Blog-in-Blog: versions in the wild

Blog in Blog: breakdown of versions in the wild

Looking at the download statistics for my WordPress Plugin Blog-in-Blog, (over 15,000 downloads so far whooo!) I see that WordPress is now giving me a breakdown of which versions are still out and running in the wild.  This is interesting.  Most people are using a more up-to-date version – but only just.

I wonder if the picture reflects a quarter of internet users who are always (perhaps obsessively) updating their plugins; a quarter who regularly update their plugins, and the rest who may or may not update plugins.

There’s actually probably a hundred and one reasons why people aren’t using the latest version. If it’s because you are having issues with a new version, then let me know and I will fix it!


  1. I just want to thank you for you awesome Blog in Blog plugin, it was the ideal solution to the problem that I was having with my customized WordPress template. This plugin is really easy to understand, use and implement in my WordPress blog, I can’t thank you enough.

    I haven’t donated yet is because I don’t have a PayPal account, but I am considering joining PayPal soon and when I do I will send some donation your way. Happy Holidays!

  2. Sir, I have using blog in blog plugin for my website. I’m using version 3.1.3 of wordpress.
    But it seems some problems, please help me out.
    let me explain….

    permalink setting is custom — /%postname%/
    I have created a page(named “php”) and a category(named ‘php_ajax’) and I have added the sortcode to the page is “[blog_in_blog category_slug='php_ajax' num=10]“. Also I have chang the “%post_content%” to “%post_excerpt%”, this worked well except one.
    This is the hyperlink of the “more>>” is wrong.
    Suppose I have a post (title xyz) in the page “php”, so the hyperlink of the “more>>” of the corresponding post should be “http://localhost/wordpress313/xyz/#more-8” but it shows “http://localhost/wordpress313/php/#more-8”, which is wrong.

    So am I miss something?
    What should I do?
    please help
    thank u.

  3. Why has this not been tested for the newer versions of WordPress? I am using it in 3.5.1 and love it. I am nervous about upgrading to 3.5.2 because I want to make sure that all my plug-ins will work. Your’s is one I want to preserve. I constantly see people asking questions about how to do what your plug-in does. If this works with 3.5.2 and I’m not broken hearted (because I’ve just started within the last two months and am still working on getting it the way I want) I will send a well-deserved donation. I just wish I could donate what it is worth.

    • I’m actually working on a rewritten version at the moment. But I can confirm that I am not aware of any bugs on any version of 3.5 – 3.5.1 and 3.5.2 are both security updates from WordPress and don’t change any core features that the blog-in-blog plugin relies on. You should be good to go. 🙂

      • Hello!
        May be I found a bug and my be I fixed it…
        One of my blogs were just listing some posts without pagination. I figured out the SQL-query-clause

        “$querystr .= ”
        AND $wpdb->terms.term_id = $wpdb->term_taxonomy.term_taxonomy_id
        AND $wpdb->terms.slug = ‘{$blog_in_blog_opts[‘cat_slug’]}’ “;
        as reason for that.
        It works fine if _term_taxonomies.term_taxonomy_id and _term_taxonomies.term_id have identical values, what can happend, whyever.
        But it can also happened, that they are not identical, whyever.
        So, my solution is:

        $querystr .= ”
        AND $wpdb->terms.term_id = $wpdb->term_taxonomy.term_id
        AND $wpdb->terms.slug = ‘{$blog_in_blog_opts[‘cat_slug’]}’ “;

        Now it works fine…

        Sorry for my bad english and thank you for that plugin!


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