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How to Migrate From Blogger.com to Self-Hosted WordPress

How to Migrate From Blogger.com to Self-Hosted WordPress

One of the first blogging platforms to hit the webosphere was Blogger in 1999. It was easy to set up and start posting right away. However, some time later, WordPress came into the scene, and it changed the way people saw blogging platforms. On top of the fact that it was easy to use, users […]

5 Ways To Reduce Comment Spam On WordPress Blogs

5 Ways To Reduce Comment Spam On WordPress Blogs

If you have a self-hosted WordPress blog which is quite popular, the most annoying thing is fighting WordPress comment spam on a regular basis. Every time you login to WordPress dashboard, you see a whole lot of spam comments waiting to be deleted. Either you have to delete them manually or let them die in […]

How To Integrate Topsy Into Your WordPress Site

How To Integrate Topsy Into Your WordPress Site

The search engines that we are used to, like Google and Yahoo, rely on spiders crawling through web sites indexing the keywords they find.┬áTherefore, when someone is searching for a certain topic, like “technology,” these search engines will display whatever they found, ranked by popularity on the page. Topsy is different. It’s a people-powered search […]

What is PubSubHubbub and How to Implement It In WordPress

What is PubSubHubbub and How to Implement It In WordPress

One of the most frequently asked question from content publishers (that means all bloggers, you and me alike) is “How to make sure that my feed subscribers can read my latest update the moment I publish it?” This nearly real-time technology is not really possible in the past, but with PubSubHubbub (yes, it kinda sounds […]

Snippet: Adding Post Thumbnail in WordPress 2.9

Snippet: Adding Post Thumbnail in WordPress 2.9

When surfing the Web, you can easily come across WordPress sites that associate an image thumbnail with each post. This is particularly obvious for those blog with magazine style layout. Before WordPress 2.9, the only way to do this is to insert a custom field with the URL of the image thumbnail in each post/page. […]

7 Important Features That Should Be Part Of WordPress Core

7 Important Features That Should Be Part Of WordPress Core

I love WordPress. I love its user-friendliness and how easy you can get it installed and running within 5 mins. I love its extensibility and the plugin system that enable us to increase its functionality without any coding needed. However, despite all the love, WordPress is not perfect. There are plenty of times where you […]

3 Useful Tools To Optimize your Blog’s CSS

3 Useful Tools To Optimize your Blog’s CSS

CSS stands for cascading stylesheets which is an important aspect of modern day web designing. If you are a web designer and know how to design WordPress themes or blogger templates, you can not ignore CSS anymore. However, if you have a blog and want to optimize the CSS files for better performance and quicker […]

WordPress: How to Separate Pingbacks From Comments

WordPress: How to Separate Pingbacks From Comments

With the popularity of social networking sites, such as Twitter and Facebook, there has been an increase of pingbacks and external comments. Therefore, some bloggers find it easier to separate the two, so it’s easier for their readers and themselves to distinguish between the two. This can be done in two ways: Using a WordPress […]

Make Your WordPress Blog iPhone Compatible Using WPtouch

Make Your WordPress Blog iPhone Compatible Using WPtouch

I’m sure most of you would agree with me that the iPhone is the world’s most popular smartphone. Even if you don’t agree with that statement per se, you’d definitely agree that it is the world’s most popular smartphone for accessing the Internet. There was a time when web pages had to be written specially […]

Useful WordPress wp-config Tricks That You May Not Know

Useful WordPress wp-config Tricks That You May Not Know

If you are one of the many who install WordPress via Fantastico, chances are, you won’t even know the existence of the wp-config file in WordPress. The wp-config.php file is one of the most important files in WordPress. It holds the keys to your database and also many of the configuration options that you never […]

How to Install and Test WordPress on Your Mac

How to Install and Test WordPress on Your Mac

WordPress is without a doubt the most popular blogging platform around. Not only is it a good piece of software but what makes it the best tool for the job is the awesome community that is associated with development of not only the WordPress core software, but also the various themes and plugins. For all […]

The Safe Way to Change your WordPress Database Table Prefix

The Safe Way to Change your WordPress Database Table Prefix

Unless you have make an attempt to change the table prefix before installing your WordPress blog, chances are that your WP database is still using the default ‘wp_’ as the table prefix. With this default prefix, hackers can easily perform a SQL injection attacks on your database and wreak havoc to your site. The best […]

Five WYSIWYG Plugins to Enhance the WordPress Built-In Editor

Five WYSIWYG Plugins to Enhance the WordPress Built-In Editor

The WordPress built-in editor has the minimum features to create a blog post. It’s one of the reasons that many bloggers use desktop-based blog editors that provide them with additional features that is lacking in the WordPress editor. Here are five WordPress plugins that will give you the functionality as a desktop-based editor without leaving […]

3 Useful Plugins For Multiple Authors Collaboration

3 Useful Plugins For Multiple Authors Collaboration

Collaboration in blogs is a growing need with more and more blogging teams, newspapers, and magazines using the Internet. Additionally, there are times that one post may be assigned to more than one author. In WordPress, the only way to co-author a blog post is to share login information or for the users to have […]

How to Create a Multi-national Blog Without Being a Language Expert

How to Create a Multi-national Blog Without Being a Language Expert

The Internet continues to make the distance between people in different countries shorter and shorter. People, regardless of where they come from, are constantly interacting with one another. As we all know, not everyone speaks the same language, so how can you make your WordPress blog multinational to reach different language speakers. The best way […]

How to Make Your WordPress Blog Mobile-Friendly Using MobilePress

How to Make Your WordPress Blog Mobile-Friendly Using MobilePress

Smartphones are becoming one of the main ways that people are using to browse sites. People are using them as a computer, telephone, camera, MP3 player, game system, etc. They provide flexibility and mobility when you are constantly on the move. Due to the increasing demand for smartphones, companies and individuals are having to ensure […]