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PayPal Donations Review

Joost de Valk have written a great review of the PayPal Donations plugin for WordPress. It was really nice to see such a positive review from one of the more experienced WordPress developers.

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Amazon Web Services

Use AWStats with Amazon S3 / CloudFront

I’ve recently written two posts about AWS and log processing with an external server so here comes a final post to wrap it all up and tie it together. Goal To have an automatic cron process that polls Amazon S3 and/or CloudFront log files to your own server and then using logresolvemerge to combine them […]

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Amazon Web Services

Amazon CloudFront Edges in AWStats

Here’s a quick breakdown of how to get the usage of your different Amazon CloudFront Edge locations within AWStats. I confess that I get some crazy pleasure from collecting statistics, still though, bandwidth usage is of interest in this case, as well as hits and that it can be interesting to see which regions most […]

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Amazon Web Services

Download AWS S3 Logs with Python & boto

I’ve started to move my static content for some of my web sites to Amazon Web Services using S3 and CloudFront for delivery. I’ve enabled logging for my CloudFront distributions as well as my public S3 buckets, and wanted to be able to automatically download the logs using cron to my server for processing with […]

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DOpus and DropBox

Paste Clipboard to Dropbox with DOpus

One thing I keep doing over and over again is taking screenshots to share with friends, colleagues, forums and so on by hosting it online. To make that process as quick and streamlined as possible I’ve setup a button to automate this in my file manager of choice, Directory Opus. I used to use my […]

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CloudBerry SyncBack

CloudBerry Explorer and SyncBack for Amazon S3

I’ve been using SyncBack to handle my backup needs to external drives and FTP for a couple of years and it has worked a charm. Time changes though and I’ve recently embraced the concept of using online storage for my backup needs, and went with Amazon S3. Unfortunately at this time, SyncBack does not support […]

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Editor Styles for Custom Post Types in WordPress 3.0

I’ve had some fun playing around with the recently released WordPress 3.0, Beta 1. One of my new favorite additions is the add_editor_style() which allows you to assign a CSS file for the TinyMCE when editing posts, pages and the new custom post types. This is very handy to get closer to a WYSIWYG experience […]

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PayPal Donations

PayPal Donations WordPress Widget

I just released a new version of PayPal Donations, version 1.2. New in this version is the inclusion of a sidebar Widget for the PayPal button. I’m using the new WordPress 2.8 API for the Widget, so it’s only available if you run the plugin on WordPress 2.8 or newer. In the widget admin you […]

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Optimize and style Contact Form 7 for WordPress

One of my favorite WordPress plugins is Contact Form 7 which I use on several of my WordPress based sites. Even though it’s highly customizable and configurable I have a few gripes with some hard coded functions in it. You can always edit the plugin file, which I did at first, but then you have […]

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CodeIgniter

Email log messages library in CodeIgniter

When working with CodeIgniter, I’ve found the log message functionality built into the framework very helpful. The other day I noticed in my log of one of my CodeIgniter based sites that I’ve had some 404 errors going on for some time. As I don’t have the time to check my logs daily, I hadn’t […]

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