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Klout Adds WordPress But Not For Self Hosted Blogs?

Jason Yormark

A few weeks ago I noticed that Klout had added the WordPress button to the available channels to connect to which was encouraging. Related posts: My 9 Favorite WordPress Social Media Plugins. Mobilize Your WordPress Blog! Social Media WordpressBut not so fast. Apparently the new addition only covers WordPress.com hosted blogs and not self hosted blogs. Double fail.

17 Plugins to Improve Your WordPress Blog

Ari Herzog

One of the neat aspects about WordPress is nobody owns it. With more than 1,300 themes and over 13,000 plugins , the appearance and functionality of any WordPress blog is up to the blog owner’s imagination. For example, writing Stephen @ Custom WordPress Plugins in the name field results in Stephen from Custom WordPress Plugins. Blog News plugins Wordpress

Thesis vs Genesis – Comparing Premium WordPress Themes

Kikolani

Let’s start with pricing, because that is usually the make or break point when it comes to purchasing a premium WordPress theme. Another thing to keep in mind with Thesis is since DIYthemes did not design the skins, you will be dependent on the skin developers’ support if there are any issues with the next Thesis or WordPress updates. Alternative Premium WordPress Themes.

An Open Letter to WordPress Experts

Spin Sucks

Dear WordPress Expert, Thank you for helping me migrate my blog from WordPress.com to my own self-hosted site. Lawyer-preneur Jay Fleischman does his prospective WordPress clients and himself a great favor with “Here’s What I Will Do For You” and “What I Will Not Do For You” lists. Blog Social Media jay pinkert self-hosted blogs wordpress experts wordpress migration

To Livefyre and Back Again: Vanilla WordPress Commenting System Returns

Ari Herzog

also grew frustrated with repetitive actions that were necessary on both the plugin’s dashboard and on the WordPress dashboard. If you are inspired to add a comment with your thoughts, please visit To Livefyre and Back Again: Vanilla WordPress Commenting System Returns in your browser. Blog News comments plugins WordpressNearly three months after installing the Livefyre plugin it is gone. Marking comments as spam, for instance, required multiple clicks instead of one. Prior articles worth reading: When Livefyre Was Installed. Reviewing 30 Days of Livefyre. by David.

Top Dropbox Plugins For WordPress

Kikolani

Thus, it is a good idea for those who are thinking ahead to integrate this unique service into their WordPress blog to go the extra mile for their visitors. This makes Dropbox a great partner for WordPress and there are quite a few plugins available that allow webmasters to integrate this service into their WordPress blog. WordPress Backup to Dropbox. Why Dropbox.

7+ WordPress Plugins For Every Website

Firebelly

WordPress is one of the best website content management systems out there – and not just for blogs. Just browsing through the WordPress Extend database, you’ll find lots and lots of plugins out there that each change the functionality of your website in their own way. I’ve outlined the plugins I personally try to include in every website I develop. The Social.

70+ Resources on How to Start a WordPress Blog

Kikolani

While there are many platforms to choose from, I always suggest that if your purpose for blogging is anything related to branding, business, or making money online, then you want to go with WordPress on your own domain. Sure, there are other blogging platforms and content management systems you can use on your own domain, but none are quite as popular or powerful as WordPress. KnowEm.

Optimizing WordPress Excerpts for Maximum Clickability

Waxing UnLyrical

As I’ve been paying more attention to blogging—not just the writing thereof, but the look and how the posts come across—one of the fields that I believe is little-used is the “excerpt&# field in one’s WordPress blog. This is WordPress’ built-in Excerpt field.). Finally, I paste the keywords in the plugin field into WordPress’ Simple Tags. Because!

6 Annoying Ways You’re Using WordPress

Firebelly

I’ve never made any attempt to hide it, I have an ongoing love affair with WordPress. Often times, WordPress I’ve found WordPress used poorly. There are some people that can usually name a WordPress template just be looking at it, so it’s normal for myself and other web developers to spot purchased designs. WordPress is being used for everything.

