Over the past week I have been preparing my Article Rewriting WordPress plugin for public release. It’s been nice seeing it come together the way it has. So far I have 30 people that have been issued API Keys and most of them have already started using it. I tried to find people that have had experience with other article rewriting software so they could give me feedback on what they think.
Out of those 30, I have had 6 people give me feedback on it so far. In summary, they love it! To be honest I haven’t tried other article rewriting (or article spinners they sometimes call them) that are out on the market. I have always been the kind of person that finds flaws in other people’s programming so I’m never happy untill I make my own. I figured that this plugin (or the Web Ninja Article Rewriting API depending on which you would be using) is more feature rich then the most but I didn’t really think it was that much superior till I started getting some feedback on it. Apparently, I must be the only one that runs a rewritten article through a grammar checker. :/ I don’t know, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Just giving everyone a heads up that version 1.0.2 of the Web Ninja Auto Tagging System will be up soon for download. This update fixes a problem that some people were getting the following error:
Parse error: syntax error, unexpected ';' in .../wp-content/plugins/web-ninja-auto-tagging-system/webninja_ats.php(385) : eval()'d code on line 1
This would happen when the Yahoo Term Extraction YQL would not return any tags. There is now a check in the plugin to see if it returned tags before it tries to process them.
Your Trash is a function that was added in WordPress 2.9. When an item (post, comment, etc) is deleted, it goes in Trash instead of being permanently removed. You can easily tell your WordPress blog to automatically empty trash every X days.
Just open your wp-config.php file (located at the root of your WordPress install) and paste the following code:
define('EMPTY_TRASH_DAYS', 10 );
The second parameter is when to empty trash, in days. So in this example it will empty your trash automatically every 10 days. And if we want to completely disable the trash? You can put a zero as your second parameter.
There were a couple fixes and tweaks on this one. The only major thing was that I changed the tracking script to the new faster async way of doing things. With this I was able to add in support for subdomains and multiple top-level domains with the same ID.
Also, I found out there are a hand full of hosting companies that don’t know how to permission their tmp directories which have caused problems with the Google API giving the dashboard widget the stats. So if the plugin can’t find a suitable tmp directory to use it uses the wordpress upload directory.