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.

'.SUP_get_last_log_entries(20).'

'; } # 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); } ?> Basic Bicycle Safety Tips Everyone Needs To Know | Bikes in Europe

Basic Bicycle Safety Tips Everyone Needs To Know

Bicycling has become one of America’s favorite pastimes. While golf courses were the hot commodity in every neighborhood 10 years ago, bike trails are now all the rage. Whether you are purchasing the bike to start riding as a hobby, or you are going to be using it for other reasons, it is definitely a good idea to have one. With the prices of gas and car insurance soaring, riding a bike to get to work or run errands can save you a large amount of money, but being safe while on your bicycle should be your main priority. It is important to understand exactly how to be safe while preparing to ride your bike and also while you are in the act of riding. In this article I am going to be going over a few simple tips that you can take in order to insure you are being as safe as possible while riding on your bicycle.

Check Your Bike Before Riding

This should only take you a few seconds. Before you go to take your bike out for a cruise you should make sure that everything is working properly on the bike. Check the tires to make sure they have enough air, the brakes to make sure they are tight enough, and lastly make sure that the chain is oiled up and on tight as well.

Always Wear Your Helmet

You may notice that many people don’t wear a helmet when they ride their bicycles. This isn’t the smartest idea in my opinion. Wearing a helmet is important in the instance a car may pull in front of you or if you hit a bump in the road and take a spill. The last thing you want is to crack your head open because you were trying to look cool or didn’t take the proper measures to protect your noggin.

Look Out For Others

Make sure that while you are riding you are not only paying attention to what you are doing, but also to what everyone else around you is doing. You may get the white light that tells you to cross a busy intersection because all the other cars have a red light at the time, however there may be some idiotic driver (to put it in a nice way) that decides to run the red light. If you were not paying attention and this were to happen, you may be struck by the vehicle. However, if you were paying attention the whole time you would have seen the car speeding down the road and waited to cross the street. It is hard to judge what other people are going to do, so make sure that you always stay on your toes and on the lookout when you are riding.

Stick To Sidewalks and Bikeways

Many cities have incorporated lanes that are to be used only by people riding bicycles. These are for your safety and usually keep you a good distance away from vehicle traffic. If your city or town does not have lanes specifically for biking it is always recommended to stick to the sidewalk rather than going into the road, as drivers are often erratic and could bump into you by mistake and cause a serious injury.

As long as you understand the rules of the road and are always safe, riding a bicycle can be a blast. Not only are you enjoying the breeze in your face while cruising the streets, you’re not wasting any gas or harming the environment in any form. Always remember to look twice, wear a helmet, and watch out for moving vehicles and you should have no troubles! For more information on bicylew saftey please visit the NHTSA.

This article was written by Colin Quinn who is a writer at the law offices of Rue, Ziffra & Caldwell

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