A new theme, which is almost a total makeover for a WordPress blog, has been released under the name Kiwi. It is currently in beta, though the release has a 1.0b r19 (1.0 beta, revision 19?) release number attached to it. Kiwi is the product of a month-and-a-half long adventure in theme building, and an […]
Archives for October 2005
Hashcash, a popular comment spam protection application, has been updated to 3.0 and is currenty in Beta. Here is the information from Elliot Back’s website: I am pleased to announce WordPress Hashcash 3.0 Beta. In particular, it fixes several bugs from the previous release: Randomly occuring timeouts because of long computations to create large chunks […]
Sometimes only a cron job will do, and with that in mind Raj has released a WordPress plugin called CronMonkey. CronMonkey for WordPress 1.5+ allows WordPress admins to manage cron jobs from within WordPress. Right now, it features a simple, form-based interface for editing individual jobs. It’s a piece of cake to choose when a […]
Every business day, I wake up and shuffle over to my computer and breathe a sigh of relief as I read through the RSS feeds I subscribe to on various topics. I then get to do my dream job which is to research and write about the topics I love. On Define Blog, Ryan Latham, […]
Jamsi from Workboxers.com comes at us with an interesting tip to help drive traffic to your sites or blogs: when starting an ad campaign, be it through Google Adwords or elsewhere, try to vary your approach for keyword selection. Something like “Funny Vids” might be expensive to get good advertisement placement, but something like “funnyvids” […]
It is not ready yet, but it is quickly getting there. A new modular Ajaxified WordPress theme called BloxPress BloxPress started out as to be yet another theme for my WordPress powered website. My vision was to have a fully customisable layout like seen on MyYahoo or NetVibes.com and maybe some neat effects here and […]
Apparently WordPress.com has partnered with Flock. The WordPress.com homepage has the message “Want WordPress.com? Then download Flock”. After a little digging around, I came across this page. As it turns out, if you download Flock, you can get a WordPress.com account without an invite. Anyway, so go download Flock now if you want an account.
Technorati has been put down like crazy over the past couple of months. The criticism mainly came from the majority of searches not being able to be completed due to a heavy server load. While I didn’t like the fact that their server was down, I still sympathized with them. If you’ll take a look […]
Kaushal Sheth has released a modification of color and style of the Daisy Rae Gemini theme called Blue Horizon. Download it View it I really like the image he used in its header.
To have a blog that performs well, there are certain things to keep in mind, and Jakob Nielsen over at Useit.com has come up with a list of the top ten design mistakes. 1. No Author Biographies 2. No Author Photo 3. Nondescript Posting Titles 4. Links Don’t Say Where They Go 5. Classic Hits […]