“Text File Widget” is live on WordPress.Org

My first plugin – “Text File Widget” is now live on the WordPress Plugins Repository.
It’s a proper job – complete Readme.Txt file, Banner, and Icon.
Looks great!

tfw-listed

Here’s the link: https://wordpress.org/plugins/text-file-widget/

It’s a very simple plugin, all it does is display the contents of a text file as a widget. I couldn’t believe that there wasn’t already a plugin for this, so I wrote one..

It replaces end-of-line characters with a “
” for clarity.

Here’s the plugin page: https://www.q292u.com/plugins/text-file-widget

Any problems with it, contact me via WordPress.Org (hit the plugin’s “support” link) – let’s do everything properly!

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I found that no existing plugin did exactly what I wanted to do: display the contents of a text file as a sidebar widget, so I made my own, from scratch.
[There was a plugin that displayed the contents of a text file whenever a shortcode was inserted, which was ok for inside pages and posts, but not widgets.]
While I was at it, I realised how easy it would be to add a shortcode handler as well, so I did.
It’s a pretty specific plugin, only for my “bashthebookies.net” site – not for general release, but it’s a start. (Look for the “Basher’s Daily Tip” widget in the RH sidebar..)

I could easily create a generic “display text file as widget” plugin, though. I’ll think about it.

I also think it would be useful to have an online “plugin boilerplate generator” that did all the boring stuff leaving only the custom code bits to do..
I may do that, too..

Any comments or suggestions gratefully accepted as usual:

Digi Auto Links Plugin

I’ve taken the plunge and actually BOUGHT a plugin.
It’s called DIGI AUTO LINKS, and what it does is use wordpress’s pingback system to build links between my posts and related posts on other websites.
It’s automated, and runs by a cron job.
It has the useful side-effect of adding loads of relevant tags to my posts, as well..

Right Now, you can get this great plugin for 66% discount, but I’m not sure for how long.. DIGI AUTO LINKS – DISCOUNT PRICE

So don’t complain if you’ve already missed the discount..


Digi Auto Links Plugin

I’ve taken the plunge and actually BOUGHT a plugin.
It’s called DIGI AUTO LINKS, and what it does is use wordpress’s pingback system to build links between my posts and related posts on other websites.
It’s automated, and runs by a cron job.
It has the useful side-effect of adding loads of relevant tags to my posts, as well..

Right Now, you can get this great plugin for 66% discount, but I’m not sure for how long.. DIGI AUTO LINKS – DISCOUNT PRICE

So don’t complain if you’ve already missed the discount..


Plugin problems!

Ran into a problem on www.quirkycars.net where only some of the posts in a category or tag were being displayed.

The last post returned would be incomplete, and the “older posts” link etc would be missing.
traced the fault to wp-ebay-ads plugin. I’ve had to disable it as it makes the site unusable.

Fault reported to author.