All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘WordPress’ Gets A New Action Bar Gets A New Action Bar has a new action bar, which makes it easier for readers to follow blogs of interest and for bloggers to make changes to their own sites. If you’re a blog visitor, and you’re on a blog that you’re not yet following, you can click the “Follow” button that appears in the bottom-right hand corner so new posts from …

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WordPress Has ‘Reinvented’ Its Video Feature

Automattic announced a big update to VideoPress, its service that powers videos on and Jetpack-connected self-hosted WordPress sites. It describes the new generation of VideoPress as “dynamic, responsive, and lightning fast”. “Out of the box, the new VideoPress is lightweight and responsive for beautiful playback on any screen, from smartphones to desktops,” explains Guillermo Rauch on the WordPress blog. …

Read More And Automattic Just Turned 10. Here Are Some Stats

Automattic reminded us on Friday that it just turned ten years old along with Come to think of it, that sounds about right as we recently celebrated ten years of YouTube. Naturally, the company has released a video and is sharing some stats to celebrate. “In addition to building a world-class publishing platform, our company has redefined what it …

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WP Engine CEO On Why So Many Businesses Flock To WordPress

We recently looked at a study highlighting how big WordPress is in the job market. WP Engine provided a glimpse into the “WordPress economy,” looking at jobs that call for WordPress skills throughout the U.S. It’s the most dominant content management system on the web by far, and is heavily used by businesses of all sizes. We had the opportunity …

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A Fascinating Look At The WordPress Job Landscape

WP Engine released some interesting research into the “WordPress economy” and jobs that call for WordPress skills throughout the United States. The study utilized online listings from for WordPress-centric positions, and analyzed which jobs are most in demand, which areas show the most interest in WordPress skills, and which salaries are most common. “WordPress is the most dominant content …

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New WordPress Update Improves Sharing

Automattic released version 4.2 of WordPress, which is named “Powell” after jazz pianist Bud Powell. It’s now available for download/update. The company says its new features are designed to help bloggers communicate and share. For one, there’s a new “Press This” feature in the tools menu, which you can add to your browser bookmark bar or on your mobile screen. …

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Twitter Now Has An Official WordPress Plugin

Twitter announced the release of its official WordPress plugin, which brings various Twitter features and functionality together into one package for WordPress sites. Included are Twitter Cards, Analytics, Embedded tweets and video, the tweet button, the follow button, Twitter advertising, and a base library. “We created this plugin to serve the common needs of most modern publishers while allowing for …

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Check Out These Insane WordPress Stats

Earlier this month, Automattic gave us a look at a bunch of stats about blogs in 2014. They were pretty impressive. For example, there were a total of 18,300,771 new blogs created throughout the year. That’s up 12.5% compared to 2013. It works out to nearly 50,000 new blogs per day. There were also 555,782,547 blog posts created, which …

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Guess How Many Blogs Were Created In 2014

We may be nearly a week into January, but there are still some interesting year-in-review posts coming out from major Internet companies. On Monday, Amazon gave us a look back at third-party seller performance in 2014, for example. Now, Automattic is sharing some numbers for blogs, and they’re quite “Im(Press)ive” as the company puts it. There were a total …

Read More Bloggers Get ‘Press Publish’ Event Series

Automattic, the company behind WordPress and, announced the launch of a new event series called Press Publish. This will give bloggers the chance to learn and network with so-called experts. “These events will focus on inspiration and tools from, though people blogging on any platform will be welcome,” says Jen Mylo in a blog post. “Speakers will …

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Automattic Announces BruteProtect Acquisition

Automattic, the company that runs WordPress, announced that it has acuiqred BruteProtect, which makes a plugin and service for protecting sites from malicious logins, and saves server resources to help sites run faster. The plugin, according to the company, also keeps sites on the latest versions of WordPress core, plugins, and themes, lending to better security. While the plugin and …

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Pinterest Launches ‘Pin It’ For Tumblr, Blogger, WordPress & Wix

Pinterest announced that launch of the “Pin It” button for Tumblr, Blogger,, and Wix. “We talk about the Pin It button a lot around here, and that’s because it’s a pretty big deal,” says Pinterest’s Bill Rastello. “It’s what Pinners use to save things they find around the web, an easy-to-add tool that gets your business on Pinterest.” “These …

