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I tis a little unusual that I am writing a second blog post about my feedList plugin but I think this one change warrants a second posting just so I know that people are aware of the change.
If you aren't aware feedList is a plugin I wrote for the wordpress blogging platform that lets you pull other feeds (either atom or rss) into your blog's pages, posts, and sidebar. It is pretty flexible and well tested and is widely used around the wordpress blog-o-sphere.
The reason for this post though is that I have moved where I was hosting the plugin from google's code site to the wordpress plugin database. By doing this users will be notified from within their blogs administrative interface when the plugin is updated. However, I messed up a little while adding the plugin to the site so the name changed from Feed List to feedList. This update doesn't really have any effect on the code but rather, just making the end users lives easier when they want to update.
Unfortunately, due to my renaming mistake, you need to download and update your copy manually one time before you get the benefit of this new feature built into wordpress 2.5 that lets you update the plugin via single link click within the administrative interface.
In order to download the plugin just visit this page, then click on the download button. It will come down as a zip file. To install it just copy the feedlist.php file up to your wordpress plugins directory. Your old feedlist file might be called "feedList.php" (notice the capital "L") please delete it before you upload this latest version. Then go into your wordpress admin and make sure the FeedList plugin is activated. I'm really sorry for the inconvienence but hopefully this will make your life easier in the future.
I would have just fixed it in the first place but almost immediately after I uploaded the plugin there it was downloaded by 13 different people. Since they were already using this new system, and had found the plugin via that page I figured it wouldn't be fair to change it on them immediately.