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[Plugin: SponsorMe] Doesn't seem to work (17 posts)

  1. raygene
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Tried it but can’t seem to show the info page, does the Page ID on the config panel accept "pretty" permalinks?

    Also, the sidebar widget is very obstructive, it could be a lot smaller, the colors won't match with most themes and the user should have the option of a non-graphical (textual only) widget.

    Gene

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/sponsorme/

  2. Michael Torbert
    WordPress Virtuoso
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I'm just curious. How many plugins do you use? Almost every post you make on these forums are nothing more than complaints about plugins.

  3. raygene
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I'm just curious. How many plugins do you use? Almost every post you make on these forums are nothing more than complaints about plugins.

    On some of my blogs, up to 20-25 which I have no problems with. I tried this one and can't get it to work, that's all.

    does the Page ID on the config panel accept "pretty" permalinks?

    That was a simple question, wasn't it? And about the sidebar widget, that was a personal opinion.

    This is what this forum is about; help, praise or constructive criticism...

    Are you singling me out of hundreds of users that do the same thing I do?

    Cheers,
    Gene

  4. haochi
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    My two cents: If you are using that much plugins, WordPress is not the right blogging platform for you. You should have somebody to build a custom CMS for your site.

    Just saying.

  5. Joni
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I am a plugin hog too. But sometimes due to the way each individual plugin makes calls to various parts of the WP core, some plugins conflict with one another. You might try disabling all your plugins, then turn on that one. If it works, then some other plugin isn't playing nice with it.

    And I have over 60 active plugins on my personal blog and they all so far (knock on wood) get along famously with each other. Mostly it's fun stuff like twitter, last.fm, stats, etc. :-)

    And Gene, if you are brave, you can go ahead and edit (a copy of) that plugin to get the styling the way you want. Some plugin authors are kind enough to provide styling hooks realizing that there are a gazillion different themes in use out there. ;-)

  6. raygene
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Haochi, you may be right, I'm studying Drupal these days, looks more like what I'm after.

    BTW, read some posts where users say they use more than 40 plugins...

    Cheers,
    Gene

  7. Joni
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Don't know exactly what you need but I found it very hard to wrap my mind around some of Drupal's idiosyncracies, nodes, and sometimes it would wig out and deny permission to things that I was previously able to access. Very frustrating. I have found this CMS to be quite user friendly and based on the Smarty template system. Very flexible and the support forums are monitored by the devs quite regularly.

    http://www.cmsmadesimple.org

  8. raygene
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hi joni,

    And I have over 60 active plugins on my personal blog and they all so far (knock on wood) get along famously with each other.

    Same thing with the 20 to 25 I constantly use, no problems nor conflicts. I guess that some are more reliable than others and the ones that are beta or still in development, the authors are kind enough to warn users.

    The one I was referring to in my original post didn't mention this, it's after I visited the author's site where it said "Initial public release. Let it loose on the world and see what feedback comes back ..".

    Cheers,
    Gene

  9. raygene
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hi again Joni,

    Drupal is getting better with every new version that comes out, can't wait for ver. 7 to be released. Quite a lot of people swear by it and I've seen some pretty amazing sites built with it.

    Thanks for the cmsmadesimple link, I'll have a go at it and see what it's like.

    Cheers,
    Gene

  10. Joni
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Don't forget about Textpattern (http://www.textpattern.org), too, some great work has been done with that CMS. There's always Habari (http://www.habariproject.org/), that's an up and coming CMS that not too many have heard about. sNews (http://www.snewscms.com/), one template drives the entire site (that's really appealing after dealing with a CMS like MovableType). There's something out there for everyone. But WP seems to be the best fit for 90% of the sites I build these days. :-)

  11. Michael Torbert
    WordPress Virtuoso
    Posted 6 years ago #

    WordPress is excellent for someone who wants software that is well written, small enough to be appropriate for basic functionality, yet flexible enough (with the built-in code or through plugins) to accomplish most goals needed in a CMS. There isn't much you can do. It's powerful enough for experienced web designers and easy/intuitive enough for new users. It's well written enough for veteran programmers to make do most anything.

    Drupal, etc have more features out of the box, are very large (powerful?), and are a great fit for some people I'm sure, as yes, there are certainly those who swear by them.

    It's all a matter of personal preference and specific needs.

  12. raygene
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Well, it is quite a confusing issue and there are so many CMS packages out there it can make you head spin. You'll find a Wiki listing most CMS software at Wikipedia.

    Even though I do prefer WP, I'm looking at alternatives for more complex sites and last week, I gave Joomla a try and I didn't really like it.

    Cheers,
    Gene

    And Joni, thanks for the other links, I'll look into it.

  13. Michael Torbert
    WordPress Virtuoso
    Posted 6 years ago #

    http://www.opensourcecms.com/index.php is a pretty neat site that lets you test CMSs without having to install them all.

    One piece of advice to everyone looking for the right CMS for them, as you're researching various ones, certainly pay attention to what people say on their sites, blogs, and in forums about a particular CMS, but don't put too much faith into it... remember, everyone has a bias, and isn't always the most informed to begin with.

    The best thing you can do is to just test them out yourself. Different people have different needs, and the above website may be able to help a little.

  14. raygene
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    http://www.opensourcecms.com/index.php is a pretty neat site that lets you test CMSs without having to install them all.

    Hey, thanks for the link, kind of a "test drive" type of site.

    Cripes, why are we being civil on this thread and arguing on others. let's bury the hatchet, shall we?

    Cheers,
    Gene

  15. raygene
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Getting back to this plugin, I wrote the author and he corrected a few things. It's now showing on the page.

    Cheers,
    Gene

  16. chrisfmasse
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I use 69 WP plugins, and I'm happy with them.
    See the list here:
    midasoracle.org/about/software/

  17. raygene
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    And I thought that using 20 to 25 was overkill, LOL!

    And BTW, While perusing through your plugins, I came across WP-PluginsUsed which is something I was looking for. I had found another one which was released recently but for some strange reason, it has a php file which redirects the user to register the plugin (don't care much for that).

    Thanks,
    Gene

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