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WordPress Founder Talks To LinkedIn About The Future Of Publishing

This video’s about a month old, but interesting none the less, and LinkedIn just shared it in a blog post today. WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg discusses the future of publishing with Reid Hoffman. It’s part of the LinkedIn Speaker series. It’s probably safe to say that Mullenweg knows a bit about what he’s talking about when it comes to publishing. …

Read More Now Offers 12 More TLDs is now offering users twelve new top-level domains. You can now register domains with the following TLDs for new or existing sites: .info .biz .mobi .mx .es .nl .be .fm .tv .in now offers a total of seventeen TLD options for those buying domain names. The others are .com, .net, .org, .me, and .co. You can …

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You Can Now Use Millions Of High-Quality Pics From Getty On You Site For Free

Getty Images, long known for suing people for using its photos on blogs, has surprised the Internet by making millions of them free to use. The photography giant announced that tens of millions of its photos are now embeddable, which means you can feel free to embed them on your blog. Just make sure you’re using the photos the way …

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GoDaddy To Offer Managed WordPress Hosting Product

Today GoDaddy announced the official launch of their managed WordPress hosting product. As a GoDaddy customer using managed WordPress hosting, business owners can focus on things other than their technical worries with their WordPress websites. GoDaddy will take care of all the technical concerns such as security, backups, setting up the server, maintenance, and performance optimization of your site. It …

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Google Launches WordPress Plugin For AdSense, Webmaster Tools Management

Google announced the launch of its new Google Publisher Plugin for WordPress (in beta). This lets people place AdSense ads on their sites, and verify their sites in Webmaster Tools right from WordPress. The plugin links your site to your AdSense account, and lets you place ads without having to manually modify code. If you already have an AdSense account, …

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Mullenweg Takes Over Automattic CEO Role

Automattic, the company behind WordPress, is getting a new CEO. Kind of. Founder Matt Mullenweg is stepping into the CEO role held by Toni Schneider for the past eight years, while Schneider is taking over for Mullenweg. From the sound of it, it’s not going to be a huge change in the company’s operations. “He’s going to focus on some …

Read More Now Lets Users Register .CO Domains

Automattic announced today that it has added .CO as a new top-level domain option for users. This joins other options like .ME, .COM, .NET, and .ORG. It will cost you $25 a year for a .CO domain. To register for a .CO domain, go to Store and Domains in the dashboard, and type in the .CO domain you wish …

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WordPress Just Got A Spike In Imports From Tumblr

WordPress might have quite a bit to gain by Yahoo’s purchasing of Tumblr for $1.1 billion. As noted, a bunch of Tumblr users are already freaking out about Yahoo buying the massively popular blogging platform (and the promise of new ads coming into the feed likely isn’t doing anything to slow the freak-out down). Even before the acquisition was officially …

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WordPress’ Share Of The World’s Top Blogs Increases

The majority of the world’s top 100 blogs are using WordPress, according to a new report from Pingdom, and the content management system’s share of these blogs is on the rise. According to the firm, 52% of these blogs are using WordPress, up from 48% a year ago. To come up with the top blogs, Pingdom looked to Technorati, which …

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Automattic Launches Enterprise

Automattic announced the launch of Enterprise today. It costs $500 per site per month. According to the company, you can scale your traffic as your content goes viral, and it can handle it. WordPress’ network does handle 100s of millions of pageviews each day. The offering comes with all of the built-in VIP features, including over 70 plugins, …

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WordPress Is Getting Rid Of The Blogroll

The Blogroll is something that’s near and dear to my heart. It was something that every blog I ran growing up had, and I used it extensively. It was my way to direct readers to other great content, and I hoped that others would find me good enough to include my blog in their blogroll. It was a wonderful system …

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Facebook: Here’s An SEO Boost For Your Site

Facebook announced some new WordPress integration today. This includes a new plugin called Facebook for WordPress. It comes with “social publishing features” and the following widgets (as listed on Facebook’s developer blog) which have been around for some time: Activity Feed: Shows readers their friends’ activity on the site, such as likes and comments. Recommendations: Gives readers personalized suggestions for …

