Blog Copyright

Blog Copyright is a simple wordpress plugin by the Blog Traffic Exchange. It injects a copyright notice into the blog footer. You can see it in action on this very site.

The copyright notice automatically updates the year range as time goes on removing the need to ever revisit your copyright once the plugin is put in place…

For example, this website was started in 2008. So between the start date and the end of 2008, the copyright notice will look like this…

© 2008 Blog Traffic Exchange All Rights Reserved

Beginning in 2009 the copyright notice will automatically change to…

© 2008-2009 Blog Traffic Exchange All Rights Reserved

and so on and so forth.

You can adjust a variety of options including the starting year and the rights reserved statement.

I would like to thank Tough Money Love for pointing out the need for an accurate and legally binding copyright notice.  For those interested the notice requirement is in Section 401 of the Copyright Act of 1976. While the display on the copyright notice is not required in order to copyright the blog (thanks to the Berne Convention Implementation Act amending the Copyright Act of 1976), failure to use a notice provides an opportunity to an infringer to claim that the infringement was “innocent” and therefore can reduce or eliminate recovery of damages from that infringed by the copyright owner. This is a particular concern in the blogosphere where copying of content is rampant by folks who claim not to know any better. Use of the notice takes that “I didn’t know any better” defense away.

For this reason alone, not using a proper notice is silly.

For more FAQ about copyright see the US Copyright Office FAQ.

Installation

  1. Download
  2. Unzip
  3. Upload Folder to WordPress Plugins Folder
  4. Activate Plugin
  5. Adjust Options if needed.

Options

BlogCopyight Options

  • Copyright Header — Html to start copyright tag.
  • Starting Year — This is the first year the copyright existed.
  • Org Header — HTML to start organization name.
  • Organization — The name of the organization claiming copyright.
  • Org Footer — HTML to end organization name.
  • URL — Link to the organization website.
  • Rights Reserved — The rights reserved.
  • Copyright Footer — Html to end copyright tag.
  • Automatically Add to Footer — If no or your theme doesnt call wp_footer, then you will need to place the tag: <?php if (function_exists('bte_bc_tag')) { bte_bc_tag(); } ?>

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Blog Copyright Options

Blog Copyright Options

Change Log

  • 7/12/09 – 1.6 – Tested and Confirmed on WordPress 2.8.1
  • 1/22/09 – 1.5 – Refactored code to incorporate my learning and to ease long term maintenance.
  • 1/1/09 – 1.4.1 – Better displaying of html in the copyright statement.
  • 12/28/08 – 1.4 – Better html handling within options page.
  • 12/22/08 – 1.3 – Added organization header and footer.
  • 12/22/08 – 1.2 – Added ability to change organization and url. Pushed to into WordPress Repository.
  • 12/20/08 – 1.1 – Release to public.

Originally posted 2009-02-05 05:30:01. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

WordPress Backup

WordPress Backup is an essential plugin for all WordPress blog administrators by the Blog Traffic Exchange. It performs regular backups of your upload (images) current theme, and plugin directories. Backup files are available for download and optionally emailed to a specified email. Don’t get caught without a recent backup of your theme or images or plugins.

If you get a blank screen please make sure…

  1. You are using the latest version: Plugin Zip.
  2. You are using php5 (php4 has reached end of life and is no longer supported).
  3. Modify the permissions of the bte-wb backup folder to be 755 (switch the permissions from 777 to 755 or visa versa)

You can adjust the interval between backups and the email address to which the backups are sent.

Please note that as the size of the zip files increase, it may not be possible to email the files due to limitations of email servers.

It is also essential to backup your wordpress database. There are many excellent options for wordpress database backup… Blog Traffic Exchange recommends: WP DBManager

Installation

  1. Download
  2. Unzip
  3. Upload Folder to WordPress Plugins Folder
  4. Activate Plugin — If you get a blank screen please see instructions above.
  5. Adjust Options if needed.
  6. Add an htaccess file to you backup folder (bte-wb folder). Here is what I have in mine. This is simply a filename “.htaccess” with the following contents (hat tip to Wendy).

    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} .*bte-wb/.*
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_COOKIE} !^.*wordpress_logged_in.*$ [NC]
    RewriteRule . - [R=403,L]
    Options All -Indexes

Troubleshooting

  • If you get a blank screen please modify the permissions of the bte-wb backup folder to be 755 (switch the permissions from 777 to 755 or visa versa)
  • Upgrade to 1.8.0
  • If you have trouble using the automatic plugin upgrade feature, please deactivate plugin prior to upgrading.
  • If plugin causes memory error please make sure php.ini set memory to 64M in wp-admin folder.
  • If plugin options page to make sure directory locations and permissions are set correctly.
  • If you have any other problems please email me at kevin @ blogtrafficexchange dot com.

