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Easy Index

While experimenting with YOP Poll, I came across Easy Index, which looked rather pretty, although it depends on on the featured images chosen. I made a category index to see how it looked. This might be better if one of the first plugins chosen as it would allow you to chose the featured images more carefully. It seems they’re not too keen on transparencies either as they are displayed as black.

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Flickr Slide Shows

This page documents my use of widgets, HTML and plugins to display flickr slide shows on my blogs. AS at August 2021, I am using wordpress plugins or wordpress now support flickr URLs with a native embed. Now I just have paste the URL. Here are my notes, developed over time. …

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Nextscripts: Social Network Autoposter

I had a quick look at Nextscripts: Social Network Auto Poster. It claims to be able to forward posts to other social networks. These include as targets, twitter, linkedin and facebook. The also offer Google+ but that needs an additional library which may be chargeable. I need to work on this a bit more.
Since the blog is already forwarding to Facebook and now Medium via IFFTTT, which are the most important targets and I am unsure I want everything to go through to linkedin or even twitter, this may not be as useful as I hoped. I returned to this in Aug 2016 as I was interested in occasionally forwarding my micro blog to Medium.

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Testing Interactive World Map

Hmm, there is only one map per dashboard, that’s not so good and it seems based on the Risk Map. It doesn’t seem as flexible as I hoped. It’s called Interactive World Map and is available as a plugin here. The plugin comes from a company Fla-shop and is  an on-ramp to chargeable content. Their sales and marketing page for wordpress is here. It works quite nicely as a sales portal entry point, but doesn’t do what I need.
[freeworldcontinentmap]
I question whether this is functional enough to genuinely act as a try-before-buy. It’s a good looking widget though. Haven’t quite got it working on wptouch.
There’s probably the opportunity to rehash the jokes about US political geography, particularly over the widget’s treatment of the Russian Federation and maybe even Turkey.
I wonder if the HTML usermap feature would work with this.
[freehtml5map id=”0″]
In August 2015, the vendor upgraded the plugin, significantly. The map above is the new one.

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