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Weekly Digest: Problogger Guest Blogging, Speaking at WordCamp, Blogathon, Parties, and Blogging Tips

The Weekly Digest from Lorelle on WordPress this week features guest blogging on Problogger, some great feedback on some posts I’ve written recently, more wonderful reviews and recommendations of my new book (they are going fast – get your order in now!), and getting ready for WordCamp next month! Don’t forget, you can subscribe to […]

Integrating Twitter Into Your WordPress Blog

Are you into Twitter? Sarah Sarmiento of 901am lists “Top 5 Ways Smart People are Using Twitter” which include branding, improved communications, networking, and more. If you want to incorporate Twitter into your WordPress blog, Twitter Tools WordPress Plugin by Alex King is hot off the presses. Twitter Tools WordPress Plugin comes with a variety […]

WordPress Plugins To Help You Administer Your Blog

Running a blog, whether for yourself, to make money, or with multiple bloggers, is work. Sure, blogging is fun, but there are a lot of things you need to do with your blog to keep it in top working order and shape. Let’s look at some useful WordPress Plugins that will help your blog stay […]

Awesome Lists of Firefox Must-Have Extensions Lists

It took me a long time to get past my fear of leaving Microsoft Internet Explorer. I wasn’t convinced that there could possibly be a better browser, especially one that was free. “Free” to me meant cheap, something wrong with it, cripple-ware, and a trick to get you to buy it. In my wildest dreams […] Blogs: New Features List has finally put together a neat Features List page to help people understand what features are available for users and potential users. If you haven’t been keeping up with all you can do with a blog, take a look. Even I found a few goodies I’d missed along the way. Related […]

One Year Anniversary Review: WordPress Tips, Tricks and Techniques

This is a blog about WordPress and I’ve written a lot about how to use WordPress from every angle. Part of the challenge of writing about WordPress over the past year has been the issue of writing about WordPress, the full version program where you can do just about anything you want, and writing about […]

One Year Anniversary Review: WordPress For Beginners

One of the first things I did as a documentation volunteer for WordPress was to help create the popular WordPress Lessons on the WordPress Codex. I believe it is critically important that users get hands-on, step-by-step basic instructions for using the most elementary aspects of WordPress. After all, WordPress is easy-to-use and is proud of […]

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 […]

Instructions on Uploading a Photograph on

For the record, if you need information on exactly how to upload a photograph or graphic to your blog, or even the new version of WordPress, drmike has it in “FAQ for Uploading a Picture to Your Space and Adding it to a Post”. It seems that Dr. Mike’s blog is down. I’ll […]

How Not to Blog in a Blogathon Blog

I had a great time with the Blogathon this past weekend. While I didn’t participate as a Blogathoner, I hit a couple hundred of the blogs blogging in the Blogathon, and found some great bloggers blogging about fun and interesting topics. I also learned a lot. I highly recommend that you make it part of […]

Rules of Smart and Successful Web Development and Web Design

20 Rules of Smart and Successful Web Development and Web Design is getting a lot at attention. It is also deserving of that attention. It’s worth a read, if just for the references and resources listed. Here are some highlights I really enjoyed. Respect your visitors. Don’t try to force your visitors to read the […]

Video How To – Writing Your First WordPress Plugin

Mark Jaquith announces a “WordPress Tutorial Video – How to Write Your First WordPress Plugin” which he created. Imagine, getting hands-on training by one of the most prolific and talented developers on the WordPress development team. And yes, I’m sucking up because he’s saved my blogging life more than twice. Or was it three times? […]

Being a More Productive Blogger

To Done’s article on “Be a More Productive Blogger” offers some interesting tips on how to increase your blogging production. In other words, how to streamline the process and tips to be more efficient. The thing is, I go to great lengths to keep my sites up-to-date, interesting and moving forward. My off-the-cuff answer is […]

How To Avoid Flame Wars

It is exciting when someone comments on your blog. It’s part of the thrill of interactivity and relationship building that blogs offer. But what happens when those comments turn sour? Harvard Law’s Dave Winer discusses “How to Avoid Flame Wars” and says: When you’ve written something strong and personal, before posting, re-read it and pause […]

Break Your Mental Constipation

I have to admit that the title of this post by Greg Balanko-Dickson attracted my attention more than it should have, but it is a fabulous title. Break Your Mental Constipation is a brilliant article with tips on how to break down the barriers that slow up or even lock up your thinking, something all […]


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