Posts Tagged ‘Blogging’

Yoo Guh Ler – Blogging Profiles

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April 18th, 2008
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Asides from having one of the simplest looking websites on the net, Yougler is a newly launched service which aims to provide bloggers the ability to establish a professional looking profile along with other perks. Using Yougler which is pronounced (Yoo-Guh-Ler) users can create profiles that bloggers can link to for spam free contact information. One of the long standing problems that bloggers have faced is the way in which end user’s can communicate with the blog author. Usually, this would consist of typing out your email address as so ( blabla at blabla.com). Replacing @ with at was a very inexpensive way of defeating the spam bots which would scrape the content of websites looking for printed email addresses but this method creates a few caveats. The first, user’s need to manually type out your email address which is far less convenient than clicking a link. The second, the […]

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Ultimate Guide to the WordPress Loop

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April 4th, 2008
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The Ultimate Guide to the WordPress Loop: Ah, the famed WordPress loop that runs it all. Ronald has done a very nice job of identifying global variables in the WordPress loop in the past. Much like that post, this guide is for themers and plugin developers who want the inside scoop with some technical details on how things progress and what each of the pieces of code mean and how they do their job. The release of the fantastic 2.5 Brecker, all of this useful documentation being put together by the community and the tremendous theme designs being released, makes me want to add some fuel to the fire and build up the fever pitch. Stay tuned to this channel for some exciting news.

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Trackbacks: Still Useful?

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February 2nd, 2008
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Six Apart created the Trackback specification as a way to enable bloggers to communicate between each other via a link or acknowledgement. My question to the reader: in what ways do you use Trackbacks? Do you still find Trackbacks useful? With the growing Trackback spam, how do you keep up with legitimate bloggers?

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Install WordPress Locally – Part 2 Of 2

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January 3rd, 2008
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Welcome to part two of a two part series of articles that will guide you through the process of installing a fresh copy of WordPress or your public WordPress blog to your local machine. The first part of this series covered the installation and configuration of WampServer. Now it’s time to move on to the hard, technical stuff. Installing WordPress Fresh: One thing you must know before we move on is that, by default, your database username is ‘root‘ and the default password is blank. In other words, there is no password assigned to the username of root. This would be extremely insecure if this web server were made available to the public but because it’s assigned to the local address of your machine, you have nothing to worry about. To begin, left click on the WampServer icon and select PHPMyAdmin. Where the text labeled CREATE NEW DATABASE is located, […]

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Install WordPress Locally 1 Of 2

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December 30th, 2007
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Welcome to part one of a two part series of articles that will guide you through the process of installing a fresh copy of WordPress or your public WordPress blog to your local machine. The first part of this series will guide you through the installation and configuration of a piece of software called WampServer. Why would you want to do this you ask? Having your WordPress blog installed on your local machine not only acts as a backup, but it gives you the option of really digging into the inner workings of your blog without having to worry about it breaking and therefor, rendering the thing useless to the public. Not only that, but it’s much faster to play with things on your local machine than it is with a LIVE site on the internet. For this article, I am using Windows XP Service Pack 2 and something called […]

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Technorati Lacks Authority

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December 19th, 2007
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Those in the blogosphere will at one time or another hear of a service called Technorati. What is Technorati anyways? Technorati is a search engine for blogs that scours the web to try and tell you what’s being said about what and by whom. In order to tell which blogs are the more popular of the bunch, Technorati uses a ranking system that determines how many people have linked to a blog which is called (Authority) and how many people have added that blog to their Technorati favorites. BlogStorm has published an interesting post which clearly illustrates the need for a major overhaul of the Technorati ranking algorithm. In this article, BlogStorm describes four different blogs that have a high authority level and at times, a ranking of 1 within the Technorati ranks. Two of the blogs mentioned are authored by two of the biggest names in the WordPress arena, […]

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Top 10 Tips for .. Huh What?

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December 16th, 2007
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Top 10 Tips for New Bloggers From Original Blogger Jorn Barger: In many of my daily reads, I come upon an article or a link that makes me go Huh?!? “Original Blogger” Jorn Barger gives us his Top 10 Tips for new bloggers. Blogging has evolved a lot since he coined the term and intended it to be no more than a list of interesting links. Still, this post in Wired gives us an insight into what the original Weblog first was intended to be and prompted me to think about how it has evolved over the years. To me a blog is so many things at once that it is difficult to classify and the diversity of the term and the variety of purpose is what makes blogs so interesting to me. What is your blog to you? What purpose does it serve?

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Ten Reasons to choose WordPress

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November 11th, 2007
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I cherish the ability to communicate and I try to praise and imitate those who have the ability to communicate ideas lucidly and with alacrity. With that intent in mind, here are the Ten Reasons to choose WordPress. Aimed at the non-technical, could-be blogger, I could not have created a more succinct and convincing list myself. I first found WordPress back when b2 was still alive, and had the WordPress bug bite me the minute I downloaded the zip file. I have not looked back since. What are your reasons for using WordPress?

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OneClick Install Firefox Extension

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August 12th, 2007
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OneClick Install Firefox Extension: Anirudh had written the OneClick Plugin for WordPress that allows a user to upload and install themes and Plugins to their WordPress blog with one click. But to make his plugin more useful and extensible, he has realsed a Firefox Extension for it as well. The Firefox Extension adds a contextual menu item to your Firefox that will let you directly install plugins and themes from their zip download locations. Just right click on the download link for a plugin for theme and install it on your blog with One Click. Thanks to Digital Inspiration for pointing out the extension.

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