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Facebook Gets WordPress Integration

I think it’s safe to say that everybody has had a blog at one point or another. While we may have moved on to the microblogging world of tumblr, there is still value in the traditional blog offered by WordPress, Blogger or others. What better way to share that value than through Facebook? Facebook announced today that they are making …

Read More Gets New Notifications Tab, Toolbar Button

WordPress announced a new tab on the home page and a new toolbar button for notifications. “The first thing you’ll notice is that there is no number,” explains Andy Skelton of WordPress. “We axed it out of compassion. It all boils down to how people feel about inboxes. In giving you a notifications stream, the last thing we wanted …

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Keeping Track of WordPress Conversations Made Easier

There are tons of WordPress blogs out there, many of which you may comment on. While such interaction is always welcome, keeping track of the various discussions you’re engaged in can be difficult. Thanks to a recent WordPress update, this process has been refined, making it easier on those who visit, and comment on, multiple WordPress blogs. The first aspect …

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WordPress Friend Finder Uses Facebook To Find Blogging Friends

WordPress has used social networking integration for quite some time now. I use it on my own personal blog to point people in the direction of my Facebook, Twitter and YouTube accounts. WordPress, however, figures that this information could be put to a better use – finding friends who also use WordPress. WordPress announced the new Friend Finder tool today. …

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WordPress Powers Nearly One-Fourth of All New Websites

Since WordPress 3.3 was released at the end of last year, there have been nearly 12 million downloads and 26.9% of the blogging services sites are using it. So yes, you could confidently say that the blogging service is quite popular. With a host of plug-ins that allow for customization and a smooth integration with social media sites like Twitter …

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WordPress by Far the Most Popular Blog Platform

A new study by Pingdom has revealed that WordPress is by far the world’s most popular blogging platform, and is used by 48% of the top 100 blogs on the internet, up from 32% 3 years ago. The chart below illustrates the top blogging platforms used by the top blogs over the last three years: As mentioned, WordPress takes up …

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WordPress Announces REST API For App Creation

WordPress is one of the more popular, if not most popular, blogging tools out there. Like anything popular, people want to make applications with it which require an API. WordPress is making that bit easier for you with the announcement of a new API. WordPress announced today on their blog the release of their new WordPress REST API. It promises …

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Posterous Acquisition Drives WordPress Migration Surge

Yesterday we brought you news that Twitter had acquired mobile blogging platform Posterous for an undisclosed amount of money. The two companies announced the sale on their respective blogs yesterday. While no one from Twitter or Posterous is saying so, it seems likely that Posterous will be closed. Now it looks like Posterous users might see the writing on the …

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Views By Country Feature Launched

WordPress announced that there’s a new “Views by Country” option available from the My Stats tab on the homepage. The feature is designed to let bloggers quickly see where there audience is around the globe. “When you click on or hover over a country name, the map zooms in so you can really get a feel for all the …

Read More Gets Comment Notifications

WordPress announced that blogs are now getting comment notifications, with moderation and reply functionality. Approve, spam and trash links appear in the notifications for those who have permission to moderate. “Clicking Reply automatically approves a comment and displays an area for you to type a reply in,” says Greg on the blog. “When you’re done, just click Reply …

Read More Chrome Extension Launched

WordPress announced the launch of a new Chrome extension which gives you access to a number of features and notifications while you’re away from This should prove to be pretty handy for a lot of bloggers. Users will get notifications anytime they get a new follower or like. When you have the extension installed, it will display …

Read More Blackout To Protest SOPA / PIPA Now Live

Joining in on the protest of SOPA / PIPA has blacked out their homepage for today. The site reads, “Many websites are blacked out today to protest proposed U.S. legislation that threatens internet freedom: the Stop Internet Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA). From personal blogs to Wikipedia, sites all over the web — including this …

Read More Storage Limits Increase For No Additional Cost

WordPress announced that it is giving people with blogs more space for storing media – at no additional cost. The additional space can be used to store photos, documents, audio files etc. Here’s how the plans are changing: 5GB → 10GB 15GB → 25GB 25GB → 50GB 50GB → 100GB 100GB → 200GB Pricing per year is now: $19.97 …

