RSS Feed Icon for SpecificFeeds.com

Description

An easy to use, with intuitive interface, WordPress plugin that lets you easily add the RSS feed icon which connected to SpecificFeeds.com with the shortcode in any place of your website.

The plugin is based on the SpecificFeeds.com service. The SpecificFeeds allows your visitors to receive messages from your Blog/RSS feed by email. You can access all information (such as emails and statistics) about your subscribers if you connect your feed to a SpecificFeeds account. It’s 100% free and also has several other benefits.

To use, enter your personal link from the SpecificFeeds.com, then on the plugin settings page select the desired settings and click the “Save changes” button. Then you can put the [specificfeeds-icon] shortcode in any place on your website.

If you want more options then tell me and I will be happy to add it.

Features

  • Lightweight and fast
  • Secure code with using clear coding standards
  • Intuitive interface with many settings
  • Cross browser compatible (work smooth in any modern browser)
  • Compatible with all WordPress themes
  • RTL compatible (right to left)
  • Translation ready

Key features include…

  • Retina support
  • Simple shortcode for displaying the SpecificFeeds icon
  • 13 official icons from SpecificFeeds.com
  • Ability to set the size of icon
  • And much, much more!

Coming soon:

  • Universal SpecificFeeds link (click-to-follow.me)

Translation

This plugin is ready for translation and has already been translated into several languages.

  • English (default)
  • Russian

If you want to help translate this plugin then please visit the translation page.

Contribution

Developing plugins is long and tedious work. If you benefit or enjoy this plugin please take the time to:

“RSS Feed Icon for SpecificFeeds.com” is one of the personal software projects of Arthur Gareginyan.

License

This plugin is licensed under the GNU General Public License, version 3 (GPLv3) and is distributed free of charge.
Commercial licensing (e.g. for projects that can’t use an open-source license) is available upon request.

Credits

Links

Screenshots

  • Plugin page.
  • Shortcode added to widget.

Installation

Install “RSS Feed Icon for SpecificFeeds.com” just as you would any other WordPress Plugin.

Automatically via WordPress Admin Panel:

  1. Log into Admin Panel of your WordPress website.
  2. Go to “Plugins” -> “Add New“.
  3. Find this plugin and click install.
  4. Activate this plugin through the “Plugins” tab.

Manually via FTP access:

  1. Download a copy (ZIP file) of this plugin from WordPress.org.
  2. Unzip the ZIP file.
  3. Upload the unzipped catalog to your website’s plugin directory (/wp-content/plugins/).
  4. Log into Admin Panel of your WordPress website.
  5. Activate this plugin through the “Plugins” tab.

After installation and activation, the “SpecificFeeds” menu item will appear in the “Settings” section. Click on this in order to view plugin administration page.

More help installing plugins

FAQ

Installation Instructions

Install “RSS Feed Icon for SpecificFeeds.com” just as you would any other WordPress Plugin.

Automatically via WordPress Admin Panel:

  1. Log into Admin Panel of your WordPress website.
  2. Go to “Plugins” -> “Add New“.
  3. Find this plugin and click install.
  4. Activate this plugin through the “Plugins” tab.

Manually via FTP access:

  1. Download a copy (ZIP file) of this plugin from WordPress.org.
  2. Unzip the ZIP file.
  3. Upload the unzipped catalog to your website’s plugin directory (/wp-content/plugins/).
  4. Log into Admin Panel of your WordPress website.
  5. Activate this plugin through the “Plugins” tab.

After installation and activation, the “SpecificFeeds” menu item will appear in the “Settings” section. Click on this in order to view plugin administration page.

More help installing plugins

Q. Will this plugin work on my WordPress.COM website?

A. Sorry, this plugin is available for use only on self-hosted (WordPress.ORG) websites.

Q. Can I use this plugin on my language?

A. Yes. This plugin is ready for translation and has already been translated into several languages. But If your language is not available then you can make one. The POT file is included and placed in the “languages” folder. Just send the PO file to me at the arthurgareginyan@gmail.com and I will include this translation within the next plugin update. Many of plugin users would be delighted if you share your translation with the community. Thanks for your contribution!

