Syndicate Press version 1.0.20 released

We are pleased to announce the release of Syndicate Press version 1.0.20. This version includes a new short-code parameter that allows you to truncate an article title at a specific word. This is especially useful when working with affiliate product feeds and automated news feeds. Syndicate Press, the best feed aggregation plugin for WordPress. Join more than 18,000 Syndicate Press users around the world by installing Syndicate Press today.

Syndicate Press v1.0.19 released

This is a bug-fix release of Syndicate Press. This version fixes an article and article headline text truncation issue. Text is now truncated on word boundaries, rather than in the middle of the word. Syndicate Press, the best feed aggregation plugin for WordPress. Join more than 17,000 Syndicate Press users around the world by installing Syndicate Press today.

Syndicate Press v1.0.18 released

We are pleased to announce the release of Syndicate Press version 1.0.18. This version includes a new short-code parameter which enables the default article limit to be overriden for the short-code. Syndicate Press, the best feed aggregation plugin for WordPress. Join more than 17,000 Syndicate Press users around the world by installing Syndicate Press today. See the Syndicate Press home page here: http://henryranch.net/software/syndicate-press/

Syndicate Press version 1.0.17 now available!

Syndicate Press version 1.0.17 is now available for download or update in your WordPress blog!  This version contains a new SEO related feature that allows you to set the news feed article links to nofollow and will help protect the page-rank of your site.  Syndicate Press, the best feed aggregation plugin for WordPress.  Join more than 13,000 Syndicate Press users around the world by installing Syndicate Press today.  See the Syndicate Press home page here: http://henryranch.net/software/syndicate-press/

Syndicate Press 1.0.16 released

HenryRanchLLC is proud to announce the release of Syndicate Press version 1.0.16.  This release fixes a couple of small bugs and contains a new feature which allows you to customize the format of the time-stamp.  Syndicate Press, the best feed aggregation plugin for WordPress.  Join more than 10,000 Syndicate Press users around the world by installing Syndicate Press today.  See the Syndicate Press home page here: http://henryranch.net/software/syndicate-press/

Syndicate Press WordPress plugin update (Version 1.0.15)

Henryranch.net is pleased to announce the release of Syndicate Press version 1.0.15.  This version contains a performance enhancement that makes the plugin admin page a little faster.  Syndicate Press, the best feed aggregation plugin for WordPress.  Join more than 10,000 Syndicate Press users around the world by installing Syndicate Press today.  See the Syndicate Press home page here: http://henryranch.net/software/syndicate-press/

Ken-Mcconnell.com has a great review of Scrivener!

Ken McConnell, of Tyrmia fame, and one of the best up and coming science fiction authors has just completed a two part review of Scrivener, the quintessential book authoring program for Mac and Windows.  In his review, Ken leads the reader through a detailed overview of the Scrivener application from the authors perspective.   With plenty of screen-shots and examples using his latest science fiction work-in-progress, Ken digs in and reveals how the Scrivener tool-set makes authoring more efficient and more enjoyable.  Check out Kens review here: http://ken-mcconnell.com/2012/05/16/how-i-use-scrivener-to-write-a-novel-part-one/

Syndicate Press 1.0.10 released

Syndicate Press version 1.0.10 was released this evening with several bug-fixes that resolve a formatting issue and a filtering issue.  Be sure to update your installation soon in order to take advantage of these fixes!  If you haven’t already installed 1.0.9, you can jump to 1.0.10 without a problem and get access to the new showImages custom override feature found in 1.0.9.

Syndicate Press, the best feed aggregation plugin for WordPress.  Join more than 6900 Syndicate Press users around the world by installing Syndicate Press today.  See the Syndicate Press home page here: http://henryranch.net/software/syndicate-press/

Syndicate Press version 1.0.8 released with targeted filtering!

