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April 5, 2011
by meandean
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Fun with the Twitter Search API and jQuery

Yes, I am bit of an API junkie. Anyone whose followed my blog since 2002 probably has gone blind once or twice reading posts about SOAP, XML-RPC, RSS feed and other such fun.

So why should anyone be surprised that today I’m providing a quick how-to code snippet of some fun I’m having with the Twitter Search API, REST, jQuery and jSON? Continue reading

April 26, 2010
by meandean
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The Facebook Activity Feed Widget Plugin for WordPress

I’m pleased to announce the initial release of my 2nd social media plugin, the Facebook Activity Widget Plugin for Wordpress. Simply put, it automates the display of a Facebook Activity Feed on the sidebar of your blog by making it a easy-to-configure widget.

For those who may not be aware of what the Facebook Activity Feed is, it is a ‘social plugin’ displays the most interesting recent activity taking place on your personal website and/or blog. Continue reading

April 22, 2010
by meandean
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The Facebook Like Button Plugin for WordPress

Facebook rocked the internet yesterday with 5 new plugins, one of which is an API for the Facebook Like Button. After reading about it and playing a bit with the Facebook’s Like Button generator, I decided what’s needed is a WordPress plugin that allows folks to easily configure the look-and-feel of the Facebook Like Button, and then automatically add it the beginning and/or the end of their posts. Continue reading

October 6, 2008
by meandean
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How to improve WordPress widget SEO in 2 edits or less

How do you quickly change the default

tags to

on widget sidebar titles without hacking into the core WordPress engine? Glad you asked, as below I’m going to explain techniques I used at blogJordan.com that demonstrate how find what needs to be edited in your current theme, and them some approaches in how to make the edits – including a global search and replace for the brave. Continue reading

May 30, 2008
by meandean
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find-a-bot.sh – a nice little script to ID bots bugging your website site

Already demonstrating earlier this week how to block spambots and rogue spiders. Today I’m completing the lesson with a nice little bash script sample that can help you identify some of these non-browser ‘candidates’ by parsing your access logs and placing the results in an easy-to-read text file. Continue reading