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Prove it! Kym Huynh Bio Reloaded

In my Prove It! campaign article series recently, by request I ripped apart the personal and professional site of Kym Huynh in “Prove It: Kym Huynh Exposed.” Using my advice, he’s updated the two key pages I attacked on his site, the front page and about page, and the results are spectacular. The goals of […]

Counting Number of CMS Downloads with beCounted WordPress Plugin

I’m often asked which content management system for web publishing I recommend. While I’m clearly biased towards you-know-what, at last there is a WordPress Plugin that can help you show others which one they should consider. My friends at beAutomated have taken their powerful beCounted WordPress Plugin to new heights with a live stats comparison […]

Blog Herald WordPress News: WordPress Scholarship, 800,000 WordPress 2.7 Downloads, XML-RPC Problem, and Top Plugin Authors

I just published WordPress News: Weblog Tools Collection Scholarship Fund, WordPress at the Supreme Court, Top Plugin Authors, XML-RPC Trouble, and More, this week’s Blog Herald WordPress News report. WordPress 2.7 downloads now passing 800,000. WordPress goes to the Supreme Court. Weblog Tools Collection announces college scholarship fund for WordPress students. WordPress 2.7 problems with […]

500,000 WordPress 2.7 Downloads

December 11, 2008, WordPress 2.7 was announced and released to the public, one of the hottest versions of WordPress ever. Just 20 hours later, Ryan Boren announced that there have been 100,000 downloads in those first few hours, spinning the WordPress Counter. In the next few moments or so, The WordPress Counter rolled over 500,000 […]

Batch Image Uploader WordPress Plugin and Image Plugins

Mogrify has created the Batch Image Uploader WordPress Plugin for those with full version WordPress blogs frustrated with the loss of the ability to upload more than one image at a time to their WordPress blog. There are a few configurable options and features. The plugin is a simple web form with a series of […]

Instructions on Uploading a Photograph on WordPress.com

For the record, if you need information on exactly how to upload a photograph or graphic to your WordPress.com blog, or even the new version of WordPress, drmike has it in “FAQ for Uploading a Picture to Your WP.com Space and Adding it to a Post”. It seems that Dr. Mike’s blog is down. I’ll […]

Extreme Site Optimization For Speed Loading

While I don’t agree with everything said, Brave New Word’s article, “Web Developers, Speed Up Your Web Pages”, does offer some excellent tips on optimizing for web pages for speed. Excellent points for everyone to follow include cleaning out unnecessary spaces, tabs, and code; using medium to high compression and small file sizes on images; […]

Firefox Reaches 100 Million Downloads

As a big fan of Mozilla Firefox, I’m thrilled that they have finally reached the 100 Million download mark. The Mozilla Foundation’s Firefox browser has reached 100 million downloads only five months after hitting the 50 million mark and just a few weeks prior to the one-year anniversary of its formal release. While the browser […]

WOW! Image Browsing and Uploading Feature on wordpress.com

This applies to the 2005 version of WordPress and WordPress.com. Owen Winkler, plugin author of Exhibit Preview has been working on an addition to the next version of WordPress to improve access, uploading, and viewing of images within the WordPress Write Post administration panel, as has Andy Skelton. Well, whether they are working alone or […]

WordPress: Faster Loading Than Ever Before

I must have missed it when reporting on recent news about WordPress, but this is news that deserves its own space. For ages I’ve been battling with long waits after hitting the Save button on the Write Post panel. Some of these waits have reminded me of the early Internet days where a cup of […]

Website Hammered by Hotlinking, Spammers, and Free Loaders?

My main site recently was hammered by Hotlinking, Spammers, and Free Loaders. This can happen to any website, so we all need to learn how to keep an eye on potential abuse of our sites. Hotlinking Images Hotlinking is the technique of linking to images on your site for use offsite. That’s the simple description. […]

WordPress Downloads 500,000 and counting

The WordPress Download counter ticked over 500,000 downloads and is quickly on it’s way to 1 million! Michael Adams even got a screenshot of download 500,000.

Your Blog is Your Business Card

The following are the notes for my popular workshop “Your Blog is Your Business Card”. The premise is that today’s business card can’t hold all the contact information necessary to connect adequately with potential clients, but the blog can. It is the holder of your contact information and online identity. The workshop covers the philosophy […]

WordPress For Writers: WordPress Author Sites

In this part of my series on WordPress For Writers, I’ll cover the basic things to consider when using WordPress on site promoting the work of writers and authors. For more on the subject, see other articles in the WordPress for Writers and Authors series. This article assumes you have some basic familiarity with WordPress […]

WordPress For Writers

I will be speaking this year at several workshops and conferences on the subject of “WordPress for Writers.” The workshop covers the basic elements of WordPress content structure and organization, then adds the complexities of a site for writers and authors. This is one of a series of articles on WordPress for Writers and Authors. […]

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