FPW Category Thumbnails version 1.4.0 and FPW Post Instructions version 1.2.1 have been released. Both plugins were recoded using classes to avoid name conflicts with other plugins and take advantage of the latest contextual help API.
Back in September, in the post Spam – What are we going to do? I've declared my personal war with spammers. Now it's time for a summary of actions taken and their results.
Initially my line of defence consisted of Akismet plugin from Automattic. It did an excellent job of identifying and marking unwanted comments as spam. That should give me a peace of mind, right? Wrong. The spam comments were landing in my database and had to be manually removed from there. They were coming back again and again. Remember that spam comments are being planted not by humans but by "bots" (robots) which are never tired of mindlessly repeating their job. There had to be a better way of preventing them from leaving their payload on my website.
New version of FPW Post Instructions had been released today. It features multiple rich text editors ( WordPress 3.3+ ) and has its contextual help modified.
New version 1.3.9 of FPW Category Thumbnails had been released today. It features code enhancements for version 3.3 of WordPress and general code cleanup.
WordPress 3.3 codenamed "Sonny" just arrived. We did extensive tests in alpha, beta, and RC stages, therefore our upgrade took one mouse click only. Our plugins are version 3.3 ready.
New version of the plugin has been released today. New features include: complete help system compatible with WP 3.3 contextual help format, ability to refresh Previev after manual insertion of IDs, new option to control width of Image ID column ( needed for localized versions of the plugin ).
People say that I am the most patient person on earth. But there are limits to even an extreme patience. I am talking about spam comments on this website. Long time ago I've made my decision to keep this website open. No registration required. No obstacles for people willing to see it, to comment on it. Recently, the number of spam comments increased to the point that I have to react. Akismet does a wonderful job of classifying spam comments. Unfortunately they are in my database until I delete them. My plan is to stop them before they are posted. How?
The effect of sticking out pin was achieved with help of one of the CSS Pseudo Elements techniques explained by Chris Coyier in the presentation you can access by clicking the link above this message.