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  1. Most Popular Posts
  2. 3D PDF data access
  3. API
  4. Automation
  5. AWS Free Tier
  6. BIM, Revit
  7. Data Analysis
  8. Data Extraction
  9. Databases
  10. Drawings
  11. Excel, Power BI & Google Sheets
  12. Google Docs
  13. Graphs
  14. JavaScript, ReactJS
  15. Knime, Orange, RapidMiner, Weka
  16. Maps
  17. NoSQL Databases
  18. OpenMAINT & Asset Tiger
  19. Panorama 360 images
  20. Productivity
  21. Python
  22. Surveying building condition
  23. Video
  24. Virtual Private Servers
  25. Visualisation
  26. Building Information Barcoding
  27. visualise building condition
  28. Web
  29. WordPress

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3D PDF data access

  1. JavaScript in 3D PDF- basic 3 views
  2. Multipurpose function hall and 3DPDF panorama seat views 1 view

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API

  1. JavaScript in 3D PDF- basic 3 views

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Automation

  1. Spartan Clipboard for Windows, finding, downloading and installing- part 1 4 views
  2. Firefox productivity and other free tools 3 views
  3. JavaScript in 3D PDF- basic 3 views
  4. Programmatically closing programs with hotkeys to AutoHotKey hidden scripts 2 views
  5. LintaList AutoHotKey Text expander with user defined variables 2 views
  6. A free expenses tool Google sheets, forms & Gmail 1 view
  7. Free GlideApp for Project Defect list moving COMPLETED ITEMS to another sheet 1 view
  8. PyRevit – Part 2- Attempting basic coding, little success 1 view
  9. Web browser time capture & store to file 1 view
  10. Accessing Recent Files- Part 1- an Automation with AHK and Excel VBA Macro 1 view
  11. AHK and .DLL files 1 view
  12. Program and file launchers- MaxLauncher and others 1 view
  13. Bookmarklets, Firefox, AutoHotKeys & maybe MaxLauncher too 1 view
  14. FreeFileSync for file/folder backup 1 view
  15. Setting up install files to share for prototyping with security 1 view
  16. Alternate Language Subtitles for YouTube videos 1 view

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AWS Free Tier

  1. How to setup openMAINT on VPS Windows Server 2008/2016- Part 1 2 views

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BIM, Revit

  1. Revit interior finishes for tiles with free apps 2 views
  2. Multipurpose function hall and 3DPDF panorama seat views 1 view
  3. PyRevit – Part 2- Attempting basic coding, little success 1 view
  4. Revit – Setup drawing Sheet Folders for simple browser ordering 1 view
  5. Revit section Lines Disappear when duplicating views and changing scale 1 view
  6. Creating eBook- part 2 1 view
  7. Creating eBook- part 3 1 view
  8. eBook 2 and developing ideas, finally publishing Automating Revit 2 ebook. 1 view

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Data Analysis

  1. Top 39 expense items on housing assets for 50 years life projection 1 view
  2. Covid by region Globally -Data visualisation- Part 3 1 view
  3. Sea rise & shore boundary properties 1 view
  4. Personal Electricity Prices- Page 1 1 view

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Data Extraction

  1. CAD Data to Excel for Asset Management 2 views
  2. Open Refine. A free, open source, powerful tool for working with messy data 2 views
  3. Revit interior finishes for tiles with free apps 2 views
  4. Covid by region Globally -Data visualisation- Part 3 1 view

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DataBases

  1. Python 9. MongoDB NoSQL DataBase & PyMongo 2 views
  2. Covid by region Globally -Data visualisation- Part 3 1 view

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Drawings

  1. CAD Data to Excel for Asset Management 2 views
  2. Revit interior finishes for tiles with free apps 2 views

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Excel, Power BI & Google Sheets

  1. Excel filterable Heatmaps for Asset Condition over time online 2 views
  2. CAD Data to Excel for Asset Management 2 views
  3. Top 39 expense items on housing assets for 50 years life projection 1 view
  4. Free GlideApp for Defects list for a new building 1 view
  5. Free GlideApp for Project Defect list moving COMPLETED ITEMS to another sheet 1 view
  6. Covid by region Globally -Data visualisation- Part 3 1 view

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Google Docs

  1. A free expenses tool Google sheets, forms & Gmail 1 view
  2. Free GlideApp for Defects list for a new building 1 view
  3. Free GlideApp for Project Defect list moving COMPLETED ITEMS to another sheet 1 view

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Graphs

  1. Covid by region Globally -Data visualisation- Part 3 1 view

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JavaScript, ReactJS

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Knime, Orange, RapidMiner, Weka

