Sunday, November 30, 2008

Thesis Theme for WordPress — Solving the fundamental problems of Website development and design

"No matter which layout you select for your site, the core Thesis framework will remain the same, and that means you still get all the ultimate site-building and SEO benefits that Thesis offers. Best of all, you now have a true foundation for your Website—a core code framework that can accommodate any design or layout customization you might wish to make in the future."

I have not tried it yet, but this theme is getting lots of good press.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

9 WordPress Plugins You Need

"As a WordPress enthusiast, guru, and lover, I use plugins every single day and am constantly researching new plugins — even creating plugins. These are the top 9 plugins that I’m in love with. Check them out and see if they’re a great fit for you."

WordPress plugins can improve WordPress. Here is one list.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Blog clients review

"Blog client lets you post to your blog via XML-RPC running on your local machine. Often, blog client can manage blog entries. Blog client allows you to write a post even if you are off-line."

A review of 10 blog clients.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

How-To: Covering Brand Bases on Twitter - MarketingVOX

"'Microblogging' site Twitter, which enables users to publish anything under a 140-character limit, has over a million users per month, with 200,000 users posting about 3 million messages per day, according to March figures."

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Post2Blog is a handy blog editor with live spellchecking and Flickr, Word, Firefox, RSS Readers integration

"Post2Blog 3 is a FREEWARE handy blog editor with live spell-checking support for pro-bloggers"

There are many general purpose blogging clients, but this one has an interface to Microsoft Word.

Help with blogging in Word - Word - Microsoft Office Online

"This article provides information for the Help links within the blog-related dialog boxes in Microsoft Office Word 2007. It also includes troubleshooting information for the More Information button in error messages related to blogging from Office Word 2007."

Using Word 2007 to post to Blogger.

How do I post via email?

"The Mail-to-Blogger feature turns any email account into a blog-posting application. In Settings | Email you can create a Mail-to-Blogger address which you will use to send posts via email to your blog:"

Another way to post to Blogs managed by Blogger.

What is BlogThis! ?

"BlogThis! is an easy way to make a blog post without visiting Once you add the BlogThis! link to your browser's toolbar, blogging will be a snap. Or rather, a click."

I use this tool regularly and recommend it.

Friday, August 01, 2008

Monday, July 28, 2008

Using Word to Update Blogger

A Test for the Word Blogger Interface. I have a client that would prefer to work in Word, so this is a test.


Sunday, July 13, 2008

Blog design 101: Creating your own Wordpress theme | cre8d design: blog design, Wordpress themes, Drupal, Web 2.0

"Blog design 101 One of the most common questions I’m asked is for beginner’s help in creating a new Wordpress theme. There’s a few approaches you could take and I’ll list some of the advantages and disadvantages of each method."

A WordPress Tutorial: Creating a WordPress theme.

WPDesigner » So you want to create WordPress themes huh?

"Tutorials on this topic have been written before and the WordPress website also has guides for you to follow. But are those tutorials and guides really helpful to you when you don’t understand the lingo? Even I got lost while reading the WordPress guides."

Another WordPress Tutorial on creating themes.

How to create a WordPress theme: A guide for the design-challenged non-geek | Leon Kilat ::: The Cybercafe Experiments

"I love minimalist designs with great colors. No, that isn’t accurate, make that: I now love minimalist designs with great colors."

A WordPress Tutorial: How to create a WordPress theme.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 - Magazine & Premium Wordpress Themes

"Spending countless hours trying to find Wordpress magazine themes? Me, too. Here’s a collection of some that I found. There are new ones coming out all the time, so please send any that are not on here using the suggest a theme section."

Wednesday, April 16, 2008


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Many blogs are being shut down for uncomfortable thoughts and ideas. We will not do that. Our goal is to protect freedom of speech and your thoughts. As long as you don’t break any Swedish laws in your blog, we will defend it."

A blogging for service for those that want free speech.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

AntiLeech - Red Alt

"AntiLeech does not prevent the splogger bots from accessing your site. It produces a fake set of content especially for them that includes links back to your site (and mine, too, ok?) and sends it only to them. When they steal this content, it appears online just like normal, except now you've turned the tables on them and have provided them with useless content."

Any thing that helps fight splogs is certainly welcome.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Blog Hosting Experts. Movable Type or WordPress Blog.


Our mission critical servers are optimized for the special demands of hosting blogs. And
we always offer the best and the latest versions of Movable Type and WordPress, two of the most popular blogging platforms available — and ones with which LivingDot has exceptional expertise and experience."

Monday, February 11, 2008

The Blogcoach

"Getting started with blogging--a site for clients, friends, aspiring bloggers and blog editors."

Good information for bloggers.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

The Life Cycle of a Blog Post, From Servers to Spiders to Suits -- to You

"You compose a new post. You click Publish and lean back to admire your work. Imperceptibly and all but instantaneously, your post slips into a vast and recursive network of software agents, where it is crawled, indexed, mined, scraped, republished, and propagated throughout the Web."

Check out this graphic about the intricate path of a blog post.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Free Space to Three Gigabytes «

"Today, one of those developments comes to fruition — everyone’s free upload space has been increased 60x from 50mb to 3,000mb. To get the same amount of space at our nearest competitor, Typepad, you’d pay at least $300 a year. Blogger only gives you 1GB. We’re doing the same thing for free."

WordPress now offers more free storage.


"CoveritLive's web based software takes your next live blog to a new level. Your commentary publishes in real time like an instant message. Our ‘one-click’ publishing lets you drop polls, videos, pictures, ads and audio clips as soon as they come to mind. Comments and questions from your readers instantly appear but you control what gets published. Try our software for your next live blog."

A tool for doing sophisticated live blogging.