User-agent adventures: flipboard

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Spread the love          Flipboardis one of the most talked about apps of the last fewmonths. It presents itself as a social magazine, where users are to access portions of websites without having to access them on the browser, and instead get all the topics of a number of websites on one single place. Let’s call it a RSS reader on steroids. Also, there is an alternative from Google called Google Currents, which does mostly the same. Both exist for both Andoid and IOS, but Flipboard is the incumbent as is was launched earlier. From the websites’ point of view, both apps are …

Facebook bot ( facebookexternalhit ) can be a bandwidth hog

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Spread the love7         Recently I started paying a lot more attention to usage of Facebook on make some content more accessible to users. At the same time, I starting making sure that each link on Facebook has the right thumbnail on it. After doing it, some side effects were apparent: 1. Facebook doesn’t keep the processed images for long after the page was shared. So, every so often, you get a request for each of the images you ( or someone ) shared on Facebook. 2. It also makes a poor job at making sure that each server doesn’t needs to …

Problems with WordPress Like Plugin and Polylang

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Spread the love          Sometimes, drugs interact with each other, and the same happens to WordPress Plugins. The following example demonstrates one of such interactions. Both Polylang and Facebook Like plugins work completely as expected on themselves, however, when used together somethings get broken. Facebook Like plugin does somewhat what it’s name implies: add the facebook button to your wordpress blog. It’s also possible to share the page directly to facebook. Both features work flawlessly on its own. Polylang it’s one of most useful plugins you can find if you need to post stuff on two or more languages. It checks the …