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Scheduling WordPress posts for the future

by on Oct.10, 2007, under Uncategorized

I learnt something new today about WordPress. I thought it would be useful to schedule a post to be published automatically at a specified time in the future – occasionally I knock up a few different posts the same day/evening and don’t really want to release them all at once but would prefer to save them to be published at intervals.

This facility is built right in to WordPress – just use the post timestamp facility and set a date + time in the future (making sure to tick the “Edit timestamp” box):

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Encourage commenter participation with Subscribe to Comments

by on Oct.09, 2007, under Uncategorized

The Subscribe to Comments plugin by Mark Jaquith allows anyone who posts a comment to your blog to elect to receive an email when any further comments are made.

This can really help to foster an active discussion from your blog readers, as people who have posted a comment will know if someone replies to a point they made, and can return to post further comments. Let’s face it, once you’ve read a post and commented, most people don’t have time to keep returning to check for any new comments.

Do yourself a favour, download Subscribe to Comments and install it (it’s trivially easy to install).

The default setup will add the “Notify me of followup comments via e-mail” tickbox to the comment form. If you want to offer the ability to subscribe to comments without having to post a comment first, just add the following just after the closing </form> tag of the comment form:


<?php show_manual_subscription_form(); ?>

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Monster.com spams then threatens Irish IT Pros

by on Oct.02, 2007, under Uncategorized

I wouldn’t normally bother to publish something like this, but the attitude that John Burns, Monster’s Business Development Manager in Ireland is shocking, and I think is worth drawing attention to.

To summarise what happened, Monster.ie harvested a list of email addresses of members of IT@Cork members and used it to send an unsolicited, spammy mail to. He then tried to “recall” the mail (which only works with clients like Microsoft’s Outlook which are insecure enough to accept a request to delete a mail from your mailbox), again exposing everyone’s email addresses by not using the BCC field.

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WordPress 2.3 released

by on Sep.25, 2007, under Uncategorized

Wordpress 2.3 was released today, introducing native tagging support, plugin update notification, URL handling improvements, and much more.

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