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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. When you add a comment and John replies to you, a plugin emails you that comment. ReplyMe emails any comment author when someone replies.

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. Feedburner/RSS feed. Comment management tools. Too much choice can be paralyzing.

Turning off the ViperChill RSS Feed: What You HAVE to Tell Your Blog Readers

Viper Chill

Though niches that have more web savvy audiences like marketing or technology are more likely to be affected, this is going to impact anyone who has built up their RSS readership. Also, doing it now means you can alert them again in the future with enough of a gap to remind them without annoying people who don’t subscribe via RSS. recommend Feedly as your new RSS home.

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Wordpress SEO: The Only Guide You Need

Viper Chill

You are here: ViperChill » SEO » Wordpress SEO: The Only Guide You Need Wordpress SEO: The Only Guide You Need Written by Glen, this post has 175 Comments As many of you will know, I love Wordpress. I use it on most of my affiliate sites which make me thousands of dollars per month and I also use it on my blogs, such as this one. I’m certainly not alone when it comes to utilising this CMS though — tens of millions of sites online are powered by the software. Similarly, I nofollow links to my about page, my category links and my RSS feed.

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! If you liked what you saw and read, Id love you to subscribe to my RSS feed or subscribe by email. Let’s get to it. 1.

CommentLuv 2.9 – Guide for Blog Owners & Commenters

Kikolani

This guide will cover what is new for both blog owners and blog commenters alike as well as how to install and configure this plugin on your WordPress blog. CommentLuv is a plugin that allows commenters to leave a link to their latest post behind with their comment. For example, Extreme John left behind this comment and CommentLuv link on yesterday’s guest post.

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. Subscribe to Comments : Gives your audience the option to subscribe to comments so they will be alerted when people are posting new comments. Akismet: Eliminate comment spam. 19 Essential WordPress Plugins for Your Blog.

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Dear Blog Comment Spammer: I Think Your Comment Spam Tool is Broken

Bill Hartzer

Dear Blog Comment Spammer, who just left a comment on one of my recent blog posts: I think whatever software tool or script that you are using is broken. Here is a copy of the blog comment spam that you left. more|a lot more} useful than ever before.|. I {couldn’t|could not} {resist|refrain from} commenting. get a lot of spam {comments|responses|feedback|remarks}?

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

Blog Comment Spammer Leaves Comment. Forgets to Spin the Content.

Bill Hartzer

When you have a fairly popular blog, you have to deal with comment spammers. Unfortunately, blog comment spamming still works apparently, or at least the blog spammers haven’t learned that it doesn’t work. Nonetheless, I’m still amazed at some of the comments left on the blog. Occasionally I get some really funny blog comments. Do {you have|you’ve} any?

15 Uncommon WordPress Plugins To Enhance Your Blog’s User Experience

Kikolani

Here I will showcase 15 different WordPress user experience plugins that will help you create a great user experience for your visitors. You can receive the reports for the broken links via emails or in the WordPress dashboard directly. The current WordPress pagination is pretty basic. Breadcrumbs are a theme feature in WordPress and most themes have support for them.

Four Ways to Fight Content Thieves

Spin Sucks

We took two approaches: I commented on every post that was mine with things such as, “You can’t scrape a blogger’s content and not attribute correctly” or “Boy, this blog post sure looks familiar.” Most sites have places where you can comment on your stolen comment. RSS footer. Every day. She was livid (rightfully so)! Sorry.”

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.

4 WordPress Alternatives: the What, Where, and Why

ProBlogger

As bloggers, we’re all familiar with WordPress, whether as a self-hosted setup, or via WordPress.com. If you do a Google search for “ blogging software ,” WordPress will likely be among the first results you’ll see. Just like in the 90’s when Microsoft seemed like the only choice, but then we found alternatives like Mac or Linux, there are alternatives to WordPress too.

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Six Reasons WordPress Is A Great Website Platform For Small Nonprofits

SocialFish

It seems like there are more nonprofits using WordPress not as a blog, but  as a website platform. Easy To Use – If you can edit a Word Doc, you can publish webpages with WordPress. Solid SEO – WordPress also allows you to configure permalinks and edit your title tags and descriptions, so that you can more effectively rank in search. It’s built entirely with WordPress.

