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Tutorials, tips, news, and articles specific to using, the free WordPress hosted service. Hiccup with Themes

If you are experiencing, like I am, a bad WordPress Theme day, your messed up WordPress Theme issue has been reported and they are looking into it. Another Update – Everything has been fixed. If you are still having trouble, contact support through the FEEDBACK button. Thanks, crew! So if your custom CSS […]

Looking for WordPress Support and Help: Ask the Right Questions

Are you new to or WordPress? Need help for your WordPress blog? Sulz guest blogs on Engtech’s blog about how to use the forums, a must read for all WordPress and users. As a volunteer providing free support for in the Support Forums, every now and then it’s hard not to […]

Strange Referrer Links in Stats

Have you noticed strange links in your Referrers list? They tend to look like this: If you do, that means that your blog has been accessed from the WordPress Administration Panels or Dashboard. In other words, a WordPress or user clicked on a link to your blog from inside their WordPress. This […]

Adding a Signature To Personalize Your Blog Post

Chaos Laboratory has developed the LiveSig WordPress Plugin to automatically insert a graphic signature at the bottom of your posts. According to the author, they were inspired by my signature at the bottom of my posts and wanted to come up with a way to add that automatically. They found MyLiveSignature, a free graphic signature […]

Integrating FeedBlitz Feed Email Service Into WordPress

FeedBlitz is a feed subscription service which includes feeds by email. According to Feedblitz, 11% of web users use feeds and feed readers to track favorite blogs and sites, which leaves a lot of your blog’s visitors struggling to keep up with the latest posts and news from your blog. Since email is a more […]

Guest Bloggers Wanted on Engtech

The popular Engtech is looking for guest bloggers to blog in April. Subject matter should be able something I’d normally write about: how-tos, lifehacks, blogging, programming, development, geeky stuff… of course, I’m pretty much all over the place so it isn’t as limited as you might think. Older posts are fine if you’re okay with […]

Digg This Feature on Blogs

One of the consistently most requested add-on features for bloggers has been adding a Digg This style button to their blogs. It’s now here. There are great step-by-step illustrated instructions on the FAQ called “How Do I Digg”, but basically they are: Register with Digg. Publish your post. Search Digg to find if […]

Which WordPress Plugins Does Lorelle on WordPress Use?

As part of my month long series about WordPress Plugins, I was recently asked which WordPress Plugins I use on Lorelle on WordPress. Do you want to know which WordPress Plugins I have on this blog? The answer is: none. This blog is hosted by the free blog service. Part of the price for […]

Google Feedfetcher Takes Control. Where is Bloglines?

Well, the developers behind have adjusted things and Google Reader and Google’s Personalized Homepages are now included in the blog feed stats, listed as Google Feedfetcher. This certainly changes things. A lot. As I discussed yesterday, feed statistics spiked all over the web as Google changed how their feeds were reported and discovered […]

Feed Stats Spike: Feedburner and Google Reader Strikes

Before you get too excited when you check your feed stats, whether you are on a WordPress or a non-WordPress blog, including blogs, don’t get too excited. Reports are flooding the blogosphere as people check their feed stats and think “Wow! I’m suddenly popular.” Calm down. It’s not true. Feedburner’s has started reporting how […] Blog Bling: Show Off Your Blog Bling

I’ve spent the last week covering how to blog bling your blog in the form of graphics and photographs, lines and smilies, fonts, blockquotes, social bookmark links, blogroll bling and sidebar widgets, podcasts, audio, and video, signatures, signoffs, and writing code. Now it is your turn to show off. Here is a list of […]

Adding Video and Podcasting Bling to Your Blogs

We’ve mostly focused on static visual things you can do to dress up your with Blog Bling. Let’s take a look at how to add video, podcasting, audio files, and more to your blogs. There are videos and podcast files found around the web that you can provide access to via your WordPress […] Blog Bling: Signatures and Writing Code

Wow! If you wanted some blog bling bling, we’ve covered a lot, haven’t we? I’ve shown you how to add graphics and photographs and video, lines and smilies, fonts, blockquotes, social bookmark links, blogroll bling and sidebar widgets, and…have I forgotten anything? Ah, yes. How to display code bling in your blogs, and […] Blog Bling: Blogroll and Sidebar Bling

I’ve covered adding blog bling to your blog in the form of graphics and photographs, lines and smilies, fonts, blockquotes, social bookmark links. Now it’s time to add some blog bling to your blogroll and sidebar. The sidebar area of your blog is typically the canvas for the most blog bling. Sidebar blog […] Blog Bling: Blockquotes and Quotes

Have you had enough blog bling? No? This part of the blog bling series covers how to add emphasis to your blockquotes and quotes in your blogs. So far, the Blog Bling series has covered adding graphic images, lines and smilies, social bookmarking links, and font bling. The techniques covered in this section […]