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  • davidchait


    CG-PowerPack is up. Updates across the major plugins, mostly due to requests from the userbase. Continue to let me know if you have features you are looking for, or issues that need addressing.

    People who got the 1.5.3 release PLEASE re-grab the .1 bugfix — CG-Referrer wasn’t tracking ANYTHING due to a bug in the new tracking variables. Thanks, and sorry for the mixup! 😉


    – Moved the Amazon README file to the top level directory
    – fixed missing unicode functions error.

    – now handles picking the right URL out of multiple HREFs per feed.

    – now defaults forceContentClears to FALSE, as some themes showing issues

    – DEFAULTS TO NO BLACKLISTING. Read the readme for updated usage instructions, as there’s a lot of new documentation in there (and may need some tweaks). Basically, there’s now four globals that can be set in wp-config.php to control what gets tracked, and what gets validated/blacklisted (and whether blacklisted referrers get bounced).

    Any Qs, fire away!


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  • brianbonner


    I gets tagged as a bot. But the thing hits hundreds of pages each visit and it counts every page hit and lists it. Now that I have filered out displaying the bot it doesn’t display, however it still counts it has part of the 400 count. so I only see 21 out of 400 on the recent page.

    Not a huge deal but it requires me to have high count numbers to see the recent visits. Could confuse some people as well.

    Maybe an easier way to handle it would be if it is recognized as a bot only count the visit, not every page it hits. Then it would be just one entry per visit. Also maybe list it by name, like google, become bot, etc. Posssibly?




    hey brian –

    I’ll drop you an email offline, see what we can do to get some tweaks in (and eventually into next release). But I’ll dup here in case people follow this thread… 😉

    – ahh, good. at least it’s being tracked. if you change the refererList call to end with ‘true, true, false’, that should pre-filter bots out of the result set. if that’s not working, there’s a bug somewhere!

    – Yes, I’m already in my version here now listing bots all by the bot-list identified name.

    – $cgr_uniqueOncePerDay will limit all IPs to once per day — of course, that’ll clip visitors as well as bots, and bots typically come from multiple IPs! so sounds like you may want an alternate solution… I could have another variable that is the frequency to track a bot’s repeated visit (maybe in seconds or something), so you could potentially only show every 100 mins or so to cut down. I of course WANT to see every touch a bot makes, so I know what is getting indexed (and what’s NOT getting indexed!). But that’s me and my needs… 😉


    I am a bit lost on how to update. Currently I have version 1.5.2 installed. I read in the documentation I have to change some “database table names” as I reads “ALL DATABASE TABLE NAMES CHANGED — this occurred back in 1.5a6”

    Q. Does this also apply to 1.5.2 users

    Q. If so, how is this done?

    Q. If not. can I just overwrite the existing files or should I first deactivate ther plugins which are in use.

    Thanks for anyone helping me here.


    No. 1.5a6 was before 1.5bX, before 1.5 release, before 1.5.1, before 1.5.2… etc. 😉 Yeah, the numbering is confusing. 🙂 You’re all set!


    Thanks David. I’ll start updating

    I can’t see any image beside the product list 🙁 Here’s the command I use: show_amazon_items(3, ‘rand’, true, ”, ‘Book’)
    Any idea?

    In CG-Ref on the Purge page, the Cancel button seems to be purging records anyway.

    I was wondering why it seemed like I had less unique IP’s since X date 🙂

    I click on the Purge page, and it says something like:

    The Database currently contains 130 total records.

    Then I click cancel, it takes me to a page that says:

    Processing x records.

    Then I go back to the Purge page and it says:

    The Database currently contains 40 total records.

    OOPS! What just happened?

    heh-heh, yep don’t hit “cancel”.

