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Archive for February, 2012

Creating a Shared Content Box Across All of Your WordPress Blogs

More than five years ago, I was bit by the Autoblog bug. I don’t build them anymore, but I still build WordPress blogs in large numbers. One of my pet peeves when I was working with 100+ different blogs was that if I wanted to interlink them, or have the exact same links on the sidebar of each blog, I would have to add these links manually to each and every blog every time I built a new blog. For example, if I have 98 blogs, and I want every one of them to have a link to blog #99 that I just created, I would have to add that link to all 98 blogs manually. That is very time-consuming, so I knew there had to be a better way.

Of course, PHP can do just about anything if you know how to tell it to. I thought it would be awesome if I could have a shared links box on the sidebar of each WordPress blog, and have a form online that I could enter in the name and URL to each new blog as I built them, and then have PHP add that link to all 98 blogs instantly. Thankfully, I was able to set this up exactly how I needed it. This is what I am going to show you today, and you can use it however you see fit. One thing I want to remind you of is that even though I am using the shared content box for links, it technically can be used for anything, your imagination is the limit. Let’s get started.

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Categories: Blogging: How To, General, WordPress Hacks, WordPress Plugins, WordPress Tutorials
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Blogging Pro Job Board Highlights (January 30 – February 3)

Blogging Pro Job BoardHow did January go for you? Do you have new jobs to keep you busy? If you need more, take a look at this week’s job board highlights. Good luck!

Men’s Fashion and Style Blogger

If you are male, and you pay particular attention to how you dress, then this blogging job is for you. Essential Style for Men is looking for a fashion and style blogger who has a strong sense of style and can dish out practical advice. Read More

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nRelate Plugin For WordPress, Related Posts With Full Customization

nRelate for WordPressnRelate is yet another related posts plugin for WordPress, however unlike other related posts plugins the nRelate option allows for easier and more robust customization of output settings. From choosing relevancy types (low, medium, high) to deciding output placement (top or bottom of post) and image sizes the program is simple to use and highly effective.

You can start by downloading the nRelate plugin directly from your Admin plugin section with a simple “nRelate” search. The program is in active development and currently supported databases up to WordPress 3.3.1.

Once installed you will go to the nRelate tab on the left side of your administration screen and click on the “Dashboard” option which revealed this screen: Read More

Categories: WordPress Plugins
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Is it Time to Make Blogging Your Career?

Many do not realize that there are two types of blogging: Blogging as a hobby, and blogging as a career. Aside from sharing the same name, these two types of blogging are quite different. They each require different skillsets and different mindsets. Unfortunately, many bloggers have the mentality that if they blog for fun then they can make blogging their career. While this is very true in many cases, this decision could go very wrong, very quickly.

Being a great writer and having experience writing for a blog is absolutely the foundation when hoping to start a career as a blogger. This, however, is not always enough. Maintaining a profitable blog is difficult work and requires constant upkeep. Below are some of the things that will change when you go from blogging for fun to blogging for a profit:

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