Posts Tagged ‘LinkyLoo’

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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Yahoo! Shortcuts Beta for WordPress

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December 13th, 2007
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Yahoo! Shortcuts for WordPress is a plugin much like Adaptive Blue that allows you to automagically embed relevant links into your WordPress blog with information about terms on your blog posts. Information for the terms such as company names and tickers, locations, news and product names is determined by Yahoo! and in some cases, Yahoo! search is used to enhance the content. They have also published a tutorial to tweak the generated content. I like the ability to map a location and the ability to link to Flickr photos. Check out the full list of features and the download location here. Download Squad was unimpressed with the features of the plugin. Disclosure: Adaptive Blue is an advertiser on this blog.

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Ministério da Cultura

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December 12th, 2007
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Ministério da Cultura: Brazilian Ministry of Culture uses WordPress to manage their site. I really like the way they have put together various features and plugins to make the site more usable. Since I was introduced to BRIC, I have started to notice how the BRIC countries have started to become more involved in online media and publication.

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The Next Social Network: WordPress

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December 12th, 2007
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The Next Social Network: WordPress Nice article on WordPress as the next Social Network with a look at blogs being more important than an integrated social networking space. I personally like blogs better than any of the other social networking tools that I use but they serve their own purpose. I would have to work harder to achieve the same results as LinkedIn if I were to use a blog for that purpose. I guess if I were to look for the next killer app, which these alpha users seem to be doing, I would be looking at blogs (and WordPress) as well.

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WordPress Post Thumbnails

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November 24th, 2007
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Cool Scripts, LinkyLoo, WordPress Hack

Giving each WordPress post a thumbnail, and display the thumbnail on the home page: Interesting tutorial on creating thumbnails for each post on your blog and using Custom Fields to add and display them on your front page. A word of warning: the process is hand crafted and labor intensive. Think of them as SnapShots for your WordPress posts, hosted on your own blog. I think this could be a very cool plugin that automagically builds thumbnails for your posts and stores them on your blog. Then a custom function that behaves like “recent posts” could display thumbnails of your posts on the front page. I see this feature being really useful for those who post a lot of multimedia such as videos and pictures. Thanks HackWordPress [EDIT] Also, check out another Custom Fields thumbnail tutorial.

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Comment Stupidity Filter On Its Way

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November 23rd, 2007
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Comment Stupidity Filter On Its Way: Interesting site pointed out by WebProNews about a comment stupidity filter that could differentiate between sarcasm and stupidity (and I presume spam is stupid). Apparently, stupid comments (as opposed to stupid people) tend to use more consonants and more clever comments use more vowels. This can get pretty offensive! CNN Money, where this was originally noticed, must have been having a slow day. The solution we’re creating is simple: an open-source filter software that can detect rampant stupidity in written English…. we’re collecting a ranked corpus of stupid text, gleaned from user comments on public websites and ranked on a five-point scale. Interesting. I hope the StupidFilter folks have spent some time thinking about internationalization of comments and encoding standards in their upcoming WordPress plugin. I can see spam comments in the form of a bunch of vowels and/or commenters being really self-conscious about […]

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Visiting China

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November 21st, 2007
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WordPress

I will be traveling in China through the earlier part of December. This is a great opportunity for me to meet some of my Chinese readers, fellow bloggers and WordPress aficionados. If you are interested in meeting, are knowledgeable about the area or could provide some tips, please leave a comment or contact me directly. As the itinerary stands, the following times are open for me. Beijing: December 2nd, Evening Qinhuangdao: December 3rd and 4th, Evening Shanghai: December 6th and 9th, Evening Hangzhou: December 7th, Evening Judging from my reader statistics, I have quite a few readers in China. If you are reading this blog from China, where do you live?

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Lessons from Eye-Tracking Studies

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November 15th, 2007
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Golden Rules, LinkyLoo, Web Design

23 Actionable Lessons from Eye-Tracking Studies: A very nice summary of the eye tracking studies performed at Eyetrack III. The lessons are easy to follow and made a lot of sense to me. I have found most of them to be true in my experience but they can serve as a good guideline for new designs and for a remedial set of guidelines for existing designs.

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Make a Facebook Fan Page

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November 14th, 2007
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Blogging News, Business of Blogging, WordPress

Why You Need to Make a Facebook Fan Page for Your Website NOW!: An interesting bunch of reasons why you should have a Facebook page for your blog or website. Sadly, I get addicted easily and once I got into Facebook, I could not stop. I created a page for this blog, created my profile and then started looking at their API which is incredible. It is a lot of fun to dabble in Facebook apps. Also, while I am at it, I apologize to the people that received a friend request (and either did not want to add me or were surprised by the request). My address book import did not go so well. Please ignore the request if you like. If you have a Facebook page and would like some exposure, please leave a comment here or on the Facebook page for Weblog Tools Collection. Do you have […]

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