Posted • August 12, 2010 • 5 Comments
Exorcist Required to Exorcize Seth Godin from This Blog
I have been spending chunks of time this week trying to remove a WordPress Plugin’s “feature” from the Search Engine Optimizician.
“What Would Seth Godin Do” is a great plugin for WordPress. WWSGD has been serving me well for years.
As time has rolled on I have moved past this plugin. The problem is that WWSGD won’t move past me. You can probably still see it at the top of this page/post.
(Post from Search Engine Optimizician.)
I have done everything I can think of:
- deactivated the plugin through the WP interface
- deleted the plugin through the WP interface
- installed the plugin and changed the settings through the WP interface
- deactivated the plugin again through the WP interface
- deleted the plugin again through the WP interface
- ftp’d to the server and deleted from the plugins folder
- ftp’d to the server and search for and removed “what_would_seth_godin_do.php“
- I have even repeatedly emptied the cash
- I even deleted and reinstalled the cash plugin
Yet the WWSGD greeting still remains.
I have been emailing back and forth with Richard K Miller the author of this stubborn little plugin.
Richard has been very cooperative and helpful but yet Seth remains. I have no ill feelings for either WWSGD or Richard.
I would even recommend this plugin for WordPress beginners.
By default, new visitors to your blog will see a small box above each post containing the words “If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!” After 5 visits the message disappears. You can customize this message, its lifespan, and its location. The message can be excluded from Pages if desired.
I put out this post for some fresh ideas on how I might possibly be able to exorcize this sticky widget from the Search Engine Optimizician.
I’m open to anything! Any seance experts out there?