Archive for May, 2011

Google Web Fonts a Top Seller

Just wanted to make a shout out for everyone who bought my plugins last week! Last Tuesday Google Web Fonts for WordPress was approved for sale and in just 4 days you guys put it in the top 10 weekly sellers at number 6, and the 15th most popular item on the whole Marketplace!

Facebook Traffic Pop, FBTP for WordPress, WordPress Like Locker, AND Facebook Send Pro were also all in the weekly top sellers list, and the top sellers list for plugins! Thank you for all of your buying support, I get a ton of emails every day from people saying what great marketing tools these plugins are and often times have great ideas. I like to hear the feedback as I am always improving the plugins and creating new ones so feel free to send your feedback via the contact form.

Keep your eyes out for the new Like Locker updates as well :D

 

Facebook Traffic Pop for WordPress Version 2.0

I have just uploaded the new 2.0 version of Facebook Traffic Pop. All of the cookie issues have been fixed, opacity is fixed, jQuery noConflict is tweaked, and because it took a week, I added in two new features and a brand new admin panel.

  • The new admin panel is much cleaner, more powerful and easier to use.
  • You can now click outside the popup or use the escape key to close the popup.
  • Cookies are now rock solid, I tested it on a bunch of different setups and it is very stable.
  • New opengraph metatag generator for people to customize the Facebook Stream with
  • The CSS has been given an overhaul.

Its currently in 15th pos. in the review queue and because its the weekend it could take a little longer for CodeCanyon to approve it. If you want to download ahead of time send me your purchase code via email and I will send you the download directly!

How To Use The Google Web Font API With WordPress

The Google Web Fonts API allows you to quickly and easily use a database of open source fonts in your websites. These fonts work in pretty much all modern browsers and come in a wide variety of styles.

My latest WordPress plugin – Google Fonts PRO for WordPress gives you instant access to the 220 beautiful, open source fonts in Google’s API. Best of all, all it takes to use the fonts in your site is simple point and click the fonts you want to use in certain parts of your site!

Check out the demo video here: http://vimeo.com/23935681

Best of all this easy to use, powerful plugin is only $6 bucks! With your purchase you get access to free updates, support, and new fonts as Google makes them availbile in the API.

Download your copy NOW on CodeCanyon!

Updates In The Works For Next Week

I have gotten some emails and comments about Facebook Traff Pop (FBTP) for WordPress and WordPress Like Locker this is an easier way to give everyone the full deets. Mainly some people were affected by Facebooks recent API issues in which the edge.create callback were not firing. This would cause any callback after clicking the like button to take place and was intermitent for about a week. Facebook’s bug page here. Most people had no problem but for those who did it seems to be working again as of a few days ago.

Cookies – Cookie management has been improved in both version of FBTP as well as Like Locker. All source code + CSS is now loaded trough WordPress’ built in enqueue_script/style function to make the plugins more efficient. I am also adding jQuery.noConflict() into all of the plugins to keep them from getting the dreaded xxFunctionNamexx is not a function error that some people get with a high number of JQ plugins.

All of the above is done all thats less is a couple new features that will allow Facebook Like Locker and FBTP to work together seamlessly. All of these updates will be in the review queue on CodeCanyon next week as always a free download for current buyers.

Also just got a great request for escape + click outside of the box to close features.

Facebook Traffic Pop for WordPress v1.6 Update

I have just uploaded the new 1.6 version of Facebook Traffic Pop for WordPress. It should fix a lot of headaches and comes with one small new feature:

Traffic Pop not working on anything but home page – A lot of people who used highly customized URL structures for their sites reported the pop up would only show on the home page and no sub pages. The error was bad file URL’s causing 404 errors for the scripts needed to run Traffic Pop and has been updated to use WordPress’s built in blog_info functions to get the correct file URLs regardless of your URL rewrites.

“FacebookTrafficPop is not a function” Error – I have also done some reading and changed out the ‘$’ signs that I believe were causing a lot of people’s installs to halt because of the way WordPress handles the signs internally. jQuery noConflict has been added and should ensure smooth sailing from now on.

New Feature - Opacity. You can now set the background opacity from the settings page in your WordPress admin panel.

Get the latest version of Facebook Traffic Pop for WordPress now!

Facebook Send Button Pro for WordPress Updated

The Facebook Send Button Pro plugin for WordPress has been updated to version 1.0.2. This new update added a much requested feature ( should have been there from the start ) which is a template tag.

You can now place the send button anywhere in your theme files using a simple WordPress template tag that can also be customized just like the short code. So for example if you wanted to place a send button at the start of every post automatically you can just add the template tag to your single post theme file and it will automatically get the permalink and add a send button for Facebook where you put the tag :)

As always this is a FREE update to current owners of the plugin, if you do not currently have a copy you can get it now at CodeCanyon for just $4!

Get Version 1.0.2 Now

How To Use Facebook Send Button On WordPress

Just like Facebook’s like button, the Send button is quickly sweeping through the internet and is a must have social feature for any blogger or website owner looking to have a social presence online!

First off lets look at what the Send button is. In Facebook’s own words: “The Send Button allows your users to easily send your content to their friends. People will have the option to send your URL in an inbox message to their Facebook friends, to the group wall of any Facebook group they are a member of, and as an email to any email address.”

So how do you use the Facebook send button on WordPress? Easy! You could go to the Facebook developer site and generate stand alone button code that you need to change every time you want to use it, and then insert the requied code and script in your posts every time, OR you could use our slick Send Button Pro plugin for WordPress. The Facebook Send Button Pro Plugin for WordPress allows you to do the following:

  • Install and use in just seconds! Facebook Send Button Pro is a zero config plugin. All you have to do is upload and activate and you are ready to roll.
  • This plugin also includes a TinyMCE plugin that allows you to one-click insert customiszed ‘Send’ buttons right from your post editor Toolbar in WordPress
  • Works wherever shortcodes work!
  • Works with Facebook’s different color themes!
  • Insert an unlimited number of share buttons on a single page!
  • Use a simple WordPress Template Tag to place Send buttons anywhere in your theme, automatically. For instance add a send button to each post on your site with one template tag!

You can check out a demo of the plugin right here, and download Facebook Send Button Pro Here! It comes with full instructions and documentation on how to use and install + support!