Zythepsary 163

9th May 2009 EdB

Zythepsary 163 v. 2.3.4 by EdB
System requirements : b2evolution version : 2.x, 2.3, 2.4

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This plugin writes a README.html file for you that happens to work well with AstonishMe's BOPIT plugin. Any plugin author not taking advantage of BOPIT is making a mistake, as is any plugin author not including a well-crafted readme file. It probably seems a bit complicated but hey that's life.

The advantage to using a plugin to write your readme is when you go to update it. Instead of editing a file you can recall the readme, make your edits, then tell it to write you a new one. No copy/paste mistakes!

 
 
 
 

Post Snap

23rd Apr 2009 EdB

Post Snap v. 1.3.5 by EdB
System requirements : b2evolution version : 2.x, 2.3, 2.4

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When someone leaves a comment with a URL Post Snap goes to their website and looks for a syndication feed. If it finds one it finds the author and title and date/time of their most recent blog post, then adds a little bit about that post to their comment.

If the URL provided is wrong nothing happens. If Post Snap can't find a feed nothing happens. If it can't find an author and a title and a date/time of publication nothing happens.

 
 
 
 

VideoPlug Plus

11th Apr 2009 EdB

VideoPlug Plus v. 11.2.0 by EdB
System requirements : b2evolution version : 2.x, 2.3, 2.4

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Videoplug Plus is based entirely on (and completely replaces) the stock "videoplug" plugin that ships with b2evolution.

This version gives the admin the option of excluding any of the video sources from the toolbar via settings, and an option to set the width of all embedded videos to suit their skin. Depending on the video source, your bloggers can embed a video by using the code for the video, the URL of the video, or the "embed" code for the video. Not all sources of videos offer all three methods, and sources that have different width/height ratios have to use the "embed" code to get the dimensions correct.

This version is "backwards compatible" with the official version, meaning anything you added to your blog with 'the real one' will work with this one. Again this depends on the source not changing anything, but hey that means 'the real one' won't render properly either.

 
 
 
 

Auto Forum

23rd Mar 2009 EdB

Auto Forum v. 2.4.8 by EdB
System requirements : b2evolution version : 2.x, 2.3, 2.4

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Auto Forum lets you "ping" your phpbb2.* installation when someone on your blog makes a post.

You have to tell it the root path to your forum, the forum to post into, the user ID and name of the forum account who will be making these posts, and there you go!

 
 
 
 

Killer Bees

23rd Mar 2009 EdB

Killer Bees v. 3.4.6 by EdB
System requirements : b2evolution version : 2.x, 2.3, 2.4

Killer Bees is a knock-off of AstonishMe's "AM Profiles" plugin. It gives each blogger an opportunity to add an avatar and (optionally) a signature line to their profile. If the blogger sets an avatar it will show up on blog posts and comments they write. If the admin allows signatures and the blogger sets one it will show up on their blog posts. The admin gets to decide where the avatars show up, and customize the signature block style if desired.
 
 
 
 

Markdown Plugin

15th Feb 2009 joehall

Markdown Plugin v. 0.3 by joehall
System requirements : b2evolution version : 2.x, 1.10.x, 2.3, 2.4

In the words of John Gruber, Markdown's creator:

Markdown is a text-to-HTML conversion tool for web writers. Markdown allows you to write using an easy-to-read, easy-to-write plain text format, then convert it to structurally valid XHTML (or HTML).

Thus, Markdown is two things: (1) a plain text formatting syntax; and (2) a software tool, written in Perl, that converts the plain text formatting to HTML. See the Syntax page for details pertaining to Markdowns formatting syntax. You can try it out, right now, using the online Dingus.

(Versions of this plugin for 0.9.x and 1.10.x are available here.)

SHA1(b2evo_markdown/markdown_plugin.zip)= 2211fb8b24c5888cf842e4a48a4ab4aa6c4e2a1b

 
 
 
 

Forum Latest

17th Jan 2009 EdB

Forum Latest v. 2.4.8 by EdB
System requirements : b2evolution version : 2.x, 2.3, 2.4

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Forum Latest connects to your phpbb2.* forum installation to get the titles of the most recent posts, then displays them as a linked list in your sidebar (or where ever you put it).

 
 
 
 

Embed Lyrics

17th May 2008 EdB

Embed Lyrics v. 2.4.8 by EdB
System requirements : b2evolution version : 2.x, 2.3, 2.4

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Embed Lyrics is pretty darned simple: you go to lyricsdomain.com and get the embeddable code for embedding the lyrics you like, then click the "Embed lyrics from www.lyricsdomain.com" button (which is clearly labeled as a button) and paste in the entire code they gave you. Yeah the whole thing - it will figure out the song ID for you.

