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One Year Anniversary Review: Helping WordPress.com Users

WordPress has won very high marks and reviews for awesome customer service and documentation in the past two years. It was only natural when things got going for WordPress.com bloggers to provide similar top quality help and support. It took a while to create a WordPress.com Support Forum. Before it arrived, I pitched in with […]

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 […]

How Not to Blog in a Blogathon Blog

I had a great time with the Blogathon this past weekend. While I didn’t participate as a Blogathoner, I hit a couple hundred of the blogs blogging in the Blogathon, and found some great bloggers blogging about fun and interesting topics. I also learned a lot. I highly recommend that you make it part of […]

Rules of Smart and Successful Web Development and Web Design

20 Rules of Smart and Successful Web Development and Web Design is getting a lot at attention. It is also deserving of that attention. It’s worth a read, if just for the references and resources listed. Here are some highlights I really enjoyed. Respect your visitors. Don’t try to force your visitors to read the […]

Video How To – Writing Your First WordPress Plugin

Mark Jaquith announces a “WordPress Tutorial Video – How to Write Your First WordPress Plugin” which he created. Imagine, getting hands-on training by one of the most prolific and talented developers on the WordPress development team. And yes, I’m sucking up because he’s saved my blogging life more than twice. Or was it three times? […]

Being a More Productive Blogger

To Done’s article on “Be a More Productive Blogger” offers some interesting tips on how to increase your blogging production. In other words, how to streamline the process and tips to be more efficient. The thing is, I go to great lengths to keep my sites up-to-date, interesting and moving forward. My off-the-cuff answer is […]

How To Avoid Flame Wars

It is exciting when someone comments on your blog. It’s part of the thrill of interactivity and relationship building that blogs offer. But what happens when those comments turn sour? Harvard Law’s Dave Winer discusses “How to Avoid Flame Wars” and says: When you’ve written something strong and personal, before posting, re-read it and pause […]

Break Your Mental Constipation

I have to admit that the title of this post by Greg Balanko-Dickson attracted my attention more than it should have, but it is a fabulous title. Break Your Mental Constipation is a brilliant article with tips on how to break down the barriers that slow up or even lock up your thinking, something all […]

Top Speeding Tips for Windows XP

After the massive whams of hurricanes that have hit the Gulf Shores of the United States, and sitting in the middle of them, working on this blog and my other WordPress site has been incredibly painful as the power goes on and off and maintaining a digital cable line continued to be unstable. When the […]

Fixing Browsers: Bugs and Hacks

While the CSS and HTML web standards are in place, they are still a growing and evolving entity. As Internet browsers get more advanced, the codes change with them. Before standards became the norm, a designer would have to design their web pages to accommodate all the different browsers out there and the different ways […]

Forbes Trashes Blogs

If you haven’t heard about it, bloggers have been totally trashed by Forbes magazine in Attack of the Blogs, and some horrid advice has been offered to businesses about blogging. So sad that a once leading magazine should take such a low road. Anyway, here are some articles to bring you up to speed. Bayosphere […]

A Guide to the WordPress Codex, The Online Manual for WordPress Users

WordPress is so easy, for the most part, you can use it right out of the box. Once you get familiar with the powerful features beyond the most simple post writing, creating Pages and categories, you will probably want to do more. The WordPress Codex is the online manual for WordPress users. It takes you […]

More Must-Have Bookmarklets Than You Can Swing a Browser At

I’ve seen a lot of links to Special Geek to Live – Ten Must-Have Bookmarklets which lists the top ten must-have bookmarklets to help your online research and browsing. I thought I’d do you better and offer you more must-have javascript bookmarklets than you can swing a bookmarklet at – if you could swing a […]

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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. […]

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