Book WP version 2 is here.

Okay. I think I’m satisfied enough to release version 2 of the Book WP theme. It may not be perfect, but if I don’t release it, I’ll just never get around to it.

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This theme is meant to help authors use wordpress to write an online book, rather than just a blog. You can see the theme in action on my site on self-publishing.

More info and a download link can be found on the Book WP page.

Now I’m going to see if I can get it listed in the official WP Themes gallery…

Hacked, and Hacked Again

I’m starting to get a little tired of this crap. I have a bunch of sites hosted on one account. A couple of weeks ago all of them were hacked. A line of code was added to every php file in my account. That code would sometimes automatically redirect people to one of a list of websites.

So after pulling my hair out for a while, I changed all ftp passwords and my backend host password,and got my unix command line on and removed all the code from the infected files. Then I made sure that every site with wordpress was up do date (several weren’t). And I scanned both computers that I use to access the backend to these sites and checked them with two additional malware/virus scanners besides my standard one. (Nothing found).

Two days later, it happens again. I double double check, and apparently I missed one installation of wordpress. For the heck of it, I also went through all my sites, deleting a whole bunch of scripts in case one of those has a vulnerability.

Then I made sure that my hosting account was set to records all raw access logs so I can catch/ban the perpetrator if it ever happens again.

I’ve been so mad that I haven’t written anything in like three weeks.

New (Free) WP Theme for Authors.

Okay, so a little bit ago I mentioned I was working on a secret project. This was not that project. I am freaking excited about that project and I’ll let you know more about it next week. This was a whim project that I put together this week.

Anyway, I just built a WordPress theme that I’m releasing to the world for free. I’ve built a couple of themes and tweaked several before, but this is the first time I’ve released one to the general public.

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The theme is called Book WP, and it is made to use WordPress as an online book (rather than strictly as a blog). I based the design off the freely available template available over at Bibliotype.org. It took some massaging to get it to work for IE, but I think everything is good now.

You can read more about the theme (& download it) on the official Book WP page, or you can see the beast in action on the Book WP demo.

As to those of you who are looking for the next chapter of Journey of St. Laurent – I’m working on it. I’ll try to get something up this weekend.

Introducing post2ebook

If you’ve got a wordpress blog where you can download and install any old plugin you want, I just put up the page for my very first plugin.

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After you install the plugin, on any post where you put a special html comment (for example: <!–post2ebook_pdf–>) using the html tab in the wp post editor, the plugin will automatically create the ebook and insert a link to the created ebook.

The plugin currently makes epubs and pdfs.

Check it out if you are of a mind and give me some feedback.

Does it work? I dunno, check out the links below…

Mystery Projects

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You know how I’m always saying I’ve got a bunch of other projects going on and that why I have no chapter? I’ll bet that always sounds like a load of malarkey. Anyway, I’m close (very close) to polishing one of those mystery projects up right now.

It’s a wordpress plugin that I’ve wanted to use on my blog for a long time. Inasmuch as no one was ever going to build it for me, I had to figure it out for myself. Anyway, I’ll be ready for public testing early next week, with a release Wednesday or so.

And what will this plugin do, you ask?

It’s a secret, but I’ll give you a hint: Browsers always screw up printing, so anytime I want to print out a post, lines get cut off and it generally looks like a week old egg salad sandwich.