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WordPress.com and Windows Live partnering together

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September 27th, 2010
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Blogging News, WordPress News

WordPress.com and Windows Live are partnering together and providing an upgrade for 30 million Windows Live Spaces customers. This partnership was announced at TechCrunch Disrupt. You can read more about the partnership, the Windows Live Spaces importer for WordPress.com, the added ability to Publicize on Messenger on the WordPress.com blog. Via: Windows Team Blog.

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What plugins do you find yourself using on every site you design?

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September 23rd, 2010
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Best of WordPress

I saw a similar post on the LinkedIn WordPress Group posted by Mary Ann and I was intrigued. So without further ado, I would love to read about and be linked to The Top 5 Plugins that you WordPress Genuises use in every one of your WordPress installs and why are they so important to you?

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Doomed Vox blogger? WordPress to the Rescue!

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September 5th, 2010
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Blogging News, Cool Scripts, LinkyLoo

If you know of someone, or are yourself a blogger on Vox, you should know already that Six Apart has announced plans for closing the service. Users have until the 30th of September to get their data our of Vox and into other blogging and/or CMS platforms if they so choose. Mark Jaquith has a great suggestion on how to Import a Vox blog into WordPress or almost anything else. In short, he suggests that you import your Vox blog into a vanilla WordPress.com blog and then export it out as a WordPress export file. Then you actually have a bunch of choices of what to do with your blog. PS: Be sure to mark your WordPress.com blog as private before importing if you do not intend to make that your final destination.

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300,000 Biggest Websites, Visualized With Their Icons

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August 24th, 2010
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General, LinkyLoo

The 300,000 Biggest Websites, Visualized With Their Icons: Gizmodo had an interesting post today about a chart/image that contains the favicons of the 300,000 most trafficked websites on the Interwebs. I thought the interactive version was interesting and found Weblog Tools Collection completely hidden right under the lower left corner of the Blogger icon. The traffic data came from Alexa and it was put together by Nmap.

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Lessons Learned From Maintaining a WordPress Plug-In

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August 1st, 2010
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LinkyLoo, WordPress, WordPress Plugins

Lessons Learned From Maintaining a WordPress Plug-In: Joost de Valk’s list of seven lessons learned from writing and maintaining a WordPress plugin. I was nodding my head all the while I was reading through them. Some of these are applicable to the general WordPress plugin developer while others are more particular to the individual project that Joost was working on but almost all of them are good advice. All in all, I think this is a good read for both seasoned as well as newbie WordPress plugin developers.

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One Click Multisite in WordPress 3.0

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July 9th, 2010
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Blogging News, WordPress Plugins

[EDIT] Peter Westwood, one of the lead devs, in a comment below suggests against the use of this plugin because of the complexities of the setup process that might be ignored if users install and enable this plugin without following the steps. He points users to the Codex article that explains the setup. If the preliminary setup is that complex, code could be written to understand, walk people through and then validate those setup steps in the future. I am pretty sure the core is going to get more mature about this. So this is just the first step. Enable Multisite in WordPress 3.0 With One Click!: Sarah Gooding from WPMU.org notifies us of a plugin (which can be downloaded from the WordPress Repository) that will enable MultiSite functionality on your WordPress blog with just one click. Installation for the Enable MultiSite plugin seems relatively simple and the process to […]

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Phone Your Blog to Make a Post on WordPress.com

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July 2nd, 2010
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Blogging News, WordPress

Phone Your Blog — WordPress.com: Matt wrote a post yesterday about a new feature WordPress.com is testing using which a blogger on WordPress.com could get it set up, receive a special number and code and then call in to make a post. Interesting concept indeed. This is made possible by Twilio. Not yet available for self hosted WordPress blogs.

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WordPress 3.0 Multisite Domain Mapping Tutorial from Otto

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June 21st, 2010
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WordPress Hack, WordPress Plugins

WordPress 3.0: Multisite Domain Mapping Tutorial. As an extension of the excellent walk through of the multisite functionality of WordPress 3.0 by our very own Klint Finley, Otto has put together a domain mapping tutorial that is receiving rave reviews. Follow the steps to map multiple domain blogs from within the same WordPress 3.0 install.

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WordPress 3.0 “Thelonious” is out!

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As of yesterday, WordPress 3.0 “Thelonious” is out of beta and ready to be installed! There is a lot to look forward to in this point oh version, including a whole bunch of new features, a whole new default theme called Twenty Ten, integration of WordPress MU and multiple blogs into WordPress (boy that seems like such a huge goal from just a few years ago to compete with MT) and a whole slew of bugfixes. The WordPress produced video is embedded below. This is a big one and I am really looking forward to having our team dive into the nitty gritty of this release as soon as possible. Six Revisions has an ultimate guide to the new features in WordPress 3.0, while Rohand Mehta tells us of the 10 features that he is looking forward to in WordPress 3.0. I also really appreciated Navjot’s list of Template Changes/Tags […]

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