Syndicate Press version 1.0.8 has been released this evening with a highly requested new feature!  Many of you have asked for the ability to define filters within the page or post.  This version provides the WordPress author with the ability to define inclusive and exclusive filters targeted directly at a given feed on a given page!  Be sure to update your installation soon in order to take advantage of this great new feature!  ;-) Syndicate Press, the best feed aggregation plugin for WordPress.  Join more than 5700 Syndicate Press users around the world by installing Syndicate Press today.  See the Syndicate Press home page here: http://henryranch.net/software/syndicate-press/

Syndicate Press 1.0.7 released!

We have just released version 1.0.7 as a rapid follow-on to the 1.0.6 version.  Syndicate Press 1.0.7 fixes an image display bug and moves the cache control buttons in the admin page in-line with the update button.  This simple change significantly eases use of the admin page.  Be sure to update your installation soon in order to take advantage of these changes!  😉  Syndicate Press, the best feed aggregation plugin for WordPress.  Join more than 5500 Syndicate Press users around the world by installing Syndicate Press today.  See the Syndicate Press home page here: http://henryranch.net/software/syndicate-press/

Syndicate Press 1.0.6 released!

After a lot of UI work, we are pleased to announce the release of Syndicate Press 1.0.6.  This version features a completely redesigned admin UI using embedded tabs.  The new tabbed admin page is much easier to use and far more user friendly.  Join more than 5500 Syndicate Press users around the world by installing Syndicate Press today.  Syndicate Press, the best feed aggregation plugin for WordPress.  See the Syndicate Press home page here: http://henryranch.net/software/syndicate-press/

Updated Yerba Mate Review!

With a new year comes new reviews at one of the most viewed Yerba Mate review pages on the net!  We have added reviews of Itapua La Potente, Cachamate and Campesino with more information on the special blend of herbs that make these Mate products unique and wonderful.  Additionally, we have updated all of our links to take you directly to the best deals on the net for each product!  Lastly, we have added a section about the recent Dr. Oz show where he discusses the amazing Yerba Mate “miracle drink”.  To read the latest updates and reviews please see our article here: http://henryranch.net/reviews/yerba-mate-reviews/

Light-box tutorial for embedded web-servers

Light-boxing is a technique for cleanly popping up  information in a web-page while simultaneously darkening the main page to provide focus to the popup content.  All of the major javascript libraries provide very nice light-box implementations, but they come at the cost of large memory footprints that may not work in an embedded application where memory resources are constrained.  In this tutorial, we present a simple, yet elegant light-box implementation using CSS and minimal JavaScript: http://henryranch.net/tutorials/simple-small-fast-css-lightboxing-for-embedded-web-servers/

Syndicate Press version 1.0.5 released

Syndicate Press lets you include RSS feeds directly in your WordPress Posts or Pages at a location YOU choose. This plugin provides a very easy to use administration page and includes great features such as feed caching, filters and several display options.  The 1.0.5 version removed some hard coded formatting enabling the user to further customize the look of the article titles!

New Version of Syndicate Press Available

Syndicate Press version 1.0.3 has been released!  This version contains a small fix which enables you to insert advertisements between news feeds.  If you are running a WordPress site and you would like to incorporate news feeds from around the world, give Syndicate Press a try.  Syndicate Press supports RSS, Atom and RDF feeds and even works with Twitter feeds!  For more information, see the Syndicate Press homepage at: http://henryranch.net/software/syndicate-press/

New article about the MURS License Free Radio Band

The traditional CB (Citizens Band) channels have been clogged for many years.  The FRS (Family Radio Service) bands are becoming increasingly noisy and clogged as more people buy FRS radios.  The MURS (Multiple Use Radio Service) band is still relatively clear and can be used by any US Citizen without a license.  For more information on the MURS band and some great radio recommendations, see the new article: http://henryranch.net/radio-communication/murs-citizens-band-radio-service/

New Ballistic Pop Bottle Rocket Tutorial

If you have seen the wimpy pop bottle rocket videos on YouTube, you might want to take a look at this tutorial where we have ramped up the good ‘ol pop bottle rocket into a honcho pop bottle missile with ballistic flight characteristics.  It’s seriously awesome and perfect for airsoft games or some mad scientist experiments.  Check out the tutorial here: http://henryranch.net/airsoft/airsoft-pop-bottle-rocket-tactical-mortor-or-battlefield-missile/

Syndicate Press 1.0 released!

