For those of you helping me with testing out SFC trunk, there’s a new one in there for you.
The activity feed widget is one of Facebook’s recent addition to their social widgets. Basically, it shows who’s liked and shared your posts recently. The idea is to encourage liking, I suppose.
The latest plugin adds this to WordPress as a sidebar widget, as a shortcode (fb-activity), and enables it for direct theme usage with the sfc_activity_feed() function.
As always, this is trunk beta code here, so if you do use it, don’t expect it to be 100% yet. Still, it works well enough.
Get it here: http://plugins.svn.wordpress.org/simple-facebook-connect/trunk/.
For ages, theme authors have been adding code like this to their theme’s header.php files:
<link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="<?php bloginfo('name'); ?> RSS Feed" href="<?php bloginfo('rss2_url'); ?>" />
No need for that any more. Remove that stuff, make sure you’ve got the wp_head() call in the header (like you should anyway), then add this to the theme’s functions.php file instead:
add_theme_support( 'automatic-feed-links' );
This automatically adds the relevant feed links everywhere on the whole site. Standard feed, comments links, category and tag archives, everything as it should be.