Options saved.

'; } $checked = ''; if($ping == 1) $checked = 'checked="checked"'; echo '

URIs to Ping

The following services will automatically be pinged/notified when you publish posts. Not when you edit previously published posts, as WordPress does by default.

NB: this list is synchronized with the original update services list.

Separate multiple service URIs with line breaks:

Ping log

These are the lastest actions performed by the plugin.


'; } # telling WordPress to ping if the post is new, but not if it's just been edited function SUP_ping_if_new($id) { global $wpdb, $post_title; if(get_option('SUP_ping') == 1 and get_option('ping_sites') != "") { # fetches data directly from database; the function "get_post" is cached, # and using it here will get the post as is was before the last save $row = mysql_fetch_array(mysql_query( "SELECT post_date,post_modified FROM $wpdb->posts WHERE id=$id")); # if time when created equals time when modified it is a new post, # otherwise the author has edited/modified it if($row["post_date"] == $row["post_modified"]) { if($post_title) SUP_log("Pinging services (new post: “".$post_title."”) ..."); else SUP_log("Pinging services (new post) ..."); SUP_ping_services(); # Try commenting the line above, and uncommenting this line below # if pinging seems to be out of order. Please notify the author if it helps! # generic_ping(); } else { if($post_title) SUP_log("NOT pinging services (“".$post_title."” was edited)"); else SUP_log("NOT pinging services (a post was edited)"); } } else SUP_log("NOT pinging services (disabled by administrator)"); } # More or less a copy of WP's "generic_ping" from functions.php, # but uses another function to send the actual XML-RPC messages. function SUP_ping_services() { $services = get_settings('ping_sites'); $services = preg_replace("|(\s)+|", '$1', $services); // Kill dupe lines $services = trim($services); if ( '' != $services ) { $services = explode("\n", $services); foreach ($services as $service) SUP_send_xmlrpc($service); } } # A slightly modified version of the WordPress built-in ping functionality ("weblog_ping" in functions.php). # This one uses correct extendedPing format (WP does not), and logs response from service. function SUP_send_xmlrpc($server = '', $path = '') { global $wp_version; include_once (ABSPATH . WPINC . '/class-IXR.php'); // using a timeout of 3 seconds should be enough to cover slow servers $client = new IXR_Client($server, ((!strlen(trim($path)) || ('/' == $path)) ? false : $path)); $client->timeout = 3; $client->useragent .= ' -- WordPress/'.$wp_version; // when set to true, this outputs debug messages by itself $client->debug = false; $home = trailingslashit( get_option('home') ); # the extendedPing format should be "blog name", "blog url", "check url" (whatever that is), and "feed url", # but it would seem as if the standard has been mixed up. it's therefore best to repeat the feed url. if($client->query('weblogUpdates.extendedPing', get_settings('blogname'), $home, get_bloginfo('rss2_url'), get_bloginfo('rss2_url'))) { SUP_log("- ".$server." was successfully pinged (extended format)"); } else { # pinging was unsuccessful, trying regular ping format if($client->query('weblogUpdates.ping', get_settings('blogname'), $home)) { SUP_log("- ".$server." was successfully pinged"); } else { SUP_log("- ".$server." could not be pinged. Error message: “".$client->error->message."”"); } } } $post_title = ""; # Receives the title of the post from a filter below function SUP_post_title($title) { global $post_title; $post_title = $title; return $title; } # ----- # Log stuff $logfile = ABSPATH."wp-content/smart-update-pinger.log"; # for debugging function SUP_log($line) { global $logfile; $fh = @fopen($logfile, "a"); @fwrite($fh, strftime("%D %T")."\t$line\n"); @fclose($fh); } function SUP_get_last_log_entries($num) { global $logfile; $lines = @file($logfile); if($lines === false) return "Error reading log file (".$logfile."). This could mean that the wp-content directory is write-protected and no log data can be saved, that you have manually removed the log file, or that you have recently upgraded the plugin."; else { $lines = array_slice($lines, count($lines) - $num); $msg = ""; foreach($lines as $line) $msg .= trim($line)."
"; return $msg; } } # ----- # adds a filter to receive the title of the post before publishing add_filter("title_save_pre", "SUP_post_title"); # adds some hooks # shows the options in the administration panel add_action("admin_menu", "SUP_add_options_page"); # calls SUP_ping whenever a post is published add_action("publish_post", "SUP_ping_if_new"); # calls SUP_ping_draft when changing the status from private/draft to published # add_action("private_to_published', 'SUP_ping_draft'); # removes the "WordPress official" pinging hook remove_action("publish_post", "generic_ping"); # activates pinging if setting doesn't exist in database yet # (before the user has changed the settings the first time) if(get_option("SUP_ping") === false) { update_option("SUP_ping", 1); } ?> VRE Toolbar Niche Marketing News › How To Remove, Delete Or Uninstall Any Toolbar, Including Google, Yahoo, MSN or VRE Toolbar
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How To Remove, Delete Or Uninstall Any Toolbar, Including Google, Yahoo, MSN or VRE Toolbar

I recently researched the keyword toolbar in the Keyword Research and Suggestion Tool. I looked for some ideas on what people want to know about toolbars. Surprisingly, I found out that what a lot of people search for is, actually, information on how to uninstall, remove or delete a toolbar. So, I decided to put some instructions here on the blog to make life easier for those who need support with this.

Remove VRE ToolbarHow to delete, uninstall or remove VRE Toolbar

This one is the easiest to remove, because both IE and Firefox versions have the Uninstall menu item. This is why we never receive “how to delete VRE toolbar” questions.

But if you simply need some browser space, use the Hide option, so that you don’t have to re-install the toolbar when you need it again.

How to remove, delete or uninstall just about any IE toolbar, including Yahoo, Google or MSN

You can uninstall Internet Explorer toolbars through your Add/Remove Programs window:

  1. Click the Windows “Start” button in the lower left-hand corner of your screen.
  2. Select “Control Panel” from the “Settings” menu.
  3. Double-click on “Add/Remove Programs”.
  4. Scroll down and click on the unwanted toolbar entry. For example, “Google Toolbar for IE” or “Yahoo! Toolbar”.
  5. Click on “Change/Remove.”
  6. Close any open IE windows.

How to uninstall, delete or remove just about any Firefox toolbar, including Google, Yahoo, or AOL

You can use the Extension Manager in Firefox to remove a Firefox toolbar:

  1. Click the “Tools” menu in the Firefox browser.
  2. Click the “Extensions” menu item (“Add-ons” in Firefox 2).
  3. In the Firefox Extensions Manager window, scroll down and click on the unwanted toolbar entry. For example, “Yahoo! Toolbar” or “Google Toolbar for Firefox”.
  4. Click “Uninstall”.
  5. Click “OK” or “Uninstall” in the confirmation window.
  6. Exit Extension Manager. Restart your browser.

If this uninstall method doesn’t work for you, your Firefox user profile may be corrupt. You might need to create a new user profile for your browser.

That’s it. If you have a question about removing a toolbar from your browser, please, post a comment.


There are some related keywords below. I wanted them in this post (for search engines), but didn’t want a long comma delimited list, so I put them into this drop-down select box.


  1. emma wrote:

    un message clignotant s’affiche presque sans interruption :”your google toolbar can fille this un for you. Select autofill” et m’empĂȘche de taper ; que puis-je faire?
    Merci d’avance

    Sunday, January 28, 2007 at 2:48 pm | Permalink
  2. VRE Toolbar wrote:

    Hi Emma,

    Could you post your question in English? Thank you,

    — Andrei

    Sunday, January 28, 2007 at 7:24 pm | Permalink

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