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

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 […]

Need Help – Ask Nicely

Timethief, an active volunteer on the forums offers this well-written guide for requesting help on the Support Forum: As this is a support forum it doesn’t make much sense to post a support request with a title like (1) can anyone help; (2) help me; (3) or any other titles on the same […]

One Year Anniversary Review: Helping Users

WordPress has won very high marks and reviews for awesome customer service and documentation in the past two years. It was only natural when things got going for bloggers to provide similar top quality help and support. It took a while to create a Support Forum. Before it arrived, I pitched in with […]

What Do I Do With My New Blog

You just got your first blog. Now what do you do with it? There are two ways to tackle your new 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 blog is: […] Future Post Bug: New Twist

Recently, 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 […] Bug: Anonymous Trackbacks and Comments

There is a new bug in town. You race home and rush to your computer to see if anyone has left you a comment on your blog only to find a bunch of Anonymous folks have left comments on your blog. STOP!!! Before you hit that SPAM button, this is not comment spam. […]

Check Your Comments for Comment Spam

I wrote a few days ago about the massive comment spam attack on WordPress blogs, especially blogs, and how for the most part, Akismet was catching all the evil comment spam. Well, the battle is still being won, but comment spam is slipping through. A huge round of hotels, steroids, and other comment spam, […]

Cruising The Blogging Community

Since 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 Want to join me? If you are one of the more than 183,000 blogging members […]

Who Cares About

I was recently told “Oh, it’s only. Who cares.” Well, at last count on the font page, 146,000 blogs and their bloggers care. People who know better have learned that anything and everything that happens to blogs benefits the whole of the WordPress Community. I’ve watched as the original naysayers, people long […] New Feature: Feed Stats

A feature that I’ve long wanted is finally here: Feed Stats. You can now monitor your feed statistics with Go to the Dashboard > Feed Stats tab and there they are. There are two charts for you to examine. I’d like more specific information than just these charts, but in general, these statistics will […]

Ads on Feeds

Maybe I’m having an off day. Maybe I think that some things on the web should be free from the assault of advertising. Maybe I’m tired of having ads hound me everywhere I go on the net. And do you click ads you see on the Internet? Advertising has now invaded feeds. I’m not liking […]

Nadgouda’s IFace – WordPress: The Goods and The Bads

Abhijit Nadgouda @ iface’s article, “WordPress: The Goods and The Bads”, is a well written and clear look at the good, bad, and the ugly of WordPress. A lot has been written about the niceties of WordPress and its capabilities; its tweaks and extending its limits. Particularly Lorelle On WordPress site and the post websites […]

Backing Up Your Blog

A lot of people have been worrying about how to backup their blog. While has daily server backups, you might want to keep your own backup copy of your blog. UPDATE bloggers can now backup their blogs through the Export panel. Export your blog as an XML file for easy […]

Firefox Reaches 100 Million Downloads

As a big fan of Mozilla Firefox, I’m thrilled that they have finally reached the 100 Million download mark. The Mozilla Foundation’s Firefox browser has reached 100 million downloads only five months after hitting the 50 million mark and just a few weeks prior to the one-year anniversary of its formal release. While the browser […]

WOW! Image Browsing and Uploading Feature on

This applies to the 2005 version of WordPress and Owen Winkler, plugin author of Exhibit Preview has been working on an addition to the next version of WordPress to improve access, uploading, and viewing of images within the WordPress Write Post administration panel, as has Andy Skelton. Well, whether they are working alone or […]


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