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  • Joe 00:16 on November 8, 2006 Permalink

    WP Themes and Microsummary plugin 

    After a few more bug reports, I updated my WP-Microsummaries plugin again.

    This time, I removed all fancy rewrite stuff, which didn’t play well with some custom rewrite rules. That should be fixed now.

    Also, I tested the plugin with the upcoming WordPress v. 2.1 (alpha 3). And it appears to work just fine.

    Finally, there were reports about missing wp_head() calls in some WordPress templates. That is a problem, because wp_head is a so called hook that is needed for plugins to insert stuff into the html head section of the blog pages.

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    • Otto 02:32 on November 9, 2006 Permalink

      Nice. I was going to do this after I noticed this in FF 2.0, but you did it for me. 🙂

      Tip: In the plugin, if you change “get_settings(‘home’)” to “$_SERVER[‘REQUEST_URI’]”, then you’ll find it will also work for categories, pages, archives, even single posts. So if somebody bookmarks a category, they will see only the latest in that category.

      However, the plugin will currently only work with “pretty” permalinks. You may want to consider supporting those people with normal permalinks as well.

  • Joe 00:06 on November 3, 2006 Permalink
    Tags: Myk Melez   

    Microsummary Builder Extension for Firefox 

    So I wanted to build a really handy point-and-click Microsummary Generator (generator and install thingy) for Firefox 2.0+.

    After a lot of experimenting with Greasemonkey, it became clear that automatic installation of the Generator script would not work out this way. So I “took the red pill” and whipped up a real stand alone Firefox Extension.

    The current implementation lets you select any content element on a web page, and define a Live Title with this content. This title can then be applied to bookmarks of the page. The magic is that the title updates as the bookmarked site’s content changes.

    The plugin “works for me”, but has not generally been tested very thoroughly. I consider the current release of beta quality, the functionality should work but you may encounter irregularities.

    Head over to Microsummary Builder Extension for Firefox for the plugin, and some more hints on installation and usage.
    Give it a try and report back all of your experiences, good or bad!

    Many thanks to Myk Melez, the creator of the Microsummaries for Firefox. He wrote some excellent Microsummary documentation, the recommended starting point to learn more about this subject.

    Update: install the extension directly from addons.mozilla.org #3741

    • RenegadeX 17:35 on November 18, 2006 Permalink

      I could have sworn this worked ok when I installed it 2 weeks ago – but I tried it today on ebay.ca and it doesn’t work now. Tried it on a new Profile, tried it on eBay.com tried lots of things – it’s not working. Just for fun, I tried it on the version&date field on the extension’s AMO homepage – and it works there. I posted on MozillaZine forums in a topic about Live Titles but I wonder if a new topic in the Extensions section would be better.

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