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PLUGIN: last.fm favorite artists cloud (17 posts)

  1. whooami
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    This WordPress plugin will grab your favorite artists and display them in a nifty cloud similar to all those other "tag clouds" you see on so many sites these days.

    An example is viewable on my site @ http://www.village-idiot.org - scroll toward the bottom and check out the bottom cloud in the center.

    Download and support post is at http://www.village-idiot.org/archives/2006/07/02/wordpress-last-fm-cloud

    Please be sure to read the text file included in the zip as it contains a lot of information.

    Thanks!

  2. whooami
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Updated to v.1.0 :

    Changed the default setting for how frequently the last.fm server is queried to 3 days. last.fm updates the overall favorite artists once a week, so hitting their servers every 3 minutes is a total waste of time and bandwidth.

  3. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Heya whooami - nifty idea for a plugin.... I've installed it to one of my blogs, but since I never listen to anything, it's fair useless to me at this point.

    Then again, who knows? May prompt me in that direction....

  4. whooami
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Updated to v1.2

    Since the 1.0 change adjusted the update time to three days, there needed to be a way to initialize the cloud display. Therefore, I've added a simple page in the administration area for initializing and forcing a manual update of the cloud.

    vkaryl, thanks :) everyone needs music :)

  5. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I should have thought to tell you that I like the new "face" of your site as well. Allows your content to be the star. Always love a look through your posts!

  6. whooami
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    aw shucks, thanks!

  7. whooami
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Updated to v1.4:

    Fixed the validation issues. doh!

  8. azel
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Yayy I'm glad I switched back to WordPress. One thing I missed: whoo being so awesome. :D

    Anyway, I love the idea of this plugin, since I recently signed up on last.fm.

  9. whooami
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Updated to v1.6:

    Some hosts do not allow the use of file_get_content to retrieve remote files so I've included an option to use CURL rather than file_get_contents.

  10. whooami
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Updated to 1.6.2:

    Got a request to be able to limit the amount of artists displayed. It never occurred to me that some people might play a LOT of different artists.

    Anyway, its done, link hasnt changed.

  11. whooami
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Updated to 1.6.3

    last.fm changed their search url. version 1.6.3 is updated to match their url.

    download link is unchanged.

  12. whooami
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I rec'd several requests to make this available as a Weekly Artists Cloud also, so I started working on this months ago. After lots and lots of espresso, I finally managed to figure out the final glitch. The actual plugin is not available _yet_ but should be soon (perhaps even by the end of the weekend).

    Those that are interested can read this post: http://www.village-idiot.org/archives/2007/03/10/lastfm-weekly-top-artists/ for details on the progress.

  13. ronchicago
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    whooami, yesterday somehow i found myself on your site and i looked around and then i registered. very neat site that i barely touched yet because...i found your fm.cloud plug and thought maybe this would be good for my high school class blog and want to try it out. i am in the process of configuring the plug but can't do much at moment because...i had to upgrade from php 4.3.7 to php 5.0.4 and my site is misbehaving. i have not yet talked to my server support but wonder is there something else i need to do, or what happened because of upgrade. i am using 2.1.1 and a bit worried about upgrading at moment. note: i raised this question about an hour ago via another thread and i will kill one of the threads as soon as i can get feedback.

  14. whooami
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I saw your registration.. what does the plugin have to do with your version of MySQL though? This plugin doesnt touch or use the database.

    And I dont know where you got that it required PHP5, it doesnt. The one Ive not released is what required PHP5 -- thats one of the reasons it's never been released.

  15. ronchicago
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    whooami, it took me a moment, maybe i read this wrong?...

    *****

    another update!

    I found a way to test this on my host, so we're good to go. Anyone wanting to use this will need to have PHP 5 available though, its just the simplest way.

    Progress can be followed by keeping an eye on this page:

    http://www.village-idiot.org/gobo/5.php5

    and keep in mind that you may occasionally see errors since I may be screwing with something, and/or just decided to leave it broke

    whoo on January 22, 2007 at 9:35 am

  16. whooami
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    thats not for that plugin. thats for the weekly artists cloud thats on my own site.

  17. ronchicago
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    oh, i can see that now.

    i will end this here and if i have comments while configuring your plug it's better on your site/comments. i'll just mark this as resolved and look forward to a successful launch of your plug!

    i will talk about my php 5.0.4 issues on the other thread.

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