Tip for Plugin Developers: Inline Changelogs

Recently, the Dev4Press and Weblog Tools Collection blogs made posts about integrating plugin changelogs into the Plugins dashboard. This functionality was something I was already doing in the SEO Ultimate plugin, so I thought I’d share my technique for doing this. (My method is different because it’s simpler and it integrates directly into WordPress’s update message.)

Here’s what an inline changelog looks like when implemented:

Example of inline changelog from SEO Ultimate

As you can see, a small notice like this helps users know at-a-glance what’s new in your plugin update.

Here’s the code you can incorporate into your plugin:

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Don’t Let Google Truncate Your Blog Post Titles!

Even if you have a catchy blog post title, it might not generate many clickthroughs in search engine result pages if it’s truncated with the familiar ellipsis in the SERPs. Here are two tips to avoid this:

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4 Steps for Spring-Cleaning Your WordPress Blog

It’s spring here in the northern hemisphere — why not incorporate your WordPress blog into your spring-cleaning routine?

Here are some ideas:

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7 Tips for the WordPress “Write Post” Page

Here are 7 useful tips related to WordPress’s “Write Post” page.

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How to Include Code in WordPress Posts

If you’ve ever tried to insert code into a WordPress post, one of the following has probably happened to you:

  • Your HTML code was rendered as such.
  • WordPress stripped the code from the post entirely.
  • WordPress turned "straight quotes" into “curly quotes” — not good if you want your users copying/pasting code from your blog!

Here’s how to get around these annoying problem and make the code show as-is:

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