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Easy Retweet WordPress plugin v3.1 Released

As I promised in my year end review post, I have started working on my WordPress plugins. My Easy Retweet WordPress plugin badly needed an update to fix a couple of warnings and I just released v3.1 of the plugin with a couple of fixes and some new features.

About Easy Retweet WordPress plugin

Easy Retweet WordPress Plugin that allows you to easily add Twitter tweet buttons to your WordPress posts.

You can choose to add these buttons using any one of the following ways

  • Automatic way – Just configure the button in the settings screen
  • Using shortcodes
  • Using template functions

You can also enable Google Analytics tracking for the links that are generated by buttons created by this plugin.

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Easy Retweet Plugin v3.0.3 release

I just released v3.0.3 of my Easy Retweet WordPress plugin.

About Easy Retweet WordPress plugin

Easy Retweet WordPress Plugin that allows you to easily add Twitter tweet or bit.ly buttons to your WordPress posts.

You can choose to add these buttons using any one of the following ways

  • Automatic way – Just configure the button in the settings screen
  • Using shortcodes
  • Using template functions

You can also enable Google Analytics tracking for the links that are generated by buttons created by this plugin.

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Easy Retweet plugin now supports Google Analytics tracking

I recently released a couple of updates to my Easy Retweet WordPress Plugin.

For those who don’t know, Easy Retweet WordPress Plugin allows you to add Twitter tweet or bit.ly buttons to your WordPress posts.

You can choose to add these buttons using any one of the following ways

  • Automatic way – Just configure the button in the settings screen
  • Using shortcodes
  • Using template functions

Google Analytics tracking

One of the new feature that I have added to the Plugin is the ability to add Google Analytics tracking to links that are tweeted using the Tweet buttons.

You can add Google Analytics tracking by including the following in the url that gets tweeted.

  • utm-campaign
  • utm-source
  • utm-medium

Translations

In addition to the new features, I have also added translations for the following languages

  • Danish
  • Irish
  • Hindi
  • Romanian

Mandatory update

The current version of the Plugin is 3.0.1 and it includes both new features and bug fixes. So it is a mandatory update. You can install it from your WordPress admin or download it from the Plugin homepage.

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Updates to my WordPress Plugins

Over the past week, I have updated nearly half of my Plugins. I thought of consolidating all them in a single post instead of writing separate post for each of them.

If I have fixed a bug or added a new feature, I call them as mandatory updates. If I have just added new translations, the those updates are optional. But it is recommend that you always update irrespective of whether they are mandatory or optional updates.

You can update all these Plugins from your WordPress dashboard or by manually downloading them from their homepage.

Try these updates and let me know if you face any issues.

Mandatory Updates

Easy Retweet

Easy ReTweet is a WordPress Plugin, which lets you add retweet or Tweet this buttons for your WordPress posts, together with the retweet count.

I updated this Plugin to v2.7. I fixed a bug and added new feature, so it is a mandatory update

The following are the major changes

  • Enabled custom bit.ly pro domains (Thanks to Michelle McGinnis for the patches)
  • Added Bulgarian translations
  • Added Lithuanian translations

Github Ribbon

Github Ribbon is a WordPress Plugin, which can be used to add Github ribbons to your website. The github ribbons can be configured either for the entire site or on a post by post basic.

I updated this Plugin to v0.4

The following are the major changes

  • Added CSS style to hide ribbon on printed pages

Posts by tag

Posts by Tag WordPress Plugin, provides sidebar widgets which can be used to display posts from a specific set of tags in the sidebar.

I have updated this Plugin to v1.8.

The following are the major changes

  • Added support for displaying content (Thanks to rjune for the patch)

Twitter Avatar Reloaded

Twitter avatar reloaded Plugin adds a new field to the comment form to get the user’s Twitter username and stores it together with comments and using it replaces gravatar with twitter avatar when the comment is displayed.

I have updated the Plugin to to v1.0

The following are the major changes

  • Using transient api for storing cache
  • Also improve performance

Optional Updates

Geo mark

Geo Mark is a WordPress Plugin which will automatically locate Geo information in your WordPress posts using Yahoo Placemaker and YQL API’s.

