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Google News plugin

April 07, 2008 By: webmaster Category: WordPress Plugins

Displays N first news items from a selectable Google News RSS feed, inline or as a widget. Google aggregates news from over 4500 news sources, updated continously. The results can be retrieved as a number of RSS feeds, where you can create your own specific feed by specifying one of more than 40 regions/languages, and an optional topic ranging from Domestic to Most Popular to Entertainment. Currently there are nine topics, including, of course, All. In addition to this, any feed can be filtered through a search query so that only news items matching your query will be shown. Note that not all combinations of region/language and topic has been enabled by Google but it should degrade gracefully. This plugin works both as a widget, as inline content replacement and can be used in themes. It can be used as both simultaneously, but there can be only one instance of the widget. Multiple feeds can be configured and used accordingly. NOTE! Always upgrade to the latest version if you experience problems, most things are fixed already. 🙂 The latest version is 2.5. If you've configured feeds that use character sets like cyrillic, arabic and you're getting errors from WP when trying to view the feeds then your WP MySQL database tables may be created with the wrong character set. Let me know and I'll give you some pointers. Download Google News plugin (more…)

Converting from Google AdSense for Content to the new AdSense Units

March 05, 2008 By: webmaster Category: Website

The old style Google AdSense for Content HTML code had a lot of information about the look and feel of an ad. Half a dozen colour values for background, foreground, links, text etc along with ad size, ad type and of course your ad code and perhaps channel code. Bit of a mess trying to keep track of everything, even with helpful addons like Adsense Manager (which sucks after v2.5). So Google has moved more of the fiddly bits into their AdSense administrative interface and the new thing is called an AdSense Unit. Old style HTML code:

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Ever seen Google fail?

June 04, 2007 By: webmaster Category: Technology

First time for me. And I only asked for the main page, didn't even perform a query. You gotta wonder if this error page was the first thing they designed though, as it has a definite last century feel to it.

 

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If you want to look at the source, here it is

 

And, impressively enough, Google Adsense caved on me just a day or two after. What is the world coming to... 🙂

 

 

And you can find the source for that  beauty here.

 

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