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Sharing, reputation, and more

Published in: New Features, Site NewsPosted by thoaionline on 11/23/11

In the last few months, we have been enhancing the website with new features. Well, let’s just skip the introductory part and go straight to the cool stuffs.

Simplified login with Facebook connect

You can now login into using your Facebook account. If you have been with Snipplr for a while, use the connect option in the Settings page. New to Snipplr? Just click “Login with Facebook” on the homepage and you’re ready to go!

More ways to share

Having saved a snippet of code that you are proud of? Talk about it! We’ve added the option to share your snippets on common social networks such as Facebook, Google+ and Twitter. Find a snippet that might be of interest to a friend? You can now send any snippet to your friend via Facebook private message, directly on the snippet page!

Show your support

We believe that there are times when you want to say thanks the author of the snippet that solves your problem. The “FAV” feature is back (confession: we had a JS error that prevented the feature from working). To mark a snippet as your favourite, click on the FAV icon next to its name, a snippet you like will be marked orange. Did we mention that you can “like” comments too?

Reputation system and badges

We believe that you should be recognised for your community contribution (remember that your snippet can be of great help to others). A reputation system was created to track your submission, views and favourites that others give you. You may have noticed the new homepage arrangement with an “achievement” column. We created a number of badges that you can show off from your profile page. We will soon implement a site-wide ranking system based on the score-based reputation, which is accessible from within your dashboard.

Popular snippets by month, week, and year

The website used to display all time popular snippets based on the number of likes on the homepage. This caused some of the very old snippets (some dated back in our first days) still sticking on the front-page. We consider the freshness of the snippets just as important as the number of “favourites”. For this reason, we now display the popular snippets based on both submission time and popularity. You can even filter the popular snippets to display only notable ones by time, programming language, and tag.

‘Tweet This’ Now Available

Published in: Site NewsPosted by Travis on 11/02/10

In case you hadn’t noticed, we’ve been slowing adding a few new features to Snipplr. Now on the bottom of each snippet you’ll see a little ‘Tweet’ icon. Simply click to tell the Twitter world about your snippet.

Tweet this area.

Also, you may have noticed that we’ve been running a few featured items from our sister site CodeCanyon. If anything catches your eye, be sure to head over to CodeCanyon to check out the details!

We’re going to be slowing adding features and improving the service over the next little while. While I can’t give you a firm date yet, it looks like we may be in for our redesign in the upcoming year. Huzzah!

Stay tuned for more details =)

iPhone Snippets on Mobiletuts+

Published in: News, Site NewsPosted by Travis on 09/16/10

I’m excited to announce that we’re going to be doing some snippet sharing with one of our sister sites Mobiletuts+.

Mobiletuts+ is a top level site for quality tutorials for mobile developers. Topics include native development with the iPhone, Android, Windows and Blackberry platforms, cross-platform development with tools like Appcelerator and Phone Gap, and techniques for building mobile accessible web sites with HTML 5.

This week they posted a quick screencast using one of the iPhone snippets found right here on Snipplr.

Be sure to check out their iOS SDK Snippet: iPhone Vibration tutorial and keep you eyes open for more to come.

Also, be sure to follow us on Twitter for more news and updates!

Video from the Chicago Meetup

Published in: News, Site NewsPosted by Travis on 09/09/10

In case you hadn’t heard, we just had our first ever Envato community meetup in Chicago. The atmosphere was fun and relaxed and we got to meet a ton of great people.

Adam Miller from Aetuts+ thought it would be a good idea to do some live streaming from the event. In Part 1 we all get a feel for it (and you get to see a lot of people’s backends), but in Part 2 things really get rolling.

Check out our Snipplr updates at about the three minute mark of Part 2 followed by a little question and answer with Collis.


Introduction: Part 1

Q & A Time: Part 2

Link to Snipplr in Your Envato Profile

Published in: Site NewsPosted by Travis on 08/06/10

Snipplr Profile on Envato

I just got the good word that you can now link to your Snipplr account from your profile on any Envato site that supports cross-site profiles.

