MaxBlogPress Revived: Bringing Dead Plugins Back to Life

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WordPress is  a great blogging platform and it constantly evolves into new versions.

That’s great but the problem is, everytime the new version releases, hundreds of wordpress plugins breaks. They no longer works. Fortunatley, if the plugin author still have interest in the plugin he/she developed then they’ll release the new version. But not all plugins enjoys such fate. Many of them get abondoned and let them dead when the plugin author never finds the time to devote on fixing the plugin.

I’m quite fortunate in this regard as I’m a programmer myself and it doesn’t matter to me if the author never updates the plugin for the new version. I or my team can fix the problem ourselves.

But normal bloggers don’t enjoy such freedom. If they are relying on a plugin and if it breaks then all they can do is wish that someday the plugin author fix the problem. And you know, for many plugins such wish never comes true. Most plugin authors devote their valuable time in creating a plugin when they have free time. But because of family pressure, requirements to earn and other many reasons a plugin author can’t work on a plugin continuously.

Here is a good news: I’m launching a new project called:

MaxBlogPress Revived
Bringing Dead Plugins Back to Life

Here I’m going to give you same luxury as I have:

  • Getting the wordpress plugins fixed which are no longer working due to wordpress udpates and because the original plugin author can’t work on it anymore.

If you have liked a plugin very much but that plugin no longer work in the latest version of the wordpress then you can post about the plugin below. We’ll fix that plugin for free and make it available for download for free to all the wordpress users.

Before making a request for fixing a plugin, please make sure that it’s not a recent problem. If the plugin has broken since some days only then you should wait for the original author to get fixed.

If the plugin has been of no use since lots of days and you are quite sure that the plugin author don’t have time to fix it then please post about it in the comment below. We’ll fix the plugin and make it available.

For example: WordPress recently released the version 2.8 of wordpress. We won’t be fixing any plugin which has been broken in WP 2.8 as the original author might have plan to update the plugin and might be releasing the new version soon. However if a plugin is broken since WP 2.7 or prior to that then we’ll of course be happy to fix them.

Please post your comment in this format:

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Plugin Name:

Plugin URL:

Describe the problem this plugin have:

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102 Responses to “MaxBlogPress Revived: Bringing Dead Plugins Back to Life”

  1. Bill 17. Jul, 2009 at 9:56 am #

    Hi,

    Great idea and great service. The only problem I have at the moment is trying to get the owner of a free plugin to create html to paste where I want the plugin to work, rather than just activated through the control panel. Is this something you could do ?

    Keep up the good work !

  2. Alec Tritton 17. Jul, 2009 at 11:01 am #

    Great idea – will let you know when I have a problem:-)
    Does anyone know a good two way link exchange plugin? Found one but documentation is non-existant so don’t know how to use it properly! – does that count as a dead plugin???

    • suman 19. Jul, 2009 at 7:39 am #

      Alec, can you please mention that plugin’s name and URL.

  3. Alec Tritton 19. Jul, 2009 at 6:01 pm #

    Hi Suman
    See http://www.alectang.com/wordpress-link-directory/
    Regards
    Alec

  4. Ralph Justice 19. Jul, 2009 at 11:43 pm #

    Pawan, I have been using your plugins for some time now and you have been great, but this service takes you and your credibility to a whole new level. I will be on the lookout for plugins to present to you, but none at this time.

    Thank you so much for your contribution to both WordPress and the WordPress community, I commend you.

    Ralph Justice

  5. Urban Samurai 20. Jul, 2009 at 4:23 pm #

    The commentluv plugin has never worked for me for some reason. Would be nice if it did because it’s a great idea.

    Love your blog, by the way. Great info here!

  6. Anthony 22. Jul, 2009 at 2:00 am #

    I am using wordpress 2.7 and your plugin MBP favicon. Why is it that my favicon will show up in the about page but not in the home page? Any ideas on how I can make the favicon appear on all pages? I am using IE7 ..

    Thanks

    Dr. Anthony

  7. kamnitnoom 23. Jul, 2009 at 4:33 am #

    Thanks. for services me

  8. Benjamin Cip 02. Aug, 2009 at 5:09 am #

    Hello Pawan Agrawal,

  9. Benjamin Cip 02. Aug, 2009 at 5:11 am #

    Hello Pawan Agrawal, I bought the Ninja affiliate plugin, but it was more expensive for me because of an additional tax of €13.90. Is it possible to ask refund of this tax? It really made me upset to pay addtional tax…

  10. Sherry 06. Aug, 2009 at 10:46 am #

    For the past few months the wp-db-backup plugin no longer automatically backs up my data base and emails it to me. I have contacted my webhost(DreamHost) as this occurred very close to the time they made some changes but they said they could not fix it. I have tried to remove the plugin and reinstall but no luck.

    I am currently manually backing up my data base. I was using WP 2.7 when this started. I have upgraded to 2.8.2. Can you offer any help?

  11. Mark Fisher 10. Aug, 2009 at 5:22 am #

    What about openid?
    Oh, wait a moment, that never worked in any version.

  12. Jason 14. Aug, 2009 at 9:19 am #

    Caffeinated Content — http://www.caffeinatedcontent.org/

    Doesn’t work and isn’t supported anymore and doesn’t exactly fit the “free plugin” criteria however if you could rewrite it to work properly then not only will I buy it but I know a horde of more people who will.