 
 
 
 

Google Analytics code

30th Apr 2008 Afwas

Google Analytics code v. 0.1 by Afwas
System requirements : b2evolution version : 2.x, 1.10.x, 2.3, 2.4

This plugin ads Google Analytics to each and every page of your blog, so the code is also added to the Admin pages. This plugin has major advantages over manually entering the code, e.g. after switching the skin or upgrading the _html_footer.inc.php page.
 
 
 
 

ClustrMaps

3rd Apr 2008 EdB

ClustrMaps v. 2.4.8 by EdB
System requirements : b2evolution version : 2.x, 2.3, 2.4

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ClustrMaps lets you add a widget puts your clustrmap on your sidebar, or in whatever container you like. The Admin gets to decide if one clustrmap will be used for all instances of the widget, or if each widget can have it's own clustrmap. Additional settings allow for full customization of how and where the widget is displayed.

You will need a free account from the good people at http://www.clustrmaps.com/ to enjoy this.

 
 
 
 

Widget Manager

27th Mar 2008 EdB

Widget Manager v. 2.4.8.16 by EdB
System requirements : b2evolution version : 2.x, 2.3, 2.4

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Widget Manager manages your widgets for you by (a) showing you the widgets in your "mother blog" and allowing you to copy that blog's widget configuration to other blogs. To do this it creates a new sub-tab on your "Tools" tab where you will be able to (a) show widgets in other blogs and (b) copy widgets to other blogs and (c) rebuild your entire widget table.

Settings allow for which blog is the "mother" blog, who can show widgets in other blogs, who can copy widgets to other blogs, and who can rebuild the entire widget table.

 
 
 
 

Quick Text

21st Mar 2008 EdB

Quick Text v. 2.4.8 by EdB
System requirements : b2evolution version : 2.x, 2.3, 2.4

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Quick Text allows you to pre-write up to 5 snippets of text, including html markup allowed by your installation. Typically this means "valid" code, but if you turn off the validation checker then you can get away with all sorts of sloppy junk :)

Settings allow The Admin to decide if all 5 quick-text fields will be the same for all authors in all blogs, or if each user can customize the tags for when they are posting in any given blog. The Admin can also decide to make the first 3 quick-text blocks the same for all authors and allow the final 2 blocks to be customized by each author.

 
 
 
 

Acro-Link

14th Mar 2008 EdB

Acro-Link v. 2.4.8 by EdB
System requirements : b2evolution version : 2.x, 2.3, 2.4

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Acro-Link automagically link keywords to websites, or create acronyms of your favorite terms.

This plugin creates a new sub-tab on your "Tools" tab where you will be able to identify your keywords and what URL they will link to - if you want the keyword to be a link. To make a keyword be an acronym simply leave the URL field empty.

 
 
 
 

Count Up/Down

4th Mar 2008 EdB

Count Up/Down v. 2.4.8 by EdB
System requirements : b2evolution version : 2.x, 2.3, 2.4

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CountDown lets you add a widget that will give you (for example) the number of days until your next birthday, or how long you've been married, or whatever event you want to count TO or FROM. CountDown will display in years/months/days if you don't specify a time on the event date, or years/months/days and hours/minutes/seconds if you do.

 
 
 
 

Random YouTubes

4th Mar 2008 EdB

Random YouTubes v. 2.4.8 by EdB
System requirements : b2evolution version : 2.x, 2.3, 2.4

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Random YouTubes lets you add a widget that will randomly select a youtube video from a list you provide to your sidebar, or whatever container you like. The Admin gets to decide if the master list will be used for all instances of the widget, or if each widget can have it's own list. The admin also gets to say how wide the videos will be, so you can scale it to your installation.

 
 
 
 

Hot Topics

4th Mar 2008 EdB

Hot Topics v. 2.4.8 by EdB
System requirements : b2evolution version : 2.x, 2.3, 2.4

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Hot Topics creates a widget that you can add to a container to show the "hot topics". It allows you to set a limit, and a 'hotness' factor that affects how many posts are displayed. Post titles will be linked to the permalink page, and the most recent commenter will be linked to their comment.

"Hot topics" are the ones getting recent comment activity even if they're older posts. Basically, if you tell it to show you 10 items it might, depending on hotness. One post getting all the comments can take up all the hotness is what I mean.

 
 
 
 

Wikipedia Links

28th Feb 2008 Austriaco

Wikipedia Links v. 0.99 by Austriaco
System requirements : b2evolution version : 2.x, 1.10.x, 2.3, 2.4

This plugin will replace all ocurrence of tags of the form: [[en:Article Title]] with links to the corresponing article in the respective wikipedia international site (as specified by the two letter language code). For instance, an entry like [[en:DNA]] will produce a link to DNA, while an entry like [[no:Næringsstoff]] will produce a link to Næringsstoff.
 
 
 
 

DNS Trackback Anti-spam plugin

28th Feb 2008 Austriaco

DNS Trackback Anti-spam plugin v. 0.3 by Austriaco
System requirements : b2evolution version : 2.x, 1.10.x, 2.3, 2.4

The plugin checks for every incoming trackback and compares the IP address of the originating host with the IP address of the referred website by doing a DNS lookup. If these two addresses are different, the trackback is flagged as spam and automatically rejected. As simple as that.
 
