The number of WordPress installs has passed the 50 million mark! It’s an amazing achievement and shows the power of the blogging world and the power of the most popular software. WordPress is my favouriteplatform and my site runs on it. Plugins are a big part of the community. Over the years I have tested and used many of the plugins created by the community. Top 18 most downloaded WordPress plugins ever
A Collection of Wordpress Tutorials, Tips and Themes As far as CMSs go, WordPress is a phenomenon. And rightly so. It is a very powerful blogging and CMS tool that can be used to create almost any possible type of web site that you could possibly dream of. Still as with everything involved with web design and development, you need to learn and understand WP to fully unleash its power. In this news edition we have collected the best WP tutorials, tips and themes, to help you with WordPress development.
36 Beautiful and “NEW” Free Wordpress Themes | Dzine Blog Learn how to earn $125 or more per hour as a freelancer - Click Here You can never have a too wide choice of templates for your blog, especially if you’re the experimenting type,Free Themes don’t have to be ugly, cluttered,and boring, Some Designers offer high quality WordPress Themes for free you can use them for your personal and commercial projects without any restrictions. Here Dzineblog Presents 36 Best Stylish Free wordpress Themes Still, before using some of the themes, throw a glance at the license agreements Checkout the whole list they are presented in no particular order, Hope this collection would have something you like. Here we go! 1.
One of the many benefits to WordPress, one of the most popular blogging platform and Content Management System (CMS), is that it is open source software with a very large and dedicated community. There are so many great developers working to make WordPress the best that it can be, that there are thousands of free plugins available to enhance the platform’s default functionality. There are, of course, too many plugins to list here, so in this article we’re just going to point out the essentials… what I consider to be the bare minimum “can’t live without” list of plugins that should be installed with just about any new WordPress installation. If you are new to WordPress, this basic list (which is technically not limited to plugins alone) should help get you started on the right foot. Whether you are running a basic brochure site, or a full featured blog, you should be sure your WordPress site includes these essentials. 10 Essential Plugins Every Modern Wordpress Site Should Have
Top 150 Social Marketing Blogs « eCairn’s Blog If you want to know more on how we map communities and how to market to industry influencers, we’re organizing a FREE webinar next week and would be very happy to have you with us, click here to register: Webinar We just implemented our “influence ranking algorithm“. So we ran it against the ~1000 ‘social media marketing’ blogs we monitor on an ongoing basis (along with tweets, forums, Q&As…). We will publish the list every other month (please follow our Twitter account : ecairn for early notice). Here is the last September 2010 version.
There has been a lot of talk lately about the changing face of the blogging landscape. Darren Rowse of ProBlogger asked if blogging has lost its relational focus; Scoble explained why tech blogging has failed you; and even though not everyone agreed with his every statement, there was a renewed commitment in the blogosphere to return to blogging about what excites instead of just writing about "Apple's newest gizmo or the peccadillos of tech personalities." However, we're wondering if people even need to blog anymore...at least in the traditional sense. Once the main way to publish your own personal thoughts and opinions for the rest of the web to read, blogging started a movement that democratized the web. Everyone could be a publisher. But now, blogging as everyone's preferred method of communication may be over. The Future of Blogging Revealed - ReadWriteWeb
Steve Outing wrote a very good article at Editor and Publisher on Friday about the need for cultural change inside the newpapers around the US (found via the wonderful CyberJournalist.net). That article got me thinking that people in many different industries probably hear many of the same objections to new, social media and online tools. ("It takes too much time, conversations online are insipid" etc.) Ten Common Objections to Social Media Adoption and How You Can R
Guy K The Nine Best Story Lines for Marketing Lois Kelly is the author of Beyond Buzz: The Next Generation of Word-of-Mouth Marketing. This is her explanation of the top nine types of stories that people like to talk about. If you’re pitching your company to investors, customers, partners, journalists, vendors, or employees and you don’t use at least one of these story lines, you probably have a problem.
My default WordPress setup: 17 must-have plugins WordPress is my favorite blogging platform and has been for a long time. It gets the basics right and never overwhelmed me as I grew up in my blogging experience. However, like Firefox, WordPress is also eminently extensible and makes it easy to both get more out of the platform the longer you’re on it and the more plugins you add to customize your experience.
In Software you will find the specific details of individual plugins/widgets for the Wordpress theme and how to use them. The main Semiologic package and Themes you will find in the Members area. On occasion several plugins may need to be used together, some other circumstance may be required for a plugin to function correctly or a concept may need to be more fully explained. In this case you may find a more general discussion in the Resources area. Static Front Page Plugin For WordPress | Semiologic
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Harness the Marketing Power of Blogs This newest web phenomenon can rank your site #1 in search engines, boost traffic and sales, and establish you as an expert in your industry. I'm sure you've heard about one of the biggest things to hit the web in the last few years: blogging. A "blog" (derived from the term "web log") is basically just a website with two key differences: First, it's extremely easy to add information to it.