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22 PR Tools From the #PRstack Community

Spin Sucks

In the past 12 months, the #PRstack community has  created an app that has characterized more than 250 third-party tools. It has published 48 how-to guides written by more than 35 community members covering different areas of the public relations workflow. lively community has developed and grown on  Facebook  and  Twitter. The 22 PR Tools From the #PRstack Community.

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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. Besides the awful, short and careless community support responses implying nothing else is on the way, there was no official announcement or acknowledgement of this.  Related posts: My 9 Favorite WordPress Social Media Plugins. But not so fast.

WordPress vs Drupal: Which CMS is Right for Your Site?

Idaconcpts

Two of the most popular packages are WordPress and Drupal. However, 60 million sites run WordPress making it by far the most popular free CMS package. In this article, we will explore what are the advantages and disadvantages between Drupal and WordPress, and which CMS should you choose for your business or personal website. First, a little bit about both CMSes: WordPress.

17 Plugins to Improve Your WordPress Blog

Ari Herzog

One of the neat aspects about WordPress is nobody owns it. The blog platform, as an open source community, is collectively shared by anyone and everyone who contribute code and provide feedback about what works and what needs improvement. For example, writing Stephen @ Custom WordPress Plugins in the name field results in Stephen from Custom WordPress Plugins.

Anatomy Of A Blog Redesign: Meet The Standard WordPress Theme

Jason Yormark

I have to admit, I’m a WordPress theme junkie.  I’m fascinated with the art of blog design, and I often find myself spending too much time browsing some of the industry leading WordPress theme sites.  My personal favorite site these days is certainly Themeforest as they have a tremendous variety of themes available. I’m also guilty of growing bored with my theme design on about a yearly basis. wanted a theme with a strong community and support so I could have access to the help I needed with customizations and technical issues. Wordpress

Interview with Community Manager: Emma Gannon

Social Media Citizens

Emma Gannon is currently a global  community manager of Dove Facebook. Emma has experience of community managing blogs, Twitter and Facebook pages for international brands. The best resources can be found by looking simply around online and seeing what other brands are doing with their communities. think it is genius. G: Where is the best place to build the community?

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.

10 Vital WordPress Security Tips

ProBlogger

10 Vital WordPress Security Tips. This article overviews a few key security tips for WordPress blogs. It might be seriously tempting to amend a blog post when you’re enjoying a coffee in your local café, but accessing WordPress on an unsecure network could seriously compromise your security. Ensure that your themes, plugins and WordPress itself are all updated regularly.

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. Older versions of Wordpress never had this, but if you recently installed Wordpress 2.7

Why millions of WordPress sites are at risk

SocialFish

WordPress remains a popular content management system for many people, owing to both its ease of use and the fact that it doesn’t cost anything.  As with any software, if it’s not updated regularly, WordPress can be susceptible to attack. Unfortunately, the security issues didn’t end with TimThumb.  Other assaults have taken place within the last twelve months.  Any other tips?

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.

Building a New Kind of Cruise Community

Waxing UnLyrical

Regular WUL readers know that Shonali (a friend and former colleague at Socialmedia.biz ) showcases guest posts about how to build, engage and sustain an online community, among other things. And I’m hoping you can tell us if our strategy makes sense or if it sucks (don’t hold back!), so that others might gain insights for their own community efforts. So we spent months creating an entirely new CMS (content management system) from scratch – WordPress didn’t have the firepower. So our small marketing team is now working to grow our user base and nurture our new community.

How WordPress Can Make Your Website More Manageable

Idaconcpts

For many online marketers, there’s no web development platform that’s as user-friendly, valuable, and adaptable as WordPress. The standard content management system for millions of websites, WordPress is one of the most praised and appreciated online development platforms out there. WordPress can do it. WordPress is simple and far from complex. Tweet This!

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.

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.

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. Make sure you have a strong community that will be interested. Never.

Solving the Content Management System Standoff: Drupal, Joomla or WordPress?

ProBlogger

Of the three, Joomlas the latest arrival to the CMS scene and occupies the middle ground between Drupal and WordPress, offering the best characteristics of each. WordPress: 20 Million and Growing. For those interested in creating a simple blog or getting their new startup online, WordPress will be a straightforward choice. Checking out the contenders. And the Winner Is..