  1. Excel filterable Heatmaps for Asset Condition over time online 2 views

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Maps

  1. OpenMAINT and GIS on Localhost. Part 2 3 views
  2. OpenMAINT and GIS on Localhost. Part 1 1 view

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NoSQL Databases

  1. Python 9. MongoDB NoSQL DataBase & PyMongo 2 views

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OpenMAINT & Asset Tiger

  1. OpenMAINT and GIS on Localhost. Part 2 3 views
  2. How to setup openMAINT on VPS Windows Server 2008/2016- Part 1 2 views
  3. OpenMAINT- VERY Time consuming setting up 2 views
  4. How to get OpenMAINT and Alfresco DMS on Win 10 PC & Win VPS 2 views
  5. How to install openMAINT on localHost (Win 10 PC) Part 1 1 view
  6. How to setup openMAINT on localHost (Win 10 PC) Part 2 with Shark Together Workflow Server for workorders 1 view
  7. How to create OpenMAINT report using Jaspersoft Studio 1 view
  8. OpenMAINT and GIS on Localhost. Part 1 1 view
  9. OpenMAINT basic setup on Linux Ubantu and Notes 1 view

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Panorama 360 images

  1. Multipurpose function hall and 3DPDF panorama seat views 1 view

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Productivity

  1. Spartan Clipboard for Windows, finding, downloading and installing- part 1 4 views
  2. Firefox productivity and other free tools 3 views
  3. JavaScript in 3D PDF- basic 3 views
  4. 12 Free Productivity Tools for Win 10 2 views
  5. Programmatically closing programs with hotkeys to AutoHotKey hidden scripts 2 views
  6. LintaList AutoHotKey Text expander with user defined variables 2 views
  7. More free tools for productivity 1 view
  8. A free expenses tool Google sheets, forms & Gmail 1 view
  9. Free GlideApp for Defects list for a new building 1 view
  10. Free GlideApp for Project Defect list moving COMPLETED ITEMS to another sheet 1 view
  11. Revit – Setup drawing Sheet Folders for simple browser ordering 1 view
  12. Web browser time capture & store to file 1 view
  13. Accessing Recent Files- Part 1- an Automation with AHK and Excel VBA Macro 1 view
  14. Bookmarklets, Firefox, AutoHotKeys & maybe MaxLauncher too 1 view
  15. WordPress headers with AUTOHOTKEYs 1 view
  16. FreeFileSync for file/folder backup 1 view
  17. Word & Keyboard Shortcuts, what a pleasure 1 view

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Python

  1. Python 9. MongoDB NoSQL DataBase & PyMongo 2 views
  2. Python 7. Simple compiled .Exe example with cx_Freeze 1 view
  3. PyRevit – Part 2- Attempting basic coding, little success 1 view

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Surveying building condition

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Video

  1. Video Playlists 7 views
  2. Excel filterable Heatmaps for Asset Condition over time online 2 views
  3. YouTube Shorts with OBS 2 views
  4. Alternate Language Subtitles for YouTube videos 1 view

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Virtual Private Servers

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Visualisation

  1. All Posts by Category 10 views
  2. JavaScript in 3D PDF- basic 3 views
  3. Excel filterable Heatmaps for Asset Condition over time online 2 views
  4. CAD Data to Excel for Asset Management 2 views
  5. Revit interior finishes for tiles with free apps 2 views
  6. Multipurpose function hall and 3DPDF panorama seat views 1 view
  7. Covid by region Globally -Data visualisation- Part 3 1 view
  8. Sea rise & shore boundary properties 1 view

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Building Information Barcoding

  1. Spartan Clipboard for Windows, finding, downloading and installing- part 1 4 views
  2. Firefox productivity and other free tools 3 views
  3. JavaScript in 3D PDF- basic 3 views
  4. Programmatically closing programs with hotkeys to AutoHotKey hidden scripts 2 views
  5. LintaList AutoHotKey Text expander with user defined variables 2 views
  6. A free expenses tool Google sheets, forms & Gmail 1 view
  7. Free GlideApp for Project Defect list moving COMPLETED ITEMS to another sheet 1 view
  8. PyRevit – Part 2- Attempting basic coding, little success 1 view
  9. Web browser time capture & store to file 1 view
  10. Accessing Recent Files- Part 1- an Automation with AHK and Excel VBA Macro 1 view
  11. AHK and .DLL files 1 view
  12. Program and file launchers- MaxLauncher and others 1 view
  13. Bookmarklets, Firefox, AutoHotKeys & maybe MaxLauncher too 1 view
  14. FreeFileSync for file/folder backup 1 view
  15. Setting up install files to share for prototyping with security 1 view
  16. Alternate Language Subtitles for YouTube videos 1 view

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Visualise building condition

