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Search Results for: Marketplace and The Theme Debate

Last week, Matt Mullenweg made public his idea on creating a Marketplace to add more options to bloggers for a fee, especially meeting the demands of so many for more, more, and more. Among the proposals under consideration, and I stress that, since this is not a done deal but an idea, is […]

5 Advanced Techniques for Creating Plugins and Widgets for

by engtech of Internet Duct Tape As a reader of Lorelle On WordPress you might already know there is more than one type of WordPress blogging software, but most people who know what WordPress is have no idea there are different flavours of it. WordPress also called self-hosted WordPress, or has one blog that […] Tip: Get Your Own Email

No, isn’t offering email services – yet. But there is a way you can create an email address that matches your blog. If I’ve commented on your blog recently, have you noticed the email I’m using in the form? If your blog’s title or domain name hasn’t been taken by Gmail, […]

Weekly Digest: Celebrating Two Years of Lorelle on With Guest Bloggers and Memories

Instead of my normal weekly digest, I’m going to do two things this week. First, I want to celebrate all of the wonderful guest bloggers who have honored this blog over the past month with their fabulous posts about blogging, and those who will be making a repeat performance or joining us for the first […] Blogs Feeds Scraped

In the most recent WordPress Wednesday News on the Blog Herald, I reported on the mass copyright violations and scrapings of blogs, as reported by Letters Home to You in “Has Anyone Stolen Your Writing Lately?” and “Please Help Me Get Google to Pull Their Ads from a Blogging Thief”. There is also a […] Announces Strong Password Indicator

In a recent announcement, asks “How Strong is Your Password”, highlighting a new feature on your password update panel that measures the “strength” of your password. I recently wrote an article on the Blog Herald called Protect Your Blog With a Solid Password, offering tips and tricks to help create a strong password that […]

Weekly Digest: Great Reviews on My New Book, Get Verified, and An Introduction to the Web Browser

The Weekly Digest from Lorelle on WordPress this week features amazing reviews and recommendations of my new book, a lot of attention for the recently discovered ability to get your blog verified by Google Webmaster Tools, and another article on comment spam reaches the top posts and blogs on And on the Blog […]

Get Your Blog Now Verified by Google’s Webmaster Tools

Since Google came out with the Google Sitemap, bloggers have had no luck verifying their blogs until now. Jalaj P. Jha has come up with “Get your Blog Google Verified”. It’s a simple method of creating a Page with the Page title as the HTML file name Google provides. Create the page […]

Naming Your Blog

Virginia DeBolt of Blogher writes in “Blogging Tips: The Importance of Title and URL” about how many bloggers, and others, make a mistake in setting the blog name and blog titles in their blogs. I’ve covered this before, but let’s look at it again. The format for blogs is When you register […] 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 […]

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 […]

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 […] 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 […]


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