Why I Donated to WordPress Developers

Ari Herzog

also donated small micro-payments to an assortment of WordPress plugin developers who enable this blog to be seen by all and increase our sociability. This year’s recipients include: Ajith Prasad Edassery – for Contact Commenters , which is how I might email a bulk of commentators at once. Joost de Valk – for RSS Footer , a way for me to attach an electronic signature to every blog post of mine wherever RSS carries it. Thanks! -- Thank you for reading Why I Donated to WordPress Developers at AriWriter. 35 WordPress Plugins I Use Today.

Mobile Blogging – How to Make Your WordPress Blog Smartphone Ready

Kikolani

Since I got my new HTC Droid Eris, I have been comparing two different plugins to make my WordPress sites more mobile friendly – WordPress Mobile Pack and WPtouch iPhone Theme. WordPress Mobile Pack – Simplicity. WordPress Plugin Site ~ Plugin Homepage. WordPress Mobile Pack was the first plugin I discovered while surfing another WordPress blog on my Droid.

ElegantThemes Review – Preview 75+ Elegant Premium WordPress Themes on One Page

Kikolani

So I decided to do a review of just ElegantThemes for those who want to learn more about their premium WordPress designs. ElegantThemes offers over 75 premium WordPress theme designs in one membership. Make your WordPress website mobile-friendly with this plugin. Premium WordPress Themes – What Do People Buy & Why. Free WordPress Themes – With a Catch.

Everything You Need to Import and Display RSS Feeds with WordPress

ProBlogger

WordPress makes it super-easy to publish your own content, and even easier to import and display content from other great sites around the Web. Just as other people are displaying and reading your feed in their apps and devices, you can use external RSS feeds to supplement and strengthen your site’s primary content. Displaying feeds with the default RSS widget. Why do it?

My 9 Favorite Wordpress Social Media Plugins | jasonyormark.com

Jason Yormark

jasonyormark.com Home About Me My Videos My Resume Contact Me Browse > Home / Social Media , Wordpress / My 9 Favorite Wordpress Social Media Plugins | Subcribe via RSS My 9 Favorite WordPress Social Media Plugins October 6th, 2009 Posted in Social Media , Wordpress Tweet Share The WordPress platform never ceases to amaze me. What really makes the platform as successful as it is, are the thousands of themes and plugins that the WordPress community contributes. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 What are yours?

What Is A Blog? The Question That Won't Go Away

Twist Image

While some may call me a traditionalist, I think there are certain aspects of online publishing that does identify something as a Blog, and they include: RSS feed. Comments. We also see many more corporations building websites on WordPress platforms because the content management system is just that much easier. Is flickr a Blog (you can post pictures, comment on them, archive them date, etc.)? wordpress. By the way the conversation flowed at this year's BlogWorld & New Media Expo in Los Angeles, you would think that Blogging was brand new. Trackbacks.

Six WordPress Plugins to Install on your Site Today

Jeff Esposito

My favorite thing about the WordPress blogging platform is that outside of the backend system, no two blogs operate the same way. LiveFyre – There are a lot of comment systems out there, but none are on par with Livefyre. Not only does the platform allow for commenting in real time (think streaming group chat) but it also offers multiple options for users to log in for commenting.

WordPress Feature Review: New Features You Missed in 2012, Part 1

ProBlogger

One of the great things about WordPress is that it never stands still. WordPress used to release small updates frequently, but at the end of 2009 they changed this policy. Today I’d like to walk you through the new features which were introduced in 2012, in WordPress 3.4 New features in WordPress 3.4. Released in June , WordPress 3.4 WordPress 3.4

Goodbye Feedburner, Hello Feedblitz

Ari Herzog

After nearly four years of powering this blog’s email and RSS delivery options, I’ve parted ways with Google and its free Feedburner service and embraced the paid service of Feedblitz. Moreover, Feedblitz offers more than delivery by mere email and RSS, but also by Twitter update, Facebook wall post, and instant messaging alerts. Blog News RSSYes, I am.

10+ Ways To Use B2B Social Media In Your Business

PWB Marketing Blog

Have feeds from Facebook and Twitter, an RSS feed from your blog, current YouTube videos, a Google News RSS feed for your company news and press releases, etc. Use a platform like WordPress to integrate your blog into your corporate site. Let us know in the comments below. B2B Internet Marketing B2B Social Media B2B Marketing Facebook Media Print SEO Twitter Wordpress

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TOP 15 Augmented Reality Blogs

Social Media Citizens

Home Content RSS Log in Social Media Citizens Home Case Studies Reports SMC List TOP Lists Video Consulting Portfolio TOP 15 Augmented Reality Blogs February 26th, 2010 by Giedrius Ivanauskas Leave a reply » Share I’ve just created a new tab in my RSS reader solely dedicated to Augmented Reality. smcitizens ] — October 8th via Twitter Comments ?????? Valid XHTML 1.0

How To Start A Blog In 2012

Twist Image

The default choice for a great Blogging platform is WordPress. My recommendation is to go with it (full disclosure: this Blog is powered by MovableType and it's way too late in the game to make the switch to WordPress, but I would if it could happen seamlessly). While we do live in a world of RSS feeds and links tossed around via Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, the best Blogs are designed well. WordPress makes this (somewhat) easier because you can buy and customize themes. I've seen countless WordPress bio pages that are simply left blank. rss feed.

