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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.

How to import Posterous to self-hosted WordPress

The Way of the Web

WordPress is particularly suited to self-hosting, as it’s so widely used and most hosting services will offer a simple one-click install to get you up and running. Setting up self-hosted WordPress: To set up your site, you need 2 things. Once that’s in place, you’ll need to wait for the hosting to be up and running to allow you to install WordPress. Buffer.

19 Essential WordPress Plugins for Your Blog

ProBlogger

WordPressers are always looking for helpful plugins for their blogs, and if you’ve been following today’s posts on ProBlogger, especially Install Your First WordPress Plugin , you’re probably in the same boat. WordPress SEO : If there’s one plugin from this list that you should get, this is the one. This plugin is already installed—all you need to do is enable it and get an API key. WordPress Backup to Dropbox : Back up your WordPress files to your Dropbox account. What are some other essential WordPress plugins that you use?

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

23 WordPress Plugins I Use: Part 5

Ari Herzog

First: The following plugins only apply for self-hosted WordPress blogs. Pre-installed with WordPress, new users need to follow directions on the Plugins page to sign up for a WordPress.com account, and copy the API code into the plugin management page. 2. For example, writing Stephen @ Custom WordPress Plugins in the name field results in Stephen from Custom WordPress Plugins. While the newest version of WordPress includes this functionality, I keep the plugin intact or else I’d have a lot of broken links.). Why I Use 22 WordPress Plugins Today.

An Early Look at Facebook Open Graph Protocol Integration on News.

Adam Sherk

Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk An Early Look at Facebook Open Graph Protocol Integration on News Sites by Adam Sherk on April 26, 2010 There has been a lot of news and reaction around Facebook’s new additions to the Facebook Platform: Social Plugins, the Open Graph protocol and the Graph API. You can jump to the end for the Takeaways ).

To Schedule Tweets or No? Two Reasons You Should.

TwiTip

30 When I first discovered there were APIs that would allow me to schedule tweets, I thought I was in Twitter Heaven. In fact, I couldn’t find anything recent that hadn’t come from the API. What is your favorite Twitter API with scheduling capabilities? keep hearing about this Wordpress Plug-in, I’m going to have to check it out. Two Reasons You Should.

Awesome WordPress Plugins to Empower Your Visitors

ProBlogger

This guest post is by Jeff Starr, co-author of the book Digging into WordPress. This may sound like a tall order, but if you’re using WordPress, improving your site couldn’t be easier. Let’s look at some awesome WordPress plugins to make it happen. WordPress’ default search is limited in several ways: does not do “exact-match&# searching. only searches your current WordPress installation. usually works pretty quickly – much faster than WordPress default search. Other Ways to Improve WordPress Default Search.

25 Excellent Content Marketing Tools for Your Brand

Pamorama

The available WordPress plugin makes it easy to share your lists on your blog. 2. You can manage your workflow and publish yourself or via API integration. Successful content marketing initiatives have many moving parts. Creating powerful content that grows your business can be a discouraging process. Content Curation Tools. List.ly (free/paid). Storify  (paid). Curata  (paid).

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How to import Posterous to self-hosted WordPress

The Way of the Web

WordPress is particularly suited to self-hosting, as it’s so widely used and most hosting services will offer a simple one-click install to get you up and running. Setting up self-hosted WordPress: To set up your site, you need 2 things. If that is already filling you with fear, give us a shout as we run hosting a number of websites, including installing WordPress, setting up themes and plugins, and organising regular backups. Once that’s in place, you’ll need to wait for the hosting to be up and running to allow you to install WordPress.

Don’t Let Hackers Crash Your Blogging Party

Kikolani

Are you a full-time blogger earning a living from your WordPress blogs or an aspiring Problogger with your first taste of the freedom that comes from blogging? If you rely on income from blogging to support your family you need to secure your WordPress installations immediately. Step One: Secure Your WordPress Dashboard. Step Two: Install WordPress Secret Keys. link].

How to be Twitterific – 39 Expert Twitter Guides and Tips

Webbiquity SMM

Whether you want it to make a pot of coffee or operate a remote dog feeder, working with Twitter’s API opens up a whole new world of possibilities.” From humble beginnings, Twitter has grown to become an indispensable source for online news alerts as well as a vital marketing tool. Image credit: Buffer. How can brands and individuals make their tweets stand out? Dr. William J.

Marketing via Aggregation, Filtering and Curation – Tools and Resources

Aggregage

WordPress. That said, if you already have one of these, let’s say a WordPress based blog/site, then it may make sense to look at some plug-ins, reblogging, widgets that help with this process. aggregates anything via bookmarklet + RSS-OPML, Twitter, Google Alerts, YT, FL + commenting, output via embed, RSS, API, PHP, manual or automated. Aggregation. Filtering. Curation. video?