 
 
 

Sorted Bloglist plugin

10th Feb 2008 Afwas

Sorted Bloglist plugin v. 0.9.1 by Afwas
System requirements : b2evolution version : 2.x, 2.3, 2.4

I wrote a small widget that allows you to display the public bloglist the way you want. You can change the order of the list and in this new version you can choose to view the complete Blog Title rather than the Shortname. Use this widget as a replacement for the official Public Blog list widget. You can customize the bloglist in the Widget settings.
 
 
 
 

Photozoom 3

31st Jan 2008 ¥åßßå

Photozoom 3 v. 2.0 by ¥åßßå
System requirements : b2evolution version : 2.3

Easily add Photozoom images to your posts

 
 
 
 

Random Picture plugin / widget

24th Jan 2008 Afwas

Random Picture plugin / widget v. 0.6 by Afwas
System requirements : b2evolution version : 2.x, 2.3

The Random Picture plugin takes the folder /plugins/randompic_plugin/images/ and is able to determine which files are in the folder. It then randomly takes one and displays it in a widget container.

 
 
 
 

Chessboard

21st Jan 2008 ¥åßßå

Chessboard v. 1.9 by Afwas
System requirements : b2evolution version : 2.x, 1.10.x, 2.3

Chessboard render is a plugin for B2evolution blogs that converts FEN notation or an alternative 8×8-layout to a chess diagram using HTML with 8×8 images.

 
 
 
 

Creative Commons

20th Jan 2008 ¥åßßå

Creative Commons v. 2.4.8 by EdB
System requirements : b2evolution version : 2.x, 2.3, 2.4

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The Creative Commons plugin lets bloggers apply a Creative Commons license to their blog post. The Admin sets the default values for license type, display method, and national port. Each blogger can then set their own defaults, and each blogger can also change these values on each post. Visit creativecommons/about/license for an explanation of what each license means.

By the way you want to select your "locale" for this plugin based on where you are - NOT the language you are blogging in. Licenses don't care about language is the thing, so you don't want to apply a Swedish license in Brazil just because you happen to be a Swede in Brazil :)

 
 
 
 

Turing Test

20th Jan 2008 ¥åßßå

Turing Test v. 2.4.8 by EdB
System requirements : b2evolution version : 2.x, 2.3, 2.4

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Turing Test is an antispam tool that protects you from comment spam, message form spam, and registration spam.

When a visitor wants to leave a comment, or contact someone using your message form, or register for your blog they will see a question that you write. If they don't give the right answer they will see the "reply if wrong" message that you also write. Your question can be as simple as "what color is red?" (answer: red, reply if wrong: no ... think of fire or apples or something that is "red" and you'll get it). You can even use this to make your blog be 'invitation only' by asking "What is the secret code I sent you in email" ;)

 
 
 
 

More Quick Tags

20th Jan 2008 ¥åßßå

More Quick Tags v. 2.4.8 by EdB
System requirements : b2evolution version : 2.x, 2.3, 2.4

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More Tags is a tiny little toolbar that will let you add some common html markup tags to your blog post. More Tags is NOT a "WYSISYG" editor. Using moretags will show you the markup in your blog post, much like the "quicktags" plugin. After installation, this plugin will create another toolbar under your "quicktags" toolbar that will operate in much the same way: you select the text you want to decorate and click the appropriate button.

 
 
 
 

Comment Tags

20th Jan 2008 ¥åßßå

Comment Tags v. 2.4.8 by EdB
System requirements : b2evolution version : 2.x, 2.3, 2.4

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Comment Tags creates a toolbar that will let your visitors add some common html markup tags to their comments. This plugin does NOT provide buttons for ALL allowable html markup (see conf/_formatting.php $comments_allowed_tags). What your visitor will get is a couple of buttons - delete (strike-through) or strong (bold) or em (italics) or "block quote" or link (if you edit a file), and red and green and blue - that they can use to 'dress up' their comment.

 
 
 
 

Visiglyphs++

20th Jan 2008 ¥åßßå

Visiglyphs++ v. 2.4.8 by EdB
System requirements : b2evolution version : 2.x, 2.3, 2.4

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Visiglyphs++ is an advanced Visiglyph, which is a computer-generated "quilt-like" 9-block image based (originally) on the visitors IP address. Visiglyphs help build a sense of community on a busy blog by adding a simple-yet-complex-yet-simple avatar-like image to every comment your blog posts gets.

This plugin goes one step further by letting you decide which bits get used to generate the glyph. You can use their name and/or email address and/or IP address along with a random string you add to define the image creation algorithms. The plugin checks to see if an image matching the settings mashup exists. If it does it uses it for the current comment. If not it creates the image, stores the image, and uses it for the current comment.

 
 
 
 
 

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