Quick tip: WordPress – How to make Contact Form 7 working with qTranslate

On my recent project I had to create multilingual site and we decided to add multiple languages using qTranslate plugin.

The site of course has “Contact us” page and we decided to use Contact Form 7 plugin because it’s rich and flexible plugin for creating contact forms.

So far so good, but we detected that when the language is different than the default one, the form submission is redirecting to the default language page and because the forms are different they didn’t handle properly the errors as well as the thankyou message.
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New plug-in for spam protection

Today I found quite nice plug-in for WordPress pretending that it will block at least 90% of the spam attempts. Quite ambitious indeed, but the time will show.

The general idea is that this plug-in adds a stylesheet to your blog’s html source code. When a browser loads that stylesheet a cookie is dropped. If that user then leaves a comment the cookie is checked. If it doesn’t exist the comment is marked as spam.

Installation is just plug-activate-play. Let’s see what will happen.

The plug-in details page: Cookies for Comments
The authors page: Donncha O Caoimh

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Autocompleter plugin v 1.2

Autocompleter Plugin 1.2Hey guys,

today I’ve released a new version of the WordPress Plug-in “Autocompleter”.

What is the change?

The new version contains ability to display number of matches per word or phrase in the drop-down. The example is available in this blog (top/left search field). Of course in order to activate this you should go to Admin under the Settings section, where there is an option “Autocompleter” 🙂

Bear in mind that ‘number of matches’ are not the posts in the blog, but number of times where the tag or category is used. I would provide small example of this.

Let’s imagine that in your blog you have 3 posts all tagged with WordPress and one of them is in the WordPress category, while other 2 are in another category.

The result in matches for wordpress would be 4, because there are 3 tags attached to the posts and 1 of the posts is attached to the wordpress category. Hope this make sense to you.

There is also ability to change the word ‘matches’ with your own, or even word in your language.

If you want to play with position of the matches, you could change autocompleter.css from the plug-in directory.

That’s it. I hope you like this plug-in.

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My first WordPress plugin

Hey,

I am very proud to present you, my first plugin for WordPress platform – Autocompleter.

The plugin adding autocomplete functionality for the search input field of your blog. The values are the tags and categories existing in the blog and this way you will help your visitors to find easily the proper information in your blog.

My first implementation was with Prototype and Script.aculo.us, but because I like very much jQuery library and I found a wonderful plugin for autocomplete, I build it with jQuery.

You can check the demo in this blog – top right – search box 🙂

Hope you will like it and you will vote for it 🙂 Thanks

The official page is: wordpress.org/extend/plugins/autocompleter

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Adding autocomplete field for search in WordPress

Added a nice Autocomplete field of the search box in that blog /top right/. It’s really nice to have and I really enjoyed doing it.

I followed that article: How to: Create an Ajax-based Auto-completing Search Field for your WordPress Theme, but instead of using suggested js code, I’ve used Script.aculo.us Autocomplete way.

I really enjoyed and I hope you will like it too.

Update: I’ve wrote a plugin for this: nik.chankov.net/autocompleter/. Enjoy!

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WordPress 2.3 is not acceptable so far

Few day ago I saw an article, that new version of WordPress 2.3 become an official release and instantly decided to migrate. The truth is that I like to try new things, so the new release was big teaser for me.

Downloaded and instantly started upgrading that blog. The problems just start when I finish last step from the Upgrading manual.

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