Technorati Rank WordPress Plugin Version 2.0.4 Released

I've (finally) corrected an issue with the Technorati Rank WordPress Plugin that corrects an issue with the inability to write or open a cache file. I've added a cache subdirectory to the plugin and now store the cached file in that directory.

The plugin still requires PHP5+ (SimpleXML) and the cURL library. If your host does not have the latest and greatest, I would encourage you to upgrade to a new host. You'll find a coupon for a free year of hosting with my host in my RSS feed.

Additionally, I am working on enhancing this plugin with an additional graphics style (thanks to Technorati for some help there!). In all my spare time – of course!


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    you may think of me being silly but I not an IT person.
    I have installed the Technorati Rank plugin but I keep getting this message.

    Would be able to tell me where I am going wrong?

    Many thanks.

    Warning: fopen() [function.fopen]: open_basedir restriction in effect. File(/technorati-rank.html) is not within the allowed path(s): (/usr/share/pear/:/usr/local/apache2/:/misc/13/000/088/293/6/) in /misc/13/000/088/293/6/user/web/ on line 121

    Warning: fopen(/technorati-rank.html) [function.fopen]: failed to open stream: Operation not permitted in /misc/13/000/088/293/6/user/web/ on line 121

    Warning: fwrite(): supplied argument is not a valid stream resource in /misc/13/000/088/293/6/user/web/ on line 122

    Warning: fclose(): supplied argument is not a valid stream resource in /misc/13/000/088/293/6/user/web/ on line 123

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      Not silly at all chinam! The plugin works by writing a copy of the results to a directory so that it doesn’t have to contact Technorati each time. This is called ‘caching’. In this case, it appears that the plugin does not have the appropriate permissions to write to the plugin/cache directory. If you can set permissions on that directory, they will need to be modified to have full permission (CHMOD 777).

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    Thanks for your WP plugin, Douglas. I found a small bug in the admin interface that you probably should correct: the cache select box is not working properly. This is due to your line:
    if(($wptr_hours == “4”)||($wptr_hours = “”))
    to set the select in case of not having been preset. I’m sure you can see you need a ‘comparison’ on the second case, not an ‘assignment’–which zeroes out the value of $wptr_hours, so it doesn’t select any of the options and you end up with ‘1’ by default. Hope this helps!

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