12 Ways To Make Your WordPress Blog Cleaner And Cuter

Waxing UnLyrical

Being a non-geek, I had no idea that WordPress’ WSYWIG editor has a lot more options than show up in your “kitchen sink&# when you’re writing posts. I was actually looking for a plugin that let you insert super- and sub-scripts, and voila! Roberto Carreras said: 12 Ways To Make Your WordPress Blog Cleaner And Cuter [link] via @shonali [.] Let’s get to it. 1.

Eleven Digital Trends to Watch In 2011

SocialFish

Eleven Digital Trends to Watch in 2011. Lots of orgs are, for example, talking to WordPress or other blog platforms about developing their blogs and talking to mobile app developers about their apps.  As marketers get more tech-savvy and IT people (hopefully) become more aware of marketing and communications needs, there will be more and more working together on these things. Check!

How I Set Up My WordPress Blog In 2 Hours

Waxing UnLyrical

Blogging Blogging for Grasshoppers Social Media getting your blog started spicing out wordpressThis isn’t a trick question. But really, how many blogs does a gal need? After all, from a practicality point of view, the answer to that question should be one, right? Apparently, ’tis not the case with me. Image: kennymatic via Flickr, CC 2.0. Love eating it. Love talking about it.

Make Your WordPress Blog More Readable in 3 Clicks

Waxing UnLyrical

This post isn’t about adding visuals or video into your WordPress blog , or using Cincopa , or judging a blog post by its cover. But there’s only so much a non-techie can do within the limitations of the (free) WordPress theme said non-techie uses, so I’ve been trying to live with it until I can do an overhaul. This is part of the Blogging for Grasshopper series.

Top 11 Social Media Marketing Blog Posts of 2011

Firebelly

Here are the top 11 social media marketing posts on the Firebelly blog in 2011 based on number of views. How To Build Your Own Social Network On WordPress. 4. Facebook For Business Tip #1: Pages not Profiles. Social Search: Tempur-Pedic “Ask Me” Commercial. 9. Facebook For Business Tip #8: Wildfire Contests. 8. Gettin’ Unique With QR Codes. 7. Image by Paul Octavious ].

Optimizing WordPress Excerpts for Maximum Clickability [Redux]

Waxing UnLyrical

As I’ve been paying more attention to blogging—not just the writing thereof, but the look and how the posts come across—one of the fields that I believe is little-used is the “excerpt&# field in one’s WordPress blog. This is WordPress’ built-in Excerpt field.). Finally, I paste the keywords in the plugin field into WordPress’ Simple Tags. Aargh!

12 of the Best WordPress Guides, Hacks and Plugins of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

WordPress is no longer just the leading blog platform , but is now the most popular open-source CMS (content management system) as well. Among the many reasons for the popularity of WordPress : it’s affordable, search engine-friendly, reasonably easy to use, and extensible through an incredible array of plugins. WordPress Themes and Plugins. 20 Excellent Free WordPress 3.0

Best LinkedIn Guides, Tips and Tactics of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

Lewis Howes reveals, in his words, “the top apps you can leverage to get more leads, traffic, product sales, brand awareness, ticket sales, investors, sponsors, consulting engagements and more” including the WordPress app (which enables you to add a blog to LinkedIn), video autoplay, syncing with Twitter, and featuring events on LinkedIn. How Are People Really Using LinkedIn?

How to Make Your WordPress Blog Mobile Friendly

Waxing UnLyrical

Then I checked out a few different options, including Mobify , WordPress Mobile Edition and then (because I was getting bored very quickly) WPTouch. If you are ready to make your blog mobile-friendly… and really, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be… my advice would be to use WPTouch (assuming, of course, you have a WordPress blog). The font was tiny.

How To Build Your Own Social Network On WordPress

Firebelly

I’ve touted before all of the different things WordPress can do as a content management system. It’s no secret that I’m a WordPress advocate, but I’ve just recently discovered one of the project’s most impressive features– running a social network. No, you’re not going to create the next Facebook or MySpace on a simple WordPress website, but it’s a great (and cheap) alternative to social network creation engines such as Ning or Grouply. In other words, this plugin has plugins ! Never. You’re in full control.

