Earlier we looked at how to get started with using Windows Live Writer to write blog posts to a WordPress blog. Now let’s look at some more advanced features that Windows Live Writers has to offer for WordPress users. …
Though I’ve previously covered How to install WordPress in Windows Vista, that method used a BitNami stack, which comes with a few drawbacks. The method outlined in this tutorial will leave you with a perfect WordPress installation on your PC – which is great to use as a development and testing environment. …
WordPress for the iPhone and/or iPod Touch is now available from the App Store. Keep reading for a brief overview with plenty of screenshots.
This brief will take you through the steps required to install WordPress – and all of its dependencies (Apache, PHP and MySQL) – in Windows Vista, using the fantastic open source software BitNami WordPress Stack. …
Using the absolutely fantastic WordPress plugin WPtouch, your site will not only look great for visitors using an iPhone or iPod Touch, but it will be significantly easier to navigate. Keep reading for a review and screenshots. …
Why MWSnap doesn’t show up on every “top Windows freeware” list, I’ll never know. Version 3 has been around since 2002 (!?). Admittedly, it hasn’t been updated since 2002 either – it still works perfectly well in XP (I haven’t tested it in Vista yet). With the resulting screenshots you have a choice between BMP, JPG, TIFF, PNG and GIF formats, with selected color depth and quality settings – among dozens of other features. This “part tutorial, part overview” will get you started using MWSnap in no time. …
At some point yesterday (Nov 12th, 2007) Google Webmaster Tools got a bit of a redesign. And at least one new feature was added – Subscriber stats. Now you can view the number of users who have subscribed to your RSS feed(s) using Google products such as iGoogle, Google Reader, and Orkut.
Are there any other new features I missed?
What Googlebot Sees
Google Subscriber Stats
This article outlines 9 different ways you can secure your WordPress blog/site. Security is often an overlooked aspect of blogging, but a few minutes making sure things are secure can save you hours and hours of ‘fixing’ if someone decides to mess with your site. …
Not long ago, Mashable did a very cool roundup of 15 Online Graphics Generators – with a heavy emphasis on the Web 2.0 style. This post was inspired by that list – with no duplicates, and additional resources including pre-created images/logos, tutorials, WordPress Web 2.0 themes etc. And since it’s not exactly an original idea, I decided to double their 15. …
The following overview lists the supported blogging platforms, features, license (4/5 are free), a summary and screenshots for 5 blogging clients. I should also mention, 3/5 work in Linux too. …
Though this was originally created for another blog, I’ve updated it (more steps, more plugins, more theme sites etc) and posted it here.
One of the great things about WordPress is how easily you can have it up and running, completely customized to your liking, in such a short period of time. After setting up WordPress for several of my friends, I found that having a ‘checklist’ makes things go even faster – so I decided to write it all up and share with you. Please don’t hesitate to use the comments to suggest additions etc, I’ll update the checklist accordingly.
- Create blog title, add email address
- Change your password
- Disable visual rich editor
- Add users
- Change the tagline
- Edit Membership permissions
- Set a date and time format
- Modify Reading and Writing settings
- Edit Discussion settings
- Modify Permalinks structure
- Pick a theme
- Customize your theme
- Write down CSS info
- Change title format
- Edit blogroll
- Edit the About page
- Add some categories
- Edit the example post for testing
- Install plugins
- Install widgets
- Check blog and test plugins
- Create a favicon.ico
- Create a shortcut to the Dashboard / setup WordPress client
- Create a test environment
- Start posting!
This post could also be called ‘an introduction to JumpBox’, as that’s essentially what it is. JumpBox allows you to install several open source applications, such as WordPress, in a virtual environment (like Parallels, VMWare and Xen). They provide the complete package – WordPress itself, all of its required components (database, runtime dependencies etc) and the virtual machine configuration files. Continue for the full tutorial/walkthrough.. …