The blogosphere continues to grow and expand at an ever increasing rate, as does the number of new ‘writers,’ ‘journalists,’ and new breed of individuals who like to sit at home, in their pajamas, sipping coffee and scanning thousands of rss feeds daily and posting away.
You know, kinda like me! Well, times are continuing to develop more symbols of recognition, network affiliation and other points of reference to assist site vistors with signs of credibility. With so much to read these days, it helps when a simple symbol can lend at least some guidance, like movie and game ratings.
Well, now I wanna be a ‘SOB.’ Ahem, yes, I wanna be a ‘SOB.’ Stumbling along the site of ‘Successful Blog’ with the lovely host Liz Strauss, vis-a-vis some other site I can’t even recall at this time, I became instantly interested in what the site has to offer.
Always on the quest to review as many new themes as possible, today was no different when I saw the Freggie release on my Dashboard. WordPress is a great application which has been freely distributed across the globe hundreds of thousands of times now – and the user base keeps growing, as well as corporate adoption of the platform.
This is an interesting theme, shall we say. But I must admit there are several elements of this theme you will probably see showing up on one or another of our network of sites in the near future, because it’s just too cool.
First, let’s hear the story from Rikkye.. Continue reading
RSS – what is it? Well, sometimes its hard to get people to completely understand these little text files that are zipping around. Tonight I stumbled across an article which was very informed and provided a clear view of RSS unlike I have seen before. In it’s entirety, I present to you the RSS Tutorial for Content Publishers and Webmasters by Mark Knottingham.
Everyone gets annoying emails. Spam, junk mail, advertisements…
Whilst visiting my favorite scripts site, HotScripts, I stumbled across a program I read about some time about in the news. Well, here’s the basic thing – Instead of having your spam only clutter your inbox, it can also serve another purpose – automatic website content generation. Yep, it’s a program to build a website full of spam.
Now, I think that there is a great business spirit here – using something that costs us processing and/or mind share to make money by putting ads on the pages – and making money by the click. Continue reading
Looking for a new way to keep your del.icio.us bookmarks on your WordPress website? This plugin, by Alexander Malov, gives you a simple way to get your del.icio.us bookmarks and through it’s customization features, allows you to display them on your homepage.
Compatible with versions 1.2 and up, licensed under the GPL, version 1.3 of the del.icio.us cached plugin can be downloaded here. Visit the plugin site here, and the Author, Alexander Malov here.
Sometimes, you need to filter certain tags for your desired output. This WordPress plugin, taga.licio.us, allows you to produce a page with links from your selected tags on del.icio.us.
You can also limit displayed posts by time of day, day of week, etc. and comes with a ton of feature rich options. Also can be automated for regular updates, unattended.
You can get version 1.0 of the WordPress taga.licio.us Plugin here, compatible with WordPress v1.2 and up. Visit the Plugin Site here, or the Author, Ozh’s site here.
Shadows.com has your “shadow pages,” so link to them quickly and easily with this WordPress Plugin by Tom McCracken. Compatible with WordPress 1.5 and up, this plugin also allows you to use the shortcut of ‘
?gAdd Pluck?h‘ to add an “Add to Pluck” button within each post on on your site.
Get version 1.0 of the Level 10 Shadows and Pluck Plugin by downloading here, then head over to the Plugin Site for full information and instructions here. This Plug-in Is released under a Shareware license by Tom McGracken.
The Del.icio.us Integrator plugin for WordPress allows you to simply place your del.icio.us links into the sidebar or even display your entire link libary on it’s own page with custom commands.
As del.icio.us tags become more popular, it’s to your advantage to utilize them as much as possible.
Download the Del.icio.us Integrator Plugin v 0.6 for WordPress 1.5 and above here, visit the Plugin Site here, or the Author, Eric Anderson,’s website here.