WordPress Plugins

One of the beauties of the WordPress blogging software that powers this site is its extensibility. You name it and you can probably find a plugin to do it … and when you can’t you can write your own!

My own attempts at making WordPress plugins are listed here. Unfortunately, due to ill-health, they have not been developed or supported properly for some years. They still work with the latest versions of WordPress under many circumstances (including on this website) but may well conflict with any WordPress features added after 2008 — e.g. custom post types — if you use them.

116 Comments

  • 1. Rob  |  January 22nd, 2007 at 10:00 am

    I have fixed a bug in the posts plugins where, under WordPress 2.1, they would show attachments as well as posts.

  • 2. TechZilo  |  August 18th, 2007 at 10:35 am

    Thanks for adding Related posts for feeds…

    I had ditched your plugin for Aizattos plugin, just because of that reason.

    Am back to yours again :D

    Here’s a list in which I introduced your plugin to my readers:
    http://redirect.alexa.com/redirect?http://www.techzilo.com/alternatives-to-related-entries-plugin-by-wasabi/

  • 3. Denis Timoshenko  |  September 5th, 2007 at 9:23 am

    Very useful site. I’ll be recomend this blog for my friends.

  • 4. Alex  |  November 6th, 2007 at 1:27 pm

    This plugin is not working, it is use less for me it shows onlly hello world post

  • 5. Rob  |  November 6th, 2007 at 4:04 pm

    Alex: Are you talking about Similar Posts? If so how many posts do you have yet? The MySQL fulltext search is only reliable when you begin to get a few real posts with plenty of words in them.

    Let me know if this helps at all.

  • 6. v satish kumar  |  November 14th, 2007 at 8:03 am

    sir,
    This is satish from india i was download your blix theme downloaded but i need small help i need 3 colum theme blix like – left and right and hearder i want to add my widget’s to hearder sample widget:
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    i want to place my widgets any where in the blog four side
    top,bottom,left,right i will pay if u give this theme

  • 7. Rob  |  November 17th, 2007 at 10:32 pm

    v satish kumar: I am sorry but I do not create themes.

  • 8. Paul  |  January 22nd, 2008 at 2:22 pm

    Great plugins. I’m using the “Similar Posts” plugin and I’m really impressed with the speed and the customisation – too many plugins just display things inside tags.

  • 9. sarmad ali qasir  |  January 30th, 2008 at 2:08 pm

  • 10. sarmad ali qasir  |  January 30th, 2008 at 2:11 pm

    Thank’s again

  • 11. sarmad ali qasir  |  January 30th, 2008 at 2:35 pm

    Thank’s for updrading the version

  • 12. Mona  |  February 15th, 2008 at 8:20 pm

    Hi, I was searching for a plugin that displays ‘Delicious rank’, like Digg. Digg Rank plugin shows how many times a post has been digged, likewise is there a plugin for delicious, which ONLY shows how many times a post has been saved on Delicious?! in a stylish, and neat manner!?
    Thanks.

  • 13. Phusion  |  February 27th, 2008 at 12:27 am

    Awesome plugins! I love them! When will the next version of the post plugins come? Been looking for something to snip the titles in recent posts. I can sometimes make pretty long ones.

  • 14. Rob  |  February 27th, 2008 at 9:39 am

    Phusion: Soon! They are basically ready (though it is hard to stop fiddling with algorithms for Similar Posts) and mainly need documenting before posting. Ill-health is slowing things down though. Apologies.

  • 15. Phusion  |  February 28th, 2008 at 1:38 pm

    Sweet!

    And don’t apologize, there’s no need to rush when you’re not feeling well. ;P

  • 16. mike | download online movie  |  February 29th, 2008 at 5:46 am

    Hey, Thanks for the plugins, always looking for more!

  • 17. Green Card  |  March 18th, 2008 at 6:19 am

    Thanks Rob Great work..

  • 18. Merci  |  March 26th, 2008 at 12:39 am

    Thank you for the plugins and updates. I am now a fan.

    Thank you also for your essays on spiritual direction, just wonderful. I pray that you get well soon.

    Best wishes.

  • 19. Rob  |  March 26th, 2008 at 7:40 am

    Merci: Thanks for the prayers. Say hello to the Jesuit community there for me.

  • 20. Tayfun  |  April 23rd, 2008 at 2:53 am

    thanks bro nice plugin

  • 21. seçim vitrini  |  May 22nd, 2008 at 10:02 pm

    must contain popular posts plugin for each category and general

  • 22. Kurtlar Vadisi  |  May 25th, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    good plugins all. thanks for.

  • 23. Sebastian  |  June 4th, 2008 at 9:40 am

    Hello,
    i found Similar Posts yesterday and implemented it into my blog.