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. And there’s a growing forum community on the site which is worth checking out. So what makes Jigoshop so good?

Content vs. Community: How Online Publishers Can Nurture Both

mashable.com

As publishers continue to rely on the outside social web to foster their communities, they often witness dire consequences. Sites have experienced a dramatic decrease in core metrics and a dispersion of their most passionate community members. Today, the comment section provides a tool to build community engagement around a publisher. socialmedia longtailseo communities

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.

Create a World-Class Online Community for Your Business

mashable.com

Edwards and Telligent CTO Rob Howard are releasing a white paper today that delineates what these standard-setting communities of the future will look like. According to their research, here are nine steps businesses must take in order to make their online communities world-class. 1. the article in full to learn more about building world-class communities. Have an account?

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Secure Your WordPress Blog Without Touching Any Code

ProBlogger

Right now WordPress powers 48 of the top 100 blogs online. More than that, WordPress actually powers 19% of the web as a whole. Such a strong community of users and developers means that the platform is sure to evolve even further and provide us with lots of cool features that are yet to be developed. Typical WordPress security problems. WordPress as a whole (a website management platform) is very well designed. WordPress plugins have a fair amount of power over how your WordPress installation works. Update WordPress. The basics. Karol K.

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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.

Introducing The Modern Blogging Masterclass

Spin Sucks

How to build community, like we have at Spin Sucks. It would be amazing if you also have access to your site’s content management system ( WordPress , Hubspot , Rainmaker , Squarespace ) and know your way around it. Communication Content earned media Google analytics HubSpot leadpages online course owned media Rainmaker squarespace unbounce WordPressBy Gini Dietrich.

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What to Look For When Hiring a Community Manager

mashable.com

Commonly referred to as the “Community Manager,&# these brand ambassadors are a company’s direct link to its customers, owning the critical responsibility to grow, shape and respond to online conversations happening around that brand. Do You Need A Community Manager? Determining whether your brand needs a community manager comes down to efficiencies, trust and skill.

How to Troubleshoot WordPress

ProBlogger

This guest post was written by Neil Matthews, a WordPress consultant at WPDude. Over the years, I’ve developed a troubleshooting methodology while working with my WordPress technical support clients.  My methodology helps  to solve the majority of WordPress crashed sites I’ve come across, and I wanted to share it with you, the good readers of ProBlogger. This methodology isolates the various layers of a WordPress site one at a time, tests a layer by removing its component parts, and then, if the problem still exists, moves down to test the next layer.

Bringing Open Community To Public Relations

Waxing UnLyrical

Because if there’s one thing I believe takes public relations from good to great, it’s when your audiences start becoming your community through the relationships you develop with them. But I was curious to see how Maddie and Lindy perceived not just Open Community , but its juxtaposition with public relations. Why did you write Open Community ? online. Lets play.

Are You A Social Media Channel Changer?

SocMed Sean

The challenge for those who are just getting started in social media is to take the time to understand how the channel works, who are the members of the community (humming the Sesame Street “ Who are the people in your neighborhood? Once you understand those elements, you can then determine the best way to engage and what valuable contribution you might offer to the community.

Is Facebook building the new community-driven question-and-answer.

Social Media Citizens

Home Content RSS Log in Social Media Citizens Home Case Studies Reports SMC List TOP Lists Video Consulting Portfolio Is Facebook building the new community-driven question-and-answer platform? June 15th, 2010 by Giedrius Ivanauskas Leave a reply » Share Is Facebook building the new community-driven question-and-answer (Q&A) platform? Economics? Skydiving? Relationships?

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 also has a great community team who evangelizes the platform and assists with user questions with lightning speed. Blogging blogging livefyre nRelate Postrank Social SHare TF Social Share WordpressImage: Wikipedia.

Should You Design Your Website Using WordPress?

Small Business Mavericks

More and more, I’m seeing small business websites using WordPress as a CMS. Even churches and community service organizations are using WordPress as a CMS and designing their websites using this free open source software. In a word, there is nothing wrong with using WordPress as a CMS. However, WordPress started out as a blogging platform and branched out from there. The reasons WordPress is such a good tool for building blogs and websites is because it is flexible, easy to use, and has natural built-in search engine optimization benefits.