WordPress Blog Hosting: WordPress.com or Self-Hosted?

Idaconcpts

Given that WordPress hosts 59,914,568 as of 09/25/2011 and that over 301 million people view more than 2.5 billion pages each month on WordPress.com-hosted blogs (data from WordPress Stats ), it is not a surprise that many users around the world have chosen WordPress as their CMS of choice. Here is an analysis of key details that will guide your WordPress hosting decision.

3 Random WordPress Blogging Tips

Waxing UnLyrical

But here are a few things I’ve been asked about a few times when it comes to blogging – particularly in WordPress – and I’m going to jot ‘em down for you. 1. This is part of the Blogging for Grasshoppers series. Completely random – but useful, I hope, particularly if you’re a new blogger. Image: Virginia Postrel via Flickr, CC 2.0. Adding images.

Prepare Your Website for Geolocation with WordPress

Kikolani

Many small business owners choose to use a content management system (CMS), such as WordPress, for a hassle-free website and infinite customization options. With WordPress, you have access to thousands of free, professional themes, such as such as the WordPress Business Turnkey theme , which incorporates both a website and blog. How does Geolocation Work? How it Works.

34 (of the) Best Google+ Tips, Tactics and Guides of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

HOW TO: Integrate Google+ Into Your WordPress Site by Mashable Tech. Kelli Shaver shows how to display your Google+ profile information on a WordPress site/blog, add the +1 button, and even use a Google+-inspired WordPress theme, with details about and illustrations of three examples. Google+ (or Google Plus) is many different things, depending on who you ask. ”).

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24 (of the) Best Business Blogging Guides, Tips and Tools of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

Tips for Blogging for SEO in WordPress by Business Insider. Sue Reynolds offers a half-dozen tips for SEO on WordPress blogs, helpful particularly for those just getting started. Top 10 Blog Directories 2011 by SEO Wizardry. But as the blogosphere continues to expand (as noted by Diana Adams below), it becomes more difficult to stand out and be heard above the noise.  Stuart W.

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HOW TO: Move a WordPress blog from one domain to another

Josh S Peters

Shuaism is now JoshSPeters  and I’m going to kick it off with a post about the 5 step process of moving your WordPress blog from one domain to another. 1. Install WordPress on The New Domain. 3. Install WordPress on The New Domain. Most hosts have a quick and easy WordPress install that only takes a button click or two. The domain transfer is done!  Prep Work. 2.

What to Expect When Moving WordPress to New Hosting

Kikolani

moved my photography blog , my husband’s HDR photography blog, and several other WordPress sites that were on HostGator to GoDaddy. Probably the biggest one was the major hacks to WordPress sites that happened almost a year ago. After upgrading WordPress, Thesis, and the plugins I use, everything started running smoothly again. Upgrading WordPress 2.9 Blogging

The WordPress Comment System, Plugins and Moderation

Kikolani

WordPress Comment Plugins and Services. The following are the plugins and WordPress services that create the commenting experience here on Kikolani and several of my other blogs. Love it or hate it, Akismet (which comes pre-loaded into WordPress blogs) almost always gets the job done with the other 50% of spam that comes through your blog via human commenters. Dofollow.

Client solves Ecommerce for WordPress via Open Source

The Way of the Web

I don’t often write about clients on my blog for various reasons, but I wanted to spread the word about Jigoshop, which is a great Ecommerce for WordPress solution that I’ve been working on for a couple of months now. So what makes Jigoshop so good? It’s incredibly quick and simple to use – even I can get an online store up and running in about 20 minutes.

Take 5 Minutes to Make WordPress 10 Times More Secure

ProBlogger

Thankfully, WordPress is pretty secure out of the box and they provide frequent security updates. Even better are the following super-simple actions that you can take to make WordPress ten times more secure. The wp-config.php file contains all of your WordPress configuration information and settings. Choose a different username when installing WordPress. Easy, right?

