Category «Blogging»

WordPress 2.9.1 released.

Earlier this week WordPress 2.9.1 was released to fix some minor bugs found in release 2.9. It also fixes the annoying issue some bloggers faced with posts scheduling and pingbacks. It is always a good idea to keep your WordPress installation (and all plugins) uptodate, so I would strongly encourage you to upgrade to 2.9.1 …

Update copyright year on your blog

While you are celebrating the arrival of the new year, don’t forget to update the year on the copyright notice on your blog. The simplest way is to edit the file and replace 2009 with 2010, but a better solution would be to replace the year in your copyright declaration with following line of PHP …

Publish your blog posts to Twitter with Feedburner.

One of earliest third party tools that I started using for Twitter is TwitterFeed. This service automatically tweets your new blog posts for you. I have been using TwitterFeed for almost two years and I wrote about this service when I started using this. I am quite satisfied with this service but I am switching …

How to customize More tag in WordPress

One of the widely used WordPress is the More tag. This tag is used split a post so that only a portion of the post is displayed on the front page. When WordPress sees More tag, it inserts a link to next line of the post. By default the text of the link is “Read …

How to limit number of posts on your WordPress homepage.

If you have been blogging regularly for more than few months, chances are you have quite a few posts on your blog. That is a good thing. As a blogger you are supposed to blog regularly to provide useful and relevant information to your blog readers. But unless you dictate how your homepage is displayed …

How to add Amazon affiliate links to your posts in one step.

Amazon.com being the largest online retailer offers a variety of merchandise. Because of their huge selection of products it is no surprise that Amazon affiliate program is so popular among bloggers. With an astonishing number of products available through Amazon.com it is quite likely that every blogger will find a related product to link in …

Make AdSense Deluxe plugin work with WordPress 2.8.5

Recently I upgraded to WordPress 2.8.5. The upgrade process itself went smoothly but some of the plugins I have installed on my blog stopped working with latest WordPress version. One of them is AdSense Deluxe.I use AdSense units on my blog (as you can see) and use AdSense Deluxe plugin to manage my ads. The …

Improve your writing style without breaking a sweat.

Image credit:Mooganic Nothing is more embarrassing than a misspelled word or incorrect grammar in an article on your blog. OK, may be there are other more embarrassing things out there but this still is not a nice scenario for a professional blogger. As a blogger you should try to catch all your mistakes before your …

Five best free iPhone applications for bloggers

Smart phones are a great tool for bloggers to blog even when they are away from their computers. Ever since iPhone was introduced mobile-blogging hit its stride. With a plethora of apps available for iPhone you can now easily post to your blog wherever you are. Although most iPhone apps have a modest price but …