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WordPress For Android 2.0 Released

WordPress announced the launch of WordPress for Android 2.0, which has a greatly refreshed user interface. Here’s a look at the dasboard: “We’ve completely redesigned the look and feel of the app, now placing the actions you want to make with your blog all in one place: The Dashboard,” says WordPress mobile engineer Dan Roundhill. “You have one-tap access to …

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Blog Services: The Good & The Bad Of 2011

One of the hallmarks of the Internet experience in 2011 is the towering amount of blogs that are out there, waiting to be read by any online flaneur with some time to kill. The nice thing about blogs is that it’s easier than ever start one thanks to a number of blogging services that will host your content – most …

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WordPress 3.3 Launched With Some UI Improvements

WordPress has launched a new version of the WordPress software – version 3.3. Its nickname is “Sonny,” named after the jazz saxophonist Sonny Stitt (not entirely sure why). WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg says WordPress has had over 65 million downloads since version 3.0 was released. This is its third major iteration. The following video shows off the new features. The …

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WordAds, New Ad Option Offered By WordPress Looks to Rival Adsense

During the early hours of the morning, Jon Burke, of Automattic made an announcement which looks to help certain WordPress users monetize from their blogs. The program is called WordAds, and is being implemented through a partnership with Federated Media. The announcement not only introduced users to WordAds, but explained the timing and reason for it, “Over the years one …

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WordPress Launches “Follow” Button to Help Drive Traffic to Your Blog

WordPress has launched “follow” buttons for blogs, which it says will drive more traffic to your blog. Scott Berkun of WordPress says the button will “dramatically help pageviews and retention.” Anyone that is not logged into can visit a site and see the button in the bottom right corner. When they click it, they’ll be asked to enter …

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WordPress Blogs Get New Comment Stats

Bloggers that operate blogs can now see who’s commenting the most on their blog and what posts they’re commenting on by looking at Site Stats. There’s a new comments panel that provides tabs for top commenters, most commented and a summary of comments. Blogs with less than 1,000 comments will have stats that are based on all comments made …

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WordPress Founder Talks Version 3.2, Security, Google, and More

WordPress 3.2 recently launched with hopes of bringing a “faster and lighter” approach to the publishing platform. This release marks the 15th major release of the open source platform and comes just 4 months after the launch of WordPress 3.1.

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WordPress Hacked, Advice: Use a Strong Password

Automattic and WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg announced today that their servers have been hacked, and source code compromised. Specifically, Automattic had a “low-level (root) break-in” to several servers. He said that “potentially anything on those servers could have been revealed.” “We have been diligently reviewing logs and records about the break-in to determine the extent of the information exposed, and …

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iPad WordPress Plugin Makes Sites Tablet-Friendly

WordPress announced today that it has been working with Onswipe on a new WordPress plugin that makes sites more iPad-friendly or in their words, “reimagined for a touch experience”. OnSwipe is a platform that helps publishers make their content more appealing on touch-enabled devices through web browsers. The plugin makes your WordPress site iPad-optimized with HTML5, support for touch interactions, …

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Is Blogging Really in Danger Because of Social Networks?

Here we go again with another one of those silly social media vs. blogs debates. The New York Times stirred the pot this time with an article called, "Blogs Wane as the Young Drift to Sites Like Twitter."

Can you imagine ever reading only social media updates and no blogs? Share your thoughts.

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Facebook Registration Plugin for WordPress Launched

Last week, Facebook launched a new registration tool for site owners. With this, users can quickly sign up for new sites with their Facebook profiles. The tool goes beyond the simple log-in feature of Facebook Connect, and lets users more easily fill out forms based on the information that they’ve already shared with Facebook (such as email address, name, birthday, phone number, etc.)

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WordPress Launches Text Message Features

Wordpress has announced the launch of Text Messaging. Users can text 77377 (PRESS) to manage their blogs using SMS messages.

There are free features as well as upgrade features available. For free, users can receive text notifications when users are added or removed, when the theme changes, and/or when the privacy settings change. 

