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. ReplyMe emails any comment author when someone replies.

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. If you liked what you saw and read, Id love you to subscribe to my RSS feed or subscribe by email.

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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. Step One: Find Another RSS Reader You’re Happy With. I 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. For all the great things there are to be said about Wordpress, though, out-of-the-box SEO certainly isn’t one of its strong points. By default on older versions of Wordpress, post titles would display as “Blog Name >> Post Title&#.

Popup Opt-in Forms: Case Studies, WordPress Plugins, and Alternatives

Kikolani

In this post, I’m going to share my research into popup opt-in forms: who’s using them, case studies, WordPress plugins, and the alternatives for building your mailing list. Popup Opt-In Forms for WordPress. Pippity is becoming a popular WordPress popup opt-in form plugin.

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.

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.

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. WordPress Themes and Plugins. 31 Websites Where To Find Free HQ WordPress Themes by W3Mag. 20 Excellent Free WordPress 3.0

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. I don’t even think an automated bot of some sort would allow comments like these on a blog.

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. WordPress Editorial Calendar is awesome-sauce. These are five WordPress plugins I adore.

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.

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Why I Donated to WordPress Developers

Ari Herzog

I 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.

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. concerned WordPress is not meeting your needs.

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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.

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.

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

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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.

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. Social sharing can also be customized and embedded inside the emails and RSS feeds.

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. Image: Wikipedia.

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.

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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. In this post, you’ll see how easy it is to grab external RSS feeds and display them anywhere on your WordPress-powered site.

TOP 15 Augmented Reality Blogs

Social Media Citizens

Previous Entry: TFM&A starts tomorrow Next Entry: Extremely funny social media roundup by Marcus Brown Posted in Augmented Reality (AR) Tags: ar ar top blogs Augmented Reality (AR) augmented reality top blogs social media citizens You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0

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. Blogs Featured Social Media Tech blog customers RSS usability wordpress

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How To Start A Blog In 2012

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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.

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

Watching Me Blog

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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. blog comment. rss feed.

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. I have all of my blogs pushing their RSS feeds through Feedburner. Leave a comment!

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. So is your WordPress blog mobilized? Mobelize Your Wordpress Blog!

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?). Technology social comments disqus social network

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. It’s built entirely with WordPress. Tags: Featured Implementation wordpress

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. 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. RSS Footer does what the name implies.

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.

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Top 3 Content Sharing Plugins for WordPress

Freelance Social Media

Social Links Freelance Social Media Social Media Tips and Marketing Blog Home About Contact Subscribe Top 3 Content Sharing Plugins for WordPress by cinta5 on June 21, 2010 This post is short and sweet! Featuring the Thesis Wufoo Skin WordPress Admin

The 17 Best Social Media Management Tools

Webbiquity SMM

Sample review: “Known as the industry’s social pioneer, Radian6 says it lets marketers quickly and efficiently track, monitor, and react to comments, questions, and complaints in real-time. Add content manually, in bulk, or through an RSS feed to Edgar.

wordpress Resources at siteground

Social Media Strategery

Events Calendar Subscribe: Posts | Comments | Email Social Media Strategery Best Of Best Practices Enterprise 2.0 web20 wiki Meta Register Log in Entries RSS Comments RSS WordPress.org © 2010 Social Media Strategery. Powered by Wordpress.

Twitter Retweet button for Wordpress | Freelance Social Media

Freelance Social Media

Social Links Freelance Social Media Social Media Tips and Marketing Blog Home About Contact Subscribe Twitter Retweet button for WordPress by cinta5 on April 7, 2009 There are a lot of Twitter plugins for WordPress but I couldn’t find one to simply retweet our blog posts. Download Tweetmeme ‘s wordpress plugin here I highly recommend it SEOPressor WordPress Plugin | 56% Conversion on Launch! Featuring the Thesis Wufoo Skin WordPress Admin

IT'S TIME TO TEACH MARKETING & SALES IN LAW SCHOOL

Myrland Marketing

In his comments section, I shared my thoughts with Bentley that yes, marketing and sales/business development should definitely be taught, and that another legal marketer, Nancy Roberts Linder, has written and taught marketing curriculum in law schools. The more I thought about the topic, the more thoughts kept running around in my head, so I added another comment to Bentley’s blog, which I also share with you here. I look forward to your comments as well.

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. Below are my 9 favorite WordPress social media plugins. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0

Upgrading WordPress 2.9 and Thesis 1.6

Kikolani

*Update – Click here for the WordPress 2.9.1 I have spent the last two days upgrading all of my sites to the latest version of WordPress 2.9, WordPress Upgrades. Dofollow – from WordPress 2.8.4 Soulmates Wedding – from WordPress 2.7.1 This was definitely my most challenging of upgrades, as I had never upgraded this site to WordPress 2.8. using the files in the WordPress Release Archive. Uploading the WordPress 2.8.6

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

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. Spam filters (such as WordPress’s Akismet), Captchas and other tools can make life a lot easier.