RSS Tidbits for August 19th, 2009

Here’s a small collection of recent news items that may be of interest.

Latency Tracker plugin for WordPress updated to version 2.0

I’ve updated my Latency Tracker plugin for WordPress to version 2.0. In case you haven’t seen it before, here is a short blurb about it.

The Latency Tracker plugin for WordPress is meant to give the admin a solid statistical overview of the PHP and mySQL execution time for each of the pages in their WP powered site. It tracks the min, max, and average number of mySQL queries a page makes, the min-max-avg time the PHP scripts took to execute, graphs the data, and presents a sortable list of the most recent hits. Whether you are trying to compare speeds between hosts, or trying to figure out if your site is getting slower or faster, the Latency Tracker plugin will give you solid numbers where you previously only had educated guesses.

New in this version:

  • Settings
  • Cron job to keep the table small automatically
  • Refactored the code to make it faster

Get the latest version on the plugin page.

Update: Just updated to 2.0.1 for a bug fix.

Latency Tracker updated to version 1.5

I’ve updated my Latency Tracker plugin for wordpress to 1.5. In this release:

Having jQuery already in available to WordPress has been a big help here.


Get the latest version on the plugin page.

New releases for jQuery and WordPress

Two new jQuery plugin caught my eye recently and I wanted to take a moment to share.

The jQuery Database plugin takes your HTML tables and allows you to write a query against them similar to MS- or mySQL. I haven’t had a chance to play with this yet, but I can see some potential benefits of bringing some data client side and not having to make a round trip back to the server. Very neat concept.

The jQuery LinkSelect plugin tries to make working in small areas with <select> elements easier. I tried it in FF3, IE6, IE7, and Chrome without any errors. I’m going to take a look around a few of my apps today to see where I could fit it in.

WordPress has some new features too…

The latest version of the Akismet plugin for WordPress added an Akismet Stats features to my WordPress dashboards. I’ve always wondered how much spam I’ve been getting over time and this new feature lays it out for me in pretty graphs. It’s almost disheartening to think about what my site would look like with Akismet installed.