Text Obfuscator Version 1.2

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I have just released an update to my simple WordPress string replacement plugin Text Obfuscator. This release contains a minor feature upgrade and a small change to the logic flow to make this and future new features easier to implement, it contains no bug fixes. It is tagged as version 1.2.

The full changelog is as follows:

  • Added option to match partial words.
  • Extracted regular expression building into it’s own function called by all replacement functions.

As always, the plugin is available from the WordPress Plugin Directory.

Posted on Tuesday 29th March, 2011 at 2:45 am in Text Obfuscator.
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A word replacement plugin for WordPress

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Text Obfuscator (formally known as Obfuscator) is a simple plugin for replacing words and phrases in your posts’ content with alternative words and phrases. Initially designed for protecting the innocent by removing names from personal blog posts, it can also be used to correct common spelling errors or automatically expand abbreviations. The plugin operates on output preserving the content in the database as entered in the post.

Versions up to and including 1.0 (0.1 and 0.2 released under the title Obfuscator) are very basic string replacement systems. Versions 1.1 and 1.2 are a little more advanced. [read more]

Posted on Tuesday 22nd February, 2011 at 12:06 am in Text Obfuscator.
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Version 0.6 released

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I’ve just made public the release of version 0.6 of the Syndicate Out WordPress plugin.  The latest version can be downloaded from the plugin repository.

This release adds a couple of the outstanding things on the long-term roadmap (custom field syndication, making the plugin clear up after itself when uninstalled via the WordPress uninstall system), as well as bringing with it a slew of bug fixes.  The full changelist follows:

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Posted on Saturday 13th February, 2010 at 2:49 am in Syndicate Out.
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First stages of development

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Development of this plugin began this evening with some exploratory posts to the Twitter API.   I’m going to work on putting together a roadmap for the project over the next couple of days, pulling together all the suggestions posted previously, and prioritizing the tasks.  It’s likely I’ll concentrate on posting to Twitter in the first instance before moving on to pulling into WordPress from Twitter feeds after that.  In the mean time do feel free to add your thoughts on what you’d like to see in what I hope will be one of the most complete WordPress Twitter plugins available.

As you would expect with a project of this kind, you can follow the progress of the plugin via my Twitter feed: @CzDuck.

Posted on Tuesday 26th January, 2010 at 2:26 am in Uncategorized.
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Ultimate WordPress Twitter plugin

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There are a whole load of different Twitter plugins out there, each doing their own thing. Some are designed to fetch data from Twitter, some designed to post data to Twitter.  Many blog owners have to use combination of 4 or 5 of these plugins to be able to do eveything they want to do.

After talking with a colleague over the Christmas break we decided it would be great to have one complete, ultimate Twitter plugin for WordPress which offers a whole range of functionality in a much more flexible way when compared to some of the existing solutions.

We have our own ideas and bugbears which we will be addressing, but I’d also like some input into the features and functionality the community would like to see.  So, please, add your ideas in the comments below and we can start to build up a feature list to start working on.

Posted on Tuesday 5th January, 2010 at 1:35 pm in Uncategorized.
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Syndicate Out 0.4

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Syndicate Out 0.4 is now available to download from the WordPress plugin directory.  If installing this version as an upgrade some changes to the way the plugin settings are handled should automatically be made.  If you find that your settings seem to have disapeared try de-activating and re-activating the plugin.  This should upgrade the storage format.

This release takes the plugin one step closer to a full version release with the addition of three major features, two of which are the result of user feedback, and the other was always on the cards (although this was requested too!):

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Posted on Tuesday 15th December, 2009 at 2:52 am in Syndicate Out.
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Syndicate Out 0.3.2

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Syndicate Out 0.3.2 is now available for download from the WordPress plugin directory.

This version addresses two bugs brought up by users (thanks go to randy, Adam, and Paul Bain) regarding the admin panel (sometimes) not apearing in the settings menu, and a broken include in the 0.3.1 release.  It’s also been tested against WP version 2.8.3.

The plugin file name has changed with this version, so users might find the plugin gets de-activated by WP’s plugin manager when it’s updated.  You simply need to re-activate the plugin to get it up running again.

As always, thanks for everyone’s feedback and support and please don’t hesitate to get in contact if you find any issues or have any suggestions on this release.

Posted on Tuesday 11th August, 2009 at 12:04 pm in Syndicate Out.
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Syndicate Out 0.3.1

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I have just released version 0.3.1 of the Syndicate Out WordPress plugin.

This minor revision fixes a bug encountered when editing the source blog entry — no longer will the same (effecivly a duplicate, albeit with the edits) entry be posted on the remote blog.  As this is a bugfix release it’s only got a minor revision number change, although I strongly advise all users to upgrade to this version as it’ll save you a whole load of headaches in the future!

Posted on Thursday 30th July, 2009 at 12:12 pm in Syndicate Out.
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Syndicate Out 0.3 released

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Hot on the heels of the first public release of Syndicate Out (0.2), version 0.3 is now available for download.

This release deals with a bug including the IXR library file, as well as adding keyword handling — they are now passed on to the remote server (as you’d kind of expect, really!).  I’ve also added a step to the install instructions relating to switching on XML-RPC posting on the remote blog.

You can download the latest release from the WordPress Plugin Directory.

Posted on Tuesday 21st July, 2009 at 11:21 am in Syndicate Out.
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First public release of Syndicate Out

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The first public release — version 0.2 — of Syndicate Out has been made available.  It is downloadable from the WordPress.org plugin directory.

I’d love to hear feedback and suggestions either here or over on the project page.

Posted on Monday 20th July, 2009 at 12:45 pm in Syndicate Out.
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