File List Pro

List Files easily in WordPressAfter the success of my two free WordPress plugins – Pretty File Links, and Pretty File List – I have completed my first commercial plugin.

It’s an almost complete rewrite of Pretty File List with lots of new features added in. More details below:

File List Pro lets you quickly display files attached to a post or page, in a paged, sortable, searchable, and filterable list. It comes ready to go with 18 styles and is fully customisable.

File List Pro is perfect for creating lists of PDF newsletters, Excel spreadsheets of company accounts, Powerpoint Presentations ready to view, or Download lists for zip files.

You can manually choose the files you want to show from a list, or specify criteria and have the list update itself automatically. It evens add tagging functionality to files so that you can have multiple auto-updating lists on the same page.

Currently the File List Pro WordPress plugin is just $10 with prepaid credit through CodeCanyon (one of the Envato Marketplaces).

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Free jQuery page peel (updated)

There is now a javascript based WordPress plugin for adding Page Peels to your site. Take a look at it on Code Canyon.

The jQuery version of the page peel script has been very popular on, and I’ve finally got round to making some updates and changes to it.

Since I wrote the original article I found this site, which seems to have the original Flash files for the peel effect, as well as a copy of the non-jQuery version of the files. So, if you want to edit the .fla files, or you don’t want to use jQuery to display the page peel you may want to head over there now.


  • The most requested feature for the original script was for it to open the link in the same window. This is now a configurable option. (Note: I’ve changed the default to be that the link opens in the same window).
  • I’ve changed the default images to make it easier to create your own.
  • Stopped the dotted outline from appearing when you click on the advert.
  • Assorted other fixes.

To use the new page peel edit the peel.js file to match your set-up:

  • smartredfox.link_url – This is the full url (including http://) that you want users to go to when they click your advert.
  • smartredfox.newWindow – Set this to true if you want the link_url to be opened in a new window.
  • smartredfox.small_image – This is the full path to the image users see when the image loads.
  • smartredfox.big_image – This is the full path to the big image that appears when users roll over the page peel.
  • smartredfox.small_path – This is the full path to the small.swf file.
  • smartredfox.big_path – This is the full path to the large.swf file.

Then include the peel.js file and jQuery in the head of your website:

<script type="text/javascript" src=""></script>
<script src="peel.js" type="text/javascript"></script>

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If you have any feedback or feature requests please post them in the comments below.


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Totaliser – make your numbers roll

UPDATE 24/08/2010: Various fixes and updates have now been incorporated, and the instructions below have been updated.

SmartRedFox is pleased to announce it’s first ever jQuery plugin – the Totaliser.

It’s a simple plugin that takes a text box and turns it into a fruit machine style number updater. It’s easier to see than explain, so take a look at the demo.

There are a couple of things you need to know to use it:

1> Include the js file after your jquery include:

<script type=”text/javascript” src=”YOURPATHHERE/jquery.totaliser.js”></script>

2> Call the totaliser against a textbox to create it:


3> When you want to update it just call UpdateTotaliser with a new number:




There are a few configurable options for the totaliser:

  • digits – this sets how many digits the totaliser displays (default is 9)
  • currency – set this to false if you don’t want to show the currency symbol
  • currencySign – this sets what currency symbol shows before the number (default is british pounds).

So for example to load it up with the dollar sign and only 6 digits you’d call the following:


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If you have any bugs, suggestions, improvements, or just want to let me know that you’re using it, please leave a comment.


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TimeBot – Automated timesheets using Bluetooth

TimeBot is released!For a while now I’ve been working on a simple way for people to record their working hours and create timesheets automatically, and now it’s finally ready for release.

Timebot is an automated system that checks to see if someone is onsite by looking for their mobile phone or bluetooth enabled device. Timebot is easy and quick to configure, and saves a users time out to Google Calendar for easy management and sharing.

Take a look now – any feedback is greatly appreciated.