The zip process is memory intensive and will fail if there is not enough memory allocated to php. Make sure you have enough memory allocated add this line to your php.ini files in the blog root and the wp-admin folders.

memory_limit = 64M

I have it installed and tested on Bluehost.com, DreamHost.com, Midphase.com, Hostgator.com, 1&1, and GoDaddy.com across 30+ sites… The only problems I ran into were not enough php memory to email the file via the chunk_split(base64_encode(file_get_contents(....

If you run into errors with 1.8.0 or higher please email me at kevin @ blogtrafficexchange.com with as many details as you can.

If your screen goes blank or you notice other irregularities after activation delete the plugin folder via ftp. This will remove the plugin.

Options

  • Interval — The interval between backups.
  • Email — The email address to which the backups are sent.
  • Delete File — Remove File after email sent.
  • Backup Directory — The directory to store the backups. Must exist and be writable.
  • Backup URL — The url to the directory where the backups are stored.
  • Uploads Directory — Path to uploads directory.
  • Plugin Directory — Path to plugin directory.
  • Theme Directory — Path to theme directory.

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Recovering from Disaster

So the worst has happened, but since you use this plugin you have a backup of your database, plugins, themes, and images folder. Now what? How do you get your blog back?

  1. Make sure you are comfortable with your current host. Since you are going to go through the effort to restore your site, if you were contemplating a move to a different hosting provider now is the time to act.
  2. Download the latest copy of wordpress.
  3. Copy the worpdress files into the desired folder location on your host. (I use the domain root, but subfolders are sometime appropriate depending on your desired setup.)
  4. Copy the theme, plugin, and images backup files into the correct locations. Respectively, the defaults are wordpress_root/wp-content/themes, wordpress_root/wp-content/plugins, and wordpress_root/wp-content/uploads
  5. Restore your database to a new database using your hosts appropriate tools. I usually use cpanel and phpmyadmin, but sometimes the database is too big and I need to use bigdump. Take note of the database location, database name, database user, and database password.
  6. Edit the file wordpress_root/wp-config.php and enter the values from the previous step.
  7. Is everything working? Do your victory dance.
  8. Donate
  9. Still having problems? I am available to help. If it is something easy or something I left out of the above instructions then I will help for free. Otherwise, assuming you have valid backups I can restore your site for $400 given the proper access.
Wordpress Backup Options

Wordpress Backup Options

Change Log

  • 12/31/10 – 1.8.0 – Fixed 2 WSOD issues. 1. Do not backup if a backup is in
    progress, which limits the WSOD to the thread creating the backup. 2. If not running in safe mode. Extend the timeout of the backup thread. This will allow for large directories to be backed up.Adding closing php brace and setting link.
  • 12/29/10 – 1.7.1 – Adding closing php brace and setting link.
  • 5/17/10 – 1.6.4 – Added option to delete the file from Server.
  • 7/12/09 – 1.5 – Tested and Confirmed on WordPress 2.8.1
  • 01/07/09 – 1.4.5 – Better Reinsituted automatic backup folder creation.
  • 01/07/09 – 1.4.4 – Better Handling of file and directory permissions.
  • 01/07/09 – 1.4.3 – Fixed location of pclzip lib in wordpress hierarchy.
  • 01/07/09 – 1.4.2 – Added bakup url option exposure. If plugin/upload/theme directory doesn’t it will not be backed up.
  • 01/07/09 – 1.4 – Added the various folder paths as options and check their existence and permissions via the options panel.
  • 01/06/09 – 1.3 – Using the worpdress pclzip class from wp-admins/includes. If it doesnt exist then using the packaged version. This fixes upgrade issues noticed from 1.1 to 1.2.
  • 01/06/09 – 1.2 – Added Plugins Dir. Fixed some memory issues. Release to wordpress plugin dir.
  • 01/05/09 – 1.1 – Release to public.

Originally posted 2009-02-05 20:30:06. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

New Domain to Google Page Rank 5 in One Month

Happy New YearGoogle said Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to Blog Traffic Exchange with the final toolbar pagerank update of 2008 according to Matt Cutts.

This was the first page rank update since launching the domain in late November with this blog. So in one month how much page rank can gain?