  1. Excel filterable Heatmaps for Asset Condition over time online 2 views

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Web

  1. Firefox productivity and other free tools 3 views
  2. Creating eBook- part 1 3 views
  3. Search Engine Indexing your Sites & Google Analytics 2 views
  4. YouTube Shorts with OBS 2 views
  5. Setting up a WordPress Woo Commerce site with Local by Flywheel Part 1 1 view
  6. Moving 6 websites to HTTPS & WordPress 5.0 1 view
  7. More free tools for productivity 1 view
  8. A free expenses tool Google sheets, forms & Gmail 1 view
  9. Multipurpose function hall and 3DPDF panorama seat views 1 view
  10. Free GlideApp for Defects list for a new building 1 view
  11. Free GlideApp for Project Defect list moving COMPLETED ITEMS to another sheet 1 view
  12. Covid by region Globally -Data visualisation- Part 3 1 view
  13. Visual Studio CODE, Live Server Extension & web page building 1 view
  14. Bookmarklets, Firefox, AutoHotKeys & maybe MaxLauncher too 1 view

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WordPress

  1. How to Setup a Totally Free Self Hosted WordPress Web Site 13 views
  2. All Posts by Category 10 views
  3. Search Engine Indexing your Sites & Google Analytics 2 views
  4. Setting up a WordPress Woo Commerce site with Local by Flywheel Part 1 1 view
  5. Moving 6 websites to HTTPS & WordPress 5.0 1 view
  6. WordPress headers with AUTOHOTKEYs 1 view

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Intent of post and setup process

I have been on a few really interesting blog sites, getting there from my RSS feed to find a great article, and when I go to explore further posts on the site I find they are hard to navigate.

I plan to make a “Sticky Post” of this article so that all the posts I have done can be looked at by category.

So I looked at plugins. I came across this article that I thought was interesting and realised that I was already using WordPress Popular Posts plugin in the widget area. I found out that it can be used for post and pages too. This pleased me as I do not want to load up another plugin if I have one that can do 2 jobs.

One thing that stymied me for a while was getting the Post Category ID’s as these are not shown on the category page. I watched a video that described where the ID was and I opened up most of the categories before I realised you could get the ID quickly by hovering over the category, see below

The short code that I’m using is as follows:

For popular posts with thumbnails (replace xxx with wpp at the front of line below):

"[xxx range="all" limit=10 stats_views=1 order_by="views" stats_date=1 thumbnail_width=100 thumbnail_height=100 ]"

For listing the other posts by categories (replace xxx with wpp at the front of line below):

"[xxx cat="27" range="all" post_type='post' stats_views=1 limit=30 wpp_start='<ol>' wpp_end='</ol>' order_by="views" ]"

Resources:

There is a github page for the plugin here.

There is a Wiki help page here.

For actual code it suggests you look at the plugin on your site. For a complete list of parameters & additional examples, please visit Settings > WordPress Popular Posts > Parameters.

Thank you.

I would like to say thank you to Héctor Cabrera for such a useful and versatile plugin with good resources as well.

Sticky Post

I was wondering how I was going to give visitors access to the posts, either in the menu to a page, or the widget sidebar with a TEXT widget. Then I saw that you can do a sticky post, so I thought, for first try, I will stick it at the top of my posts and see if that works.  This is how you do it.

Setting up links in page

To setup links for categories in the page I selected the category list in the post side panel and pasted thenm into a spreadsheet, then used CONCAT() to join all the HTML bits of code as well as the names.

Then copied the resulting column  & used PASTE AS VALUES to get the code to paste into the actual post.

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Seeing all the categories listed in this manner has made me think about my categorization.  I may consider adjusting some of them. There is already one that I only have one post associated with that category that I’ll be removing.

Hopefully visitors will be able to access more content with this easy browsing tool.

I’m using an in-page link using Category ID in the list at the beginning and the articles with a Go to Top back link to get back to the main list so its easy to navigate up and down the page quickly.

I did consider having a pull down menu so that you choose a category to load, as this current process loads all of the categories with all the short codes. I’m not sure how to code that, but I’ll think about it for the future.

I only included thumbnails for the top posts as I didn’t want to slow the post down any further.

Post Views

I want to make a quick comment about Post Views.

I have Google Analytics running, I have Linked In view count on that, I have CloudFlare stats as well as Popular Post Views. They all seem to tell different stories. Some are blocked from counting by AddBlockers in browsers, others have odd count methods, such as LinkedIn that counts if it gets on a device, the receiver does not have to look at the post but it is still classified as a “View” which is pretty rubbish really as its not telling you anything intelligent.

Also the SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) process has an influence on where your posts come from different searches. I seem to have a highish ranking for OpenMaint but not for a number of other areas. The productivity and Windows free tools and tips and tricks are in a popularist area so my ranking with these will be pretty low. Until recently I haven’t bothered with any SEO issues at all, and I’m still pretty naive on the process.

What the counts does, in my opinion, is show some articles that have become popular. It is worth noting, in the most popular post list that the posts that rank high are older posts, so they have more time to be viewed too. I added this view counter addin somewhere between 9-12 months ago and the site has been running a lot longer than that, so the counts are only an indication.

My intentions are to, hopefully, draw visitors to look at other articles that I think may be of interest to them too by making the category listing more easy to see.  We’ll see if that does happen.

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