    Hi David is there a way to get in contact with you? For the past week I have posted on the board with no help .. I am trying to use your samecat plugin .. that is all I want .. and i Installed in correctly but it doesn’t work:

    He’s been around, but not for a day or so. To install it, you have to also load the files it requires.:
    cg-samecat-plugin.php goes in the plugins folder
    cg-samecat.php and helper_fns.php go in the subfolder cg-plugins

    helper_fns.php also “needs” sideblock-fns.php & error-handler.php in that directory.

    That is why he says to install all the files and activate the ones you want to use. I suppose if you do not want the others to show in your plugins page, just copy cg-samecat-plugin into the plugins directory.

    Thanks .. I always read read mes , and that wasn’t in it.

    Thanks I appreciate it!

    “Note that the {plugins} folder has a (cg-plugins} subfolder. I used to have it broken out separately, but for the moment (this ALPHA/BETA cycle), I figure easier to tell people to copy the whole darn thing at once…”

    From “READ_ME_FIRST.htm” (His capitalization, not mine 😉

    But in all fairness the help docs, as he repeatedly notes therein, have not kept up in all areas with the improvements (a good thing to some of us) he is continually making to each plugin- hence the alpha/beta designation for the whole shebang.

    Thanks for the coverage Beel! 😉

    Sorry folks, my paid consulting has been picking up, which means less time to watch the boards for support. You can ALWAYS use the Contact Us form on CHAITGEAR, or post a comment anywhere there, and I’ll get it. 🙂 Or, alternately you can try me at cgcode at chait dot net.

    Nathan – I’ll try to remember to look at the Cancel issue this weekend. It worked at one point… But the version you all are using has been supplanted by one I’ve been working on with a tester over the past month or so in my spare cycles. Lots more tracking info broken out, more configurability (via variables, still not an options/prefs screen), more info panels, etc.

    Battra – I’ve heard reports from users of images not showing up in the past few days, then mysteriously showing up again. Likely either Amazon was generating bad URLs, or the image servers were down or under maintenance. I’d try clearing your cache and try again. NOTE: if the products aren’t sold by a ‘major’ merchant, amazon won’t have image links typically accessible to the outside world. But if amazon directly sells it, there should be all sizes of images available.


    Oh, if you didn’t see the other thread, looks like Amazon folks mucked around with how image URLs are returned to us, so it broke every freaking script out there. (Well, most of them!) Sounds like they reverted things after everyone complained, silly that they’d break backward compatability within a given ‘major version’ number.

    I’ll keep my eye on it. If anyone notices similar issues (AFTER you clear the contents of /cache-amazon), drop me a line at cgcode at chait dot net so I have extra eyes staying on top of this one… 😉 Thanks!


    Ok Beel thanks, I did what you told me but still get this error in my admin at the top :

    Warning: main(/home/teen/public_html/wp-content/plugins/cg-plugins/cg-samecat.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/teen/public_html/wp-content/plugins/cg-samecat-plugin.php on line 18

    Warning: main(): Failed opening ‘/home/teen/public_html/wp-content/plugins/cg-plugins/cg-samecat.php’ for inclusion (include_path=’.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php’) in /home/teen/public_html/wp-content/plugins/cg-samecat-plugin.php on line 18

    Warning: Cannot modify header information – headers already sent by (output started at /home/teen/public_html/wp-content/plugins/cg-samecat-plugin.php:18) in /home/teen/public_html/wp-admin/admin.php on line 10

    Warning: Cannot modify header information – headers already sent by (output started at /home/teen/public_html/wp-content/plugins/cg-samecat-plugin.php:18) in /home/teen/public_html/wp-admin/admin.php on line 11

    Warning: Cannot modify header information – headers already sent by (output started at /home/teen/public_html/wp-content/plugins/cg-samecat-plugin.php:18) in /home/teen/public_html/wp-admin/admin.php on line 12

    Warning: Cannot modify header information – headers already sent by (output started at /home/teen/public_html/wp-content/plugins/cg-samecat-plugin.php:18) in /home/teen/public_html/wp-admin/admin.php on line 13

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