    Works wonderful! Thanks for your nice work!

    Grettings from germany,
    Sebastian

  • 24. Richard  |  June 10th, 2008 at 10:48 pm

    Rob, this post refers also to my post about false dates and URLs in the comments plugin. In my similar posts plugin>>output settings page I see the following at the top, although the page is all functional

    Fatal error: Call to undefined function ppl_display_trim_before() in /home/removed/public_html/myzerowaste.com/wp-content/plugins/similar-posts/similar-posts-admin.php on line 115

    The other thing I’ve noticed is that the faulty URLs are pointing to posts that are as yet unpublished Maybe this can help solve the problem… Thanks

  • 25. Rob  |  June 11th, 2008 at 10:08 am

    Richard: Do you have the latest version of the Post-Plugin Library? I notice from your bug report that you have an older version of Similar Posts. I recommend using the latest version of both plugins. I think that might solve your problem.

  • 26. Richard  |  June 11th, 2008 at 10:26 am

    Ok, I missed that one… I have latest versions of 2.5.0.9 of similar posts, posts plugin library and recent comments. I have now rebuilt the index (default settings) My home page similar posts block is still showing dates from 1970 in the URI, although the on hover page titeles appears to be correct now. What further actions can I take to get this right? (new bug report submitted for you to glean.) Thanks.

  • 27. Rob  |  June 11th, 2008 at 11:22 am

    Richard: I emailed you a debugging suggestion.

  • 28. Thierry  |  August 21st, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    Thanks for all this good plugins!

  • 29. Abe  |  August 27th, 2008 at 4:52 am

    You seem to be very good at making wordpress mods.

    Both the Plugin Output Cach and Highlight Author Comments are great mods!

  • 30. Rob  |  August 27th, 2008 at 12:21 pm

    Abe: Thank you.

  • 31. Kellsens  |  September 4th, 2008 at 2:40 pm

    This site will be on the top of my bookmarks ! Great !

  • 32. daniel hewson  |  September 15th, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    this is a test

  • 33. sevie  |  September 18th, 2008 at 12:03 pm

    I have installed Random Posts and it looks good. Will try the other plugins too. Thanks.

  • 34. c0rreia  |  September 27th, 2008 at 5:02 am

    Thanks for all your plugins, they are GREAT!

    Keep up the good work! Thanks again!

  • 35. Inspirasi  |  October 6th, 2008 at 5:47 am

    Similar Posts Feed v2.3.6 is something new for me.
    I try it.

  • 36. Adam Wulf  |  October 6th, 2008 at 7:55 am

    solid plugins – these are much appreciated!

    I’m currently using the popular posts and similar posts plugins, and they work great.

    keep up the good work!

  • 37. Muhammad Kashif Majeed  |  October 8th, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    Goog Plugins, Thanks i have been looking for Highlight Author Comments. Thanks

  • 38. The Investor\\\\\\\'s Journal  |  October 13th, 2008 at 9:30 am

    Just wanted to say thanks for making these free plugins. They’re a huge help and I use them on all my blogs!

  • 39. NoWares Games  |  October 14th, 2008 at 6:30 pm

    Awesome collection of mods!

    Keep up the good works

  • 40. Wordpress Arcade  |  October 16th, 2008 at 5:22 pm

    A huge thanks for your plugins, you wouldn’t belive how long i’ve been looking for working plungins for wordpress 2.6.x
    thanks again.

  • 41. 深圳搬家公司  |  November 4th, 2008 at 5:01 am

    Thanks

  • 42. Free Games Arcade  |  November 7th, 2008 at 10:09 pm

    keep up the good work :)

  • 43. Iconblog  |  November 13th, 2008 at 11:54 am

    This site and plugins are wonderfull. I’ll be recomend this blog for my friends.

  • 44. Play Arcade Games  |  December 30th, 2008 at 2:38 am

    that image shadow plugin looks pretty neat.

  • 45. Rake girl  |  January 7th, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    Thank’s for updrading the version and for sharing the plugins…. the image shadow plugin is pretty cool.. exactly what i’m looking for..

  • 46. pam  |  January 13th, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    trying to get the plugin to work, however, b4 installing, wp seems to think i am already using the default recent posts plugin, and after installing yours, it thinks i am using it already. help?

  • 47. pam  |  January 13th, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    on the available widgets screen it says “Recent Posts +”

  • 48. play arcade games  |  January 14th, 2009 at 4:59 am

    Thank you for the plugins and updates. I am now a fan.

    Thank you also for your essays on spiritual direction, just wonderful. I pray that you get well soon.

    Best wishes.

