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Blogging Offers Endless Possibilites

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The World Wide Web continues to offer different ways for individuals to express themselves. There are abundant opportunities for advertising, communicating, presenting, and sharing information on the web. The way that this is done has changed tremendously as the internet has evolved along with the demands and concerns of those that build and maintain websites.

Web hosting is different from the early stages, and a lot of this has to do with blogging. The blog revolution has taken off in leaps and bounds, and there is no sign of a decline in this phenomenon. A major attraction that has fueled the blog craze is the fact that many blogs are free.

WordPress, for example, is one of the most popular blog spots on the web. It has overshadowed many of the other blogging sites because there are so many advantages that come with the word press blogs. The site actually offers both free and premium blog space, but the free blogs are obviously the ones that most people sign up for.

Blogs are continuing to gain an even wider following as more people look for ways to express themselves on the web. The smart phones and iPad are just a few of the technological advancements that allow people to follow others on the web. Web surfers are always looking for some random blog to add to their list of favorite sites to search. Read the full story

How to List all Category IDs from a WordPress MySQL Databese

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In my day to day work, one of my jobs is to setup word-press  themes for my clients. Yesterday, I was setting up and configuring a theme that shows latest post from each category in the middle column. The site was over an year old and there were a lot of categories accumulated over time.

Theme had an option where I can put all the categories that I don’t want to display. The theme developer saved time by no providing an interface to select / remove categories. the lazy developer just put a text box where I had to list unwanted categories in comma separated fashion. wordpress mysql query to list categories

Now the challenge for me here was to ask the client which categories they wish to exclude. But in order to do that, I had to provide them a list of all categories. I could simply go to category section of wordpress admin dashboard but catagory ids are not listed there.  so I had to fire up phpMyAdmin and look for a solution in MySQL database of wordpress. Read the full story

10 Plugins To Improve Your WordPress Blog Experience

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WordPress is a blog publishing application that is used by millions of people worldwide. It started off as a mere platform for writing stuff, but now is a full fledged business tool, that has more than half of the world’s blogs depending on it. It offers many plugins and widgets that can be downloaded for making the blogs look attractive.

There is one problem here. These plugins affect the performance of our blogs. They make it slow by bloating the blogs. We need to make our blogs user-friendly so that many peoply can read it without having any problem.

TOP 10 Plugins for WordPress:
Many of us download free plugins for our site. But these make our site work slow thus less people visit our site and read blogs. Here are the top 10 wordpress plugins that you can download to your wordpress blog and let your readers enjoy reading blogs, without affecting the speed of the blog.

1) Light Box 2:

  • This effective plugin helps in overlaying images by using Colorbox.
  • You can view clear and large images without opening the picture on a new tab.
  • You can also auto-lightbox all the images. Read the full story

Updated Windows Live Applications Released by Microsoft

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On 30th September, 2010, Microsoft, released the final version of its updated Windows Live applications, including updates to its video-editing and photo-editing programs with synchronizing, and blogging tools.These new sets of Windows Live 2001 apps have gone through testing since June and can be easily down loadable from the official website of Microsoft. The set of these apps include Windows Live Photo Gallery, Movie Maker, Messenger, and Mail aside from Windows Live Mesh, Family Safety, and Writer.According to Microsoft, Dell is the only company that has become the first global PC maker by including the programs as built in programs on its PCs.

Incompatibility with Windows XP

Good news is that these new sets of Windows Live apps work on Windows Vista or Windows 7, while the sad news is that these new apps don’t work on Windows XP. This new program of Microsoft is available in 48 languages.

Word Press As Default Blog

Microsoft included Word press.com as one of its default blogs that is included in the Windows Live Writer blogging program as a part of the new app suite.

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Top 10 WordPress Plugins

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WordPress, a very useful tool for blogging websites. It can be made more effective by using its plugins. Here I listed some important plugins for wordpress that make your work more  easy.

1. Gravity Forms

Gravity Forms is a great plugin for managing online forms. It has some extremely useful features including conditional form fields that allow you to show or hide a field or entire sections of the form based on a value selected in another field. It is also possible to pre-populate form fields using querystring, shortcode, function or hooks. It also offers the facility to schedule forms by assigning a start date and end date for when your form is live on your site.

