The Facebook Like Button Plugin did get quite some attention and with it came some good feedback. It has been greatly improved since the first version. Thought I should mention some of the new things.
You can now disable all automatic output and manually insert the button in your post.
Select output method
It is possible to select preferred output method, iframe or XFBML. The XFBML gives the users an option to share a comment with the like to Facebook, though this requires some extra information in the settings.
Here is an example of the comment dialog when using XFBML.
Suppress output on a single post
If don’t wont the button to be visible at a specific post/page you can do this with a custom field with the key “facebook_like_button” and the value “suppress”. You can do this for as many posts as you want. If you remove the custom field, the button will re-appear on that post.
For more details go to the Facebook Like Button Plugin page.
Facebook announced a lot of new stuff on this years F8 conference. One of the biggest announcements was the OpenGraph protocol that lets users integrate web pages into the social graph. Included in this releases is also a set of social plugins and one of them is the Like button that lets users to make connections to web pages and share content back to their friends on Facebook with one click. A typical use case would of course be to use it on a wordpress blog. So I created a plugin that would make it easier for wordpress users to use it and customize the behavior and appearance to each likings.
More info about the plugin and download link is available on the Facebook Like Button Plugin page
Got some time this weekend to do some updates on my projects.
Found out by one user that my Google Ajax Feed Slide Show plugin had some trouble working with Flickr. When investigating this it came to my attention that Flickr’s Media RSS only exposes the 75×75 square thumbnail in the thumbnail section, which really sucks IMO. So I created a Yahoo pipe that Flickr users can use in conjunction with my plugin to get medium sized images in their slide shows. The Google Ajax Feed API has a lot of features and I felt the need to include some more while fixing the bugs.
- Fixed a bug with URL’s that was encoded.
- Added thumbnail_size parameter.
- Added num_results parameter.
For more details and download go to the Google Ajax Feed Slide Show page.
The Expono Aperture Plugin had some troubles with image titles when exporting and some usability problems when authentication failed. Thanks to @jemostrom for reporting and helping me with the bug testing.
- Titles on exported images will be set to IPTC headline if set, otherwise version name will be used.
- Better error checking when checking authorization that allows you to retry if it fails.
For more details and download go to the Expono Aperture Plugin page.