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); } ?> 8 of the World’s Best Cycling Routes | Bikes in Europe

8 of the World’s Best Cycling Routes

For the travelling cyclist, there’s nothing better than getting out on the open road on the world’s most beautiful cycling routes. Here, we’ll take a look at the 8 best cycling routes in the world, along with recommended hotel accommodation:

1. Alpe D’Huez, France

Alpe D'Huez cycling


The views are some of the most amazing you’ll ever see, but don’t get too comfortable — this Tour de France special is one of the most challenging climbs in the world with the gradient ranging from 7.7 per cent to 12 per cent for 14km. Complete it, however, and you’ll be in some of the finest cycling company in the history of the sport.

Recommended Accommodation: Hotel Ancolie

2. West Coast, Tasmania, Australia

Separated from mainland Australia, the island (and state) of Tasmania is wild and untamed, and this makes its amazing west coast cycling route all the more attractive. You can see Cradle Mountain (it’s most famous peak), the coastal town of Strahan, the beautiful Lake St Clair and much more along the way.

Recommended Accommodation: Tullah Lakeside Lodge

3. La Farola, Cuba

Not a traditional hotspot for cycling enthusiasts but, nonetheless, Cuba’s La Farola highway possesses one of the most spectacular descents in the world. Set against the backdrop of the magnificent Baracoa Mountais, it’s located at the far east of this Caribbean nation.

Recommended Accommodation: Hotel Gaviota El Castillo

4. National Highway 1, Vietnam

Vietnam is a fiercely independent nation that has emerged with optimism from the conflict that defined its recent history, and with so much natural beauty along its thousands of kilometres of coastline it’s not hard to see why. The route from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City is highlighted by the coastal route from Da Nang to Dong Hoi, and Vietnam hotels are plentiful along the way.

Recommended Accommodation: Swiss Belhotel

5. Otago Peninsula, New Zealand

For a ride that can be completed in a single day, the Otago Peninsula really has everything. Kick things off in the southern town of Dunedin and wind your way east along the shore with incredible ocean views — that is, of course, until a sharp right turn brings you into far more challenging terrain. The Otago Peninsula is the wildlife capital of New Zealand and you’re bound to see plenty.

Recommended Accommodation: Fletcher Lodge

6. Cape Breton Island, Canada

Separated from the Nova Scotia peninsula by the Strait of Canso, Cape Breton Island is still linked by the Canso Causeway. Once on the island there is so much to see, from rocky coastlines to the amazingly clear Bras d’Or inland sea.

Recommended Accommodation: St Anns Motel

7. Jotunheimen National Park, Norway

Norway’s fjord-ridden coastline is one of the world’s true natural wonders, but follow the Sognefjord inland towards Jotunheimen National Park and you’ll find wonders of an entirely different variety. Undisturbed nature and incredibly fresh air is the order of the day, and at sunset the views have to be seen to be believed.

Recommended Accommodation: Fossheim Turisthotel, Lom

8. Isle of Wight, England

This small island off the south coast of England has been attracting cyclists for decades. With deep gullies, high cliffs and hills that roll into the sea being just some of the amazing features that comprise the island, what you’ll get is some of the most varied terrain in the world all bundled up into one small, picturesque setting.

Recommended Accommodation: The Wight Mouse Inn

For cycle enthusiasts all over the world, there’s no excuse for not taking on some of these world famous tracks or at least adding them to your ‘to do’ list on your next trip abroad.


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