Entries from the Month of February 2008

WordPress Jobs at Jobs.WordPress.net

February 29th, 2008 · No Comments

wordpress jobs logoAnother fabulous WordPress development. In July of 2007 WordPress launched WordPress Jobs at jobs.wordpress.net. Here you can find WordPress specific blog design and development work and place your own WordPress design and development projects you would like a WordPress designer or developer to do for you. WordPress Jobs has a simple and attractive interface and is easy to navigate through, just like WP itself. You can also subscribe to job feeds for all jobs or specific job categories. The categories available are general positions, WordPress blogger positions,  WordPress designer positions and WordPress programmer positions. And posting a job, as far as I can tell, is FREE. Well, what are you waiting for, go find a job or get a job done at WordPress Jobs.

Tags: WordPress

New WordPress Themes You’ll Love (2)

February 27th, 2008 · No Comments

wordpress theme wind cries mary

This is a lovely new WordPress Theme, The Wind Cries Mary (fabulous name too!!) I recently found on Weblog Tools Collection. See demo.

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Tags: Design · WordPress

Trend Watching: The Rise of Valuable and FREE Stuff Online and Offline

February 25th, 2008 · No Comments

This month’s briefing at Trend Watching, is all about “FREE LOVE”, companies giving away free valuable products and services to consumers online and offline as the latest trend in marketing. I thought this is a relevant article especially as regards to the C2C (consumer to consumer) marketplace and of which we bloggers benefit from every day. We get free plugins from each other, free tools, free links, free traffic, all of which are valuable in our blogging successes. I touched on the value of “Free” things on the Web in an earlier article suggesting that good content on the Internet specifically may be worth paying for, and still, free content is only as valuable as its use to you. It’s interesting how Trend Watching breaks down how FREE LOVE came to be:

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Tags: Innovation · SEO and Web Marketing · Web & Blog Business · Web Content

WordPress Plugin: SP Courseware Lets You Manage a Class Using Your WordPress Blog

February 24th, 2008 · No Comments

What can’t WordPress do??!! Scholar Press has a great WordPress Plugin that lets you manage a class using WordPress:

“ScholarPress Courseware enables you to manage a class with a WordPress blog. The plugin give you the ability to ad and edit a schedule, create a bibliography bibliography and assignments, and manage general course information. Designed primarily for use in higher ed courses, but could easily be adapted for other uses.”

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Tags: Design and Development · Tools · WordPress

Our Love Affair With WordPress: Part 4, Episode 4 Enhancing Your WordPress Blog With Essentials

February 22nd, 2008 · No Comments

Our love affair with WordPress seriesWelcome back to Our Love Affair with WordPress. In last month’s Episode 3, we customized the Harmony WordPress theme for a fictitious bra-fitting business. In this final Episode of Part 4, before we move on to Part 5 in the series, I’ll cover how you can add a little finesse, searchability and optimization to your weblog once you have the blog design, layout and basic elements down. The following are a few enhancements to your WordPress blog (or blog-powered website) that will make your blog more dynamic, optimized and user-friendly.

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Tags: Design and Development · Essentials · Our Love Affair w/ WP · Tools · WordPress

Using WordPress as a CMS (Content Management System)

February 21st, 2008 · No Comments

wordpress logoWhen I signed up for my first WP blog years ago I hadn’t the vaguest notion that WordPress is a content management system (CMS) for all intents and purposes. I understood what a blog was, ’cause I’m a smart cookie, but never thought of blog and CMS together though it’s pretty bloody obvious now. Anyway, back then, I never thought of content management systems at all ’cause I was an exclusive Dreamweaver and notepad hand coder. Anyway, since I like tinkering with code, especially when I have no idea what I’m doing and where it will all lead, I started learning and figuring out how to use plugins, tips I learned on the web and all my web design and development knowledge to make WordPress do more, whatever “more” meant and continues to mean per project. I realize now that WordPress is just like another fabulous company whose services I use almost religiously, Netflix. WordPress is as useful and resourceful as you make it.

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Tags: Design and Development · WordPress

SEO Your WordPress Blog

February 19th, 2008 · 1 Comment

It takes a little bit more finesse to search engine optimize (SEO) your WordPress blog compared to a regular website. But fortunately, the web being a particularly wonderful place, there are answers out there to make it a less painful and inexpensive experience.

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Tags: Blogging · SEO and Web Marketing · WordPress

Add RSS Feeds to Your Website

February 15th, 2008 · No Comments

So, let’s say you have a website and a blog. You want to advertise your blog on your website. It’s easy enough to add a link to your blog on your website, but that’s amateur stuff. You can do better. Why not add your RSS feed for your blog on your website so that a list of your current posts (and links to them) appear on your website’s sidebar (or elsewhere).

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Tags: Blogging · SEO and Web Marketing · Tools · Web Content