‘Blogging News’ Category

Posterous to Shutdown on April 30

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February 15th, 2013
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Some of you may remember that Posterous was acquired by Twitter almost a year ago. At the time, the future of the service was in doubt, and they have just announced today that the service will be shutting down on April 30. If you’re still with Posterous, it’s not too late to move your blog elsewhere. If you prefer hosted blogging services, like Posterous, you can move to WordPress.com following this guide and Squarespace following this guide. If you’d rather have more control over the hosting and permanence of your content, it might be time to find yourself a hosting provider so you can install and run WordPress yourself and use this importer to bring over your Posterous content. Don’t delay! The service will be completely shutting down on April 30, which means that you will not be able to edit or even view your Posterous blog past that date.

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Posterous Acquired by Twitter

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March 15th, 2012
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Posterous, a popular hosted blogging platform, has been acquired by Twitter. The team behind Posterous assures that the service will not be disrupted, but will give “ample notice if [they] make any changes to the service,” and Sachin Agarwal (Posterous founder and CEO) is now a Product Manager for Twitter. It is not yet clear if Twitter intends to make use of the Posterous service or if this acquisition was intended to just bring the talent behind Posterous to Twitter’s ever-growing platform. If you’re concerned about the future of your Posterous Space, it’s not too late to switch to a self-hosted WordPress installation (where you have full control over your content) with this importer. If you prefer a hosted environment, like Posterous, you can move to WordPress.com following this handy guide.

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Move from Splinder to WordPress

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January 11th, 2012
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Splinder, a popular Italian blogging service, will be closing its doors on January 31st. If you’re Splinder user in need of a new home, fear not! Moving to WordPress is super-easy. If you want to try a similar hosted blogging service, WordPress.com has you covered with a new importer, a handy guide, and free support if something goes wrong. If you think it’s time to host your own blog, you might be interested in running a self-hosted WordPress.org blog. There are no Splinder importers for WordPress.org yet, but you can import to a WordPress.com blog, then export the resulting blog to any WordPress.org installation. Before you choose between WordPress.com and WordPress.org, make sure that you review the differences between the two. Having been through two similar service closures myself, I recommend moving your Splinder blog as soon as possible. When those doors shut, they tend to shut for good, and you […]

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Fast as a CannonBall, in under 5 minutes!

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November 10th, 2011
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Blogging News, Weblog Add-Ons, WordPress FAQs

Notice anything different about Weblog Tools Collection? The name of the post probably gave it away. This blog is rocking in speed and deliverability! How you ask? Thanks to the fine work of the people over at Cloudflare.com CloudFlare is a free(mium) service that was recommended to me by our own James. He had heard about it in conversations with some folks over dinner and wanted us to try it out. While this blog has gotten loaded over the years with JavaScript from various sources and code cruft of years, it has also gotten quite slow as a result. It is not the server (though Spam storms never help) and MySql running on the same server does not help. I had added caching thanks to WP Super Cache and had tweaked most of the settings to be tolerable on the server. I had even tried a CDN at one point […]

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Google Finally Updates FeedBurner

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October 26th, 2010
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After over three years since its acquisition, Google has finally launched a major upgrade to FeedBurner with an emphasis on real-time stats. The new interface provides real time stats for clicks, views, and podcast downloads, which means you can start seeing what content is drawing traffic from feed readers, Twitter, and other syndicated sources as it happens. The interface can be accessed by clicking the “Try out the NEW (beta) version!” link at the top of your FeedBurner account page.  According to the launch article, “The best way to see these real time features is to publish a new post and then switch to the ‘Last two hours’ view to begin seeing updates.” At this time, the new interface is primarily for the showcasing the new real-time stats.  All other account actions will still need to be done from the old interface. What’s your take on the new FeedBurner upgrade? […]

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Blog Action Day 2010 Wrap Up

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October 24th, 2010
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On this year’s Blog Action Day, over 5,700 blogs from 143 countries reached an estimated 41,231,000 readers regarding the world’s various water problems. Several popular blogs contributed this year, including The White House Blog and The Official Google Blog, and feel free to stop by our post for a great way to share your fundraising goals with your readers. Despite the broad reach of this year’s Blog Action Day it was a rather steep decline from the over 31,000 blogs that participated last year regarding climate change. We’ll let you know as soon as voting begins for next year’s Blog Action Day topic, and hopefully we’ll wind up with a topic that more bloggers are passionate about. If you published a post for this year’s Blog Action Day, kudos to you for participating, and please feel free to share it with us.

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Track your Clean Water Fundraising in WordPress

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October 15th, 2010
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Today is Blog Action Day 2010, and this year’s topic is water. To many of us, water is a commonplace item. We don’t have to walk for miles for a simple drink of water or risk our lives with every sip, yet over 800 people world-wide have no access to clean water, and over 3 million people succumb to water-related diseases every year. Organizations like Charity: Water, Children’s Safe Drinking Water, and Water.org are collecting donations to provide wells and water filtration to communities around the world, so wouldn’t it be nice if you could set a fundraising goal on your WordPress blog and share the experience with your readers? Tracking your fundraising progress on your own blog is incredibly easy thanks to ChipIn. Just register for a free account and create a new event. Once your event has been setup, click the “Create Widgets Now” button. Customize your widget […]

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Blog Action Day 2010 Topic: Water

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October 2nd, 2010
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Voting has concluded for this year’s Blog Action Day topic, and the winner is water! Register your blog now and join the thousands (if not millions) of bloggers worldwide who will be posting about the world’s water problems on October 15th. If you need some inspiration for your post, the Blog Action Day crew has provided a few suggestions. Last year, over 31,000 posts were published across the globe on the topic of climate change. Will you be participating in this year’s Blog Action Day?

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WordPress.com and Windows Live partnering together

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September 27th, 2010
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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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