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WordPress Reveals IE9 Pinning Features

Internet Explorer 9 (beta) was launched to the public this week, and it’s gotten a lot of buzz and high marks. It’s also gotten a lot of web properties doing things to utilize its features. Microsoft’s own Bing features are certainly interesting. 

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WordPress Subscriptions, Facebook Ad Impressions & More

There’s been a lot going on in web news over the last few days, and there have been some things worth looking at that I haven’t gotten a chance to cover, but I’d like to point out just in case you missed them. 

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IBM Looks Into Accessible Mobile Interfaces, Google Giving up on Wave?

IBM has partnered with the Industrial Design Centre at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay on mobile web research. The initiative will focus on development of new designs of mobile device interfaces that can be used by people who are semiliterate or illiterate, as well as individuals who have limited or no access to information technology.

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WordPress Introduces Post By Voice

Wordpress has just introduced a new feature that lets you update your blog by calling a phone number speaking. Wordpress users can go to the My Blogs tab, enable "Post by Voice" and get a special phone number to call for their blogs.

Calling the number and recording a message will post an audio file to the blog, which can then be published to Facebook, Twitter, etc. with the Publicize feature.

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WordPress Blogging from Android Devices

Wordpress has announced the launch of Wordpress for Android (1.0). It is currently available in the Android Market. A lot of what we do on the web is now done from mobile devices, so it only makes sense that this would include blog management.

While it may not be the most convenient way to write a new post, users may find it particularly helpful for at least keeping up with comments and responding. The following clip shows what it can do:

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Google Connects Friends on WordPress Blogs

Google has developed a plug-in for WordPress that adds the social features of Google Friend Connect to WordPress blogs. The plug-in allows visitors to these blogs to authenticate using any OpenID account, including Google, Yahoo, or AIM and then comment on posts without having to register. When a visitor authenticates, it creates a WordPress account.

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WordPress Lets Bloggers Help Make the Mobile Web Better

WordPress has launched a couple of new mobile themes for bloggers who use The themes are designed to display automatically when the blogger’s blog is accessed with a compatible mobile device.

Making moves to get blogs to display properly on mobile devices is a good move considering recent research, which found that consumers are generally not pleased with the way mobile web sites display.

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WordPress Receives Grammar Check Plug-In

I’ve always maintained that it’s dangerous to take a single Marketing Pilgrim post and assume you understand our sentiment and bias towards any one company. If you read yesterday’s criticism of WordPress, you’d think we were “automattic” haters. 

Today, you’d be eating humble pie.

Read More Launches – URL Shortener

If you’re a blogger with, you’ll be happy to learn that you now have the capability to shorten your URL’s within with the new service. You can see an example of a link below.


Shortend Version

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Cutts Explains How Blogs Can Rank Higher In Google

If you want your blog to do better in Google’s search results, Matt Cutts recommends WordPress. According to a presentation Google’s Webspam captain gave at WordCamp San Francisco, Word Press takes care of about 80-90 percent of SEO mechanics.

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Google, Twitter, WordPress Reps Go To Iraq

Don’t be surprised if a lot of blog posts, tweets, and YouTube videos start pouring out of Iraq in the near future.  The U.S. State Department has led a number of corporate representatives to Baghdad, and the group includes executives from Google, Twitter, and Automattic/WordPress.

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Pingdom Names Most Reliable Blogging Services

Running a blog can be a big nuisance; you’ve got keep up with current events, write posts, and monitor comments on at least a daily basis.  But new Pingdom statistics should lighten the load by helping people make sure their blogs remain accessible.

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Top Blogs’ Favorite Platforms Identified

Whether a given blogger takes pride in being a weirdo or feels safer as part of a crowd, a new report will help him (or her) sort out exactly where he (or she) stands.  Pingdom staffers took a close look at which platforms are most common among the most popular blogs.

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WordPress Creators Acquire PollDaddy

Integrating polls into your WordPress blog just got easier. WordPress creators Automattic have acquired poll and survey service PollDaddy.

