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Monthly Archives: March 2006

Customizing Your WordPress Quicktag Buttons

If you have upgraded your WordPress blog, you may have made changes to your quicktag buttons in your previous version and need to know how to add them back. There used to be a few WordPress Plugins you could choose from to allow you to customize or add to your quicktag buttons, the buttons found […]

Designing a Theme to Include WordPress Widgets?

If you are a WordPress Theme designer, with WordPress Themes already released or on the way, and you would like to add the new WordPress Widgets to your Theme, read Widgetizing Themes from Automattic – WordPress Widgets. This page contains technical instructions on updating a theme for use with widgets. Many themes can be updated […]

Zeldman on WordPress

I have to tell you, I was stunned by the news. Mark Jaquith reports that Zeldman is now on WordPress. What! Jeffery Zeldman, man about blogging, web design, web standards, and none too shy guy for blasting away at the web world, has left behind his 11 years of hand-coded HTML pages to embrace WordPress. […]

WordPress Sidebar Widgets Goes Full Version WordPress Plugin

What you have been asking for is now a WordPress Plugin! For those excited about the new method of customizing and accessorizing your WordPress sidebar with the new WordPress Sidebar Widgets on your full-version WordPress blogs (WordPress 2.0 only), you can get your own WordPress Sidebar Widgets Plugin. For more information on how the WordPress […]

Developing New Ways of Thinking about Blogging

In a recent story on NPR called Back Pain Treatments Can Be Tailor-Made, a comment caught my attention. Years ago, doctors recommended that patients go to bed and stay there in order to heal. That’s absolutely not the recommendation today. In fact, not moving at all could be the worst medicine. Fishman likens the process […]

How Do You Choose a WordPress Theme?

How to Choose a WordPress Theme for Your eChapbook and Blog is part of an ongoing lesson for young people on web page design and development, and blogging, of course. The first instruction is to choose a WordPress Theme for their blog and discuss why they made the choice they made. Choosing a theme is […]

More Broadband Users Using Net for News

A new survey from the Pew Internet Technology Research, there has been a huge increase in the use of home broadband to access the news. By the end of 2005, 50 million Americans got news online on a typical day, a sizable increase since 2002. Much of that growth has been fueled by the rise […]

Importing Quotes Into the Random Quote Generator WordPress Plugin – WP-Quotes

I’ve been using the WordPress Random Witty Text Plugin on my main site for well over a year. I’ve always had random quotes on my web pages for a variety of reasons, but mostly because I’ve been collecting quotes since I was a child and I like to share them. Witty Text WordPress Plugin was […]

Customizing RSS Feed Links for WordPress.com and WordPress Sidebar Widgets

With the new feature in WordPress.com blogs to add feeds to your sidebar using Sidebar Widget enabled WordPress Themes and/or the soon-to-be-released Sidebar Widget WordPress Plugin, you now have a powerful feature to add content to your blog and accessorize your sidebar. If you would like to add feeds from another WordPress blog, the feed […]

Bloggers Make a Difference – Taking On The Auto Industry

Think blogging doesn’t make a difference? Sea Coast Online reports “Bloggers Take on the Auto Industry”>Sea Coast Online reports “Bloggers Take on the Auto Industry and are having an impact. As Detroit’s automakers struggle to keep market share and make money, a new breed of watchdogs is emerging, thanks to the Internet. They post regular […]

Archives Pages Tip from Photomatt

PhotoMatt, yes, the famous WordPress Matt Mullenweg, has a tip for improving your archives Page in WordPress. For my archives I wanted to display a list of recent entry titles like Hemingway [Theme] does, but I ran into the problem that it would only show 10 at a time (or whatever you have set in […]

WordPress.com Bloggers Now Have Spell Check

The WordPress.com blog announces Spellchecker for WordPress.com blogs. You can now spell check your posts in WordPress.com. Unfortunately, for those of us who know better and stay totally away from the often unfriendly WYSIWYG Rich Editor, we’re out of luck. I am not happy with the developers of WordPress.com for ignoring a good portion of […]

Best Websites for Writers from Writer’s Digest

Writer’s Digest released their “Best Websites for Writers” which is a great resource for the serious writer or person who wants to learn more about writing and writing skills. Here are a few highlighted websites from their list. Absolute Write – Freeland Work and Guidelines Author Mania – Fiction craft building Bartleby – Quotes and […]

Google Analytics and Feedburner Reports Plugin for WordPress

If you are using the full version of WordPress, and you are becoming obsessed with blog statistics and traffic, consider adding the Google Analytics and Feedburner Reports Plugin for WordPress from Tan Tan Noodles. WordPress by default doesn’t come with any sort of web site reporting tools (and it really shouldn’t). So if you want […]

Are You Prepared to Prove Your Life?

Consider this. After the recent James Frey controversy over his book, “A Few Million Pieces”, where people assumed, and he didn’t discourage their assumption, that his book was true and auto-biographical, USA Today claims “Writers Watch Out”. One first-time memoirist says she had to answer a lot of questions about her experiences but doesn’t think […]

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