Technology Insights

Add Google Adsense Ads to WP-PDA WordPress Plugin

It is fairly easy to add Google Adsense ads to the WP-PDA plugin for WordPress. If you follow the easy steps below you will have Google ads showing up in no time with WP-PDA. You will be required to edit the source code for the WP-PDA WordPress plugin so make sure to back things up before you start. One thing to note is the fact that you can only have one Google Mobile Adsense ad at a time currently.

Adding Google Adsense Ads for WP-PDA iPhone/Touch Browsers:

  1. Backup Files: Backup any file before you attempt to modify it.
  2. Create Google Adsense for Mobile: Visit this link and follow the instructions to create the Google Adsense ad for your mobile content. Be sure to specify PHP for the last step.

Technology Errors

NextGen Gallery with Tiltview Pictures Look Distorted and Causing Resource Issues

I have been playing around with Tiltview for the past couple of days which is an addition to a WordPress plugin called NextGen FlashViewer. Let me start by saying that even though I had a couple problems when starting out the combination of NextGen Gallery, NextGen Flashviewer, and Tiltview is one of the coolest combinations I have seen. It actually is fairly easy to get going and surprisingly when configured properly is not a huge CPU and memory hog. If you have configuration errors as mentioned below it can clearly be a PC resource monster. You definitely can see it taking up some memory but most client PC’s have plenty to handle Tiltview style applications these days. If you have something configured incorrectly as I mention below it wil easily crash browsers and possibly lock up the entire PC. My 1.8 GHz Windows XP laptop with 2GB of RAM was on its knees begging for mercy during troubleshooting the issues I explain below.

Technology Insights

WP Block Admin Add Author To Have Admin Interface Access

I have a couple people who write articles from time to time sand after installing WP Block Admin they were unable to get to wp-admin anymore. Since we are only using three user levels on this site which are Admin, Author, and Subscriber. On install WP Block Admin is set to only allow Admin and Editor access to /wp-admin so you have to modify wp-content/plugins/wp-block-admin/wp-block-admin.php. Find the line like this:
[quickcode:noclick]
$wpba_required_capability = ‘edit_others_posts’;
[/quickcode]

Change it to this: