WordPress Plugin: Image Upload HTTP Error Fix

This plugin is extremely oldno longer maintained and should no longer be used.

Description

Fixes the media uploader HTTP Error that some WordPress configurations suffer from.

If your WordPress 2.5 installation shows an HTTP Error when uploading files using the media uploader, then this plugin should fix that problem. Simply upload and activate the plugin, then you’ll be able to upload files with no problem.

Technical details:

The plugin adds a few lines to WordPress’ .htaccess file which deactivates mod_security on the file which handles file uploads.

Installation

  1. Unzip the ZIP file and drop the folder straight into your wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. That’s it! Try uploading a file with the media uploader and the HTTP error should be gone.

Download

ZIP file from downloads.wordpress.org

Any comments, questions, queries, suggestions, complaints, etc, please leave a comment!

WordPress Plugin: Google AJAX Libraries API

Important: This plugin is no longer being updated. It has been superceded by the good work of Jason Penney with his Use Google Libraries WordPress plugin which uses code based on this plugin. I recommend that you use his plugin from now on.

Description

This plugin replaces the most common JavaScript libraries in WordPress with the corresponding files on Google AJAX Libraries.

“The AJAX Libraries API is a content distribution network and loading architecture for the most popular open source JavaScript libraries.”

Note that this plugin does not actually replace or remove any files from your WordPress installation. It simply replaces any references to them with references to the corresponding files on Google AJAX Libraries.

Installation

  1. Unzip the ZIP file and drop the folder straight into your wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. That’s it!

Which Libraries are Supported?

The current version of the plugin supports the following JavaScript libraries:

  • jQuery
  • Prototype
  • Scriptaculous
  • MooTools
  • Dojo

Download

ZIP file from downloads.wordpress.org
You should use the ‘Use Google Libraries’ WordPress plugin instead now.

WordPress Plugin: Global Post Password

Latest version: 1.5.2– Released 12/06/2019
  • Minor code quality tweaks. No new features.

Description

If you publish many password protected posts (or even if you don’t), you may end up using the same password for each one. With this plugin you can define a global password from your ‘Settings -> Global Post Password’ menu, and switch password protection on or off from the writing screen with just one click. Whenever you change the global password, all password protected posts are automatically updated with the new password.

Now whenever you write or edit a post or page you’ll be able to switch password protection on or off with one click, instead of having to manually type in a password each time. You can change the global password whenever you like from the ‘Settings -> Global Post Password’ menu.

Note that this plugin does not automatically enable password protection on every post. It allows you to use a global password for every post that you choose to password protect.

Please note that this plugin is no longer actively maintained. The global post password setting does not work with the block-based editor in WordPress and it’s unlikely that I’ll add support for it unless someone else volunteers to develop it. It does work with the “Classic” editor and with versions of WordPress prior to 5.0.

Installation

  • Unzip the ZIP file and drop the folder straight into your wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  • Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  • Visit the ‘Settings -> Global Post Password’ menu in WordPress and set a global post password.

Now whenever you write or edit a post or page you’ll be able to switch password protection on or off with one click, instead of having to manually type in a password for each post. You can change the password whenever you like.

More Information

Please see the plugin’s page on the WordPress Plugin Directory for more information, including FAQs.

Download

ZIP file from downloads.wordpress.org

Any comments, questions, queries, suggestions, complaints, etc, please leave a comment below!

WordPress Plugin: Disable WordPress Core Update

Latest version: 1.5 – Released 30/10/2013

Description

Completely disables the core update checking system in WordPress 2.3 and higher. It prevents WordPress from checking for updates, and prevents any notifications from being displayed in the admin area. Ideal for administrators of multiple WordPress installations.

Why would I want to disable it?

Most people should not disable this feature. It’s a fantastic feature of WordPress and I’m fully in support of it. However, administrators who maintain multiple installations of WordPress on behalf of other people (eg. clients, friends) may not want update notifications to be shown to the users of these installations. This plugin is for them.

Installation

This plugin is only for WordPress 2.3 and later. Earlier versions of WordPress did not have the core update notification system, therefore do not need this plugin.

Download the plugin using the link at the bottom of this page, unzip it and drop the folder straight into your wp-content/plugins directory. Activate it from WordPress’ Plugin panel.

Please note!

It’s very important that you keep your WordPress installation(s) up to date. If you don’t, your blog or website could be susceptible to security vulnerabilities. If you use this plugin, you must make sure you keep up to date with new WordPress releases and update your WordPress installation(s) as new versions are released.

Download

ZIP file from downloads.wordpress.org

You can also visit the plugin page on wordpress.org.

Any comments, questions, queries, suggestions, complaints, etc, please leave a comment below!

WordPress Plugin: Sign Out Reminder

Latest version: 0.2 – Released 26 July 2008

Description

This is a very straight forward plugin. It simply displays to every user who logs in a reminder to log out once they’ve finished using the admin interface. It’s not going to guarantee that anyone logs out, but if the users of your blog are likely to be logging in on public computers then it serves as a handy reminder. See the screen shot below:

A reminder to sign out displayed by the Sign Out Reminder plugin for WordPress

Installation

This plugin requires WordPress 2.0.2 or later. Download the plugin using the link at the bottom of this page, unzip it and drop the signoutreminder folder straight into your wp-content/plugins directory. Activate it from WordPress’ Plugin panel, then log out and log back in to see it in action.

Download

ZIP file from downloads.wordpress.org

Any comments, questions, queries, suggestions, complaints, etc, please leave a comment below!

Changelog

0.2: Change terminology to ‘Log Out’ instead of ‘Sign Out’
0.1: Initial release

WordPress Plugin: Head Meta – Add Anything to the <head> of a Post

Latest version: 0.2 – Released 21 March 2007

Description

Ever wanted to add things such as JavaScript or meta data to the <head> of a page when you’re writing a post? It usually means editing the header.php file in your blog’s template, which is time-consuming and especially complex if you only want to add it to certain pages or posts. This is where the Head Meta plugin comes in. It allows you to simply type your meta data or your JavaScript into a custom field and have it show up inside the <head> on your post or your page.

Example

On the page for my Firefox Twitter Updater I needed to insert a <link> into the head, but have it only inserted when viewing that blog entry on its own. I typed the whole <link> element into a custom field named “head-meta” and while the plugin is active the <link> shows up in the document’s <head> without having to alter anything in the template. See the screen shot below:

Example of usage of the Head Meta plugin for WordPress

Installation

This plugin is only recommended for people who are comfortable writing HTML by hand and who know what meta data is. If you don’t know why you’d need this plugin, then you don’t need it. For those who do, download the plugin using the link at the bottom of this page, unzip it and drop the head-meta folder straight into your wp-content/plugins directory and activate the plugin from WordPress’ Plugin panel.

Your WordPress theme must have the wp_head() function inside the head for this plugin to work. The default themes bundled with WordPress have this, and many themes you can download do too, but if this plugin doesn’t work for you please ensure this function is in the head of your theme.

Usage

Using this plugin is easy. Simply type the meta data which is to go into the <head> of your post or page into a new custom field and name the key “head-meta” (without the quotes). Take another look at the screen shot above if you’re not entirely sure.

Download

ZIP file from johnblackbourn.com

More Details

The meta data will only show up in the <head> of your document when viewing the post or page on its own (ie. at the post’s permalink). It will not show up, for example, on the front page of your blog even when the post concerned is visible on the front page. This is because my particular needs were that I only wanted the meta data to show up when viewing the post on its own.

Any comments, questions, queries, suggestions, complaints, etc, please leave a comment below!