Watching Me Blog

Twist Image

In the comments section, Peter Petrovski said: "Would love to read more about how you draft, write and publish posts." From e-newsletters and magazine to business books and RSS feeds, I'm constantly consuming reading, watching and listening to content. I'm sure we would be on WordPress had it existed when I started blogging, but it wasn't as robust back then. " I find that asking a question generates comments and sharing. I try to respond to comments, but I'm admittedly not great at it. blog comment. rss feed. wordpress.

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We've come a long way - Disqus is Now as big as Youtube

Stay N' Alive

They had recently launched their new commenting platform for blogs the year before, and wanted some exposure from the Scobleizer himself (see the interview in 2008 here and here , where I''m in the background - filmed on Qik - remember that?). If there''s a winner in the blog-commenting category Disqus is it. Technology social comments disqus social networks

Analyse your RSS Feed

Koka Sexton

Koka Sexton dot Com Home About Koka Contact Twitter FULL RSS Analyse your RSS Feed Your RSS readership is just as important as tracking your visitors with Google Analytics. have all of my blogs pushing their RSS feeds through Feedburner. FeedBurner is the leading provider of media distribution and audience engagement services for blogs and RSS feeds.

Google's Inside Adsense home for spam comments

The Way of the Web

→ Google’s Inside Adsense home for spam comments September 19th, 2010 · View Comments Comment spam is a constant pain and chore for anyone running a blog. The prospect of gaining links to their websites means that a mix of human and automated spam producers will keep submitting their comments packed with terrible content.

The Most Effective Way to Increase RSS Subscribers

Viper Chill

You are here: ViperChill » Social Media » The Most Effective Way to Increase RSS Subscribers The Most Effective Way to Increase RSS Subscribers Written by Glen, this post has 103 Comments I’ve been a big advocate of guest blogging over the years; currently ranking no.1 Sorry about the long comment, interesting subject though. Home What the F ? Awesome!

Mobelize Your Wordpress Blog! | jasonyormark.com

Jason Yormark

jasonyormark.com Home About Me My Videos My Resume Contact Me Browse > Home / Wordpress / Mobilize Your Wordpress Blog! Subcribe via RSS Mobilize Your WordPress Blog! October 20th, 2009 Posted in Wordpress Tweet Share I could spew all the stats about mobile browser usage, but the cold hard facts are that more and more people are using their mobile devices to browse the web.  It’s just a matter of time before it eclipses normal computer usage. So is your WordPress blog mobilized?  You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0

5 Steps To A Professional Grade Blog On A Budget

Jason Yormark

WordPress has changed the game and opened up the door giving the potential for anyone to create and publish great content and possibly earn a few bucks in the process. I’ve been toying around with WordPress for years, and the formula for launching a professional grade blog is not as difficult or expensive as you would think. Install WordPress. Find a WordPress template.

96 Free Professional Blog Topics

Geoff Livingston

For more on blogging — in addition to the many great resources out there — please read Blogging Primer , 5 Tips for Blogging in the Post RSS Era , Blog Last , and Headline Writing Drives Traffic. Please feel free to add your own idea in the comments section. Image by HansKristian. Rather than delivering a simple topic, these are proposed via Socratic method. Here we go!

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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. CommentLuv is the reason why if you write a comment and include your blog in the appropriate box, your most-recent blog post will appear under your text after you hit the “submit” button. Comment Redirect forces a new window to pop open every time a comment is added, as a way of thanking you for adding it.

One Super-Easy Way To Convert Traffic And Avoid 404 Errors

SocMed Sean

Before we get to the tactic, I want to make sure you understand the value of an RSS feed. RSS, also known as real simple syndication is a web format that allows users receive your content in a variety of formats. They can subscribe to your RSS feed and receive updates of new articles via email, via mobile apps like FlipBoard or via popular RSS readers like NewsBlur.