After nearly a year in release candidate status, Syndicate Press has been released into the WordPress Plugin repository.  Users may now download the latest Syndicate Press version directly through their WordPress admin page.  For details see: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/syndicate-press/.  The Syndicate Press homepage with documentation and FAQs can be found here: http://henryranch.net/software/syndicate-press/.  If you are not already using Syndicate Press to add RSS feeds to your blog, you should!  Syndicate Press is already powering more than 600 feed aggregation sites across the world!

Major RC Airplane sale going on

I recently bought my first RC airplane and I am learning how to fly it.  What an adventure! Back in the day, an RC airplane cost hundreds of dollars, but NitroPlanes.com is changing all of that.  With an excellent mix of high-quality and low-prices, NitroPlanes.com is making it very easy to get into RC flying.

There is a major sale going on right now, so get your new plane or servos before the sale ends! Here is the link: HUGE SALE on R/C Planes! Electric and Gas! 50- 70% OFF!

Huge sale on Yerba Mate and free mate with every order!

This is the season for huge sales on Yerba Mate!  Order now to take advantage of these great deals!

Get great deals on the following products:

  • Organic Salante Strawberry
  • Taragui Traditional Yerba Mate
  • La Merced Yerba Mate Tea Bags

And don’t forget that all Yerba Mate and health products are discounted when you buy a certain amount of product.

Quantity Discounts:

  • $25 or more: 10% off
  • $50 or more: 15% off
  • $100 or more: 20% off

2-13-2011: Free mate with every purchase this week!   If you order this week, you will receive a free 1/4 lb bag of Premio Erva Mate!  Premio Erva Mate is one of Brazil’s premium large leaf mates.  With little dust and wonderful flavor, Premio Erva Mate is a mate lovers paradise.  Use promo code premio.  Even if you miss out of the free deal, the sale on Salante’s Strawberry flavored mate is sure to make you smile.

How to recover from a failed WordPress update

Occasionally, a WordPress update will fail for one reason or another.  If your WordPress site is stuck in “maintenance” mode, or will not upgrade automatically, this tutorial will show you how to clean up your WordPress installation and get your site running again.  So let’s get your site fixed!  Follow this link for the tutorial: http://henryranch.net/tutorials/how-to-recover-from-a-failed-wordpress-update/

The best tools for open source development on Windows

If you are starting to develop open source software on the Windows platform, you may not be aware of all of the great tools available to you.  Henryranch.net has put together a list of the best free and open-source tools available for office productivity, source control, debugging, decompiling, editing, merging, diff’ing, and even graphic design.  Get your project off to a great start by reviewing the best open source development tool list for Windows: http://henryranch.net/reviews/open-source-development-tools/

New review and repair article for the KIT150 PIC programmer

Looking for a great programmer for PIC Microcontrollers including the 16F and 18F series of chips?  The KIT150 is a versatile programmer that supports a wide variety of chips and can program standalone chips via a ZIF socket or in-circuit chips via the ICSP port.  While the programmer sports a compact and robust design, it can be damaged if you insert a chip backward!  Read the article for a general review of the programmer and how to fix the it if you blow out the TR2 or TR3 transistor. http://henryranch.net/hardware/kit150-usb-pic-programmer/

Problem checking out a plugin from the WordPress SVN site?

Ever encountered the following error from svn when trying to checkout (or checkin) to a wordpress plugin repository:

svn: OPTIONS of ‘http://plugins.svn.wordpress.org/yourPlugin’: 200 OK (http://plugins.svn.wordpress.org)

Unfortunately, that error message makes almost no sense and is a bit frustrating, especially when you are in a hurry to get working on your repository…

After a bit of testing and trying various things, it turns out that the problem is that the WordPress SVN plugin developer instructions provide the incorrect protocol for the URL.  Rather than using ‘http‘, try using ‘https‘.  This should get you going again.