5 Ways To Spice Up Your WordPress Blog

Waxing UnLyrical

If you’re just getting started blogging (or maybe even if you’ve been doing it a while), here are some WordPress plugins I really really like. WordPress Editorial Calendar. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve talked and written about this great plugin , because I love it so much. WordPress Editorial Calendar is awesome-sauce. Right? Apture. Truly.

WordPress Search Review: Yolink Search

Bill Hartzer

For some time now, WordPress sites have been well known for their vast amounts of information, and content. WordPress site might have the information a visitor is searching for, but due to poor organization, it may be difficult for the visitor to locate that much needed information. This presents both an opportunity, and a problem. Post on Google Buzz. Share this on Reddit. blogging

WordPress Themes 101

Unspoken

Entering the world of WordPress for the first time, you may feel like Dorothy walking through the farmhouse door into the colorful world of Oz. It’s easy to see why small businesses love WordPress. WordPress boasts more than sixty-eight million WordPress sites, with notable users including companies like CNN, Ted and UPS. sites used WordPress. Free Themes.

Millions Of WordPress.com Blogs On Pause Due To Back-End Outage

Idaconcpts

WordPress.com provided TechCrunch.com the following update on March 22, 2011:  . Wordpress Wordpress Blog Stats wordpress ddos wordpress ddos attack wordpress down wordpress hack wordpress.com problemsWordPress.com has told informed several bloggers around the world that they are experiencing an internal, programmatic error. Stay tuned. Tweet This!

Lather, Rinse, Repeat

Ari Herzog

The way it’s historically worked on this blog is when you submit a comment, you have the option to check a box — powered by a WordPress plugin called Subscribe to Comments — to receive subsequent comments by email. Enter another WordPress plugin called ReplyMe. Effective January 8, 2011, this is now installed. Essential Plugin for Your WordPress Blog. Blog News comments plugins WordpressFor the better part of a year, a black REPLY button has existed underneath every comment. You may not be aware of the reply. Make sense?

Getting the Most Out of All-in-One SEO Pack WordPress Plugin

Kikolani

What SEO plugins do you use with WordPress? Mobile Blogging – How to Make Your WordPress Blog Smartphone Ready. WordPress Thesis Theme Customization Part One: Options. WordPress Thesis Theme Customization Part Two: Plugins. 11 WordPress Plugins to Analyze and Increase Traffic. The WordPress Comment System, Plugins and Moderation. Additional Options.

5 WordPress Plugins to Rock Your Blog

Waxing UnLyrical

Here are some more cool plugins for you to try out on your WordPress blog. Blogging Blogging for Grasshoppers Resources Shonali Burke ken mueller onswipe wordpress plugins wptouch zemantaThis is part of the Blogging for Grasshoppers series. Better than nothing, right? Image: Craig Walkowicz via Flickr, CC 2.0. WPTouch. Onswipe. mean, you can’t beat free, can you? 3. Zemanta.

10+ Ways To Use B2B Social Media In Your Business

PWB Marketing Blog

Use a platform like WordPress to integrate your blog into your corporate site. B2B Internet Marketing B2B Social Media B2B Marketing Facebook Media Print SEO Twitter WordpressSocial media should be an integral component of everything your B2B organization does including marketing, customer service, sales, and product development. Eleven Different Ways to Integrate B2B Social Media.

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5 Apps Every Business Owner Should Have

Idaconcpts

Blogger/ WordPress. If your business doesn’t have a blog, then you need to start one write now by downloading the Blogger or WordPress app onto your smart phone. Get Blogger or WordPress on your phone so you can write a post whether you are on the train commuting or sitting at your kid’s soccer game. WordPress for iPhone. WordPress for Android.

65 Terrific Social Media Infographics

Pamorama

The History of WordPress. As you know, infographics are visual representations of information, data, or knowledge. They present complex concepts quickly and clearly, and communicate ideas in an easily understandable fashion. Last year, I assembled a collection of 35 infographics that told the story of social media at that time. The History of Social Networking. The State of the Internet.