WordPress Exit Box finally released!


I finally got around to making the final touches to my latest WordPress plugin: Exit Box. It was released an approved in CodeCanyon just a couple of days ago.

Exit Box is actually a remake of my previous release WordPress Exit Strategy. While Exit strategy will send outgoing links through the famous Exit Page, the latter uses a jQuery loaded Exit Box to display the exit page contents.

Wordpress Exit Box

Most of Exit strategy features were ported to exit page, including Share&pass, a feature that can allow a visitor to skip the redirection delay by clicking any of the social buttons included with the plugin (Facebook, Twitter, and Google+)

While both plugins can be perfect for any uses, Exit Box will be smarter if you are using it to display a “you’re leaving our website” message. A visitor just close the box to return to the previous page. Exit strategy on the other hand will perform better with ads in general.

If you want to read more about WordPress Exit Box , please visit our CodeCanyon page.

WordPress Exit Strategy.

You think you’re running your WordPress site at its full potential? So, what’s your Exit Strategy?

What happens when a visitor clicks a link to an external site? They just leave?? Then know that you’re leaving money on the table, losing potential customers, and wasting possible social bookmarks.

WordPress Exit strategy is a plugin to redirect all external links in your posts through an exit page. Your exit page design and contents is what sets your exit strategy. Place ads, social bookmarking buttons, and links. You can include the outgoing link in your exit page, auto redirect to it, or make it appear after a countdown timer.

Still don’t see why you need a WordPress Exit Strategy?

  1. Monetize outgoing links with ads on your exit page. Or offer them for rent on your favorite ads market.
  2. Get more social bookmarks. Place your social bookmarking links on your exit page. Gain an extra stream for social interaction.
  3. Protect your SEO score. Linking directly to external websites will leak some of your SEO points to the Linked page. WordPress Exit Strategy will protect you from this with its “nofollow” links.
  4. Offer alternative contents or websites, and you may bounce you visitor back into your website.

What’s the difference between the free, and Pro! Versions on WordPress Exit Strategy?

Exit Strategy

Exit Strategy Pro!

Create your Exit Page

YES

YES

Automatically redirect to the link after a delay

YES

OPTIONAL

Customizable redirection delay

NO

YES

Count down timer

NO

YES

Show a link after the delay runs out

NO

YES

Exclude selected posts

NO

YES

Shortcodes for Facebook & Google + buttons, for your post or entire site.

NO

YES

Process entire pages (including links in sidebars & footer)

NO

YES

Exclude specific links or websites

NO

YES

With Exit Strategy Pro, you’ll have extreme flexibility and full control over your exit pages.
Don’t waste any more time without an exit page! Get WordPress Exit Strategy Pro! Now, and start working on your exit strategy.
WordPress exit strategy is now available starting from only $35 $14.00. With the right exit page design and traffic, Exit Strategy will pay back for itself in no time!

Get Exit Strategy Pro! NOW

Speedup wordpress with caching

Have you been checking your blog’s page loading time? Well, you should. Google has announced that a website’s speed is one of the many factors used to calculate you PageRank, although it is not that heavy on the scale, it still can pull you down badly if you have a significantly slow website link mine. I have just recently finished speeding up my wordpress blog and I decided to share what I did with you.

Being slower than 88% of the websites is definitely bad. And this must have to do with the fact that most of my pages with ranks 3 or 4 got lowered to pagerank 1-2.

So before you start the speedup process make sure to collect some data about your wordpress blog so that you could appreciate the work you’ve done later. You can use services like WebSiteOptimization.com to get an analysis of your current loading time.

How to speedup wordpress?

 

First things first, let’s cleanup our installation.

Remove all unnecessary plugins to speed up your wordpress website.

Plugins are nice, but good things always come with a price. Poorly made plugins run a lot of SQL queries, generate unnecessary CSS, and sometimes load external images and scripts that require DNS lookups and loading time.

Make sure not to leave more than one plugin for visitor stats. Also any plugin that need to look up within all posts for every page loading, like the “related posts” plugins.

Reduce your header size as much as possible.

Some themes and plugins write a lot of stuff to your header, CSS data, scripts, or even comments! Remember that nothing is displayed for your visitors until the headers are fully loaded. If you have some skills, try reducing these, using external files, if not. You may consider to change your theme and plugins.

Speedup wordpress by using caching plugins.

There are many plugins that can cache your pages into HTML files and load them to visitors later without having to regenerate the page again. This process is very efficient for websites with a lot of search engine traffic.

I would recommend W3 total cache . Not only it will take care of the caching, but it will compress your html, JS, and CSS files. So far it is working very well for me on a networked wordpress installation on a shared hosting (hostmonster).

The only downside to caching on shared hosting is the number of files. Caching will generate html files for each and every post and page on your blog. So if you have a huge number of posts, you may reach your host’s file count limit and risk account suspension as a consequence. But that is probably not your case.

The following are my results. Before and after I optimized my blog and used the caching plugin.

Before the wordpress speedup process.