I have updated this Plugin to v0.7

The following are the major changes

  • Added Bulgarian translations
  • Added Lithuanian translations

Post to Friendfeed

Post to FriendFeed is a WordPress Plugin which will allow you to post excerpts from your blog posts as a message in FriendFeed with images. By default FriendFeed posts them without images and this Plugin overcomes this issue.

I have updated this Plugin to v1.0.2

The following are the major changes

  • Added Bulgarian translations

Tweetback Helper

Tweetbacks Helper is a helper Plugin for Tweetbacks Plugin to help it detect more tweets.

I have updated this Plugin to v0.4

The following are the major changes

  • Added Bulgarian translations
  • Added Lithuanian translations
  • Added German translations

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Updated 4 WordPress Plugins

Over the past week, I have updated 4 of my WordPress Plugins and thought of consolidating all of them in a single post instead of creating multiple posts.

Posts By Tag

Posts by Tag WordPress Plugin, provides sidebar widgets which can be used to display posts from a specific set of tags in the sidebar.

I updated this Plugin to v1.7. It fixed a bug so it’s a mandatory update.

The following are the main changes

  • Added support for displaying post dates
  • Fixed a bug which was corrupting the loop.

Twitter Avatar Reloaded

Twitter avatar reloaded Plugin adds a new field to the comment form to get the user’s Twitter username and stores it together with comments and using it replaces gravatar with twitter avatar when the comment is displayed.

I updated this Plugin to v0.7. It is a mandatory update.

The following are the main changes

  • Added 4 template functions to display the comment authors Twitter id and profile url.

Bulk Delete

Bulk Delete is a WordPress Plugin which can be used to delete posts in bulk from selected categories or tags. This Plugin can also delete all drafts, post revisions or pages.

I updated this Plugin to v1.3. It is an optional update

The following are the main changes

  • Added German translations

Easy Retweet

Easy ReTweet is a WordPress Plugin, which lets you add retweet or Tweet this buttons for your WordPress posts, together with the retweet count.

I updated this Plugin to v2.4. It is an optional update

The following are the main changes

  • Added German translations

Stay updated

I would be posting updates about this Plugin in my blog and in Twitter. If you want to be informed when new version of this Plugin is released, then you can either subscribe to this blog’s RSS feed or follow me in Twitter.

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WordPress Plugin updates

Over the past two weeks, I have updated a couple of my WordPress Plugins. Most of them are optional updates, so I thought of consolidating all the changes here instead of creating separate posts for each of them.

Bulk Delete

Bulk Delete is a WordPress Plugin which can be used to delete posts in bulk from selected categories or tags.

I updated this Plugin to v1.2. It is a mandatory update.

The following were the major updates

  • Added support for deleting posts by custom taxonomies
  • Optimized the code which prevents the blank screen that you get when you have huge number of posts to delete on an under-powered server.
  • Added Dutch translations
  • Added Brazilian Portuguese translations

Easy Retweet

Easy ReTweet is a WordPress Plugin, which lets you add retweet or Tweet this buttons for your WordPress posts, together with the retweet count.

I updated this Plugin to v2.3. It is a mandatory update.

The following were the major changes

  • Fixed issue with permalink for official Twitter button
  • Added Brazilian Portuguese translations

Twitter Avatar Reloaded

Twitter avatar reloaded Plugin adds a new field to the comment form to get the user’s Twitter username and stores it together with comments and using it replaces gravatar with twitter avatar when the comment is displayed.

I updated this Plugin to v0.6. It is an optional update.

The following were the major changes

  • Added Dutch translations
  • Added Brazilian Portuguese translations

Google Scribe

Google Scribe is a WordPress Plugin, which allows you to enable Google Scribe to WordPress comment input box.

I updated this Plugin to v0.4. It is an optional update

The following were the major changes

  • Added Dutch translations

Github Ribbon

Github Ribbon is a WordPress Plugin, which can be used to add Github ribbons to your website.

I updated this Plugin to v0.3. It is an optional update

The following were the major changes

  • Added Dutch translations

Bulk Move

Bulk Move is a WordPress Plugin which can be used to move posts from one category to another in bulk. This Plugin can also be used to remove assigned categories from posts.