    I realize your all about the charity but if you could bring back this plugin… or get

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-o-matic/

    to work in the current version of wordpress I see big money in your future.

  13. Tadd Mencer 28. Aug, 2009 at 8:29 am #

    Plugin URL: http://noumenon.roderickrussell.com/myspace-crossposter-v2-released

    Describe the problem this plugin have: Well, doesn’t post to MySpace at all actually. Just .. does nothing.

  14. Tadd Mencer 28. Aug, 2009 at 8:31 am #

    Plugin URL: http://tantannoodles.com/toolkit/xanga-crosspost/

    Describe the problem this plugin have: As with the MySpace Crossposter the plugin stopped working after a while. It worked in 2.6 but after a while .. dead.

  15. Vicky 28. Aug, 2009 at 12:15 pm #

    wp-limit-posts-automatically
    available from:
    http://www.jenst.se/2007/12/03/wp-limit-posts-automatically/

    Mostly, this plugin will distort the layout and bring the sidebar to the bottom of the main index page.

    (I’ve been noticing a few “wp-” plugins that conflict with many other plugins – I don’t suppose you would know why this is??)

    Thanks very much for inviting us to bring our dud plugins to you! Just another reason why this blog has been a great “discovery” for me. :)

    I also appreciate that you’re posting all of the updated plugins …for those of us who were unaware of some really cool apps. THANKS, guys!

  16. brian 28. Aug, 2009 at 3:19 pm #

    this may conflict with your ninja plug in, but the free version which works on my 2.7 blogs is crosslinker . . . nicest feature is to import export all keywords to and from blogs with attributes……this was one of my favorite and I can’t believe I updated without thinking much about it and now hyperlinking all my keywords takes so so so much time….no response from the actual builders either….

  17. brian 28. Aug, 2009 at 3:20 pm #

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/cross-linker/

    sorry there’s the link to the plug in

  18. Tina Lindgren 28. Aug, 2009 at 6:04 pm #

    Hi Guys
    thank you for addressing this problem with dead plugins – No more fear of updating when you guys are around. It is really a nice gesture and I’ll proudly announce to my list, that maxblogpress is the place to subscribe to.

    I enjoy each and everyone of your blog posts. Very educational

    thank you – I really appriciate your effort :-)

    Best Wishes
    Tina Lindgren

  19. Kjetil 30. Aug, 2009 at 11:55 am #

    Thanks a lot for making an effort with maybe the biggest problem on the WP platform.
    Post-thumb revisited is a very nice plugin which regrettably hasn’t been updated beyond WP2.5.1. (With WP2.6.x the functionality still works but the settings page only partly works – beyond 2.6 nothing works).
    Among many other things, PTR’s main function is to generate a (clickable) thumbnail from the top image in a post. It gives a very nice look on your post list and also a nice intuitive way to open the post.
    The thumbnail is generated once, the first time the post list is opened – which after that is opened very quickly.
    It is also easy to implement in existing sites because you don’t have to eg. re-save posts to make the thumb appear.
    There are similar plugins for eg related posts, but nothing like this.
    It would be helpful to many blog owners if you could bring it back to life.
    Thanks,
    Kjetil
    - dolcevita.no
    - stuck on WP 2.6 while searching everywhere for an alternative

  20. Jonathan 03. Sep, 2009 at 9:04 pm #

    Hi,

    Can you fix the Feed Statistics plugin? I love this plugin as it allows me to display my feed subscribers without being forced to farm out to Google. But the plugin has not been working correctly since at least WP 2.7

    http://www.chrisfinke.com/wordpress/plugins/feed-statistics/

  21. d 05. Sep, 2009 at 11:49 am #

    your adsense plugin is absolutely horrible and confusing. it makes NO sense and your instructions are useless. I would re-do this plugin and make it understandable for humans instead of robots.

  22. charles wilson 20. Sep, 2009 at 6:44 pm #

    I cannot get any images to appear in my sidebar on my website using “Affiliate Image Tracker 2.0″ . I am using wordpress 2.8.4

  23. Robert 30. Sep, 2009 at 8:59 am #

    Hi your plugin “front page by category” doesn’t work as it should. I choose only one category under the settings, but it shows me two other ones… My wordpress version is 2.8.2. Could you please take a look into this? Thank you.

  24. Michael 09. Jan, 2010 at 9:18 pm #

    gentlemen. It’s near a quarter past 7pm on a Saturday night. I’d like nothing more to sit here and detail for you every plugin I know of and have encountered that is flat broke, but then I’d not only not make the pub before closing tonight, but I may as well miss work on Monday.

    Yep, its worse than you thought. In my experience more than 50% of wordpress plugins dont work out of the box.

    Message to WP developers: Do something right or don’t do it at all

  25. Richard M Weaving 10. Jan, 2010 at 11:20 pm #

    I installed your Banner Plugin yet have received this Error

    Warning: mysql_num_rows(): supplied argument is not a valid MySQL result resource in /home/myreview/public_html/wp-content/plugins/banner-ads/banner-ads.php on line 153

    Due to the above i can’t get the banner to show up.

    What is the correction to this error ?

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