Just head over to your Envato site of choice and after you sign in go to My Account>MySettings>Social Network Links and add your Snipplr username.

It will be a great way to quickly link to any support code or to showcase your mad hacking skills. Head over and add your link!

Snipplr Snippets – WordPress Plugin

Published in: Plugins, Site NewsPosted by Travis on 07/05/10

The Snipplr Snippets WordPress plugin was recently updated and now works with WordPress 3.0.

If you’re not familiar with the plugin, it allows you to embed snippets directly into your WordPress posts using the snippet ID.

Features include:

  • Code highlighting using GeSHi.
  • Sidebar widget to show your latest code snippets.
  • Easily embed snippets into the page using [snippet id=##]
  • Customisable layout using CSS. Can disable default plug-in CSS from the admin settings
  • Uninstall option in the plugin settings page.

Pick up the plugin now or head over to the author’s website for more information.

Snippets App – With Built in Snipplr Love

Published in: Site NewsPosted by Travis on 06/24/10

We just received an email from developer Vadim Shpakovski who informed us of Snippets, a Mac App that stores your valuable pieces of code so you can reuse them in different projects over and over.

That all sounds very tasty, but here’s the best part – it has built in Snipplr submission functionality. So you got to love that!

Head over to the Snippets website, or check out the page we just put together in our developers section and let us know what you think about it.

When a Snippet isn’t a Snippet

Published in: New Features, NewsPosted by Jon Henshaw on 04/09/08

We’ve been getting a lot of snippet entries that are really just spam. Thanks to users like Frank B., we’ve been able to react to it as quickly as possible. However, a better solution for handling this spam is to give our users the ability to flag these snippets themselves.

We’ve implemented a new “Report this Snippet” link that’s located beneath each code snippet box. Clicking on this link will notify us if you think the snippet is spam. There’s also a built in threshold to take the snippet offline if enough unique users click the link.

We’ll see how this system works and will adjust it accordingly. As always, thank you for using Snipplr!

What’s New With Snipplr

Published in: Design, Development, NewsPosted by Jason Tan on 01/17/08

I wanted to write a quick post to update you all on what’s been going on with Snipplr.

First, thank you for your feedback on the new design, both positive and negative. It’s hard to be all things to all people, but we’re going to give it our best shot. Trey is busy working on an alternate style that is more minimalistic, smaller, and has more room to view code. We’d love to give you more control over your preferred interface. In the meantime, I’ve made some small changes to the interface – like making the code editing block more suitable for code on both the new and edit snippet pages.

Aside from the design, I’ve been working to make some system changes:

  • Search. Searching now works more like how you would expect. I’ve also added an advanced search, which allows you to search source code and filter by language.
  • Languages. I added some new languages that were requested and also upgraded GeSHI (for syntax highlighting) to the latest version.
  • Spam. I replaced the math captcha for new user registration with reCAPTCHA and haven’t seen any spam bots try to create an account since.
  • Details. There are lots more minor changes and fixes around the site on both the front and back end. As always, please contact us with any bugs or suggestions you have.

We have lots of more ideas and things in the works, so keep checking back here for the latest news.

Snipplr Launches New Design

Published in: Design, NewsPosted by Jon Henshaw on 01/11/08

We’re proud to announce the launch of the new Snipplr website. The website was redesigned by Shelly Dennison and Scott Holdren, Jason Tan and Trey Piepmeier had a hand in transitioning the website to the new design.

The website has come a long way since Tyler Hall first built it. In the beginning, Snipplr was called Caffeine and it looked like a bare bones Web application from 37 Signals.


Since then, it’s come a long way. The new website has several new features, including the ability to expand the code view. The search has also been completely overhauled and works much better than the last version of the website.

We have some very big features that we’re planning to introduce later this year. Subscribe to our blog and also our Twitter account to keep up with the latest Snipplr news, including beta announcements.

Thanks to everyone who has contributed code snippets to Snipplr over the years. You are what makes Snipplr so great.