Q. How does it work?

A. Simply go to the plugin settings page, select the desired settings and click the “Save changes” button. Enjoy your fancy SpecificFeeds icon. It’s that simple!
You can find the plugin settings page at “WP Admin Panel” -> “Settings” -> “SpecificFeeds“.

Q. Does this plugin requires any modification of the theme?

A. Absolutely not. This plugin is configurable entirely from the plugin settings page that you can find in the Admin Panel of your WordPress website.

Q. Does this require any knowledge of HTML or CSS?

A. Absolutely not. This plugin can be configured with no knowledge of HTML or CSS, using an easy-to-use plugin settings page.

Q. It’s not working. What could be wrong?

A. As with every plugin, it’s possible that things don’t work. The most common reason for this is a web browser’s cache. Every web browser stores a cache of the websites you visit (pages, images, and etc.) to reduce bandwidth usage and server load. This is called the browser’s cache.​ Clearing your browser’s cache may solve the problem.

It’s impossible to tell what could be wrong exactly, but if you post a support request in the plugin’s support forum on WordPress.org, I’d be happy to give it a look and try to help out. Please include as much information as possible, including a link to your website where the problem can be seen.

Q. The last WordPress update is preventing me from editing my website that is using this plugin. Why is this?

A. This plugin can not cause such problem. More likely, the problem are related to the settings of the website. It could just be a cache, so please try to clear your website’s cache (may be you using a caching plugin, or some web service such as the CloudFlare) and then the cache of your web browser. Also please try to re-login to the website, this too can help.

Q. Where to report bug if found?

A. Please visit the Dedicated Plugin Page on GitHub and report.

Q. Where to share any ideas or suggestions to make the plugin better?

A. Any suggestions are very welcome! Please send me an email to arthurgareginyan@gmail.com. Thank you!

Q. I love this plugin! Can I help somehow?

A. Yes, any financial contributions are welcome! Just visit my website, click on the donate button, and thank you!

Contributors & Developers

“RSS Feed Icon for SpecificFeeds.com” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

4.5.1

  • The HTTPS mixed content issue fixed by changing all links to HTTPS.
  • Content of the “FAQ” section updated.

4.5

  • On the plugin settings page, text of buttons are corrected.
  • On the plugin settings page, the information about the plugin version number moved to header section.
  • Some mention of constants replaced with variables for easier access.
  • Content of the “Usage” tab updated.
  • Content of the “FAQ” tab updated.

4.4

  • To the plugin settings page added information about the plugin version number.
  • The “Tested up to:” comment changed to 4.8 after full testing process.
  • The “version.php” file renamed to “versioning.php”.
  • The “versioning.php” file updated to new version.
  • The “_plugin_version_number” function renamed to the “_versioning”.

4.3

  • Fixed the bug due to which the “”Fatal error: Can’t use function return value in write context in”” warning are displayed.
  • Compatibility with PHP version 5.2 improved.
  • PHP shorthands improved.
  • Added function for generating the plugin constants.
  • Some constants now get the value from the plugin header data.
  • The “_plugin_version_number” function improved.
  • Added file “upgrade.php” for future upgrades.
  • The “_upgrade” function moved to file “upgrade.php”.

4.2.1

  • Fixed the bug due to which the “Warning: Constants may only evaluate to scalar values in” warning are displayed.

4.2

  • Added new constants: “_SLUG”, “_PREFIX”, “_SETTINGS” and “_NAME”.
  • Value of the “_VERSION” constant replaced with information from the plugin header data.
  • All references to the plugin name, slug, prefix are replaced with constants.
  • Added default values to empty options.
  • The “_load_scripts_base” function improved.
  • The “name” attribute removed from the “form” tag.
  • F.A.Q. section updated.

4.1

  • Tooltip option added.
  • Added separate “bootstrap-tooltip.css” and “bootstrap-tooltip.js” files for using on frontend.
  • The “bootstrap-checkbox.js” JavaScript plugin added.
  • The “frontend.css” file added.
  • The “frontend.js” file added.
  • The “enqueue.php” file improved.
  • Code formatting improved.
  • Added function that render checkboxes and fields for saving plugin settings to database.

