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World IPv6 Launch – Success!

on June 7, 2012 in Projects with no comments by

Did you notice a near-total collapse of the Internet today? Couldn’t Google if Gordon Brown owes you money? The stream of Facebook pokes suddenly stopped? No? That’s because the Internet kept working just fine, despite that today marks an important event in its history: 06/06/2012 was World IPv6 Launch day. read more →

Cookillian 1.1.7 released

on June 2, 2012 in WordPress with no comments by

Just days after the release of Cookillian 1.1, a new version has been pushed out. I do apologise if it seems too quick, but I’d rather have the bug fixes out now rather than later, but also so you can enjoy some added features. read more →

Cookillan Alert styling: Beeb

on May 31, 2012 in Projects with 1 comment by

In the Cookillian version 1.1 release post, I had promised to show how to style an alert. With the following styling, I have taken example of the BBC website, and aptly named it “Beeb”.

The styling is “fluid”, which allows it to change the layout depending on the screen resolution. This is especially helpful on mobile browsers, where the screen real estate becomes limited. read more →

Cookillian 1.1 released

on May 31, 2012 in WordPress with 1 comment by

Cookillian version 1.1 has been released today, bringing with it a large number of additions and changes based on the input of David Artiss at, and suggestions by e-mail and the WordPress support forum. read more →

New website

on May 26, 2012 in Personal with no comments by

Well, about a month ago I decided that the website needed an overhaul. The previous website felt a bit dated, and there was no room for me to add my recent projects or the ones I still have on my “to do” list.

I decided to stick with WordPress, which I’ve been using for the last 3 years. Despite its spaghetti code, a sign of its long history, it is robust yet flexible. And thanks to my own little plugin framework, it is a breeze to add new things to WordPress. For instance, I initially developed the Cookillian plugin for this website in a just few days, before deciding it could benefit others and releasing it into the public. read more →


on May 5, 2012 in WordPress with 34 comments by
Cookie Sandwich by Neil Conway

Note! This plugin has been deprecated; it is no longer maintained nor supported.

Cookillian is a WordPress plugin that makes it easier for your WordPress site to comply with the EC Cookie Directive, which affects the United Kingdom on May 25th 2012 and other European countries.

Cookillian will automatically detect if a visitor is located in one of the countries defined by you – likely the countries affected by the EC Cookie Direcitve – and will automatically disable any cookies that are set from within WordPress or a 3rd party plugin. The user will then be presented with an fully customizable alert about cookies, and given the option to opt in or out of using cookies. read more →

Background Manager version 1.0.24 released

on March 4, 2012 in WordPress with 4 comments by

Today brings us version 1.0.24 of Background Manager.

This fixes a bug a rather odd bug, which only occurred when the front page was a static Post Page (Admin Dashboard -> Settings -> Reading). In those cases, neither the front page nor the page used as the static page would have a background – at all. read more →

Background Manager version 1.0.22 released

on February 18, 2012 in WordPress with no comments by

A new version of Background Manager version 1.0.22 has been released today.

This version introduces the option to place a “Pin It” button from Pinterest on backgrounds. This will allow visitors to add the background image to their Pin boards with a simple click of a button. read more →

Background Manager version 1.0.18 released

on February 12, 2012 in WordPress with no comments by

Today Background Manager version 1.0.18 has been released, and brings a few minor changes and a bug fix.

There was a minor bug in the public-side JavaScript, which gave some error messages in browsers with a JavaScript console enabled. It didn’t affect the actual functioning of the script, but nevertheless needed addressing. read more →

Background Manager version 1.0.14 released

on February 6, 2012 in WordPress with 1 comment by

Version 1.0.14 of Background Manager was released today, fixing a few more bugs and introducing yet more new features!

There was a minor bug, which prevented you from adding images already in the WordPress Media Library, which has now been corrected. Coincidentally, this also allowed me to add a feature allowing you to re-using images that have already been attached to another Post, Page or Image Set. This effectively bypasses a limitation by WordPress. read more →

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