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Add Google Analytics Social Tracking to WordPress Website or Blog

In this article, I will show you how to add Google Analytics Social Interaction tracking to your self-hosted WordPress website or blog. Using Google Analytics new social tracking allows you to track user actions on your website’s or blog’s Facebook Plugins, Google + button, Twitter Tweet button and LinkedIn Share button. Adding the Trackable Social Plugins & Widgets to your WordPress Site You’ll need to add the code for the Google +1, LinkedIn Share button and Tweet button widgets, and for the Facebook Social Plugins. You can get the code at these URLs: You will then need to modify files in your WordPress theme. /YOUR-WORDPRESS-DIRECTORY/wp-content/themes/YOUR-THEME/ The files you will need to modify are: header.php;single.php;footer.php.

Note: The above are the most common names for the WordPress PHP files used to construct each page or post. 6 Practices That Make Your Blog Look Less Professional. In the heat of managing a blog, which includes everything from writing great content, to working with advertisers, to moderating comments, to promoting the site, one can overlook certain aspects of the site – from little things like broken links, to big ones like intrusive advertising and an overly crowded design.

6 Practices That Make Your Blog Look Less Professional

(Image Source: Fotolia) 11 Pro Tips for Better Business Blogging. Scott Gerber is a serial entrepreneur, syndicated columnist, public speaker and author of Never Get a "Real" Job.

11 Pro Tips for Better Business Blogging

The content of this post was sourced from the Young Entrepreneur Council, a non-profit led by the world's top young entrepreneurs. You can submit your questions to this group on Blogging isn't easy — and certainly not for individuals who don't have the capacity or desire to commit their minds and time to a long-term cause. In an age where everyone and their mother has access to Blogger, Tumblr, Posterous or other flavor-of-the-year services, getting your blog to be well-trafficked, highly syndicated and massively popular is no easy task. Know this before you consider blogging as a marketing option for your business: Even though you can write a blog, doesn't mean you should. 1. Use the blog to position yourself as an industry expert. . - Stephanie Kaplan Company: Twitter: @StephanieKaplan Facebook: Stephanie Kaplan.

HOW TO: Transfer Your Blog From to The Web Development Series is supported by Rackspace, the better way to do hosting.

HOW TO: Transfer Your Blog From to

Learn more about Rackspace's hosting solutions here. is a great platform for users who want to easily create a free website or blog. With more than 23 billion pageviews in 2010, the service is a hit with millions of users. Premium themes are now available for, but the nature of the system still limits what plugins can be used and how deeply customized a design and overall site structure can be. For that reason, it is natural that some users will want to take the leap to the self-hosted software. HOW TO: Make Your WordPress Blog More Like Tumblr. The Web Development Series is supported by Rackspace, the better way to do hosting.

HOW TO: Make Your WordPress Blog More Like Tumblr

Learn more about Rackspace's hosting solutions here. Tumblr is becoming an increasingly popular platform for blogging and personal publishing, thanks to its growing collection of themes, simple posting style and plethora of mobile options. Although Tumblr has continued to beef up its feature-set, adding support for pages, user questions and user submissions, the platform isn't as extensible or customizable as something like WordPress or Drupal. In a perfect world, there would be a way to combine the simplicity of Tumblr's posting types and styles with some of the deeper customizations and options of WordPress.

We might not have reached the Holy Grail of Tumblr Meets WordPress harmony, but we're a lot closer, thanks to a new plugin and iPhone app from WooThemes, a WordPress theme development firm. Earlier this year, WooThemes started experimenting with bringing Tumblr-styled themes to WordPress. 10 Fresh Blogger Templates for Any Application [PICS] 5 Hot Design Trends for Aspiring Bloggers. So you want to start a blog.

5 Hot Design Trends for Aspiring Bloggers

You've already picked out your subject matter — "Tiny Kittens in Tinier Bowls" — and you're ready to start defining the look of your online domain. Well, there are tons of blog design trends out there just clamoring for your attention — some more advanced than others — and depending on the style, content and theme of your blog, there are a lot of factors to take into account. In fact, sometimes the plethora of choices you have at your disposal can be overwhelming, especially if your only experience blogging was on LiveJournal back in 2003.

Before you give up and start scrawling your musings on notebook paper to distribute as a makeshift 'zine on the street corners of your 'hood, take a look at some words of wisdom we've collected from a bevy of designers and other webby folks about what's hot right now in blogs. Do Freelancers Do Best on WordPress, Drupal or Joomla? Some very interesting stats have just emerged about the freelance and contract market for CMS developers and designers.

Do Freelancers Do Best on WordPress, Drupal or Joomla?

In its quarterly market report, freelance site DoNanza discovered that even though WordPress devs, designers and SEO pros are in greater demand than their Drupal or Joomla counterparts — and even though WordPress outnumbers Drupal and Joomla in the number of projects for each CMS — Drupal web professionals on average make around twice what WordPress pros make per project. The full report, called the State of the Work-From-Home and Freelancing Economy, looked at CMSes used by various professionals in a range of web-work specializations.

It also ranked the most requested job skills right now. On average, all CMS projects in DoNanza's universe grew almost 50% quarter over quarter. The number of WordPress projects grew 61%; Joomla projects grew 38%; and Drupal projects grew 26%. And that's just growth. However, Drupal projects have higher budgets. Why Designers Should Adapt to Minimalistic Design. There are many new web design methods or techniques out there in the world today.

Why Designers Should Adapt to Minimalistic Design

Many designers choose a method, style, or technique and stick to it to master it and put their name on it. However, others try to hop from trend to trend to keep up with the industries needs, which is indeed, a great idea for freelance designers. Minimalist design is becoming ever popular in the web design industry, and because of such, we discuss several key points that favor that designers should adapt to minimalistic design in order to keep up with the trending or evolving industry. What is Minimalist Design? Minimalist design is a new design style or technique that is based on the usage of web technologies and content. The point to it is to keep the design as simple yet as elegant as possible. To grasp the idea of minimalistic design, have a look at the two sites below: Dbushell Dbushell is a great example of the use of web technologies in minimalistic design.

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