How does one pr5 and five pr4 pages sound? (There may be others, but I haven’t found them.)

Holy smokes! From brand new domain to Google Pagerank 5 in one month! It is too bad that pr has little real value other than bragging rights. However, based on this new information this domain company this now for sale for $2,000,000 $5,000,000.

Here are the pages

Google Pagerank 5

  1. Old Post Promoter — This is the plugin page for my first public foray into WordPress plugins.

Google Page rank 4

  1. Blog Traffic Exchange — Main page of this domain.
  2. WordPress Plugins — This is my page of WordPress plugins.
  3. Remove Dates From Permalink — Ever wanted to remove the dates from your WordPress permalink structure? Here is how to do it.
  4. 10 Benefits of Hosting your Own Blog — Title says it all.
  5. Using Blogger is a Mistake — Title says it all.

Update 5/28/10: I now have my first Page Rank 6 page: Click to Call — A wordpress plguin that integrates with your website to enable click2call.

How did I do it? Without going into the gory details, far and away the plugins are the main reason for the solid back links.

  1. Releasing and promoting 2 WordPress Plugins that are useful and are being used by people because they are useful. Old Post Promoter and Blog Copyright
  2. A few relevant blogroll link exchanges with my blogging friends.
  3. A little bit of social bookmarking.
  4. Some directory submissions.

Stay tuned the Blog Traffic Exchange is going to have a great 2009.

Photo Credit: 1

Originally posted 2009-02-05 08:45:47. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Old Post Promoter

“You down with OPP, yeah you know me!”

The OPP, or Old Post Promoter, is a plugin designed for WordPress by the Blog Traffic Exchange. The primary function of the plugin is its capability to promote older blog posts by reviving them and returning them to the front page and sending them back in to the RSS feed. The Old Post Promoter randomly chooses a post from the eligible posts in the blog and updates the publication timestamp on the post in question. When the timestamp on the post is updated, the post will appear to be the latest post on your WordPress blog, returning it to the front page of your blog and revitalizing its content accordingly.

** Do not use this plugin if your WordPress Blog’s permalink structure includes dates! **

**Remove Date from Permalink Structure.**

The installation process is easy and you can begin using the plugin immediately, bringing old content back to the forefront of your blog again.

Installation Directions:

1 – Download the plugin using the link below or this one: Old Post Promoter.

2 – Once the zip file has been downloaded, unzip it into someplace that will allow you to easily retrieve it.

3 – Locate the folder and upload it to your WordPress Plugins folder in the web space where your blog is hosted.

4 – Activate the Plugin in the admin section of your WordPress blog.

5 – Optional: Adjust the options for the plugin to better suit your needs.

Some of the options that are included with the Old Posts Promoter plugin include:

OPP Options

- Minimum interval between old posts promotions, allowing you to determine how often the plugin will automatically choose and revitalize a blog post for you.

- Randomness interval, which will be a contributing factor in when posts are randomly chosen and revitalized in your blog.

- Post age, which allows you to designate how old a post must be at the very least in order to be eligible for the post promotion process.

- Show original publication date, which will add the original publication date to the bottom of your revitalized posts if you choose to.

- Categories to omit from Promotion, which will protect posts in certain categories if you do not want them to be eligible for promotion by the plugin.

Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the Old Post Promoter WordPress Plugin:

Q: Isn’t this plugin simply creating duplicate content?

A: No, because all the plugin is doing is changing the original timestamp of the publication. In other words, there is only ever one copy of the post in your blog.

Q: If you change the timestamp of your blog post, won’t that affect permalinks that include the date?

A: Yes it absolutely will, which is what the warning is all about. This plugin should not be used with any permalink structure that includes dates, which is just another obvious reason for why you should not follow such a structure.

Q: Your plugin is really awesome. I would like to remove the dates from my permalink structure so that I can use it – So what do I do?

A: Thank you, I am glad that you asked. Here is a blog post written specifically to address how to remove dates from permalink structures.

Download

** Once again, do not use this plugin if your WordPress Blog’s permalink structure includes dates! **

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OPP Options

Change Log

  • 10/31/10 – 1.9 – Updated for Twitter oAuth.
  • 8/15/09 – 1.7 – Now Shortening twitter url via Blog Traffic Exchange url shortener: http://bte.tc
  • 8/12/09 – 1.6 – Added reping and tweet
  • 7/12/09 – 1.5.1 – Added 365 day option to keep posts seasonal
  • 7/12/09 – 1.5 – Tested and Confirmed on WordPress 2.8.1
  • 01/23/09 – 1.4 – Refactored cod to facilitate long term code maintenance.
  • 12/30/08 – 1.3 – Better Options Control.
  • 12/20/08 – 1.2.2 – Fixed link to BTE showing when not appropriate
  • 12/19/08 – 1.2.1 – Minor Documentation fix
  • 12/18/08 – 1.2 – Added Promote position
  • 12/8/08 – 1.1 – Release to public.

