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Blog Struggles: Trackbacks Count

At a blog conference recently, I overheard the following exchange over a laptop as part of a blog review exercise: “For your blog to be successful, you need more comments on your blog posts.” “I have plenty of comments on my blog. See, this one has 14 comments.” “That post has only one comment. The […]

WordPress Security Prevention, Reactions, and Scares

Matt Mullenweg spoke out recently on the recent bogus “SecurityFocus SQL Injection” fear spreading across the web. There is a huge perception today that WordPress is a security risk. This is not true. As Matt discussed, fears of SQL server vulnerabilities and other security issues have gotten out of control, for WordPress as well as […]

WordCamp Israel WordPress Tips Talk

The following are my tips and recommendations to help you get the most out of WordPress, be it on WordPress.com or the full version of WordPress as presented to hundreds of WordPress fans at WordCamp Israel (English) recently. This is a fleshed-out version of my program notes outline, with links to more tips and recommendations […]

Protecting Your WordPress Blog

I’ve written extensively about the choices you have in responding to negative comments and bloggers. You can respond or ignore, but never retaliate. However, a few months ago, Darren Rowse of Problogger was the victim of a spammer and hacker and it made me want to jump up and hit back, as I’m sure it […]

Celebrating Two Years: A Month of WordPress Tips

As part of my two month-long party celebrating the two year anniversary of WordPress.com and this blog with guest bloggers, we’re just finishing up month one of non-stop blogging about blogging, and tomorrow begins a whole month of non-stop WordPress tips. To help get you in the mood, here are some of the tips for […]

WordPress Plugins To Help You Administer Your Blog

Running a blog, whether for yourself, to make money, or with multiple bloggers, is work. Sure, blogging is fun, but there are a lot of things you need to do with your blog to keep it in top working order and shape. Let’s look at some useful WordPress Plugins that will help your blog stay […]

How to Install, Configure, and Use WordPress Plugins

WordPress Plugins come in two styles: drop-in and mess with. Those are my terms, not the official ones. Drop in WordPress Plugins are Plugins you upload, activate, and then interact with only through the WordPress Administration Panels. Mess With WordPress Plugins are the ones you install and interact with through the Administration Panels, but they […]

WordPress Plugins That Play With Paper and Documents

WordPress Plugins can help your WordPress blog break the virtual barrier between the user and the real world by adding aids to print your WordPress blog posts and convert them into documents. Helping You Print Your WordPress Blog You can manually style your WordPress blog for the printed page by using a print.css stylesheet, hiding […]

Helping WordPress Search With WordPress Plugins

WARNING: For WordPress versions 2+, this WordPress Plugin no longer works, nor is it currently being supported or upgraded. If you would like to take over support, I’m sure the author would be interested. Contact him directly. For those battling the challenges of providing a decent search function on your WordPress blogs, the hunt for […]

What Are Your Favorite WordPress Plugins?

Yesterday, I showcased a ton of your posts about your favorite WordPress Plugins, the ones you feel you can’t live without on your WordPress blogs. Scanning through all those favorite WordPress Plugins lists, I found that a lot of you chose the same top favorite WordPress Plugins. The top plugins listed most frequently by you, […]

Fear Not WordPress 2.1 and WordPress Plugins

The biggest fear I hear over and over again is that people do not want to upgrade because they are afraid their WordPress Plugin won’t work. This is a good example of how important WordPress Plugins are to our WordPress blogs, as well as how dependent we’ve become on them. WordPress developers have added a […]

The Wonderful World of WordPress Products

By now, most of you should know that there are three versions of WordPress available and one awesome forum software program, bbPress, which works seamlessly integrated with two versions of WordPress. Let’s look at your WordPress options and see which one is right for your blogging needs. WordPress.com WordPress.com is the free but limited version […]

Editing Your Blog Comments

I’ve written a lot about comments, how to handle them, respond to them, and some guidelines for posting comments. One aspect of comments rarely covered indepth is the issue of editing your comments. Not “your” comments left on other blogs, but the comments you receive on your blog. As a general rule, you can judge […]

One Year Anniversary Review: WordPress Tips, Tricks and Techniques

This is a blog about WordPress and I’ve written a lot about how to use WordPress from every angle. Part of the challenge of writing about WordPress over the past year has been the issue of writing about WordPress, the full version program where you can do just about anything you want, and writing about […]

Blogging in More Than One Language

Do you blog in more than one language? One of the problems for multi-language bloggers is the issue of switching between languages as they blog. To ease the frustration, there is a powerful WordPress Plugin called Gengo available. Gengo is for blogging in multiple languages. It does not translate posts and users see nothing on […]

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