Slightly Some


< June 2011 >
By: Leo
27/06-11, 22:55
Category: Code
Nucleus CMS

Version 2.0 of NP_LMFancierURL is a total rewrite from version 1.0. It contains several major additions and changes. Among these are:

  • 2 new URL schemes: Compact and Classic. URL schemes are configurable on site and blog level. The Compact URL scheme is like the Fancier URL scheme in the previous version of the plugin, but drops the keywords from the URL.
  • All URL parts are editable.
  • Keywords are configurable on site and blog level.
  • Better handling of non ASCII 7-bit characters when making URL friendly text values.
  • How to handle category in item URLs is configurable on site and blog level.
  • Will return a 404 not found HTML error using the error skin when the URL contain unknown parts.
  • Item skinvar that return a canonical item URL that can be used as canonical link in item page <head> section.

The full documentation and the latest version of the plugin can be found on the LMFancierURL plugin page.

By: Leo
27/06-11, 22:50
Category: Code
Nucleus CMS

I got the idea for the NP_LMRedirectToItem plugin after reading some posts on the Nucleus forums about the problem of keeping old URLs valid after changeing from the FancierURL2 plugin to the CustomURL plugin. One solution to this is to manually make redirects and add these to the web server configuration. If you have many items in your blog will this be a large task.

Since I was going to face a simmular problem myself with the new version on NP_LMFancierURL, I had the idea that a plugin could be made to handle redirects. The plugin stores the old item URLs and return a HTML redirect that points to the new URL of the item when the old URLs are used. As a bonus it is possible to add alias URLs for items.

The full documentation and the latest version of the plugin can be found on the LMRedirectToItem plugin page.

By: Leo
26/06-11, 14:13
Category: Music

The new "Weird Al" Yankovic album Alpocalypse was released this week. At the same time was the video for Perform This Way released. Perform this way is a parody of Lady Gaga's "Born This Way". The deluxe version of the album includes a DVD with videos for most of the songs of the album. Sadly is the video for Perform This Way missing.

"Weird Al" is a veteran when it comes to music comedy and parody with a career spanning over the last 30 years, and on his latest album he continues to deliver good music parody and fun texts. My favorite songs on the album so far is: Perform This Way, CNR, Party In The CIA and Stop Forwarding That Crap To Me.

By: Leo
08/06-11, 23:20
Category: Game
Battlefield 3

EA has released some more Battlefield 3 videos at E3.

The long single player Thunder Run mission gameplay video is impressing. There is also a short multiplayer gameplay video from the map "Operation Métro" and a short video demonstrating the Frostbite 2 Features. And finally there is a video about the Back To Karkand expansion pack you get for preordering.

The urge to get the game is now starting to be overwhelming. :)

Release date is set to 25th October.

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