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Saying Goodbye to Delicious, MyBlogLog, AltaVista, and Larry King

With the announcement that Yahoo! will retire Delicious, MyBlogLog, Altavista and other Yahoo! services, WordPress users around the world will have their blogging habits change. UPDATE: I’ve updated the news on WordCast with Delicious Lives – Yahoo! Might Not. Yahoo! and Delicious announced that Delicious will not close. They are looking at selling or spinning […]

Responding to Insult Against WordPress Plugin Authors

After all these years on the web, you would think I wouldn’t get fired up over pure stupidity and selfish meanness. You’d think I’d have thicker callouses. When it comes to trashing the WordPress Community – ooooh, my shackles rise. Darnell Clayton wrote “Why WordPress Bloggers Need To Choose Premium Plugins Over Free” on BloggingPro […]

Mind Blowing WordPress Plugins

In Dallas, August 29, 2010, at OpenCamp I presented “Mind Blowing WordPress Plugins.” Here are the WordPress Plugins and more features during my presentation. Let me first define what my qualifications for a “mind blowing WordPress Plugin” were, as I had to sift through thousands of Plugins and then filter down to include the following […]

Showing Dates Not Just Times in Your Multi-Post Views

Occasionally when I’m searching the web, I’m looking for timely information such as articles on WordPress 2.1 not WordPress 1.5. Information on the latest version of WordPress would be dated within the past two months or so. Anything before that probably covers early versions of WordPress and wouldn’t apply to the topic I’m seeking. More […]

Subscribe, Feeds, RSS, Email Mailing List, Blog Update Alerts, and Newsletter WordPress Plugins

Asking someone to “subscribe” to your blog used to mean signing them up on an email list. On a regular basis you would send out an email from that list with news about your site or blog encouraging them to return for a visit. Today’s notion of subscribing to a blog goes way beyond an […]

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 […]

Archives Pages Tip from Photomatt

PhotoMatt, yes, the famous WordPress Matt Mullenweg, has a tip for improving your archives Page in WordPress. For my archives I wanted to display a list of recent entry titles like Hemingway [Theme] does, but I ran into the problem that it would only show 10 at a time (or whatever you have set in […]

Understanding and Fixing WordPress Search

There is a lot you can do with WordPress regarding searching your blog. You can use the built-in search capabilities, replace it with a search from Google or Yahoo (or whoever), or use an awesome WordPress Plugin called Search Everything to really get full advantage of searching your blog. Let me explain what and how […]

Blogging Tips – Hundreds of Resources for Finding Content for Your Blog

Blogging is great fun. It’s exciting. You start out with great ideas, full of motivation and inspiration. After a while, though, you run out of steam. The muse isn’t so amused any more and you start hunting for content, things to write about. There are two aspects of finding content for your blog. First, it […]

Feed Your Ego – Literally

Feedster Ego Builder Feed will help you feed your ego, literally. Update 2010: Feedster is closed, but there are many ways to monitor your social media exposure and activities today. Google Alerts – Monitor the Web for interesting new content, Twitter searches, WordPress Plugins, and social web monitoring services. I am leaving this post up […]

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 […]

WordPress Tips and Tricks for Template Files

Tips Apply to WordPress 1.5+ We looked customizing the WordPress Administration Panels and many other WordPress Tips. This one looks at some tips and tricks for WordPress template files and style sheets. The template files in WordPress are found within your WordPress Themes. They are the building blocks which come together to create the structure […]

More News from WordPress, wordpress.com and WordPressMU

Here are a few words I’ve picked up from around the wordpress.com press – in other words, from the wordpress.com, WordPress, and WordPressMU developers and the WordPress Community, including news on the status and development of WordPress 1.6, the anxiously awaited new version of WordPress. New Dashboard for the wordpress.com Community Matt first announced new […]

Tracking Blogs on wordpress.com

A new feed is available to track the blogs on wordpress.com. Just drag this feedster link into your feed reader to keep track of the new posts on wordpress.com. It’s interesting the wide variety of topics covered by those taking advantage of the wordpress.com invites. It’s not limited to English, either. I found one wordpress.com […]

WordPress Design Details

Completely redesigning an entire WordPress Theme requires familiarity with web page design, CSS, XHTML, and web page structure. We’ll talk more about that in later posts, but for now, let’s make some changes to your WordPress site that are small and easy to do. We’re going to change a few of the design details. To […]