I updated this Plugin to v0.4. It is an optional update

The following were the major changes

  • Generated translation files
  • Added Brazilian Portuguese translations

Stay updated

I would be posting updates about this Plugin in my blog and in Twitter. If you want to be informed when new version of this Plugin is released, then you can either subscribe to this blog’s RSS feed or follow me in Twitter.

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Easy Retweet Plugin now supports official Twitter button

I have added some updates to my Easy retweet WordPress Plugin and have released a new version

Official Twitter Button

In addition to supporting bit.ly retweet counts, Easy Retweet Plugin now supports the Official Twitter Button. You can choose either bit.ly button or the Twitter button.

Screenshot

easy-retweet-option

Download

You can download the latest version of the Plugin from the Plugin’s homepage.

Feedback

Please keep the feedback coming and if you want me to add any new features or find a bug, please leave a comment.

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Disable/Enable retweet button for each post

Okay, yet another update to my Easy Retweet Plugin. 🙂

Configure retweet button for each post

Now you can enable or disable the retweet button for each post or page. When you update to the new version, you will see a new box on the right hand side of the write post/page screen where you can enable or disable the button.

This setting will over ride all the other options which are set in the admin console page.

Screenshot

Easy Retweet WordPress Plugin Screenshot

Removed the hard coded wp-content path

I have also removed the hard coded reference to the wp-content path. This means that the Plugin will work for people who have moved their wp-content to a different folder.

This change involved a hack to make the JavaScript work properly. I will write an article explaining this hack in detail, meanwhile if you can’t wait then check out the source code. It is well documented. 🙂

Download

You can download the latest version of the Plugin from the Plugin’s homepage.

Feedback

Please keep the feedback coming and if you want me to add any new features or find a bug, please leave a comment.

Vote for the Plugin

If you have used this Plugin and like it, please vote it and help me win the WordPress Plugin competition.

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Easy Retweet now supports creating shorturls using your own bit.ly API key

I have added some new features and fixed a couple of bugs to my Easy Retweet Plugin after the recent update.

Specifying your own bit.ly API Key

Now you can specify your own bit.ly API key to create shorturls and associate them to your own bit.ly account, instead of using the build-in default account.

The main use of this feature is that, now you can track the clicks and stats for these shorturls from your bit.ly account dashboard. But be warned that, once option is enabled, the Plugin will create shorturl for all posts in your blog. Your bit.ly account might become a mess, if you have large number of posts in your blog.

Screenshot

The following is the screenshot of the admin UI with the new features

easy-retweet-new-settings

Download

You can download the latest version of the Plugin from the Plugin’s homepage.

Feedback

Please keep the feedback coming and if you want me to add any new features or find a bug, please leave a comment.

Vote for the Plugin

If you have used this Plugin and like it, please vote it and help me win the WordPress Plugin competition.

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One more way of adding retweet buttons to posts in WordPress

I have added some more new features to the Easy Retweet Plugin after the recent update.

Support for shortcode

Easy Retweet Plugin now supports shortcodes. Now you can place the retweet button anywhere (and even within) in the post. All you have to do is just to include the following shortcode, where you want the button to be displayed.

[ easy-retweet ]

The above shortcode will be replaced with the retweet button when the post is rendered. Cool hah? 🙂

Adding prefix to the Twitter message

The other new feature is that, now you can specify any text as prefix for the Twitter message. You can add your own twitter username or any other message that you wanted to be prefixed.

The following is the screenshot of the admin UI with this feature.

easy-retweet-new-settings-ui

Apart from this I have also made some performance improvements to the Plugin, which will work behind the scenes.

Download

You can download the latest version of the Plugin from the Plugin’s homepage.

Feedback

Please keep the feedback coming and if you want me to add any new features or find a bug, please leave a comment. By the way Easy Retweet Plugin was featured in this week’s episode of WordCast. Thank you guys.

Vote for the Plugin

If you have used this Plugin and like it, please vote it at the Plugin Competition Blog to help me win the WordPress Plugin competition.

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