Blosxom Plugin lastcommented Enhancement

I had a comment entered on my dog agility blog that I subsequently deleted and of course my lastcommented plugin recorded the comment as the most recent comment. Since the plugin uses Storable to store the data I couldn't manually edit the file to remove the entry.

So I modified …

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Minor Additional Mods to Blosxom moreenties Plugin

I had previously extended Jason Clark's moreentries plugin for Blosxom to allow adding images to links to the previous and next group of articles/entries in the head or foot of a Blosxom weblog. While attempting to have valid HTML on my blogs I found that I had left an …

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New hitcounter, favorites Blosxom Plugin Features

After fixing a bug in these plugins I decided to add some new features:

  • The links generated by the favorites plugin used to display the path and filename of each popular article. It now displays the article title and the filename is displayed when hovering over the link. This makes …
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hitcounter, favorites, lastcommented and lastread Blosxom Plugin Updates

I found a bug in my hitcounter, favorites, lastread and lastcommented plugins due to my not using the correct Perl Storable functions. For some reason I didn't use the locking versions of retrieve() and nstore(). So when my old webhost had some problem causing long page load times (and many …

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Blosxom - Default Flavour Plugin - Fixes Unknown Flavour Error

I previously blogged a solution for the Unknown Flavour error that involved modifying the blosxom.cgi script itself. I recently found my modification caused requests for the RSS 0.91 feed and atom feeds to return the default flavour instead of the desired feed. I suspect any plugin using a …

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Blosxom - Hit Counter and Favorites Plugins

I added a Favorites page to the side menu of my AgilityNerd site. Since then I've been updating it manually about once a month based on the AWStats reports from my web hosting provider (HostMagix). This task is unnecessarily complicated because AWStats keeps page counts independently for each URL, which …

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Blosxom Plugins: lastcommented and lastread

In preparation for an overhaul of my website I wrote two new Blosxom plugins. The lastread plugin allows me to create a list of links to the last n articles that were viewed by readers. The lastcommented plugin allows me to create a list of links to the last n …

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Blosxom - Removing the Unknown Flavour Error

After my recent Referer Spam attacks I've been checking my logs and AWStats reports daily. I noticed that occasionally I'd get people requesting pages with incorrect suffixes. i.e. foo.ht or bar.|id| (some of these are probably spammers too). A "feature" of Blosxom is that it will still …

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Directing Search Engines to Blosxom Content Pages

I've noticed that folks who come to my site by querying through a search engine often end up on my main page and the article they are searching for has already rolled off the front page. This is because the search engine robots tend to choose the index pages as …

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Modifications to Blosxom entriescache PluginHandles Articles With Future meta-creation_date

Fletcher Penney created the original entriescache Blosxom plugin. It is designed to cache all the articles and their creation dates in a Blosxom blog to avoid the overhead of scanning the file system for new/modified files. He merged the meta plugin functionality into the plugin to allow authors to …

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