WordPress Wednesday: Delicious Links April 8th, 2009 @ 10:00 am PDT
Delicious is a social bookmarking service that allows users to tag, save, manage and share web pages from a centralized source. With emphasis on the power of the community, Delicious greatly improves how people discover, remember and share on the Internet. Lots of people use Delicious to store bookmarks online, and as a blog publisher […]
WordPress Wednesday: Submit to Facebook April 1st, 2009 @ 9:15 am PDT
I am not a fan of Facebook. I hardly ever visit the place and am usually just annoyed by all the little “applications” that people send me constantly. But … it is a terrific way to get traffic to your site. People on Facebook tend to be the type that just click everything they see. […]
WordPress Wednesday: Amazon QuickTags Plugin March 25th, 2009 @ 9:15 am PDT
WordPress Wednesday: Displaying Huge Archives March 18th, 2009 @ 9:15 am PDT
Once you’ve been blogging for a few years, you’re going to realize that your archives page is huge. For the casual one-post-each-week blogger, it might be okay to display the titles or even excerpts of posts on your archives page. But what about you and your twenty-posts-per-day blogging habit? It won’t be long before your […]
WordPress Wednesday: Create a Twitter Widget March 11th, 2009 @ 9:15 am PDT
The team at ProBlogDesign has posted an excellent tutorial explaining How to Create Your Own Twitter Widget. The instructions are very detailed and by following them you’ll learn quite a lot about how widgets work.
WordPress Wednesday: Two Excellent Blog Hosts March 4th, 2009 @ 9:15 am PDT
In the last five or six years I have used almost exclusively only two web hosts: DreamHost and Network Redux. I consider myself an “informed source” when it comes to the reliability of web hosts: I have hosted well over 3,000 websites with these two companies since 2000. If you are planning on running a […]
WordPress Wednesday: How to Display the Age of Your Site February 25th, 2009 @ 9:15 am PDT
If you scroll to the bottom of this page, you’ll see that in my footer I display how long I’ve been publishing this site. It’s pretty simple to do this; all you really need is the DateDiff plugin and PHP’s default date() function.
WordPress Wednesday: Current Plugins February 18th, 2009 @ 9:15 am PDT
Here’s a handy list of all the WordPress plugins I’m currently using to publish this site.
#WordPress Wednesday: Ping Services February 11th, 2009 @ 9:15 am PDT
Where to ping
WordPress Wednesday: Scheduled Posts February 4th, 2009 @ 9:15 am PDT
There are dozens of awesome features in the WordPress CMS, but one of my favorites is the ability to schedule a post for future publication. You can write a birthday wish to someone months in advance so you don’t have to worry about forgetting. You can plan to have an anniversary note appear on your […]