Posts Tagged ‘recent comments’

Plugin Update: BT-Active Discussions 1.1.1

Monday, May 12th, 2008

Today, I updated the BT Active Discussions to version 1.1.1. If you are using my plugin please update as soon as you can.

Summary of Changes

The following are changes made since the previous version:

  • The SQL query is now faster — One thing I noticed about the first version is that it works slowly on my personal finance blog which only has about 3,900 comments. This is unacceptable because it wouldn’t be very functional on bigger blogs. After toiling with the query for about a week, I finally came up with the solution. If you have a lot of comments on your blog, you’ll notice the difference.
  • Option to remove the credit link — The plugin automatically insert a credit link to the plugin home page at the bottom of the table. I’ve decided to make it easier for you to remove it via a variable in the plugin. However, I would really appreciate it if you can keep the link intact so that others may find and enjoy this plugin.
  • Installation instruction — Thanks to Alistair of The Urban Fly Fisher, I was able a slight error with the installation instruction. Specifically, it incorrectly tell you to insert the string %%bt-active-discussion%% instead of the correct bt-active-discussion(I left out the “s”).

As always, if you found this plugin useful. Your donation to this project is greatly appreciated. Please donate via PayPal.

New Plugin: BT-Active Discussions

Monday, May 5th, 2008

Over the weekend, I just created my first WordPress plugin, called BT Active Discussions. It is a recent comments plugin that displays customizable number of blog posts with recently updated comment. The output is very similar to phpBB’s View Active Topics and vBulletin’s Today’s Posts functions.

Recent Discussions

You can see a demo at Moolanomy Personal Finance Blog.

I’d appreciate any feedback you can provide below.