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Facebook Connect Plugin for WordPress Glimpsed

Lately, we’ve been seeing blog platforms making moves to become more social. Movable Type started incorporating the ability to set up social networks apart from the Facebook Connect plugin that is available. Blogger discussed adding new features including integrating Google Friend Connect into it.

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UK To Get First WordCamp Event

 This is an event I’ve been looking forward to for quite a while – WordCamp UK 2008, the first WordCamp in the UK, takes places in Birmingham during this weekend July 19-20.

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WordCamp Coming To The UK

wordcampuk If you’re a WordPress user in the UK and are keen to get involved with others to share tips and experiences about blogging with WordPress, take note that a WordCamp is coming to the UK.

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Mullenweg Indicates Over 30 Percent Of Blogs Are Spam

If you’re willing to trust Matt Mullenweg, and believe WordPress is fairly representative of blog platforms everywhere, then have we got a statistic for you: it seems that at least 30 percent of all blogs may be spam.

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Google Indexes New Blogs With Few Delays

Owners of new Blogspot or WordPress sites may worry that Google won’t index them.  And we can’t guarantee that Google will do so quickly, or even that the search giant will do so at all.  There’s a fair amount of evidence suggesting that things will be taken care of sooner rather than later, however.

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Answers To Your Blog Commenting Questions

I guess that could be the case if you’re not very serious about your blog. However, if you truly possess the passion to even take the time to blog, you’re going to want to make the most of it.

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Create Your Own Blog Version of Twitter

It seems Automattic’s Matt Mullenweg and team have gotten the Twitter bug. In fact, they love the idea of micro-updates so much, they’ve launched a new WordPress theme that lets you create your own blog version of Twitter.

They’ve named it Prologue.

Here’s how it looks:

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Times Helps Post $29.5M To WordPress

The popular blogging platform drew a sizable investment from The New York Times Company, which expanded its minority stake in WordPress parent Automattic.

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Integrating Bidvertiser with FeedBurner, Blogger, WordPress

BidVertiser has recently added the ability to integrate its services with FeedBurner, Blogger and WordPress:

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WordPress Pumps Up The Storage

Storage space at became more plentiful after Matt Mullenweg announced a big increase for free accounts to 3GB.

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Tracking Blog Effectiveness

There are a lot of data points that can be meaningful for tracking blog effectiveness.

That is, tracking what happens when visitors arrive at and engage with your blog content. It really comes down to the purpose of your blog. Metrics for a blog that’s focused on making a web site more search engine friendly by adding crawlable content and attracting links is quite different than a blog that’s meant to build thought leadership or brand credibility.

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WordPress Sees Huge Growth in 2007

Here are some numbers about blogging and social networking sites according to Nielsen Online. They just released November’s numbers on the top 10 social networking sites. The biggest gainers are Flixster (where you share movie reviews) and LinkedIn, a social network for professionals.


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Top Ten Sphinn Posts for the Year

Since we are winding down the year of 2007, I thought it would be appropriate to put together what I thought are the top 10 blog posts about Sphinn that have been written in 2007.

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Yahoo Talks WordPress Shortcuts

Yahoo! Search Blog discusses the new technology they’ve come up with. They say that making a blog involves collating pictures, links, maps, etc and that sometimes there’s "the hassle of digging up that supporting content… the most painful part.

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Yahoo Plugs Shortcuts Into WordPress

The company expanded its Yahoo Shortcuts into a dynamic set of tools available as a plug-in for blogs using the WordPress platform.

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Debunking WordPress SEO “Expert” Articles

I am going to attempt to debunk almost every Wordpress SEO "Expert" article ever written, and in some respects this article even debunks some of the things I have written in the past.

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HP Blog Printing

One of the frustrating things about some websites, including many blogs, concerns printing.

Let’s say you’re on a site reading an article or post and you want to print out a hard copy. It’s common to get a result that runs into pages, more than you actually need, and not formatted for the purpose. Worse, especially if a website uses frames, you may get lots of blank pages before (or after) you get that one page you want.

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WordPress Overtakes TypePad

If this were a car race, TypePad would now be seeing WordPress’s taillights; Automattic’s creation just passed its competitor in terms of traffic.