2. cformsII Form Plugin

cformsII is a free form management plugin that can be used to set up contact forms on your WordPress site. It does not require any stong knowledge of PHP or codes. You can easily build forms in the WordPress admin panel, navigate to the page or post where you want to use the form and there is a button in the WYSIWYG editor that you click and up pops a list of forms that you have made. Just choose your form and it gets inserted into your page. Update your page and you the form is live.

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10 WordPress Plug-in for powering your Blogging Experience

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In this blog post I will explain you that how you can use advance wordpress plug-in for powering your blogging.

Well the fact that we all know is that WordPress is best CMS for blogging, so if you have few technical skills to use the coding & R& D for trying new plug-ins, then you must read this blog post.

10 Plug-ins to power your blogging

Here I am explaining you few WordPress Plug-in. These are given below:

1. Wordbook

Using WordBook you are able to post your blog posts in to your Face Book Wall. These blog posts will be shown on the Boxes tab of your recent blog post.

2. Broken Link Checker

By the help of this plug-in you would know about the broken links of your blog. Using this plug-in you would be able to monitor links in your blog post, pages and other custom fields. It also gives notifications of redirected links.

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Top 10 Entertainment Apps For Nokia N900

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Any smartphone is truly useless unless you explore the multiple ways in which it can be used to provide entertainment as well as do business. Nokia N900 is no different. It’s about keeping in touch, expressing yourself and enjoying media of every kind.

Here is a list of the top 10 entertainment apps that you can find on the Maemo Select app store.

1. Fring

Fring is one of the best apps available as it brings together the best in instant messaging and VoIP in one package, allowing you to use services such as Skype and MSN Messenger from your N900’s 3G or WiFi connection.

2. Bounce Evolution

If you want to experience the graphical power of the N900, then bounce evolution is a wonderful game to do so. Utilize the N900’s fantastically sensitive tilt motion control to guide a ball down a perfectly rendered track, against the ticking clock.

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How to Fix Fatal Error after upgrade to WordPress 2.8

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If you are like many of us using some plug-ins like nofollow links in post or Google analytics(these are the plugin that use the is_site_admin() function).

You should be ready to be surprised to find that the is_site_admin() function is now obsolete. After a successful upgrade from wordpress 2.7,  when you re-login to wordpress 2.8 you get following error

Fatal error: Call to undefined function is_site_admin() in ….

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Top 5 WordPress Virtual Appliance Downloads

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There are number of virtual appliances available for some one who is deep into wordpress blogging and developing plug-ins and themes. The main benefit of these wordpress virtual appliance are they help you easily get straight to development on one the most popular blogging tools. You focus on what you are best at in the sandbox created by these appliances. that is developing themes and plugins for WordPress.

Leaving the detail of creating development sandbox to LAMP professionals is a great time saver. IMHO these people are really heroes as they are creating great “time savers” for rest of the world. I should make it clear that these are not official wordpress appliance but you can download then with trust as they are from very respectable sources.

What are the benefits of using WordPress virtual appliance?

  • It saves time, money and resources.
  • Easy deployment.
  • Experiment.
  • Small memory footprint.
  • Free.
  • Convenient.

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Strong Reasons Why you should not install SezWho Plugin

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Bloggers struggling for traffic often opt for Entre Card and install the widget on side bar. Now SezWho and Entre Card have joined hands and launched a WordPress plugin that offer incentives for commenting on other people’s blogs.

The whole concept of Entre Card is so bizarre that it is being termed by Google and Alexa as spam. Alexa does not count Entre Card Droppers as visitors to your blog. There are also inside reports that Google is going to drop ranking of blogs using Entre Card for traffic. It has already stopped counting SezWho / Comment Luv  links as valid back links for Google Page Rank. They are considering this Just fully so as companies basically thrive on blogger’s greed for traffic & popularity. They do bring traffic and comments but if you think for a moment about quality of traffic it brings. you will right away stop using the both. Its just not worth it. Apparent benefits are so little to justify the hidden costs. In fact the whole idea is lame. Read the full story

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