EP Hashimage gets a speedboost

The last few days we have been working on improving the speed if our EP Hashimage plugin. Today, we have released the result, a plugin that loads 70-80% faster when loading from the cache.

This is achieved after a complete rewrite of the caching function. It now used the WordPress Transients API. As usual, you find the latest version over at WordPress.org plugin directory.

Add your own networks

Today, our very populare social wordpress plugin EP Social Widget got even better. We have after requests from our users, we added an option page wich give you the ability to add any network you want to the plugin and your site.

You will find the new option page in the settings menu in WordPress admin under the name of “EP Social Widget”. To add a network, just type your network name and choose and icon to upload. When added you will see it in the list and you can delete it at any time by clicking the delete button far to the right. (It displays when you hower the table row)

Download the latest version (1.0.0) from the WordPress Plugin directory.

Select networks in EP Hashimage


Today we’ve added a new feature to our EP Hashimage WordPress plugin.
You can now (from version 3) choose which networks you want to include in your search for images with a specific hashtag.
For example –  if you want to print images tagged with #cat but only from the instagram network. That is now possible.

This has been on our todo list for a while, but since we only develop and maintain our plugins between projects it sometimes take a while before new features are added.

We hope you’ll find our plugin even more useful with this new feature.

As usual, download the plugin from the WordPress plugin directory, or update it via your plugin manager on your WordPress site.

WordPress plugins updated

This week two of our most popular WordPress plugins has been updated with new features.

EP Social Widget have been updated with more social networks to use, some after requests from our users. Check out the plugin here.

EP Hashimage have been updated with a new option to select how you open an image when clicking on the thumbnail. You can now choose between lightbox or open the original source. Check out the plugin here.

SSWC – photos

Sweden Social Web Camp is currently taking place on the island of Tjärö, Sweden. The entire social media elite (except for me höh) is there. To keep up with what they’re doing, i hereby showcase our WordPress plugin EP HashImage.

Below we’re displaying images from the hashtag SSWC, by scraping twitpic, instagram, yfrog, plixi, flickr, pic.twitter.com.

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EP Social Widget now with shortcode

Our very popular social widget plugin has been updated with shortcode support so that you with ease can display your social links in posts and pages. Here is a short how to.

[ep-social-widget facebook="https://facebook.com" gplus="https://plus.google.com" rss="1"]

Available networks are

  • facebook
  • gplus
  • twitter
  • flickr
  • youtube
  • rss

Just use the one you want to display in your post/page and give it a link. The RSS option only need a 1 as value if you want that displayed. Remove any network completely to remove it from the post/page.

Download it from the WordPress Plugin Directory.

Base64-encoding media assets in WordPress

I needed to serve some WordPress posts as web views to some mobile apps. But the app guys wanted the all the images inside the_content to be encoded into base64-strings, for offline caching. This was made into a tiny little plugin which you can download and use as you see fit.

When enabled, this plugin will encode all images sitewide on your website. This is generally a bad idea. Should you need help tweaking the plugin further, just drop me an email. Download the plugin here.

UPDATE: This plugin is now released at the WordPress Plugin Directory. Download the plugin here.

Hashimage updated with async loading

From the start we always felt that we needed to do something about the slow loading of the hashimage plugin. Today we have updated it with the option to use async loading, letting all the heavy work to be done after initial page load. See the settings page for this new option.

In this update we have also integrated support for pic.twitter.com and images in the lightbox are no longer cropper and cut, say hallo to the whole image scaled down.

As usual, you find this amazing plugin in the WordPress Plugin Directory and please leave a comment if you have any suggestions or just like the plugin.

The new latest version is 2.3.0.

Hashimage WordPress plugin updated

During summer last year we published a dirty site for displaying images from a certain Twitter hashtag. In august the same year we got the question to make it a WordPress plugin. Said and done, we made a plugin a few hours later. Now, it’s updated with some new features and released at WordPress plugin directory.

The news in the code are:

  • Shortcode for easy use directly in your post or page content.
  • Timthumb resizing, so you don’t have to load large images every time.
  • Displaying clicked images in a lightbox with Slimbox 2.
  • Admin settings page for thumbnails and lightbox image sizes.

We hope you enjoy this plugin.