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.

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.