Originally posted 2009-02-02 05:25:14. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

WordPress Plugins

These WordPress plugins are offered by the Blog Traffic Exchange. Enjoy

Related Websites / Related Posts

Related Sites OptionsCloud based multi-site related posts plugin. Traffic balancing algorithm to ensure equality based on traffic. Randomization to spread the effect. New traffic opportunities every 24 hours. Increase your traffic today, join the Blog Traffic Exchange.

WordPress Backup

Wordpress Backup OptionsPerforms regular backups of your upload (images) and current theme directories. Backup files are avilalbe for download and optionally emailed to a specified email. Don’t get caught without a recent backup of your theme or images.

Related Tweets

Using your blog as the seed, find quality content from the Blog Traffic Exchange and tweet it automatically. Provide your followers with interesting and relevant content within the niche of your blog. Supplement your twitter account with quality content related to your blogging niche using the our powerful content search engine.

Blog Copyright

Blog Copyright OptionsBlog Copyright injects a copyright notice into the blog footer. You can see it in action on this very site. The copyright notice automatically updates the year range as time goes one removing the need to ever revisit your copyright once the plugin is put in place… Adjustments can be made to a variety of options including the starting year and the rights reserved statement.

Old Post Promoter

OPP OptionsThe Old Post Promoter (OPP) is a WordPress plugin by the Blog Traffic Exchange. The purpose of the plugin is to promote old posts by sending them back onto the front page and into the RSS feed. It does it randomly choosing an eligible post and updating the publication timestamp. The post then appears to be the latest post on your WordPress blog. “You down with OPP? Yeah you know me!”

Online Stores

Online stores adds related online stores to the bottom of your blog posts. Improving the user experience by offering them additional related content. It uses your blog as the seed to find the related online stores.

Click to Call

Adding click to call capability to your blog will enable users to call you directly from your website. Clients, buyers, or shoppers no longer need to leave your website or even their computer to initiate a phone call.

Originally posted 2009-04-08 21:22:26. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Related Websites

Welcome to the power of relevant chaos.

The Related Websites plugin is the latest to come from the labs of the Blog Traffic Exchange. The Related plugin has been built by a blogger for the benefit of fellow bloggers everywhere.

There is no advertising present on member blogs – only pure, highly relevant links, that enhance the user experience while increasing traffic. Consider the Related Websites plugin as a related posts plugin for the entire blogosphere.

The Related Websites WordPress plugin is released in the GPL. Any blogger with an API key can now easily utilize the plugin to display relevant links from around the web directly on their site and without the tedium normally associated with the process. This is an unprecedented opportunity to increase traffic in an organic way without using spam tactics or anything that could dilute the quality of a blog.

These unique traffic opportunities exist for members and users of the plugin only. Here is the way it works.

After installing the Related Websites plugin, it will auto-install various links to related posts from other “Related Website” member sites, displaying them at the foot of each previously published post.

This is the most elegant, out-of-the-box, and organic method for building traffic and refining your user experience from anything else currently available.

See it in action now on this blog!

All links are randomly rotated both locally per page load and globally every 24 hours, and though a proprietary traffic balancing algorithm rewards blogs who send diverse traffic into the exchange with more frequent placement, relevancy is NEVER compromised.

Membership requirements: In exchange for displaying the related blog posts of other Blog Traffic Exchange members, your blog posts are also displayed on other members’ blogs whenever possible and relevant.

Not only is relevancy never compromised, but ads (in the form of traffic opportunities) are never sold to member blogs.

Installation

  1. Requires php 5 and curl
  2. Download
  3. Unzip
  4. Upload Folder to WordPress Plugins Folder
  5. Activate Plugin
  6. Adjust Options to Style as desired
  7. Email kevin at blogtrafficexchange dot com and request a private key for your blog. Please do not forget to include the blog URL.
  8. Be patient, it may take up to 48 hours to review your blog and respond with your key.
  9. Insert key into the Blog Traffic Exchange key field on the options page and save.
  10. Congratulations! Your site is now a part of the exchange. Enjoy the enhanced traffic and happy readers.