17 Digital Marketing Experts Share Their Top Tips, Tricks, and Tools

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Shannon’s Favorite Little Known Social Media Tool : One is a WordPress plugin called Editflow. It’s very important for bloggers to have the ability to share their content, photos and rich media without it all being “locked up&# behind proprietary APIs. Further, those who are seasoned may seem at a loss in the apparent “simplicity&# of it all. Jason Falls.

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Introducing Bloom: A New Way to Grow Your Email List

Kikolani

There are lots of plugins for WordPress users to help grow your email list. You can use the user documentation to get further instructions on where to find specific information, how to generate API keys, and other details related to your email service provider. 2. Bloom comes with your ElegantThemes membership, along with many other great plugins and over 80+ premium WordPress themes!

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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?

20 Top Twitter Monitoring and Analytics Tools

Pamorama

link] Antoine Guiral Hi, tweet effect is a fake…there is no way with the api to get followers for each tweet… Moreover, I use [link] (private beta), have you try it? By establishing a presence on the social Web, you can gain virtually unlimited exposure to your target audience without incurring the higher costs associated with traditional marketing campaigns. Wide reach.

Feature Friday: How to Choose the Best Comment System for Your Blog

Ari Herzog

While many bloggers prefer to stick with their native comments system, whether it’s WordPress, Blogger or any other of the popular platforms, others are preferring to use third-party systems like Disqus , IntenseDebate and Livefyre , amongst others. My new blog design reverted back to vanilla WordPress, until some of the new features in Livefyre are implemented. image: ilmungo.

The Many Ways To Link Your Social Accounts

Small Business Mavericks

Send your WordPress blog posts to Twitter. Send your WordPress blog posts to Facebook. Send Twitter messages to your WordPress blog. Send Facebook messages to your WordPress blog. Send Google+ to your WordPress blog. Send Tumblr to your WordPress blog. Send your WordPress blog posts to Tumblr. Connect any service to Google+ with the right API. Connect YouTube to your WordPress blog. You can connect of your social media sites no matter how popular as long as you have the proper API from the two services.

Shareaholic Becomes a (Top Notch) Content Curator

Webbiquity SMM

Through web browser extensions, open platform APIs, and one of the largest and fastest growing networks of content publishers, Shareaholic reaches over 270 million people across every continent each month. ” The company’s products include tools for browsers, websites (including WordPress plugins ), analytics and developers. Shareaholic, a content discovery and sharing tools vendor, yesterday announced Shareaholic Channels , a new way to find the most relevant, fresh content based on topic. Parenting. Fitness. Fashion & Beauty. • DIY. Social Media Marketing.

Blog Authorship: Tools to Keep Your Blog Content Safe from Plagiarists and Duplication

ProBlogger

This plugin is compatible with WordPress and can be installed for free. You can use it as a WordPress plugin or PHP API library. This is a guest contribution from writer Rose Scott. If you spend days and nights creating the most outstanding content ever, this post is for you. You know how exhausting writing can be at times, right? Of course not! Things You Need to Do First.

How This Digital Agency Drives Revenue from Social Media (and How You Can Too)

Buffer Social

We actually connect through to the Buffer API to push our things through to the Buffer dashboard. All this content — the sales, promotion, industry information — is pushed from our system into Buffer, through the API. You might’ve heard the advice that your call-to-action should have one job, your email subject line one job, your blog post one job. ” Kevan: .

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How to Choose the Right Content Marketing Software

Convince & Convert

We’ve been building out WordPress sites for over a decade! But while CMS’s like WordPress are great for your website and blogs, all those other forms of content (e.g., It’s not easy choosing the right software for your content marketing efforts. Luckily for you, I’m here to help. Not every software vendor is a point solution. It has evolved. Redefine Your Content Marketing Process.

Content vs. Community: How Online Publishers Can Nurture Both

mashable.com

The answer is plain: Publishers need to swap cumbersome infrastructure for flexible systems and simple APIs. Publishers can integrate powerful, innovative community platforms in a fraction of the time by adopting agile applications that use APIs. beat WordPress into submission for my choice of CMS. Sign in with Facebook or Twitter to get started! Have an account? Used it?

7 Steps to Creating Million-Dollar Web Apps (And a Big Announcement)

Viper Chill

Not only that, I’ve interviewed WordPress Rockstar Joost de Valk, author of plugins which have been downloaded millions of times, to see what advice he has for people looking to create plugins — both free and premium. In short, after developing tons of free tools and plugins over the last two years, I’m finally going to be releasing my first premium WordPress plugin.

5 Essential Spreadsheets for Social Media Analytics

mashable.com

Like the previous spreadsheet, FacebookFans is a Google macro based on Facebook API. The script requires your own Twitter API key (which is pretty easy to get), and provides easy-to-follow set up instructions. You can use it either standalone or with Twitter API authentication and it can be setup up for continuous collection (you can collected around 35k tweets before it fills up). WordPress Resource Lists. WordPress. Top Stories Photo & Video Galleries Top Lists Trending Topics Twitter YouTube Facebook iPhone Google Video More Topics. Trending Stories. Great!

