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Archive for June, 2005

WordPress 1.6 Feature Updates

Owen gives us a glimpse of what is to come in WordPress 1.6.

Categories: WordPress News

Blog Brandz: Top 10 Tips for Creating a Blog

Simple blog guidelines from Blog Brandz.

Categories: Blogging Sense

WordPress Theme: Photanical

Photanical Theme with two columns for WordPress 1.5.

Photanical wordpress theme

Categories: WordPress Themes

WordPress Theme: Alternate 0

Alternate 0 theme is a two column theme that has some nice features.

  1. Nice titles by Stuart Langridge, Peter Janes, Dunstan Orchard and Ethan Marcotte (with a small modification by the author to make the CSS WC3 compliant).
  2. An implementation of Matt’s Asides for WordPress 1.5.

Alternate theme

Categories: WordPress Themes

WordPress Plugin: Transpose Email

Transpose Email Plugin keeps your email safe from spammers when you want to use mailto: links.

Features

  • Easy to use and edit.
  • Doesn’t require any external program to encrypt your email.
  • Function can be called multiple times on the same page, just by passing different email addresses.
  • Uses the user’s default email program like Outlook Express to send the email. So, will work even your host has disabled the mail() function of php as well as SMTP.
  • Doesn’t require reencrypting of your email address in case it changes. All you need to do is update the arguments to the function.

Categories: WordPress Plugins

WordPress Plugin: Search Reloaded

Search Reloaded plugin for WordPress is a bid to significantly improve the relevance of WordPress’ built-in search engine.

Categories: WordPress Plugins

Are You Serious? No Sticky Post Plugins?

I need a sticky post plugin for an upcoming announcement on Blogging Pro. The first place I looked of course was BloggingPro and the only plugin I found was Adhesive, but it does not work in 1.5.1.2. So I went to Google and searched and couldn’t find one sticky post plugin for WordPress.

I can’t believe this. Am I missing something?

Categories: WordPress Tips

RMail Web Based Application

RMail is a web based application where you enter your favorite RSS feed and RMail will send you an email with every new blog posting.

Found via Google Blogoscoped.

Categories: Blogging Tools

EFF: Legal Guide for Bloggers

Here’s a Legal Guide for Bloggers by the EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation). The table of contents are as follows:

Blogger Legal Liability Issues

The Overview of Legal Liability Issues FAQ briefly addresses some common legal issues that affect you as a publisher, especially situations where you may face legal claims or threats based on the information you published on your blog.

The Bloggers’ FAQ on Intellectual Property addresses issues that arise when you publish material created by others on your blog.

The Bloggers’ FAQ on Online Defamation Law provides an overview of defamation (libel) law, including a discussion of the constitutional and statutory privileges that may protect you.

The Bloggers’ FAQ on Section 230 Protections discusses a powerful federal law that gives you, as a web host, protection against legal claims arising from hosting information written by third parties.

The Bloggers’ FAQ on Privacy addresses the legal issues surrounding the privacy rights of people you blog about.

Bloggers As Journalists

The Bloggers’ FAQ on the Reporter’s Privilege is useful to bloggers who report news gathered from confidential sources.

The Bloggers’ FAQ on Media Access can help bloggers who need to get access to public records and government meetings, as well as secure press passes to help with newsgathering.

Other Legal Issues for Bloggers

The Bloggers’ FAQ on Election Law addresses the legal issues you may face blogging about political campaigns.

The Bloggers’ FAQ on Labor Law addresses legal issues with workplace blogging, including union organizing, protections for political blogging away from the workplace, and whistle blowing.

Found via Google Blogoscoped.

Categories: Blogging Sense

Codex Cleanup Week

The WordPress Codex is seeking volunteers for Codex Cleanup Week which is Saturday, June 18 through Sunday, June 26. This is a major push to clean up the Codex and stuff it full of great documentation so volunteers can relax a little this summer.

It is open to all WordPress users of every level who want to contribute to WordPress. There are tasks for the novice and experienced WordPress user, as well as for the novice to experienced MediaWiki user.

The WordPress Codex is the official online manual for WordPress users, currently packed with more than 350 articles on how to use, customize, and expand WordPress. The entire site is run and built by volunteers donating their time and effort to the WordPress Community through their editing and writing documentation.

Categories: WordPress News