Notify Unconfirmed Subscribers Updated To Work With Google Feedburner Accounts

Update March 6th, 2010: Released v1.3.0 to fix several issues with NUS. Plugin now works fine with Google accounts. Support for old FeedBurner accounts has been dropped in this release.

Update May 24th 12:34 Am 2009: Release version 1.2, it fixes a issue users had with Cookies, this issue affected users and showed them a message that there were no subscribers even when there were subscribers who had not confirmed, thanks to @narayanah for pointing this issue to me.

Minor Update Released at May 23rd 2009 10:43 PM EST : Just pushed a small update to the plugin, it is to fix a issue with the feed ID I was storing in the database, earlier version used INT to store the value, newer version uses varchar, if you have been using the older version of the plugin, updating to NUS v1.1 should automatically fix this issue, downloads available at the same place, you will get automatic update intimation in the Plugins Dashboard.

Sorry for the unwarranted update, I thought I had taken care of this issue. If you have  been using v0.1 earlier, please upgrade to v1.1, v1.0 may not work for people who used the older version and have not deleted the old tables.

Quite sometime back I had written a plugin that allowed users to notify unconfirmed email subscribers in their Feedburner account, the plugin worked pretty fine, however it stopped working after Google started moving users from the old Feedburner accounts to Google.

I have been getting several requests to fix this problem, and have finally had a chance to sit down and make the changes to the code to work with newer Google Feedburner accounts.

The new changes include an option for users to specify whether they are using a Old account or the newer Google Feedburner Account, before starting with the notification process.


Hope this helps whoever have complained that the plugin stopped working for them, if you haven’t deleted the plugin, you should see a new dashboard alert to upgrade the plugin to a newer version.


Another slight change in the NUS plugin is that I have moved it from the original location to under the Tools menu now and changed the title to Notify Unconfirmed Subscriptions, so please keep in mind where you can find that option now.

If you haven’t used it yet, you can read what Notify Unconfirmed Subscriber does on the release page or download the plugin from extend. If you have any problems with the plugin, please create a topic in the Notify Unconfirmed Subscribers Forum.

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Feed Pauser Update: Disable Individual Posts From Appearing In Feeds

Quite sometime back I had released the Feed Pauser WordPress plugin which allowed blog publishers to delay publishing the posts from reaching feed readers, the delay could be set to a few minutes or a couple of hours, this was to ensure that you had done all the checks and made sure the feed was correct, before they could be read by your feed subscribers.

Quite a few months and a discussion with Shankar Ganesh later, I have updated the plugin to allow blog authors to disable individual posts from appearing in feeds.

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5 Essential Plugins That Every Multi-Author WordPress Blog Should Have

Multi Author blogs are the latest fad. Every other blog that pops up with strong ambitions these days is a multi author blog or it employs freelance writers. Setting up a powerful multi author blog doesn’t need just a new user profile, you got to add some fine tunings for it to stand out from the crowd.

Fortunately, WordPress as a blogging platform, can be customized and extended to a great extent. Yes, you got it right with plugins. If you are planning to invite new authors to your blog or already have one and wish to take it to a next level, we have a list of 5 WordPress plugins that you should really bring into use.



The Insights plugin for wordpress lets you speedily add links from various sources and different kinds of media right from the post editor. Using a dynamic Ajax interface, you can quickly search and add links to previously written blog posts, helping it with inter-linking. Moreover, while you right a post, you can search and look if some other author has previously written about it or if there are related sources on your own blog that you can link to.

Apart from this, you can also add flickr images, youtube videos, links to wikipedia, maps and a lot more.

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Adsense Revenue Sharing

Adsense review sharing

If you use Adsense on your blog, it makes sense to share the profits with your co-authors, if you are not paying them directly.

AdSense Revenue Sharing is a wordpress plugin which allows you to easy display ads in your posts by using a quicktag and share your adsense impressions with your friends and co-authors.

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Another alternative to this plugin is the Author Advertising plugin which does the same task, although you can add banners and images too. If you want something that works on its own, Rotatee is nice content rotating script that you can install on your server and use it to rotate anything from text to videos on your website.

