All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘WordPress’

WordPress.com Now Offers 12 More TLDs

WordPress.com is now offering users twelve new top-level domains. You can now register domains with the following TLDs for new or existing sites: .com.br .net.br .info .biz .mobi .mx .es .nl .be .fm .tv .in WordPress.com 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 …

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WordPress.com Now Lets Users Register .CO Domains

Automattic announced today that it has added .CO as a new top-level domain option for WordPress.com 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 WordPress.com Enterprise

Automattic announced the launch of WordPress.com 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 WordPress.com 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 …

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