  • 49. Busby SEO Test  |  January 21st, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    A huge thanks for your plugins, you wouldn’t belive how long i’ve been looking for working plungins for wordpress 2.6.x
    thanks again.

  • 50. Online Marketing Melbourne  |  January 23rd, 2009 at 12:47 am

    Rob thanks for this post this one was just what i needed

    Popular Posts v2.6.2.0
    Displays a list of the most viewed posts on the site. What gets displayed and how it is displayed is highly configurable.

    Thank you, thank you.

  • 51. Rachel  |  February 1st, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    Hi

    Thanks for a great plugin – recentposts.
    I’m just wondering, is it possible to to use it on my site twice with different settings?
    I’d like to output a list of recent posts from one category (news) in one box, and another list of recent posts from a different category (featured articles) in another box.

    Thanks

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    Good Information. I really like this Topic.

  • 53. Ravi  |  February 19th, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    Nice topic and Blog Design man. I`d REally love..

  • 54. Ravi  |  February 20th, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    Funny, I had questions about this, but you answered them. Thanks for the info.!.

  • 55. Ravi  |  February 20th, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    I wont comment on blogs, but i cant be stop myself in ur blog mate.. really a nice blog..

  • 56. böcek ilaclama  |  April 9th, 2009 at 11:10 pm

    They really need to think about what made it so successful in the first place.

  • 57. haşere ilaclama  |  April 9th, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    Love your post!! Finally someone got it right!!! Would you mind if I put a blogroll link back to your post?

  • 58. özel direksiyon dersi verilir  |  April 9th, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    Thanks Rob Great work

  • 59. bit ilaçalama  |  April 11th, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    They really need to think about what made it so successful in the first place.

  • 60. pire ilaçalama  |  April 11th, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    thank the above information, it helps me learn a new

  • 61. Spunky Jones Blog Tips  |  April 13th, 2009 at 12:17 am

    I download the popular post plugin and was able to get it going. I had one issue of it duplicating it’s self, but I was able to figure out how to shut that off.
    Works likes a champ so far. Now, I just need some traffic like everybody else.

  • 62. Barackoli  |  April 16th, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    i ‘ve download several plugin. i just new wordpress user.

    thanks for your excellent post.

  • 63. pire ilaçalama  |  April 18th, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    Thanks Rob Great work

  • 64. Ramazan  |  May 6th, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    Thanks

  • 65. Ramazan  |  May 6th, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    thanksss

  • 66. kalorifer böceği ilaçalama  |  May 7th, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    Very useful site. I’ll be recomend this blog for my friends.

  • 67. böcek ilaçlama servisi  |  May 7th, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    And don’t apologize, there’s no need to rush when you’re not feeling well

  • 68. Medyum  |  May 21st, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    Thanks you very mach.

  • 69. Alex - Unleash Reality  |  May 27th, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    really cool stuff.

    nice to have similar plugins in one place.

    nice and simple. installing the recent posts one now!

    thanks
    alex

  • 70. film izle  |  May 27th, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    thanks so much..

  • 71. kabin  |  May 27th, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    nice job, congratulations ty…

  • 72. su deposu  |  May 27th, 2009 at 4:49 pm

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  • 73. egemoda  |  June 3rd, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    thanks good job

  • 74. Medyum  |  June 29th, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    Great plugins. I’m using the “Similar Posts” plugin and I’m really impressed with the speed and the customisation – too many plugins just display things inside tags.

  • 75. Luca  |  June 30th, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    Hi! I wanted to know if maybe random posts is good for wordpress 2.8 too or not :)

    Bye!

  • 76. Jenn@ You know... that Blog?  |  July 2nd, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    Rob – thanks for these! Appreciate the hard work that goes into them, believe me!

    Any change you’re working on a “follower” plugin/widget? Currently I believe only Blogger has it, and I’d really like to have my followers listed using WP.

    Would it help if I batted my eyelashes at you? I’m totally capable.

    Thanks much!

    Jenn

  • 77. Jenn@ You know... that Blog?  |  July 2nd, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    er… change = chance (Clearly I don’t proofread)

  • 78. Luca  |  July 2nd, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    no one knows if this is good for wp 2.8 too?

  • 79. hikaye  |  July 7th, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    I download the popular post plugin and was able to get it going. I had one issue of it duplicating it’s self, but I was able to figure out how to shut that off.
    Works likes a champ so far. Now, I just need some traffic like everybody else.

  • 80. Sam  |  July 7th, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    Rob your plugins are hands down the best made. They don’t slow down the blogs, are not database intensive and just plain work well. Using it on WordPress MU 2.7.1 and it is wonderful. Simply great work!