Apr 13

FeedWordPress Advanced Filters version 0.5 released!

After my november announcement of the plugin I was working on, I’m happy to present a decent version of Feedwordpress Advanced Filters.


Decent that is with a nice interface, everything working and fairly stable. I have been using the plugin in development for a while already and a few people were interested at testing the alpha-versions as well. For me it works like a charm, so I’m pretty excited about releasing this plugin today.

You can get the plugin and view information about it at the plugin page!



Oct 12

Case study: Nieuwszoetermeer.nl

In ‘case studies’ I will every now and then write about a specific site, it’s purpose and what you might learn from this. This could be own work or if I see fit some other pages on the web.

The purpose of NieuwsZoetermeer ( translated: News (from) Zoetermeer ) is to bring all sorts of local news to one page. In my former city local news is scattered around some local paper publications ( with horrible sites ) and ‘amateur’ sites bringing their own local news.

Besides there is no good source for information about the political situation. Like everywhere the traditional media is outside of elections not really interested. For a person who is not bound to one single party this would mean surfing across 10 sites already, just to see if there is local news.

In this post I will explain more about the techniques used behind this site and why.

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Oct 12

Feedwordpress – Linking permalinks and comments to local or remote site?

Feedwordpress is a WordPress plugin which allows easy syndication of RSS-feeds to your blog, sidebar or both.

In Feedwordpress you are presented with the choice between linking to your local post when a excerpt is imported or linking directly to the remote site.

Often you will want to present a link to the original post, but also allow visitors to comments (and ping) on your site. The setting ‘ Point to local comment feeds on this website’ doesn’t seem to do much if you point your permalinks to the original site. This is a quirk which held many, including me, up for a few hours.

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