35 Great Social Media Infographics

Pamorama

API? ???? ??????????? pamorama marketing, life, social media Home About Bookshelf Links Contact 35 Great Social Media Infographics by Pam Dyer on March 3, 2010 Share Here’s a collection of terrific social media infographics that might come in handy. As you probably know, infographics are visual representations of information, data, or knowledge. The Social Engagement Spectrum 2. Salut!

Open Research: A Framework for Social Analytics

www.web-strategist.com

After interviewing nearly 40 experts and working with Charlene Li and a bit of help from myself, she’s found six distinct use cases (see compass below) on how companies are measuring using these new toolsets. Why are social analytics so important? This is a new medium, and proof over re allocation of investment is key. The more you share it, the easier it is for us to produce more. Wowza!

The Fifteen Classes of the Social Business Software Suite (Q4, 2010)

www.web-strategist.com

The Stack: The Social Business Software Suite Category Name, Short Description, Frequently Heard Vendor Names Listening and Learning: Brand monitoring: These listening and learning tools provide data to brands by filtering data via scraping and APIs then sorting by keywords. See how I segment these vendors into specific sub classes. The most common vendors include Gigya and Janrain.

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5 Tips for Great Content Curation

mashable.com

One final thing I think that is important is your platform, I prefer to curate on a platform I control, the one I use right now is called curation traffic, it’s in wordpress and has a cool bookmark thing. WordPress Resource Lists. WordPress. Top Stories Photo & Video Galleries Top Lists Trending Topics Twitter YouTube Facebook iPhone Google Video More Topics. Like Tweet.

Create a World-Class Online Community for Your Business

mashable.com

Mashable | The Social Media Guide Viral Topics Twitter YouTube Facebook iPhone Google Video About Mashable Company About Us Advertise Submit News Contact Us Announcements Resources Guidebooks Lists How To Trending Twitter List Directory Mashable Awards Subscriptions Partners W3 EDGE Rackspace Concentric Sky DynDNS Intridea Welcome to Mashable! Have an account? Nothing coming to mind immediately?

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What the Future Holds for B2B Social Media Marketing

mashable.com

Top Topics Twitter YouTube Facebook iPhone Google Video Google Buzz Social media Small business Business Advertise Network Blippr iPhone App Mashable France MashDeck Twitter App Mobile Site Social Media Events Twitter Guide Book Facebook Guide Book Partners App Development WordPress Experts MaxCDN Content Delivery Dynect Managed DNS Rackspace Hosting Intridea About Us Submit a Tip! She says that PayPal simply can’t know all of the potential APIs and feature requests its developer community wants and needs in order for them to build applications and products on its platform.

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Should You Outsource Your Social Media Efforts?

mashable.com

); // Mashable | The Social Media Guide Viral Topics Twitter YouTube Facebook iPhone Google Video About Mashable Company About Us Advertise Submit News Contact Us Announcements Resources Guidebooks Lists How To Trending Mashable Awards Subscriptions Partners W3 EDGE Rackspace Concentric Sky Dynect DNS Intridea Welcome to Mashable! Have an account? How well is your social media working today?

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Social Media From A to Z: A Glossary

Pamorama

This list will constantly evolve — please add other terms in the comments below and I’ll be happy to incorporate them. A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z A Application Programing Interface (API) : An API is a documented interface that allows one software application to to interact with another application.

SMS Marketing: a Grossly Underrated Marketing Tactic

Kikolani

Twilio , a San Francisco based cloud communication company, allows software developers to make and receive phone calls and send and receive messages using its free web service APIs. It’s an all-in-one mobile marketing platform with some powerful APIs, using which developers can build mobile communication apps. Instead, the messages are sent using web services and APIs.

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What to Look For When Hiring a Community Manager

mashable.com

Mashable | The Social Media Guide Viral Topics Twitter YouTube Facebook iPhone Google Video About Mashable Company About Us Advertise Submit News Contact Us Announcements Resources Guidebooks Lists How To Trending Twitter List Directory Mashable Awards Subscriptions Partners W3 EDGE Rackspace Concentric Sky DynDNS Intridea Welcome to Mashable! Have an account? Do You Need A Community Manager?

Making Data Relevant: The New Metrics for Social Marketing

mashable.com

link] Making Data Relevant: The New Metrics for Social Marketing | WORDPRESS! [.] Have an account? Sign in All Social Media Tech & Gadgets Business & Marketing Video Mobile Dev & Design Media Social Good Startups Classifieds Trending Stories Rupert Murdoch’s “The Daily&# Officially Launching Feb 2? Social media has come of age. Not many, right? link] [.] Confira [.]