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WordPress Plugins Battling Evil

I hate to admit it, but there is evil on the web. And it is often aimed directly at bloggers. Comment Spam WordPress Plugins One of my greatest fears on Lorelle on WordPress is that Akismet will go off-line or suddenly stop working. If their servers go down, it’s nightmare hell for Lorelle. The number […]

Working Ahead – Future Posts with WordPress

Two issues strike to the very soul and spirit of bloggers: Providing a continuous stream of blog posts and finding something to blog about. Luckily with WordPress, both issues can actually be easily addressed. Everyone experiences those great spurts of energy, and blogging is no exception. Suddenly you are filled with inspiration and motivation to […]

Creating Effective, Attention-Getting Headlines and Titles

In part one of this two part series on “everything you could possibly want to know about titles and headlines on your blog”, I wrote about how to write effective, attention-getting headlines and titles, and in this part, I’m going to give you more than you might ever want to know about how to maximize […]

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 […]

WordPress.com Future Post Bug: New Twist

Recently, WordPress.com blogs have been hit by a few related bugs, associated with future posts. I talked about the impact of this most recent future post bug yesterday, and it has happened a few more times. So here is a description of what is happening, and hopefully instructions on how to work around it until […]

Change the Post Title – Also Change the Post Slug

An article I posted recently has a bit of a problem. The article is titled What Influenced Your Blogging Platform Choice. Now, take your mouse and move it over the link. If you have your status bar enabled on your browser, you will see the following URL in the status bar: http://lorelle.wordpress.com/2006/06/14/what-article-influenced-your-blogging-platform-choice/ It should be: […]

When is the Best Time and Day to Post on Your Blog?

I update this post from year to year with new research and tips. See below for more current updates, and also read When is the Best Time and Day to Publish a Blog Post published in 2008 with more information you need to know on how to decide when is the best time to publish. […]

The Attack of the Spam-Bots from Hell

After a couple of years of fairly simple, easy-to-kill comment spam bots, it appears that the web is under assault by a particularly vicious new criminal spam-bot. A friend of mine claims that in order to figure something out, outwit or beat something, you have to be 6% smarter. Well, folks, this new spam-bot appears […]

Tiny Problem with WordPress 2.0 and Trackbacks

It has come to the attention of the WordPress support team and developers that there is a tiny problem with WordPress 2.0 and trackbacks. They are investigating the situation as it isn’t consistent, though it is consistently reported. There is a new patch that seems to fix the issue, but the investigation continues. According to […]

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