• Over 200,000 downloads of my plugins from wordpress.org

    Over 200,000 downloads of my plugins from wordpress.org

    I’ve been sharing some of my plugins on WordPress.org for a while. The total number of downloads for plugins created by bobbingwide has now passed 200,000.

    Let me tell you a little more about them.


    The base plugin, upon which most of the other plugins are built, is called oik.

    It delivers over 80 advanced WordPress shortcodes.

    But this plugin provides a lot more than shortcodes. And it does it efficiently and effectively.

    The oik base plugin provides many services that the other plugins use, delivered in the form of APIs. The other plugins are therefore dependent upon oik.

    By building on the functionality provided by other plugins I can keep each plugin small. And I don’t have to re-invent the wheel each every time.


    My second plugin was initially far more popular than oik. It provides an advanced form of the very popular Nivo slider. Over time, as oik has developed, so too has oik-nivo-slider. Its capabilities are quite amazing. So long as the content you want to display has an attached or featured image then you can probably display it using the oik-nivo-slider.


    These two plugins were created around the same time as my solution to the European Cookie Directive. They can be used separately; but the idea is that your privacy policy page contains a table of cookies. See my Privacy notice page.

    cookie-cat provides an admin interface which connects to cookie-cat.co.uk to find the latest information about known cookies and their relationships with WordPress plugins.


    The oik weight / country shipping plugin came about when WooCommerce changed their logic causing the weight country shipping plugin we used on officialcaravan.co.uk to fail.

    This plugin is not dependent upon oik!


    Was developed for a small business based in Bosham. I’ve just been asked to extend it to work with tidetimes.co.uk as well as tidetimes.org.uk


    Developed for Rathmore Financial’s new theme this provides a simple button which will reveal more content when you click on it. Find a simple example at the bottom of this page.


    was developed for someone who wanted to recategorize his posts – thousands of them. Subsequently it’s been extended to reschedule posts and do all sorts of other crazy things that are probably bad for SEO and certainly did annoy regular blog readers who saw the old posts being recycled rather than new posts.

    You can’t please everyone. I may extend it to work with some of the lesser viewed custom post types or custom taxonomies.


    grew out of the need to style content on a page by page or even field by field basis.

    here we use it to style the banner images
    img.bw_banner { margin: 10px 20px 10px 10px; border: 1px solid grey;
    -moz-box-shadow: 0px 10px 8px -3px #c2c2c2;  
    -webkit-box-shadow: 0px 10px 8px -3px #c2c2c2;
    box-shadow: 0px 10px 8px -3px #c2c2c2; }
    div.bw_plug a.plugin { font-size: 200%; padding-left: 10px; line-height: 2em;}
    .w50p5 a.plugin { font-size: 180%; }

    Is just for a bit of fun. Developed as an educational plugin.

    [bbboing text=”Less than question mark php, the WordPress start to poetry” form=”y”]

    See [[bbboing]]

    Summary of downloads by plugin

    Figures when the total reached exactly 200,000.

    Plugin Originally released Downloads Depends on oik?
    oik Feb 2011 80734
    oik-nivo-slider Apr 2012 75331
    oik-privacy-policy May 2012 24585
    cookie-cat May 2012 9278
    oik-weightcountry-shipping Mar 2014 6557
    uk-tides Apr 2012 1070
    oik-read-more Mar 2014 876
    oik-batchmove Sep 2013 631
    oik-css Jul 2013 481
    bbboing Apr 2012 457

    Downloads from other sites

    Alpha and beta test versions of the above plugins and many more FREE and premium plugins and themes are also available from…


    You can also find them on Github. github.com/bobbingwide

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    Last updated:

    November 26, 2014

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Tide times from tidetimes.org.uk

Tide Times & Heights for Langstone Harbour on
19th June 2024
03:24 Low Tide ( 1.69m )
10:37 High Tide ( 4.22m )
15:43 Low Tide ( 1.68m )
22:54 High Tide ( 4.48m )

Tide times from tidetimes.org.uk

Tide Times & Heights for Northney on
19th June 2024
03:36 Low Tide ( 1.39m )
10:40 High Tide ( 3.91m )
15:40 Low Tide ( 1.45m )
22:54 High Tide ( 4.16m )