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WordPress.com Blog Bling: Blogroll and Sidebar Bling

I’ve covered adding blog bling to your WordPress.com 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 WordPress.com blogroll and sidebar. The sidebar area of your blog is typically the canvas for the most blog bling. Sidebar blog […]

Customizing RSS Feed Links for WordPress.com and WordPress Sidebar Widgets

With the new feature in WordPress.com blogs to add feeds to your sidebar using Sidebar Widget enabled WordPress Themes and/or the soon-to-be-released Sidebar Widget WordPress Plugin, you now have a powerful feature to add content to your blog and accessorize your sidebar. If you would like to add feeds from another WordPress blog, the feed […]

Playing with WordPress.com New Sidebar Widgets

There have been a few recent announcements about the WordPress.com Sidebar Widgets lately, especially from WordPress developer, Andy Skelton, and in the WordPress.com Blog, so what is all the fuss about? Hideously named “WordPress Widgets” is the method of accessorizing your WordPress.com sidebar on WordPress Themes which permit such interaction. Through the use of Javascripts […]

The Most Common Tiny Mistakes Made When Setting Up a WordPress Site

I’ve just finished five years of teaching non-stop college and community education workshops and programs on WordPress for beginners, novices, experts, web designers, web developers, web programmers, and those who think they know everything but still realize they have a lot to learn. I love that last group as they are willing to learn and […]

Happy Birthday, Edublogs.org

Edublogs.org turns two today. Happy Birthday! Edublogs.org was the first to embrace WordPressMU, the multi-user version of WordPress which, a month later, powered WordPress.com. From the beginning, James Farmer’s goal was to provide free blogs to educators, especially teachers then later students, to build an interactive community where teachers can share and communicate with other […]

WordPress Widgets: The Next Generation of WordPress Plugins

In many respects I think of WordPress Widgets as the WordPress Plugins: The Next Generation. WordPress Plugins which add or change elements in a WordPress Theme can be a challenge to install and configure due to the overwhelming code found within a WordPress Theme. WordPress Widgets overcome the fear as there is no interaction directly […]

Understanding, Using, and Customizing WordPress Blog Feeds

Feeds are one of the most powerful features you can add to your blog. WordPress and WordPress.com blogs come with feeds built-in. You don’t have to do anything except control how those feeds are viewed by your readers. You have two options with outgoing feeds in WordPress: full feed and excerpt. There has been a […]

2007 Year of the Widget

Newsweek saluted 2007 as the Year of the Widget (print version): …thanks to widgets, taking multiple steps to track down headlines in one place and then check your e-mail in another may seem woefully outdated this time next year. These mini-applications—also called “gadgets”—are simple bits of code, easily dragged onto a desktop or pasted into […]

Blogging Challenge: WordPress Treasure Hunt

Whether or not you are a fan of WordPress, this weeks’ Blogging Challenge should be great fun. This week, I’m sending you on a treasure hunt. Search the web for the best articles on the following WordPress-related topics. Below is a list of 100 WordPress-related topics. Your blogging challenge is to either post your answers […]

Planet WordPress Has a New Look and New Blogger

Planet WordPress has a new look and a new member of its elite team of bloggers: ME! Planet WordPress is the official aggregator of all things seriously WordPress, including blog feeds from the core members of the WordPress development team, staff, and volunteers. The feeds from Planet WordPress are featured on full version WordPress blogs […]

One Year Anniversary Review: In the Beginning WordPress Begot WordPressMU Begot WordPress.com

The dream was “how to make WordPress available to everyone, no matter what level of experience or expertise they had”. Individual WordPress blogs are great, but the popularity and ease of blogging got the corporate world interested in providing blogs for their employees as a way to communicate with the outside world on what they […]

What Do I Do With My New WordPress.com Blog

You just got your first WordPress.com blog. Now what do you do with it? There are two ways to tackle your new WordPress.com blog. First, there is the typical way, then there is the practical approach. The Typical Way of Starting a WordPress Blog The typical method of starting to use your WordPress.com blog is: […]

What’s New With WordPress News and WordCamp WordPress Conference

After over four months on the road almost non-stop, traveling by air, motor home, car, truck, SUV, bus, and foot, covering over 18,000 miles across 24 states, repeating some of them more than once (which total to 30 states, I think, but whose counting?), it’s time to play a little catch up with what is […]

Do You Need Permission to Use Feeds

I recently wrote about asking permission to include a blog in your blogroll and asking permission to link to website or blog content, and now I want to know if you need permission to publish a feed on your blog. This is a complex issue. Like blogrolls, I think it is a compliment to include […]

Feeding on Lorelle on WordPress

In one of Terry Gross’s “Fresh Air” radio interview programs on NPR, she discussed all the ways people use to get her attention in order to be on her show, and how one innovative band wrote a song about her. That got her attention. I’m not asking you to write songs about me, but if […]