pages from displaying the linklist:
The plugin still assumes that you want to add the linklist ater each post or page because that’s why you installed the plugin after all. Nevertheless you can disable the list by de-selecting the provided checkbox.
If you want to change the display for an existing post/page you not need to go to the posts edit page but can easily do it using the Quick edit feature:
I decided to use a drop down menu instead of a check box because WordPress renders the edit screen in a wilful manner and it can’t be manipulated (Can it? Drop me a mail!).
To change the display of the linklist for a large amount of posts/pages you do not need to edit every single post/page individually but can use the Bulk Edit feature:
(If you don’t know how to use Quick or Bulk Edit you can learn it on wordpress.tv.)
You can update your installation by using WordPress’ own update feature or by downloading it from the repository.
On March, 11th an update of the popular plugin “WordPress SEO” was published because the previous version contains serious security vulnerabilities (CSRF and blind SQL injection).
During the day some people noted that Yoast didn’t use all possible channels to call attention to the situation.
The last update to the pagebar plugin has been made over a year ago. Since all new ideas will be included in version 3 and the plugin was working fine with every new update of WordPress there was no need for an update.
Watches do have a a common problem: the good one’s are quite expensive and you don’t want to scratch them during daily handicrafts. The cheap one’s are kaputt after such a short time that buying them isn’t worth it.
This week a big German chain store offered a Casio F91-W for 9,99€. I couldn’t say no to this offer. This type of watch exists since 1991 and that cannot be a coincidence. If the watch is operable for on year I am happy but I hope that it will last longer. Let’s see what happens…
I know loads of WordPress developers by name and have an idea how they look. What I also find interesting is the way people work. Do they use a laptop, how many monitors do they use and other stuf). Here’s my desktop (I’ve tidied it up before taking the image :-)):
The machine is an “ASRock Z77 Extreme” with an i5 3,4 GHz processor, 8 GB of RAM and a Radeon HD7770 graphics card.
I’ve got two 24″ Benq monitors and yes, that’s a TV on the left side. The keyboard is a good old “Windows Natural Pro” and the mouse an IntelliMouse.
Though pagebar is quite customizable you can’t define the overall look. “Previous page” is always on the most left, followed by “First” and so on but maybe you want the elements in a different order. I’m not aware that any of the paging plugins provide this feature, pagebar hopefully will do so in the next major version. Continue reading New ideas for pagebar v3 – Part 2: Customization by Drag’n Drop