Download the Related Websites Plugin

Download the Related Websites Plugin

Membership Terms of Service:

  1. Original content blogs only
  2. No spam
  3. No porn
  4. No warez
  5. No copyright violations
  6. English only (until further notice)
  7. All users must report duplicate content, spam or porn.
  8. You can cancel your membership at anytime by removing the API key. Removing the API key will cause your posts to no longer be served via the Blog Traffic Exchange.
  9. You must display at least 2 (and up to 10) traffic opportunities per single post page.
  10. You agree that your entire post content, title, tags, and category can be used to determine relevance by the Blog Traffic Exchange.
  11. You agree that up to the first 50 words of your post content can be republished so long as your post title is used along with the post permalink to direct traffic to the original publication.
  12. Traffic opportunities offered and clicks on those opportunities will be tracked.
  13. In order to balance the exchange, traffic opportunities will be limited if a source member blog receives more unique traffic than it produces over a 30 day period.
  14. Traffic opportunities are randomized in order to balance the exchange and allow all relevant traffic opportunities a chance at being displayed.
  15. Only connect to Blog Traffic Exchange from approved clients such as this Related Websites WordPress plugin

Click on the link to sign-up for the pro member account. Start your climb to the top today!

Change Log

  • 12/09/09 – 2.8 – Changed Click Tracking to use http://bte.tc.
  • 10/07/09 – 2.7 – On a low traffic volume site new link requests where happening too infrequently. This update will keep low volume site’s content indexed within the BTE repository.
  • 09/22/09 – 2.6 – Added default thumbnail and webservice timeout.
  • 08/31/09 – 2.5 – Added Settings link on plugin page and removed extra debugging.
  • 08/25/09 – 2.4 – Fixed tagging to prevent array keyword.
  • 06/27/09 – 2.1 – Statistics in Options page & Pro accounts.
  • 06/26/09 – 2.0 – Better relevancy.
  • 05/14/09 – 1.5 – Now With Images.
  • 04/24/09 – 1.4 – Option to only show on single post page.
  • 04/12/09 – 1.3 – Icons added for branding.
  • 03/29/09 – 1.2 – Synchronized beta and public plugin versions.
  • 03/15/09 – 1.1 – Release to public.

Originally posted 2009-03-15 10:00:06. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Related Posts

The Blog Traffic Exchange’s version of the Related Posts plugin utilizes the same cloud based, Relevant Chaos technology that is behind the Blog Traffic Exchange in order to maximize the internal linking within your blog.

In order to view related posts you must have first installed the Related Sites plugin and then obtained a valid membership key from the Blog Traffic Exchange.

BTE’s Related Posts plugin eclipses all other related post plugins currently available for WordPress because it is able to randomize all the relevant posts within your site, so long as they are above the relevancy threshold.

This in effect, maximizes the internal linking power of your website.

This Wordpess plugin relies on Blog Traffic Exchange cutting edge technology and is strongly related to Related Websites plugin for WordPress, also currently available.

Upon installation of the Related Websites plugin and receipt of the API key, you will start to immediately witness the plugin’s massive value – and that is before you have been able to experience the extraordinary benefit of the Pro account.

All Pro accounts receive access to all traffic data, allowing members to see view the flow of incoming and outgoing links.

The plugin automates a steady balance of incoming and outgoing links, but Pro accounts are permitted to run at a traffic deficit in addition to regularly receiving extra opportunities for additional traffic without reader relevancy ever being compromised.

The technology behind the Blog Traffic Exchange is impressive for sure, but so is the price of a pro member account. Pro members need only pay twenty dollars per month – the best value for organic traffic available anywhere.

In addition, Pro members are able to black list sites. You will never have to send traffic to a competitor.
Pro members are paying for an enhanced user experience with appropriate author attribution, never for links.

Click on the link to sign-up for the Pro member account right now, and trade soaring success for the price of 4 soy lattes. Do it today, be happy tomorrow!

Originally posted 2009-03-15 09:45:55. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Welcome to the Amazon Cloud

In preparation, for an open beta Blog Traffic Exchange is moving into the Amazon Cloud (specifically EC2, EBS, and S3) using Scalr.net

If you find something not working please leave a comment here…

As far as I can tell everything is now working in a baseline setup… I have a few more things to setup and when complete I will give a full writeup.

Originally posted 2009-02-06 08:20:22. Republished by Blog Post Promoter