Pointer to my SWCMS Modules Page

I’ve been continuing to develop modules for the Social Web Content Management System, and have listed the ones I’ve made so far on a new page: My SWCMS Modules. My latest creations are a sin bin for temporarily disabling users, a way to block repeat submissions of deleted stories, a module that builds an RSS feed for comments, and I’ve improved the original private messaging module with bulk message deletion, an outbox and email notification […]

My First SWCMS Modules Released

SWCMS stands for Social Web Content Management System, and it is the social news software that powers JapanSoc.com. SWCMS is open source, meaning anybody can contribute to its development, and I’ve been busy doing just that. I’m not a professional developer by any means so I usually report bugs and suggest improvements. Recently, I’ve tried my hand at making modules (the equivalent of WordPress plugins) and I’ve come up with two so far: Smilies Module […]

Put Code Snippets in a WordPress Blog

I’ve installed WP-Syntax, a great plugin for WordPress that lets you add code snippets to your blog posts without losing all the formatting. You can use all manner of languages and even include line numbers if you want. Here’s a snippet from one of my math worksheet makers written in Perl: 5 use List::Util shuffle; # Use the Shuffle moduleuse List::Util shuffle; # Use the Shuffle module 166 167 168 169 170 171 # define […]

Set Up A JapanBlogger Blogroll in WordPress

JapanBlogger is the perfect complement to JapanSoc. While the latter promotes individual articles and pages from the Japan-related web, JapanBlogger serves to promote entire sites. This is done by a blogger submitting his or her site, and watching people vote for it and leave feedback. Harnessing the power of JapanBlogger Since JapanBlogger sorts its database of blogs according to popularity (i.e. the number of votes each site receives), I thought it would be great to […]

Recent Posts in Category – WordPress Plugin

Hot on the heels of my ‘If Older Than’ plugin for WordPress, I’ve put together another little script that returns a list of recent posts from a category you specify. So, for example, if you want to show a list of the last 10 posts from your Japan Food category, now you can. On the right you can see a screenshot of how I’m using it on one of my other websites. It’s especially suited […]

If Older Than – WordPress Plugin

It’s been a while since I made a WordPress plugin, but today I had the urge to put some ads on my blog, in places where my regular readers won’t see them. I could have used a plugin such as the Shylock Adsense Plugin, but it has far more options than I need. Instead, I made a little script to do this: My plugins are WordPress Old Skool NO fancy customization options in the admin […]