WordPress Plugin: Related posts for your 404

Related posts for your 404

How would you like the ability to display related entries on a 404 page? It would be really handy.

This plugin displays related posts depending on which page tried to be accessed, and it does so by attempting to match the keywords in the requested URL – basically the post slug – with the keywords from other post slugs.

You might need to tweak your Permalink structure to make it work.

I have a really neat idea for a plugin that will actually take into account tags and even keywords from other posts when displaying related ones so it’s not relying on a certain Permalink structure to work. Let me know if you’re interested, and I might squeeze it in one of these days.

WordPress Plugin: Subscribe to comments

Subscribe2 2.2.2

Now that’s a very neat plugin. Allow your users to be receive an email notification whenever someone adds a new comment to a post they’re watching. It’s pretty much like a “subscribe to thread” for forums.

And here is another plugin that does the same thing.

Think of it!

This is an extremely powerful tool that makes your users coming back again and again to your blog. Viral. Free. Automated. What more can you ask for?

A must for serious traffic building!

The more I think about it, the more it seems the gap between blogs, forums and regular websites is getting thinner day by day. We want to publish more information, faster, in a more user friendly way and let everyone know about it and interact with us.

What would be an appropriate term for the mega-websites of the future? Information vortals? Hmm…

Making money out of thin air: Masters of their Domains

Forget condos and strip malls. Domain names, the real estate of the Web, have been delivering far greater returns. How some of the savviest speculators on the Net are making millions from their URL portfolios?

Read all about it in a very well documented article: Masters of their Domains.

It makes a pretty good reading, so I won’t spoil your pleasure by dissecting it here. Just one key phrase to keep in mind: “type-in”. Or was it cash-in? 😛

Subscribers-Only WordPress Plugin

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WordPress Plugin: Subscribers-Only 1.01

A new WordPress plugins to make sure you have control over your posts. Feel like telling only your site members or other admins something, use the the Subscribers-Only plugin. No template modifications are required.

You define which roles are allowed to read subscriber-only posts. In order to read posts marked for subscribers-only a person much register at your site and login.

When a post is marked as “subscriber-only” and your home page displays excerpts then the excerpt will be shown along with an optional “Subscribers-only” banner that you define. When a reader clicks on the link to go to the individual post page they must be logged in to read the post.

If a person is not logged in then they will be presented a link to login or register. If your home page doesn’t display excerpts then no post body content will be displayed for a post marked as “subscribers-only”. Instead the reader will see a link to login or register.

Head on over to edwards.org to grab it today.