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WordCampSF 2010 Recap

WordCampSF 2010 is done and in the books. If you’re a designer, developer, enthusiast or newbie there was something during the conference for you. This was actually my very first WordCamp and I must say that the experience was pretty amazing. There are two reasons that made this event really resonate with me on a personal level: 1 – I …

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Salesforce Launches WordPress Plugin

Major Software as a Service provider, Salesforce is providing users of the popular blogging platform WordPress with a time-saving plugin: WordPress-to-lead for Salesforce CRM. WordPress-to-Lead provides small businesses that use WordPress as their primary web platform a way to add contacts and customers automatically to their Salesforce CRM. In the past, WordPress users had to copy and paste leads into …

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WordPress 3.0 Beta Available

Holy smokes Batman, it’s here !! The much anticipated WordPress 3.0 has finally reached public beta state. WordPress fans, it’s here: the first beta of WordPress 3.0 has been released. In a late-night announcement Jane Wells, the UX lead at Automattic laid out some of the many new features that are featured in version 3.0 beta of the popular blogging …

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Automattic Introduces VaultPress

Alright, I admit it – I sound like a broken record when it comes to posts about backup and securing your blog. Reason being, I’ve been the victim TWICE of a blown up site – once I was hacked and once I very stupidly installed an aggregating plugin that did all sorts of bad things (that’s another post for another …

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Don’t Be Afraid Of WordPress 3.0

Code is merging, so get ready. WordPress 3.0 is coming and many of us users/developers/designers are hoping to see it soon. Personally, I’m thinking that right around WordCamp: San Francisco 2010 is when we can expect to see 3.0. Even with all the benefit of what’s expected in 3.0, there is a bit of angst among some in the WordPress …

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Don't Be Afraid Of WordPress 3.0

Code is merging, so get ready. WordPress 3.0 is coming and many of us users/developers/designers are hoping to see it soon. Personally, I’m thinking that right around WordCamp: San Francisco 2010 is when we can expect to see 3.0. Even with all the benefit of what’s expected in 3.0, there is a bit of angst among some in the WordPress …

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Brad Williams at WordCamp: Boston

The moral of the day: If you have a blog – Lock It Up !! Learn how to keep your WordPress-powered website secure from hackers and exploits. Brad Williams from WebDevStudios.com shows examples of hacked sites, shares tips and plugins for keeping WordPress secure, and talks about his experiences with WordPress and security. This video was taken from WordCamp: Boston …

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The RIGHT Way To Backup Your WordPress Blog

Right out the gate – if you’re not backing up your WordPress blog…shame on you – get to it. If you’re a site owner that has put a lot of time and care into producing content and sharing that content online, you’ve GOT to take the time to save and secure that data should the inevitable, unfortunate  occurrence happen of losing …

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Disqus WordPress Plugin Updated

Users of the Disqus comment system within their WordPress blog will want to upgrade to the latest version that was released today. Per the readme notes included with the update the following items have been improved upon: Updated user interface to better sit within the WordPress admin aesthetics. Clean up of moderation, navigation, and support interfaces. Improved comment exporting and …

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Interview With Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little

Whenever you can get these two internet pioneers in the same room to sit down in front of a microphone – it’s worth sharing. Here are Matt Mullenweb and Mike Little, the founding developers of WordPress, talking about WordPress history, open source as a philosophy and their individual backgrounds. This video was recorded at WordCamp UK 2009. » Inline Ad …

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Elegant Themes Releases 'Polish' Theme

Nick is on fire this past month – he is pumping out some serious work lately with icon packs and a few awesome themes. Today, Elegant Themes has launched their ‘Polish’ theme which is very clean and slick. As is custom at Elegant Themes, there are multiple color options incorporated within ‘Polish’, you get automatic thumbnail sizing – which I …

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Elegant Themes Releases ‘Polish’ Theme

Nick is on fire this past month – he is pumping out some serious work lately with icon packs and a few awesome themes. Today, Elegant Themes has launched their ‘Polish’ theme which is very clean and slick. As is custom at Elegant Themes, there are multiple color options incorporated within ‘Polish’, you get automatic thumbnail sizing – which I …

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A Little Insight To WordPress 3.0

The fine folks over at wpbeginner have put together an excellent post speaking to some of the forthcoming functionality expected in the next major release of WordPress. Many of us on version 2.9.2 are excited about the merging of the code branches for WordPress and WordPress MU as we’re looking for a seamless way to launch, and run multi-user sites. …

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BusinessCard Theme Released by Elegant Themes

Those looking for a nice, clean WordPress theme to showcase your contact information should take a look at what Nick and team over at Elegant Themes have done with the recently released BusinessCard Theme. As is common with their themes, there are multiple color options available, and automatic thumbnail resizing. Those sound trivial, but trust me, those are really useful …

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2010 Dublin Web Summit

Matt Mullenweg was recently in Ireland speaking to a packed house at the 2010 Dublin Web Summit. He goes over the early days of WordPress, Automattic, and why he even started blogging in the first place. » Inline Ad Purchase:  Intext Link

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Basic Blogging

Blogging (blog comes from the term Web log which is similar to an online diary) is a marketing tool many businesses foolishly do not use. When a blog is done well it creates a conversation between you and your client community, driving traffic to your site as the result of search engine results. You can share news about your business, …

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The WordPress Bible

Aaron Brazell has been a vocal contributor within the blogosphere for over 6 years. He has recently taking on the task of writing a book that covers everything there is to know about setting up, configuring, and using WordPress.

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SEO Plugin Updated [image]

I’m doing an interesting experiment on a handful of my WordPress blogs; this one is part of the test. I recently removed one of the major, well-known and highly promoted SEO plugins. I’ve, in turn, replaced it with…nothing; I’m using the SEO functionality integrated directly with this theme. I’ve maintained the exact same naming, tagging, and description methodology and have …

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WordCamp Boston

WordCamp Boston is about to kick off Saturday, January 23rd with what looks to be a whole host of fantastic panels and discussions. As should be expected, the event is already sold out, but according to the registration site, there are 2 remaining tickets that are on auction on eBay (with the proceeds going to the Red Cross and Doctors …

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HootSuite Raises The Tweeting and Blogging Bar

HootSuite has just released an updated version of their social media “management system” (that’s my description, not necessarily theirs). But if you think about it, that is what HootSuite is attempting to do – allow users to manage many aspects of their social media distribution from one centralized interface. With todays’ release there is now functionality that allows you to …

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WordPress 2.9 Released: Now We're Talking

There have been a handful of maintenance releases within the past year or so of the ever popular WordPress blogging platform. With this new 2.9 release there are a number of enhancements, improvements, and overall direction shifts, in terms of functionality included directly within the core product, that will make many of us designers/developers/”users” very happy. Without going over the …

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WordPress 2.9 Released: Now We’re Talking

There have been a handful of maintenance releases within the past year or so of the ever popular WordPress blogging platform. With this new 2.9 release there are a number of enhancements, improvements, and overall direction shifts, in terms of functionality included directly within the core product, that will make many of us designers/developers/”users” very happy. Without going over the …

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WordPress 101 Training

The crew over at iThemes does some fantastic work with creating premium WordPress themes and providing consultancy services. Along with those staple services, they team does regular, recurring trainings on WordPress usage, setup, and configuration tips. What’s really cool is that many of these trainings are free ! Check out this quick WordPress 101 video going over some basics for …

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WordPress app for iPhone

Since I, like many bloggers out there, love WordPress AND have a fancy iPhone in hand, this much anticipated app is going to wonderful for generating those important posts while on the go. » Inline Ad Purchase:  Intext Link

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