Private Email

private emailThe Private Email wordpress plugin works as a central point from where you can contact all your blog authors, either all at once, or selectively. It is useful when you have to make important announcements or just need to send a quick follow up to a writer.

To avoid abuse of its functionality, only users with the administrator role can send emails.

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Another plugin to this job is Email Users. Although, the mentioned plugins solve a good deal of communication hassles, setting up a private Yammer network for your blog can take it to that extra mile.

Manage Roles

Manage Roles

User levels, aka roles define what all functions a user can perform. WordPress has a defined set of rules. But what if you want to change them, customize them for a particular user and grant him more or less permissions? The Manage Roles Plugin lets you do so.

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Author Exposed

Author Exposed

Author Exposed is a simple WordPress plugin that allows your visitors an easy and elegant way to see more details about the post author.

You’ll have to add a bit of php between the loop in your template where you want it to appear. When the user clicks the link, an elegant in-screen box pops up with author information.

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Although the plugin works good, if you want to achieve a similar result by coding it yourself, you can follow an easy guide here, How to create an author information box.

What’s your say?

And that’s all! Let us know what you use for managing users on your blog, tumble in the comments!

All In One SEO Pack Bridge for WLW Plugin Release

I love using Windows Live Writer and don’t use the WordPress admin dashboard to write posts, however I also make use of the All In One SEO Pack plugin, which allows users to tweak the title of a post, and add keywords and description to it.

However WLW does not have options to add additional fields to the post, so I have to manually go in and edit the posts when I want to customize the title or keywords for SEO optimization once I have published the post.

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WordPress Automatic Upgrade [WPAU 1.2.5]

I had officially retired Automatic Upgrade sometime back, however after several emails to upgrade the plugin and issues for upgrading using WordPress core update in WordPress 2.7 and above, and emails from the Automattic team, I have finally released a update that addresses couple of issues.

The issues that are fixed are as follows.

  • Fixed an issue which disallowed core updates to occur when WPAU was updated in WP 2.7 and above.
  • Updated the code to display nag on WordPress 2.7 and above.

This takes care of problems faced by several users, you can download the latest update from the official WordPress Automatic Upgrade plugin page, or directly update it using the plugin updater in WordPress core.

Officially Retiring WordPress Automatic Upgrade

WPAU has had a great journey helping people and creating problems for few of you, but it’s finally time to say goodbye to all the well wishers as well as the people who thought WPAU was a worst plugin they every came across.

The problem with extending something in a popular software always has it’s expiry date and likewise WPAU has to come to a end. Why? Because WordPress is building this into it’s core in WordPress 2.7.

So is this good news or bad?

It is a absolutely good news not only for me but for people who use WordPress, for me because I wrote the plugin to fill in a void in the core code, having it in the core code not only gives me joy, but to millions of other WordPress users too.

So Now You Stop Replying To My Emails and Support Questions?

Not until WordPress 2.7 has released, for those who have emailed me know that I have always replied back with a response as a solution or as a help to solve a problem, for those that I did not reply back there were already published solution which I did not reply to.

What Next?

Well I have several plugins planned in for the future, you can definitely know that I won’t stop working on plugins, every software no matter how advanced they are lack features, and I will definitely be the first one to do something to fill in those voids, if you have any suggestions you want me to develop, feel free to contact me and I will try and develop those.

Feed Pauser WordPress Plugin Release

It’s been a long time since I have released a plugin, there have been several under development but time constraints have curtailed me from doing so, but that said I am working on several ideas and one of them is being released today, it’s called Feed Pauser.

What Is Feed Pauser And What Does It Do?

Feed Pauser is a plugin I wrote to address a issue I have been facing for a long time, the option to delay publishing a post to a feed. Feed pauser, pauses a post from being made available through RSS.

The reason was that several times, I would have made some mistakes in the post grammatically, spellings or even added a wrong link, with instant feed publishing the readers who already received the feeds may see wrong data, which can be avoided if we have a option to pause the feed for a certain amount of time.

In addition to that when you apply styles to WordPress through Windows Live Writer, a test post is published which looks bad when your RSS readers see it, this can easily be avoided with a delay between publishing a post to your site and it being available through your feed.

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