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WP-SNAP WordPress Plugin: Alphabetized Index Listing of Posts for Category Pages

Many people use their blogs like encyclopedias, wikis, or great repositories of information. Or for handling collections of information such as quotes, poetry, recipes, code, research, or facts. Others write reviews of books, movies, television shows, and technology. So wouldn’t it be slick to be able to sort through the collection of posts in alphabetical […]

Your Comment Has Been Moderated – Stay Tuned for Approval

You come across a blog post you really want to comment on. You think out your comment, carefully type it in, check it for misspellings, and, when you are ready, you hit the submit button. The page reloads and…where’s your comment? It’s not there! Did it take it? What happened? Some people understand that comments, […]

Display Post Excerpts Only in WordPress

Personally, when I visit the front page of a WordPress blog, I don’t mind seeing the full content of each recent post. You an control how many posts are found on the front page of your full version WordPress blog by choosing Options > Reading > Show Number of Posts on the Front Page in […]

WordPress Category Feed Links in Your Post Meta Data Section

I’m a huge fan of all the fabulous volunteers on the WordPress Support Forum. Recently, one of them, known as Otto 42 of Ottodestruct.com, solved a huge problem I had, and I want to share his brilliance with all of you. The challenge was to create a list of feeds by categories in which that […]

Dissecting the WordPress Post Title Link

One of the most important elements in your blog’s web design is the post title. It reaches out and grabs people’s attention. It informs them of what the post is about, hopefully. On a multi-post page view, the title should stand out so the reader’s eye can flow down the page, noting each titled article […]

Editing the Edit This WordPress Template Tag

For those of you just reading WordPress blogs, there is a part of the blog, just under the title, that you can’t see. If you are the administrator, owner, or chef-cook-and-bottle-washer of a WordPress blog, and logged in, you see it. It’s called the Edit Post Link Template Tag. Once you are logged in, the […]

Cruising The WordPress.com Blogging Community

Since WordPress.com is supposed to be representative of a blogging “community”, using WordPressMU as the multiple blogger software tool, I thought I’d stop in to take a look at the community that I’m a part as a member of WordPress.com. Want to join me? If you are one of the more than 183,000 blogging members […]

Blogging With the Best of Digg on WordPress.com

In “WordPress.com Snobbery”, General Disarray brings up their opinion that most of the top blogs cited on Digg are WordPress.com blogs: It’s safe to assume that pages that make it to the Digg front page are sufficiently interesting and well-written to attract a lot of attention from a large, educated and tech-savvy audience. What kind […]

The Growing Trends in Content Theft: Image Theft, Feed Scraping, and Website Hijacking

Stealing content directly off your site or blog and posting it on another blog, or even in magazine, is the most common method of content theft. With the increase in technology, other methods of content theft are growing, and are, unfortunately, easy to do. These include image theft, RSS/feed content theft and website hijacking. Image […]

Imprisonment for Annoying People Online

According to CNet’s News.com, create an e-annoyance and you can go to jail. Annoying someone via the Internet is now a federal crime. It’s no joke. Last Thursday, President Bush signed into law a prohibition on posting annoying Web messages or sending annoying e-mail messages without disclosing your true identity. In other words, it’s OK […]

Writing a Blog and Engaging Readers

By Special Guest Greg Balanko-Dickson – Remote Control CEO I have been writing online since 1998 I can tell you that blogging transformed the way people interact with a website. But there is far more to it than just technology, it is about: Solving a Problem, Your Readers Do Not Care About You Know Who […]

What Makes a Blog Successful?

Asterisk wrote about what makes a successful blog summing it up quite nicely. A successful blog (or blogger) is…Well written…Frequently updated…Consistent…Open…Responsive…Well designed…Aware of its audience…Varied in topic…Personal…Thick skinned…Honest…Accountable…Funny The comments from readers are even more exciting, helping to fill in the blanks of what makes a successful blog. Here are a few highlights I really […]

Firefox Blogging Extension – Performancing

A new Firefox extension called Performancing for Firefox from Performancing.com is an interesting method of posting to your blog, including your WordPress or WordPress.com blog. I decided I would take it for a spin to see if it offered any improvements over the WordPress Write Post panel and functions. To install it, just install the […]

Adding Post to Spurl Button on Your WordPress Posts

Leslie Russell writes about how to add a Spurl Button to your WordPress posts to help visitors tag your post to Spurl. Bascially, the technique involves using the following – replacing the capital letters with the proper text – and wrapping the link around an Add to Spurl button: <a href=”http://www.spurl.net/spurl.php?title=YOUR TITLE &url=http://YOUR.BLOG.COM &blocked=YOUR DESCRIPTION”> […]

Designing Themes for WordPressMU – Fill In All The Details

This WordPress Theme called “Pool” I’m currently using is designed by Borja Fernandez and works well for my blog here on wordpress.com. We don’t have a lot of choices here, but I liked the look and some of the details, but after a few months using this Theme, there are a lot of details I […]

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