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Ad Injection plugin for WordPress

Ad Injection plugin for WordPress

Here is my free Ad Injection plugin for WordPress. I've been using it for a while now on a number of websites, so I know it works for me, but it would be great to get some feedback on whether it works for you. Ad Injection injects any kind of advert (e.g. Google AdSense, Amazon Associates, ClickBank, TradeDoubler, etc) into the existing [...]

Non–blocking Facebook and Twitter buttons

Non–blocking Facebook and Twitter buttons

On all the posts on this blog (like on most other websites you probably visit) you’ll see buttons to ‘Like’ a post (from Facebook) and to ‘Tweet’ about a post (from Twitter or TweetMeme). These buttons are very popular but if you use the iframe versions of the buttons (which are easy to install) you may have noticed a problem. If [...]

Proof that Alexa rankings can be very inaccurate for small websites

Proof that Alexa rankings can be very inaccurate for small websites

Here is a comparison of the actual viewing figures for this site (as recorded in Google Analytics), against the values that Alexa reports. Alexa vs Google Analytics page views This is a fairly small blog, getting 600-800 page views per day. If you too have a website which is of a similar size you might be interested in just how wrong [...]

What I’ve learnt after 100 blog posts

What I’ve learnt after 100 blog posts

Today marks a significant milestone for this blog. After two and a half years I have reached my 100th post! I thought this would be a good moment to look back at what I’ve learnt from writing a hobby blog. Why I created this blog I’ve been a hobbyist website builder for about 13 years now. I’ve created a mixture of technical and [...]

Phoload interview

Phoload interview

Phoload is a new website where you can download free mobile software. Here is our interview with Phoload CEO Jamie McDonald. What is phoload? Phoload showcases free-to-download mobile games and applications that have been uploaded directly to the site by software developers. Users of the website can download, rate, review and recommend the [...]

AdSense Injection WordPress plugin tweaks

Update 7th December 2010: Use the new Ad Injection plugin for WordPress instead as it will do what these tweaks do, and more. On this blog I use the Adsense Injection plugin to automatically add Google's targeted AdSense adverts to my posts. The plugin is excellent and has helped to make more money for this site but there are a few tweaks that [...]

Improved KML embedding of Google Maps into web pages

Improved KML embedding of Google Maps into web pages

I've been further improving the code that I described in my previous in my previous post - 'Adding KML Google Maps overlays to WordPress posts'. I've made these changes: Option to specify a latitude / longitude / zoom for the map. This allows you to have one map and then show lots of different views of it The code is now implemented as [...]

Adding KML Google Maps overlays to WordPress posts

Adding KML Google Maps overlays to WordPress posts

Embedding basic KML Maps into your blog post There is an easy way to include Google Maps KML overlays in your WordPress blog if you are willing to have all the size and style information hardcoded into each post. All you have to do is to go to http://maps.google.co.uk/ type the KML location into the search box and then click on 'Link to this [...]