The University of the Philippine’s Portia Sorority has been around for 72 years, counting such luminaries as Justice Cecilia Munoz Palma and Haydee Yorac as sisters, and so it’s just righteous that they find a suitable place on the web.
- The amazing Coppermine SC Plugin, from Frenchman Brad of blog 55RuePlumet.com. He made his version from (American?) Matthias Jell, who in turn got the original from German Lennart Groetzbach, to enhance our Philippine Sorority blog with pictures hosted on the Portia Coppermine Photo Gallery.
- The Most Commented Plugin and the Recent Comments, from Nick Momrik of Saginaw Michigan, US. He’s got a ton of mysql-counting plugins, from the interesting / useful (Last Modified and Comment Plugger), to the very interesting Comments Posted Elsewhere, and the over the top Card Converter and obsessive compulsive Comment Word Count.
- Then there’s the Top Ten Plugin, from Californian Johnathan, who’s got tons of other WordPress stuff as well.
- Then there’s the good lookin’ Hari Prasad Nadiq, from whom I got the three column “Blue Radiant” design at his WordPress Themes Download page. Centered, three (or more) columns designs are my personal fave as they display a lot of pertinent information without having to scroll, although I initially had some difficulty with my first attempt. A quick email to Nadiq brought about the response:
You’ve been using an older version of the theme, my dear fellow. Grab the latest here. cheers, – h.p.
Quite the proper gentleman, our Mr. Nadiq he is. I’m planning to tweak his theme a little more for another project.
I know what you’re thinking, yes it’s wondrous how the spirit of sharing code on the web works. I was thinking of naming this blogpost “Portia Blog Rises From International Campaign!”, but I wanted to concentrate on announcing the launch than get cute title points.
At any rate, the Portia blog was done under my company’s Free Website Initiative, where I’m hoping to help out orgs and other groups to get on the ‘net. Interesting since I’ve yet to make a site announcing it yet. Ack back to the ‘todo’ list.
Next up is the super-delayed Healthrightsforall.org (cant link that on yet no sir. It’s not yet finished.), for a Human rights organization. Updates soon!
Again he’s got a bunch of cool sql counters that do stuff like count words, characters, comments, and yes, once again for the OC, the number of different people who have made comments – pretty useful for busy blogs with lots of members and readers.
He also seems to be heavily into “embedded communication computers” whatever those (no doubt very cool) things are :).
Always wondered how quick Google’s spiders are, apparently not too bad. Checking for Portia Sorority almost gets the first spot, after Aussie Portia de Rossi though, but that’s not too bad.
Update June 26, 2007: I have disabled the website today since they do not seem to be using it and it is taking up resources on my webserver. I maintain a working archive of everything however. Please let me know if you want it.