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BlogWorld: Matt Mullenweg Keynote

Matt Mullenweg is the man behind WordPress, Automattic, and the popular blog “Photo Matt.”  So as the keynote speaker at the BlogWorld & New Media Expo, he discussed blogging, Automattic, and WordPress.

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Segmentation in Google Analytics for WordPress Readers

One of the things I’ve been wanting to do for a while seems to be finally nearing completion. Google Analytics allows you to segment users into custom segments, and there’s one segment I’ve been aching for.

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WordPress Makes Duplicate Content Even Easier!

WordPress 2.3 has tags built in, as it was one of the most requested features by users. The default kubrick theme and a lot of others now have a link underneath each post to the category the post was placed in and the tags appointed to the post. Like this:

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New WordPress Features

Well it’s out, Wordpress 2.3 has hit the internet and it packs a few great new features along with internal code cleanup and bug squashing. Here are a few of the highlights to the release.

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Latest Version of WordPress Released

The latest version of the WordPress blogging platform was released late yesterday.

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WordPress Click Tracking

Have you ever wondered where people were clicking at your blog? Now you can track every click with the Click Tracking Wordpress plugin.

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Cutts: I’d Still Pick Dashes

Matt Cutts posted several pointers from his WordCamp 2007 talk, including some more commentary about underscores versus dashes for URL formats.

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WordPress Split Testing

So you want to build your website with with Wordpress rather than a static HTML page, but you also want the benefits of being able to split test your copy and use it with Google Website Optimizer.

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Keep WordPress From Overwriting .htaccess Rules

For as long As I care to remember I’ve been having issues with my Wordpress .htaccess file.

.htaccess file is a small Apache file that lets you do all sorts of funky things with requests made to your server. It’s also one of SEO’s best tools. I have a lot of custom 301 redirects set up, including a redirect which makes my site available only via the www subdomain.

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WordPress Blogging Pipeline & Projections

One of the WordPress development team, Ryan Born, noted in his post WordPress 2.2 Release Candidate 1 will not include a tagging feature, the next version could include a comprehensive taxonomy framework which could open up the field for interesting plugins.

The year has been an interesting one for WordPress bloggers with the release of about 5 major and incremental upgrades since the start of the year.

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WordPress Stats Plugin

Matt has announced that Wordpress has released a stats plugin for self-hosted Wordpress uses that integrates your blog analytics into your dashboard.

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Moving a WordPress Blog

Having recently moved a few Wordpress blogs from one host to another, I thought I’d write up a quick ho-to. It’s actually quite painless.

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Search Everything in WordPress

By default, Wordpress is setup to search every post. What they don’t tell you is that doesn’t include pages. However, with the Search Everything plugin, you can search pages, posts and more.

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Stopping WordPress Comment Spam

I am now averaging over 100 spam emails every day in my Akismet spam trap. So, thank you Akismet.

But being a conscientious kind of guy, I want to make sure a “false positive” hasn’t got quarantined, so I like to go through the spam comments before deleting them, just to be sure.

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A Big List of Blogging Mistakes

Here’s the final list of the 48 blogging mistakes from the partecipants to the blogging project started by Daniel at There’s also my entry, the blogging mistake I did for 25 years … but they changed my catchy title :(

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Amazon Contextual Links Warning

Amazon Contextual Links has launched in beta – actually a good job it is beta because I have already noticed a few bugs just by visiting one blog that was discussing the news.

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Thoughts on WordPress Official Plugins Directory

When I first read last week that Wordpress had launched an official plugins directory I was excited. There are lots of good plugins out there that are not in any sort of searchable database other than a search engine. However, the Wordpress plugin directory isn’t living up to my excitations yet.

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Videos and Page Content

When I first started experimenting with video one of the things I was extremely concerned about was the lack of text on the page. I’ve been pleasantly surprised at the results so far.

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WordPress – Extra Text Editing

A client asked me today for more control in their Wordpress control panel. Specifically, when posting they wanted to control the font sizes, colors and do a bit more. As a designer I always freak at that question as I think the code is going to be filled with massive amounts of font tags and out of order strong tags and ohhh the madness. But, then again, maybe I’m overreacting.

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