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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. However once you play around with WordPress, it gets fairly easy to use I believe.

Blog Smarter: 9 Ways to Make Money from WordPress … Without Having a Blog

ProBlogger

You can still make a great living with WordPress. Sure, WordPress comes with a couple of stock themes, but they are so basic, few bloggers choose to use them, and the number of serious bloggers or entrepreneurs who will use them is approximately zero. And while the profit is larger per individual purchase for a premium theme, child themes allow you to leverage an existing community, meaning you can easily make up the difference in volume. 3. This isn’t for everyone in the WordPress community, and may not be for you. WordPress users need support. Themes.

5 Things I’ve Learned from Running BizSugar

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

The not-so-great thing is that it’s not quite as user friendly as WordPress. Because it’s not as popular or widely used as WordPress, it’s difficult to find developers who know Pligg well. Work on Building a Community. community does not build itself. Business Marketing Social Media anita campbell bizsugar community online community

Announcing the New Sticky Top Bar Plugin: A ProBlogger WordPress Plugin

ProBlogger

A couple of weeks ago we launched the new ProBlogger.com – a private membership site that not only has a community/forum area for bloggers to network, collaborate and learn but one which provides members with regular webinars as well as exclusive access to some tools that my team have been developing for my blogs. Announcing the New Sticky Top Bar Plugin: A ProBlogger WordPress Plugin.

The ProBlogger Infinite Scroller WordPress Plugin

ProBlogger

Last week we made out first plugin available on the ProBlogger Community: an Infinite Scroll Wordpess Plugin. It’s With each of these plugins we release we want to share why we’re using it on our own sites, and also give you some options on how you can the techniques yourself (community member or not). So how do you add and infinite scroll on your WordPress blog?

How to start and manage your community

Social Media Citizens

Previous Entry: Whitepaper: Social media marketing strategy Next Entry: Generation Y says “Yes” to the Convergence of Email and Social Media Posted in Community Management , Consumer Behavior , How To Tags: communiyt management leadership social media strategy You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 hope you enjoyed this video and have a great Easter everyone! Thanks!

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

How I Tweaked my WordPress Blog to Rank Better in the Search Engines

ProBlogger

It is almost as if SEO gives us esoteric super-powers that are only fully understood by a small community of internet marketers. Using WordPress features for SEO. For example, for hypertension, I had the URL [link]  on a static WordPress page. . By default, WordPress category pages contain the word “category” in their URLs. For In order for things to go as planned, I needed to remove the word “category” from the category permalinks. I did this by using a WordPress plugin called WP No Category Base.  Grow your traffic with WordPress.

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Seth Godin, Tribes and Brand Communities

Social Media Citizens

Even though neo-tribes and brand communities are two different concepts they share very similar features and often are very related to each other. Muniz and O’Guinn (2001) (citied in Ouwersloot and Odekerken-Schroeder, 2008) describes a brand community as a specialized, non-geographically bound community that is based on a structured set of social relations among admirers of a brand.

Media Relations: A Quick Test to Pitch the Right Outlets

Spin Sucks

Almost anyone can quickly create a Tumblr or WordPress blog, write a few quick articles and voila! This has allowed people to create very specific and involved niche communities with great publishing platforms and content, but it also means there is a lot of garbage. By Matt Sommer. You’ve taken the first step to becoming a media magnate. Media Relations and Placing Stories.

Tactical Tips for Building an Online Community

ProBlogger

With all the wonderful feedback on my guest post about how we utilize WordPress multisite and discussion forums to build community for our rather niche market, I thought I might offer some detail about specific tactics and network plugins we use to keep members informed, active and increasing in number. How to build community on membership sites. Here’s how we did it.

Have we got our head in the clouds about the value of online community?

Janet Fouts

If it’s not yours, or if it is, please– for the love of community –pitch in and SAY something! We were talking about how to build community on a Facebook page and whether or not that’s really even possible. Now, I’m one of those old school community people. Community requires involvement and a certain amount of passion or the discussions are pretty shallow.