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May 26, 2007

Latest wpmu-topposts plugin

Filed under: development, sql, Wordpress plugins, WordpressMU — zappoman @ 10:14 am

Version 0.42.4 of wpmu-topposts plugin now available…

Lots of changes:

  • Added support for top_blogs(), same calling convention as top_posts() but returns
    top blogs based on total hits to the blog for all posts on the blog.
  • Added a couple new arguments to top_posts() include a new max_per_blog which if set
    to 1 will limit the posts to 1 per blog.
  • Added days_back argument which will limit the stats to a certain number of days
    into the past.
  • Added many new formatting arguments to make it easyer to use the get_*_html functions
    and get the formating you want.
  • Fixed a couple bugs that would cause cache corruption (removed a call to
    update_post_caches() which was definitley corrupting the post cache)
  • Also correctly call switch_to_blog() in the get_*_html functions so that the
    blog template tags actually work properly.

Definitely my favorite new feature is the max_per_blog since it uses cool nested queries in SQL. yummy!

Here are some usage examples:

This will give you top posts in an ORDERED list, with hits included surrounded by square brackets.

zap_top_posts_html('before_list=<ol>&
           after_list=</ol>&max_per_blog=-1&
           before_hits=[&after_hits=]');

This will give you top blogs in an UNORDERED list, without hits included.

zap_get_top_blogs_html('include_hits=0');

As always, get the latest code here

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14 Comments »

  1. how do you increase the number of top post to be viewed can’t seem find where to edit it.

    Comment by Ramil Saavedra — May 28, 2007 @ 1:07 am

  2. The *top_posts*() functions support a “numerposts” parameter, and the *top_blogs*() functions support the “numberblogs” parameter.

    These parameters control the number of posts of blogs returned.

    Comment by zappoman — May 28, 2007 @ 2:15 am

  3. Installed you plugin seems to be working listing 4 posts. however I get this error on screen #

    WordPress database error: [Table ‘psych_mysoberlife.wp_10_posts’ doesn’t exist]
    SELECT *,’3′ AS ‘post_hits’,’10’ AS ‘blog_id’ FROM wp_10_posts WHERE ID = 1

    Is that cause my system does not have 10 posts? Sorry for the newbie question but thats what I am;-)

    Comment by matt — June 9, 2007 @ 3:35 am

  4. Matt,

    No, that error means that it’s trying to read the posts from a blog #10 that appears to no longer be available. Did you perhaps have a blog that you deleted? Maybe while you were testing?

    I can imagine this error happening in that case.

    I am going to release a new version of the top posts plugin soon that has a bunch of new features… including recent posts, recent comments, caching, and best of all it’s widgetize…

    I will fix this bug in this release.

    So you can wait a couple days and get the new release… OR if you want to work around the problem and you indeed did delete a blog like I suspect… then you could do the following SQL comment to clean up your table…

    DELETE FROM wp_blogs_zap_hits WHERE blog_id = 10;

    That will delete all the rows from your hits table that reference blog 10.

    Comment by zappoman — June 9, 2007 @ 5:24 am

  5. Thanks!

    Comment by matt — June 9, 2007 @ 7:26 am

  6. “Unique hits” would also be a great feature for the next version…

    I found a simple unique hits counter solution here: http://marek.litomisky.com/2006/11/26/php-simple-unique-its-counter-re-vamp/
    ,but had little luck implementing it to your plugin.

    Comment by henry — June 9, 2007 @ 4:52 pm

  7. Henry,

    That’s a great idea… I may add that in the future.. but I don’t think I’ll get it into this release. I am behind schedule and will be very busy this weekend trying to get a new release of my main site out.

    I’ll add this idea to the feature list.

    Comment by zappoman — June 9, 2007 @ 6:31 pm

  8. Zappo,

    Went in and DELETE FROM wp_blogs_zap_hits WHERE blog_id = 10;

    I think i did it right deleted blog id=10 from the blog id list. Didn’t fix the problem. Guess I’ll have to wait till the update comes out.

    Comment by matt — June 11, 2007 @ 9:20 pm

  9. thanks man very nice Working Now…

    Comment by toptech — June 20, 2007 @ 7:33 pm

  10. Thank you for good job. It’s realy great plugin.
    And I have two questions:
    1. How to exclude main blog from top_blogs?
    2. How to exclude hits, when surfer visit from rating list (now if I click to link at top_posts or top_blogs it take +1 hit)?

    Comment by mvkozyrev — January 5, 2008 @ 10:07 pm

  11. Ok. First question is down 🙂

    245. if (
    246. is_admin() ||
    247. is_404() ||
    248. is_preview() ||
    249. strstr($_SERVER[‘PHP_SELF’], ‘wp-login.php’) ||
    250. //Check is not main blog (also we can exclude blogs by id)
    251. $blog_id == 0 || $blog_id == 1
    252. //Checked
    253. )

    Comment by mvkozyrev — January 5, 2008 @ 11:11 pm

  12. How to place Avatar on wpmu-topposts plugin ?
    ….I used Avatars plugin’s Andrew (http://premium.wpmudev.org/project/Avatars)

    Comment by Playman — March 2, 2008 @ 7:25 pm

  13. Hey there zappo buddy. 🙂

    this still work good?
    Also, out of respect for the CC license, using it on a client’s site would totally fall under commercial use, yes? 😀

    I’m trying to think if I have any unreleased goodies to trade… but if it does what I want, I’d like permission to use.

    Comment by Andrea — April 30, 2008 @ 10:52 pm

  14. thanks for the plugin 😉

    Comment by saq — May 4, 2008 @ 12:30 am


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