My sandbox

You will find here some of my plugins for WordPress that have already been published and some others that are still in development but ready to be tested.

Click here to see a demo of WP Supersized, my WordPress plugin that allows the display of full page background images in your WordPress website or blog.

Click here to see a demo showing the use of WP Supersized to build a full screen photo gallery.
Want to see how it was done ? Check this post.

Click here to see a demo of Belgo Meteo, my WordPress plugin that displays Belgian weather forecast and observations in a widget.

Belgo Meteo

This page features a demo of the Belgo Meteo widget that displays Belgian weather info.

Are you managing a website for tourist information in Belgium, or maybe one about outdoor activities, or any that could benefit from reliable weather info for Belgium ?
Then this widget is for you !

Its main features are the following:

  • Displays Belgian weather info (current observations and forecast) in a widget.
  • Includes several Belgian sources of information:
    IRM/KMI (the official Belgian national weather center – www.meteo.be)
    Meteo Belgique/Meteo Belgie (an alternative weather forecast website – www.meteobelgique.be)
    Shower radar (Buien radar – www.meteox.be)
    Using Belgian sources of weather information insures that the forecast/observations are the most reliable possible.
  • Allows the selection of the location for the observations and forecast
  • Allows the choice of several languages (English, French, Dutch, German) for the front-end display.
  • Several instances of the widget may be displayed in the sidebar, with different options for each of them.

Download Belgo Meteo here

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The new WP Supersized (version 3.0.1) is here!

UPDATE: WP Supersized is now at version 3.0.2. It now allows the use of images from NextGEN Gallery, the WordPress Media Gallery, your own choice of directory within the wp-content folder, or a list of slides defined in an xml file (for advanced users). See the changelog.

The latest update of my plugin WP Supersized has the following main new features:

  • Added support for the use of images from NextGEN galleries.
  • Added a panel in post/page editor to allow the selection of the images source – no need to type your selection in a custom field anymore.
  • Redesigned the options panel, using tabs to reduce clutter.
  • Added a folder selector to the options page for easy selection of the default folder or NextGEN gallery.
  • Added the ability to have captions displayed even if the rest of the Supersized footer is off (allows displaying html from image caption even with the footer option off).
  • Added checks for the existence and read permissions for image folders and NextGEN or WP Media gallery images – displays an informative error image if an error is detected.
  • Updated with the latest versions of Supersized (3.2.7) and its Shutter theme (1.2).
  • Improved: the glob() function should now work better for users with some servers that do not support the BRACE option. Thanks to Jan for suggesting this.
  • Improved: replaced the url by the absolute path for reading xml files to avoid possible problems with some hosts. Thanks to Aaron Ware for suggesting this.
  • Improved: automatic removal of slashes in the default dir and custom dir paths.
  • Bug fix: archive, tag, category, or date pages should now correctly display the default images.
  • Bug fix: the plugin should now work correctly with xml files containing no images: default images are shown instead (as advertised!).
  • Bug fix: the plugin should now work correctly with IE when using WP Gallery images. Thanks to Simon for spotting this bug.
  • Removed the xmlLib library. The plugin now uses standard SimpleXML functions. IMPORTANT: if you use xml files for defining your images, two slides field names must be renamed: slide-link to slide_link and slide-thumb to slide_thumb in the xml files.

For more details, have a look at the plugin page in the WordPress plugins repository.

WP Supersized 2.0 is available

My WordPress plugin WP Supersized 2.0 is now available.
It brings additional possibilities for choosing the images used by the plugin: you will be able to use images from the WordPress Media Gallery, your own choice of directory within the wp-content folder, or a list of slides defined in an xml file (for advanded users). The most important changes are the following:

  • Added the ability to use the WordPress Media Gallery images attached to pages/posts as source of images.
  • Added the ability to use an xml file to define all images, titles, links, and options for each post/page separately.
  • Added the ability to use HTML and links in the caption of the images (only when using the xml file).
  • Behaviour change: slight modification to allow an image to be displayed even when there is only one in the chosen folder and in slideshow mode.
  • Behaviour change: removed the option Only on posts/pages with custom field SupersizedDir. Any post/page that has a custom field SupersizedDir filled in will use Supersized.
  • Bug fix: the navigation controls are now working as expected in the Flickr mode.

    Check the WP Supersized page for more details.

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WP Supersized 1.2 is available

UPDATE: Version 1.2.1 corrects a bug that appeared in some conditions with version 1.2.

My WordPress plugin WP Supersized 1.2 is now available.
It includes several new options. The most important changes are the following:

  • Updated with the latest version of Supersized (3.2.5).
  • Bug fix: fixed a bug that prevented images to be displayed correctly when in Tag or Category results page.
  • Bug fix: fixed a bug that prevented Supersized to be used in subcategories of a chosen category.
  • Bug fix: WP Supersized should now take into account the location of the wp-content folder also in non-standard WordPress installations.
  • Added the ability to use gif and png image formats in addition to jpg (can now also be jpeg).
  • Added the options to use Supersized everywhere, on Search results page only, on Date archives, or on Any archive.
  • Added the option to have a URL of your choice when clicked on the background image (one for all images), or none.

Check the WP Supersized page for more details.

WP Supersized 1.1 is now available!

My WordPress plugin WP Supersized 1.1 is now available.
It includes several new options, some of them requested by users. The most important changes are the following:

  • Updated with the latest version of Supersized (3.2.4).
  • The slides folder must now be renamed supersized-slides and be placed in the /wp-content directory instead of the /wp-content/plugins/wp-supersized directory. This allows updates without losing your images.
  • Added the ability to choose any folder within the /wp-content folder as a default slides folder.
  • Added the ability to select a different slides folder for each page/post through the custom field SupersizedDir.
  • Added more options for selecting the pages/posts where Supersized will be used: Category archive, Tag archive, Category ID, Tag ID.
  • Bug fix: Random image now works as expected in Single image mode.
  • Bug fix: the loader image (progress.gif) now loads and displays correctly.
  • Added new Supersized options.
  • Admin page ready for translation (.pot file available). Anyone interested in translating WP Supersized in his/her own language ?
  • Added French translation.
  • Removed the Supersized logo option (not present in the original Supersized example anymore).

Check the WP Supersized page for more details.