New plugin – EZ Google Analytics

This plugin includes your Google Analytics tracking code on your pages and posts.

Download it here: wordpress.org

Added automated database backups to my SQL plugin

I just released a major update for my SQL Reports plugin. The new version, 3.06.14, has a lot of exiting new features like automatic scheduled backups of your database, and the ability to save archives of your DB and have them emailed to you. You can also retore these backups directly into your native WP DB or to an external database. The plugin uses the WordPress CRON API to schedule hourly and/or daily DB backups.

I also added a quick and easy shortcode for displaying a single variable from an SQL query. Just wrap your SQL query in the sqlgetvar short code like this:
[sqlgetvar]SELECT COUNT(*) FROM wp_users[/sqlgetvar]

Have fun with these new features and let me know if you have any ideas or suggestions for improvements.


Finally available in the WordPress Repository

I went ahead and released this Widget as is. I was hoping to get a sponsor for it’s release but it looks like it will just be another free plugin that I work on in my “spare” time.

You can download the plugin from the WordPress Repository here:
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wehewehe/installation/

If you like this widget, want to support the Hawaiian Language Revitalization movement, or want me to make improvements to this plugin, send me a donation and tell me what you want to me to do with it.


Shortcode Support Added to SQL Reports

I added a shortcode to my SQL Reports Plugin so you can put a report you’ve created into a Page or Post. Just use the shortcode “SQLREPORT” with the attribute “name” being the name or your desired report. Like this:
[SQLREPORT name="My Report" style="border: 2px solid #CCCCCC; padding: 6px;" /]

The below example is a Report that I make to see the effect that Google’s SSL Search has been having on my Keyword Data. I broke it down by Locale so that I could see the differences between the use of google.com as compared to the other country codes.



A New WordPress Widget for SHH Blog

I just created a small Widget for the SHH Blog that runs a simple query to find posts posted around the same time last year.


Now available in the WordPress Repository

I just released my new Anti-Malware plugin for WordPress. It is still in BETA but I think it will be very helpful in removing malicious scripts and patching security vulnerabilities.

An example scan that found some threats

Please leave feedback and donate whenever possible.


Found and fixed a lingering issue with the Related Posts sometimes not showing up

After a lot of reports of an intermittent issue with the Related Posts sometimes not showing up I have finally found and fixed the bug that caused it. Please download this new version 1.2.03.04 which also includes Post dates and Excerpt support. These patches and new features seem to have spawned a new wave of interest as I now have over 10,000 downloads!

Snapshot of my download stats to-date.

The odd thing about these stats is that it seems to show over 600 downloads since I uploaded version 1.2.03, which is about 6% of all downloads, yet the latest versions represented in the pie chat above are 1.2.02 and below. Anyone have any idea when and how these stats are compiled? Please comment.


I made an Addon Widget for the podPress plugin

I like having my podCasts in the sidebar but I don’t like the play-list widget that comes with podPress. So I made this Widget that lists all my podCasts as links to the pop-out player. I plan on adding more features when I have more time but this is it for now.


I’m working on an Anti-Malware plugin for WordPress.

I haven’t posted anything this whole month because one of my servers got hacked and I’ve spent the last three week working on a new plugin to scan and remove malicious software from my server.

It wasn’t enough for me to just remove the hack. I had to make sure it wouldn’t come back and because it was such a widespread exploit I thought it would be good to release a plugin for other website admins to check their site for themselves.

I looks like my infestation of nasty scripts came in through a vulnerability in an older version of timthumb.php. Apparently any version older that 2.0 can be used to place a file on the server. If that file is a back-door of some kind then the person who put it there could have full access to your server.

I’m still testing and working out the kinks in my security scanner but it should be ready soon…


New features added to my Related Posts plugin now downloaded over 4,000 times!

Download my latest version (1.2.01.18) and you can customize the placement of the Menu Item. Plus, I’ve made the Tag and Category headings in the Tree View widget link to that Tag or Category. With over 4,000 downloads I’m finally starting to get some good feedback too. Keep it coming!