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Open Source Contributions

2007 at 12:12 by Kelly Dorset

This page lists open source applications written by PlusNet staff and released to the Community.

Currently we have two applications available for download which are both WordPress plugins:-

These open source applications have been available to outside world for several months now and have been spotted in use as far afield as South America.

PlusNet has a strong tradition of using Open Source software to power the business. This website, for instance, runs WordPress, SMF, Apache, PHP, MySQL & other software – all open source. Here we hope to show our gratitude and repay the Community in some small way.


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31 comments on "Open Source Contributions"


I'm still watching this space (mainly because it is so prominently advertised on the community site.) Twelve months have passed and you have to start wondering quite how much tidying these items are being given before they are released. I wonder if events will render them useless before they have seen the light of day, like the mobile phone trolleys of 1982, or the 1500 Free-Mandella t-shirts I have in the attic.


Good things come to those who wait. The impatient, just get frustrated :)


Yes please be patient, we do plan to release some more open source applications.

We have been very busy with various essential projects recently that require our immediate attention, but rest assured we haven't forgotten about the open source items.


Just to confirm, we have released two open source applications in the form of WordPress plugins :) If you would like to know more please follow the links at the top of this page.

Hi! I get the error 'Warning: The php curl library is missing. Please check you have the curl library installed.Oops, there seems to be a fault with the Flickr site'. Could you tell me how to install it please? I just started using wordpress and I really would like to use your plugin :-) Thanks!


As a Madasafish user, I have just joined the Plusnet forums - it all looks very interesting :-)

However, as it seems that Plusnet are committed to Open Source, it seems strange that Madasafish do not officially "support" Linux, and it is not listed alongside Windows and Macs in the list of operating systems.

While it is true that most Linux users do not _need_ support from an ISP, it would be nice for us to be at least recognised!

Hi there. I'm looking forward to using the Flickr thumbnails plugin but can't find any instructions in your Installation Guide about how to use it if my self-hosted WordPress site DOESN'T use widgets. Am I right in thinking this is a widget-only plugin, or is there a simple piece of PHP I can include in my templates to get things working.....

Hi - Does this plugin still work in WP 2.7.x? If so, do you expect it to continue to work in 2.8+?



Both these plugins are running on this site which is 2.7. Not sure about 2.8, but I don't see why not?

Hi -- I get error while activating this plugin. the error says 'Plugin could not be activated because it triggered a fatal error.'

Parse error: parse error, unexpected '{' in twitterScript.php on line 91


What version of PHP and WordPress are you running?


I am obviously much less far along this road as I am still trying to work out how to install wordpress or anything else that will make a blog or forum on my force9 site interactive. I don't even understand half the terms used here. Please could anyone help a bear of small brain. I really do want this.


Hi Daffni,

Why not hop to the forums and see if the other users can give you a hand?

This should be the right forum: http://community.plus.net/forum/index.php/board,9.0.html

I setup the cronjob to run every 15 min, gave it execute permissions. But I get the following errors. Note: substituted for actual id.
- - -
/home//public_html/blog/wp-content/plugins/twitter-feed/runTwitterScript.php: line 1: ?php: No such file or directory
/home//public_html/blog/wp-content/plugins/twitter-feed/runTwitterScript.php: line 3: /FAKEFS: is a directory
/home/lesnewsk/public_html/blog/wp-content/plugins/twitter-feed/runTwitterScript.php: line 4: Twitter: command not found
/home//public_html/blog/wp-content/plugins/twitter-feed/runTwitterScript.php: line 5: Run: command not found
/home//public_html/blog/wp-content/plugins/twitter-feed/runTwitterScript.php: line 6: syntax error near unexpected token `('
/home//public_html/blog/wp-content/plugins/twitter-feed/runTwitterScript.php: line 6: ` -allows external processes (such as an automated cron entry) to run the Twitter Script file'

i use this plugin with WP 2.7.x and working good,thanks.

I cannot make Twitter Feed work in any sidebar but the original ones. That is, I have created a new sidebar and registered it. It appears as desired and has all the links, etc, that I want. However, when I move Twitter Feed to that sidebar using the Widgets page, Twitter does not appear. All help appreciated; TIA.


On the all tweets page I just see the latest tweet of my Twitter account.

How to I present all the tweets in stead of only the latest one?


Hey Ferry. That's how the app works. Its for showing the last tweet from multiple users, not multiple tweets from one user.

There are loads of twitter plugins that will do what you want though. Just search the WordPress codex.

I'm still trying to get the twitter plugin to work efficiently :( In the "Twitter Control" section of the CP, the style of the actual plugin seems to be abit jumbled. I have tried putting the [twitter] plugin onto a standard page and it works to a certain degree. Can anyone tell me how to add this to a widget? and/or if I can the "ALL TWEETS" URL can be directed the homepage, as the link doesn't appear in the drop down list?


the socalled specilist change setting so that i could use a photo program that i lost ,but now i have lost all my incoming mail and i have tried my very limited knoledgeto no avail to retreve my mail

Great work,Thank You.

I couldn't resist commenting. Perfectly written!

Hi Kelly,

I just downloaded the plugin and installed it on a client site. I used the Twitter Blog widget and placed it on the sidebar. When I refreshed the page, the images weren't showing. I ended up going into the twitterPlugin.php file and modifying the directory path.

The plugin was pointing to images in ...wp-content/plugins/twitter/ instead of ...wp-content/plugins/twitter-feed/. Once I did that it started showing the images correctly.

Thought you should know so you could correct it in the next version.



Try as I might, I can't get the broadband ONLY start button to start. I can't find any info except phones, which I'm unable to use. This before I've even become a customer. Very irritated and unlikely to join now.


Hi Wolfie. What browser are you using? The broadband only button goes here: https://www.plus.net/home-broadband/broadband-only/

Hi There,

We would like to know if it would be possible to sponsor us as me and several other girls are doing a sponsored hike at the Yorkshire 3 Peaks which is 24.5 miles in 12 hours straight on the 15th April 2013, we are doing this in aid of the Oliver Field Appeal.

The Oliver Field Appeal in a registered charity for a little boy of 2 years old who has a very aggressive, yet rare form of cancer called neuroblastoma.

We are trying to help Oliver raise money by doing sponsored events such as our Yorkshire 3 Peak challenge and would be so grateful if you could help by sponsor us.

For more information you can visit

He also has a Facebook page

Our sponsor page which is what we would like you to sponsor if possible is...

Thankyou for your time and support.
We hope you can help.
Caroline Wood, Katy Wooley, Helena Rooke, Clare Rooke, Dawn Windle, Emma Clarkson, and Emma Beever.

Great blog here! Also your web site loads up fast!
What web host are you using? Can I get your link to your provider?
I wish my website loaded up as quickly as yours lol

I've read so many comments on this that I couldn't be more confused.

moment your online no good look like too slow line what happen with it? if you can find out please. will you please no play with it my line what I pay for cost!. come on no my computer your line cant made up fast line?. I will move to bt on line soon I never again from you your plusnet look like to poor all time never get better online. please no call me need sort out with it.

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