21.08.2009

YouTube New LogoI have received a request from someone that wants even more from my WordPress Custom Fields Plugin. He has a category called “videos” which has posts with YouTube videos embedded with some plugin. He wants to put the videos thumbnail as the post’s thumbnail.

First, how is the video embedded in the post? It uses the following syntax:

Now you can embed it like you would normally do.

Second, how do we get the thumbnail itself after we extracted the video key? We build the image’s URL with the following syntax:
http://i2.ytimg.com/vi/$video_key/default.jpg

Now, how do we put all of this together into a plugin that inserts the thumbnails?
You don’t have to because I have already done it for you.

This plugin runs through the posts in your blog and if it finds a YouTube video embedded in a post it sets the thumbnail to be the video’s thumbnail.
That’s it, have fun playing with the configuration.

If you encounter any issues please comment/contact me.

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11.07.2009

Post Editor Buttons?

This plugins allows you to add your own buttons to the post edtor’s toolbar.
I’m talking about the buttons that you see above your content text area when editing posts (b,i,link,img,ul,li).
For example you can add a “h3″ button to make subheaders in your post.
There are virtually endless buttons you can add.

Screenshots

Here is the plugins interface:
Post Editor Buttons Interface

This is the output of the above settings:
Post Editor Buttons Output

Download

You can visit the plugin’s WordPress.org page, download the plugin right away and upload it into your plugins directory.

Feedback

Comment whatever is on your mind.

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24.05.2009

WordPress at Google
WordPress is a great search engine optimized system even right out of the box but there is a lot more to do if you want to improve it.
If you have a blog or a website, you probably want people to come and read what you have there and this is where the SEO comes into place.
About eighty percent of a website’s traffic (traffic = visitors) comes from search engines like Google. If you want to increase the traffic coming from search engines you need to rank higher in the results, in order to do so you need to search engine optimize your website.

The most important things you need to do with your WordPress website are:

Remember, at the end of the day, your website is not for Google’s crawlers. It’s for humans, average users like you and me. So you need to keep the balance between what’s good for search engine optimizing, and what’s good for your readers.

Plugin Description

Mass Custom Fields Manager (MCFM) is a plugin I wrote in order to help people who use WordPress to manage their post’s custom fields with ease.
If you don’t want to spend your time editing each and every single post’s custom fields to the same value or you want to delete/update specific posts you don’t have another tool that let’s you do that.

Here is a screenshot of the plugins interface:
Custom Fields Manager

You can choose posts by category,ID,custom field value and more and with a click of a button manage their custom fields.

Download Link

The download link for the Mass Custom Fields Manager WordPress Plugin by Oren Yomtov.

FAQ and Feedback

If you have any questions please comment or contact me through the contact page.

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NoMeta is a new plugin I wrote.
I wrote this plugin after getting to frame #45/tip #25 at this Yoast.com Presentation.
Basicly this plugin is those 3 lines of code :). I thought I’ll make life easier for people, so they don’t need to retype those lines and try to insert them into WordPress in some way.

Download Link:
Click here to download the NoMeta plugin for WordPress.

If you have any question or requests, please leave a comment or contact me.