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Google Living Stories Plugin for WordPress

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Google News Blog: Bringing Living Stories to WordPress: Google is releasing their Living Stories experimental format as a plugin and a theme for WordPress.  Living Stories is an experimental news format from Google. In the form of a plugin, each Living Story would be a WordPress category with the plugin allowing a blogger to add the stories themselves. An example would be nice to see but none is to be found yet. Thanks to a writeup on ReadWriteWeb I would love to see an example blog or screenshots.

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iPad Peek – Peek at Your Blog on the iPad

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April 5th, 2010
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iPad Peek: Thanks to iPad Peek, you are now able to visualize how your blog or website would render on the iPad. A few tips as offered by Mashable include clicking on the top border to switch from landscape to portrait mode, disabling Flash on your browser to simulate the lack of Flash support on the iPad and changing your browser user agent string to that of the Apple iPad.

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Looking for Tutorial and Walkthrough Authors

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April 4th, 2010
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Blogging, General

Are you adept at writing WordPress tutorials? Do you want to enrich the WordPress community? Want to know what it is like to be peer reviewed by tens of thousands of people simultaneously? Are you looking for some extra oomph in your blogging efforts? With WordPress 3.0 in the horizon and the many tools, plugins and themes being released every week, Weblog Tools Collection is looking for passionate WordPress enthusiasts to bring these to our readers. Please contact us using the form above or leave us a comment if you are interested in exploring the possibilities.

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WordPress for iPad and iPhone OS 2.4

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April 3rd, 2010
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Best of WordPress, Blogging News

WordPress for iPhone OS 2.4.: WordPress for the iPad is now available, according to the WordPress for iPhone blog. The Automattic team has worked with Small Society to work on this new version. Find more details about the application at iphone.wordpress.org and also at the Next web writeup, which has some nice screenshots as well. Writing and editing posts along with streaming through comments and moderating them should be easier on this iPad version. I would love to hear some real world opinions on this product because it might make or break my desire to get myself another toy.

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BuddyPress anyone?

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February 27th, 2010
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buddypress, Business of Blogging, WordPress News

By now you have surely read the news of the release of BudyPress 1.2 (which now will work with single WordPress.org blogs, previously limited to WordPress MU) and this dev blog announcement from Jane last evening about another plugin Andy wrote that lets you use your present theme with BuddyPress. I have always been of the opinion that this blog, its content, its collection of authors and most of all, its community of readers, is a prime candidate for BuddyPress. Having a common signup between comments, ratings, forums and blog posts would be a fantastic feature. This news is the first step in making those features a reality. We will start working on our test version of this blog very soon. Are you thinking about trying BuddyPress? What is your greatest concern in adding BuddyPress to your blog? What is the greatest benefit?

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WordPress for Android 1.0 Release

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February 2nd, 2010
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Blogging News

WordPress for Android 1.0 Release: The Open Source WordPress for Android application is now available for download. This is in addition to the WordPress for iPhone and WordPress for BlackBerry applications that are already available. It is built on top of the wpToGo application which has been taken over by the WordPress team and released as this Open Source Application. You can follow the development of the application at dev.android.wordpress.org and look for support on the support forums.

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24 Plugins for Stats Junkies

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January 31st, 2010
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WordPress Plugins

The name of the linked post is actually 24 Noble WordPress Plugins To Determine The Performance of your Blog, but it is safe to say that you would artificially kill the performance of your blog if you were to install of them (read: don’t install them all). However, if you are a stats junky like me, you might be interested in some of the plugins mentioned in the App Sheriff post such as Feed Statistics, Live, Post and Comments Time and Social Traffic Monitor. Now most of the information provided by these plugins can be derived from regular statistics sources but the filters can be interesting for some folks. Head over to the App Sheriff and see what you *might* have been missing! We use WordPress.com stats, Statcounter and Google Analytics on this blog. I know that is two too many, but what can I say, I am a stats […]

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1 Year Domain Registration for $1.17 from GoDaddy

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January 26th, 2010
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Blogging News

For all of you looking to register your new blog domains, GoDaddy is having another domain sale as they often do. Just enter BOWL2010 in the coupon form to see the discounted price of 99 cents along with the additional 18 cents ICANN fee. If any of you are aware of other coupons to lower the price, please post in the comments. Thanks SlickDeals While we are on the subject, how did you name your blog? Was it based on the domain name you could register or did you think about it for a while?

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Are You Spamming Comments Inadvertently?

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January 24th, 2010
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Blogging Essays, Business of Blogging, Spam

In a blog post titles “6 Steps to Kill Your Community“, Matt listed “Allow Spam Through” as the second step and “Don’t Participate in Comments” as the fourth step to killing your community. We treat comments and reader participation very seriously at Weblog Tools Collection. We highlight commenters, try to identify the frequent comments who participate willingly and heuristically remove nofollow tags from the links of commenters who participate in the community. I have personally chosen and thanked frequent commenter by providing them deeper access and rights to the various portals, elevating and applauding their presence within the community and have chosen most of my co-authors based on their participation and passion within the communities that I purvey. In short, I agree with Matt in that relevant comments and passionate participation are the lifeblood of any community. But our little blog gets a lot of attention from spammers. We are […]

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