4.0.1

  • Fixed the bug due to which the the “Warning: Illegal string offset ‘version’ in” and the “Warning: Illegal string offset ‘old_version’ in” warnings are displayed. (Thanks to Sven Brill)

4.0

  • The design of the plugin settings page is completely redone.
  • Added additional donate link to the “Plugins” page.
  • Advertisement banner removed.
  • The ‘Using’ section renamed to ‘Usage’.
  • My Unicode signature added to the main file.
  • The donate button replaced with new.
  • The ‘Donate’ section renamed to ‘Support’.
  • The ‘donate.png’ image removed.
  • Options from the settings page moved to a separate file.
  • Added stylized descriptions of sections on the “Settings” tab.
  • Additional “Support” section added.
  • Added tab navigation menu for the settings page.
  • Added additional tabs on the settings page.
  • Code of the ‘admin.css’ file improved and better commented.
  • A full version of the Bootstrap framework is integrated.
  • The ‘specificfeedsicon_load_scripts’ function renamed to ‘specificfeedsicon_load_scripts_admin’.
  • Added the CSS code for the custom list numbers on the plugin settings page.
  • The main font is changed to “Verdana”.
  • All PHP and HTML code is better formatted.
  • The header on the settings page of plugin is redesigned.
  • The “LICENSE.txt” file renamed to “license.txt”.
  • The “humans.txt” file added.
  • The “specificfeedsicon_menu” function renamed to “specificfeedsicon_register_submenu_page”.
  • On the plugin settings page, the “valign=’top'” attribute removed from the “tr” element of HTML table and added the appropriate analog in CSS .
  • The “_service_info” setting added to the data-base.
  • Added function for managing information about the version number of the plugin.
  • Added the “Hello” message that show when the plugin is just installed.
  • Added the “Error” message that show when user is trying to degrade the version number of the plugin.
  • Fixed the parameter that contain the path to source files in all translation files.
  • The POT file updated.
  • Translations updated.

3.3

  • Design of settings page improved.
  • The preview section added on settings page.
  • Added option for setting custom size of icon.
  • Table of settings that saved in DB optimized.
  • Names of icons optimized.
  • Translations updated.
  • Readme for translations updated.
  • Image of the donate button changed.

3.2

  • Added the Readme.txt file for translation contribution.
  • Added global constant for plugin text-domain.
  • Translations updated.
  • Ad banner replaced with new.

3.1

  • Added prefixes to the stylesheet and script names when using wp_enqueue_style() and wp_enqueue_script().
  • Added constant for storing the plugin version number.

3.0

  • The structure of files changed.
  • Style sheet of settings page improved and better commented.
  • Style sheet of settings page optimized for mobile devices.
  • Added JavaScript file for settings page.
  • Added JavaScript function of automatic remove the “successful” message after 3 seconds.

2.0.1

  • POT file updated.
  • Russian translation updated.
  • Image “thanks.png” removed.
  • Advertisement replaced by new.
  • Added the subject with plugin name to email address on settings page.
  • Function “specificfeedsicon_enqueue_codemirror_scripts” renamed to “specificfeedsicon_load_scripts”.

2.0

  • New design of settings page (new layout).
  • On settings page added section “Using” with the using details.
  • Added my personal ad about freelance.
  • Constants variables added.
  • All images are moved to the directory “images”.
  • Image “btn_donateCC_LG.gif” is now located in the “images” directory.
  • Plugin URI changed to GitHub repository.
  • Slug of settings page changed to “rss-feed-icon-for-specificfeedscom”.
  • Text domain changed to “rss-feed-icon-for-specificfeedscom”.
  • Added compatibility with the translate.wordpress.org.
  • .pot file updated.
  • Russian translation updated.

1.6

  • Authors URI changed.
  • Donate link changed.
  • Localization improved.
  • .pot file updated.

1.5

  • Added filter to allow shortcodes in the text widgets.

1.4

  • Removed more unused do_action() from page.php file.

1.3

  • Changed the style of title in plugin page.
  • The stylesheet of plugin page moved to separate file.
  • The name of plugin page changed to “specificfeeds-icon.php”.
  • The LICENSE file renamed to LICENSE.txt.

1.2

  • specificfeeds.com icons have been optimised.
  • Minor fixes.

1.1

  • Minor fixes.

1.0

  • Initial release.

0.3

  • Release candidate.

0.2

  • Beta version.

0.1

  • Alfa version.