Object type

Size (bytes)

Download @ 56K (seconds)

Download @ T1 (seconds)

HTML: 25412 5.26 0.33
HTML Images: 191370 44.54 7.41
CSS Images: 0 0.00 0.00
Total Images: 191370 44.54 7.41
Javascript: 246735 52.37 4.51
CSS: 4319 1.46 0.62
Multimedia: 0 0.00 0.00
Other: 0 0.00 0.00
Connection Rate

Download Time

14.4K 373.00 seconds
28.8K 191.70 seconds
33.6K 165.80 seconds
56K 103.64 seconds
ISDN 128K 38.95 seconds
T1 1.44Mbps 12.88 seconds

 

After:

Object type

Size (bytes)

Download @ 56K (seconds)

Download @ T1 (seconds)

HTML: 24455 5.07 0.33
HTML Images: 153211 36.13 6.41
CSS Images: 160 0.43 0.40
Total Images: 153371 36.56 6.81
Javascript: 85617 18.26 1.65
CSS: 0 0.00 0.00
Multimedia: 0 0.00 0.00
Other: 0 0.00 0.00

 

Connection Rate

Download Time

14.4K 211.58 seconds
28.8K 109.49 seconds
33.6K 94.91 seconds
56K 59.90 seconds
ISDN 128K 23.48 seconds
T1 1.44Mbps 8.80 seconds

 

This test was perfomed on one of my biggest pages, so the loading time is relatively large. Anyway the results of my wordpress speedup are around 30% improvements; the java scripts are considerably smaller, and the load on my server is much lower.

Error 404 after updating wordpress permalink with /blog

wordpress 404 It was a nightmare when I accidentally pressed update permalinks on my wordpress blog. A new /blog/ was added to all links leading all visitors coming from search engines to a 404 Page cannot be found error. Fixing this issue took me like 30 minutes jumping from one wordpress post to another. so I decided to write this, so that you may save your site from all the disgrace of a 404.

It all started when I copying my favourite permalink structure from one of my blogs (which was convereted to a wordpress multisite recently) to another, then I accidentally pressed update permalinks on the first blog, changing all links to include an addition /blog slug. for example:

http://angrybyte.com/iphone-2/fix-iphone-caller-id-name-for-sms/  will become

Fix iPhone caller ID name for SMS

I discovered this when I was going through my visitor statistics where I found that everyone is getting a 404.

The reason why this /blog this is hardcoded is to prevent conflicts of you had a category named as one of your other sites in a multisite wordpress installation.

I read that going to your Network admin / sites / setting and then removing the /blog from the Permalink structure would fix it. Well it didn’t. The /blog was removed from the links in the page, but clicking any link will still give you a 404 page cannot be found error .

after digging in deeper,any trying many things like the .htaccess file. I tried a plugin that is said to fix this wordpress permalink disaster. it didnt work at first. until I restored the /blog that I removed from the site settings.

This is nothing short of a wordpress glitch, the permalink structure did not change when I originally upgraded to multisite, and it worked great. but once I messed with the permalinks page, there was no going back but with a plugin

 

wordpress google search query display with widgetopia

Widgetopia wordpress widget plugin can detect the wordpress google search terms. and use them in a message that will get the user attention and encourage some action. To display the wordpress google search keywords using Widgetopia follow these steps.

1. Place the “Widgetopia: are you looking for” widget in a good spot in your theme. You can modify the default message and use HTML in it. for example this message will encourage visitors to subscribe to your feed

Stay up to date on  <font color=”red”>%search%</font>by subscribing to our RSS feed

You may add your RSS button below this widget or include your link in the message itself.

2. That’s it, now when a user comes to your site from google looking for “widgetopia”, he`ll see this message in the widget slot

  Stay up to date on  widgetopia by subscribing to our RSS feed

That’s it! you now can your wordpress google search queries to get more subscribers, likes, +1, or just stay longer on your site.

If you have found this useful please +1, it means a lot. thanks

ImageShack Migration Plugin

Hello.

A new WordPress plugin joins the family today, the name is “ImageShack Migration Plugin”

ImageShack Migration will transfer all current post pictures to imageshack.us, to help you save
on bandwidth, and make your pages load faster.

The plugin will be sent to the wordpress.org repo today. but mean while, it can be downloaded here

ImageShack Migration is very easy to use, just follow the instructions on the plugin’s page.

Please report any bugs, or improvements here.

Update: Hey, I think I won some kind on an award!!

I’ll leave you with a nice FAQ that I  just wrote.  I hope  you’ll like it

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WordPress FileFactory plugin

WordPress FileFactory is a tool that can help you upload all files on your blog’s server to filefactory.com, a free file sharing website. This way, you will reduce your bandwidth usage, make your server run faster, and if you want, make a few bucks, as filefactory.com will pay you for each time a visitor downloads your files.

You need WordPress FileFactory if:

1. You have many files uploaded on your own server through many posts, (mp3s, archives, video clips, etc).
2. You need all these files remotely uploaded to an online file sharing server.
3. You want to make a few extra bucks.

Just follow the instructions on the plugin’s confirguration page under wordpress setting, to get a list of urls on your server, and how to upload them all in one go, then get a report file from filefactory to replace all these links with filefactory links.

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WordPress Gallery transformation

The gallery transformation plugin for wordpress that was used in http://cosplay-naruto.com is now released!!

This +1000 lines php script was first intended as a wordpress mod, but as the development progressed, I found that nothing other than what a wordpress plugin can do is needed. So it was converted to a plugin.

Basically, the idea was that wordpress is a very powerful CMS, much more advanced than any gallery CMS like Coppermine, or 4images. The idea then was to convert WordPress to a usable picture gallery CMS without losing the basic functionalities of it, and while keeping it compatible with the majority of the available plugins and themes on the net.

So after months of work, http://cosplay-naruto.com an experimental gallery was built on this plugin, and it had aided a lot to make the WordPress Gallery Transformation what it is today.

To take a look at this plugin, please check cosplay-naruto.com, and please take the time to subscribe there and try some stuff, please be gentle, and report any bugs you may find here

The plugin is downloadable (here gallery.transfromation), Hopefully it will be added to wordpress.org soon enough.