Everything a non-tech user needs to know about RSS 2.0. “A place for developers of publishing and aggregation tools to communicate with users about their offerings.”
Email Notification hack for WP with a subscribe and unsubscribe feature. Found via here.
Memeorandum combines a synopsis of the latest headline news and combines it with relevant blog entries, combining weblog commentary with traditional news reports. It’s a pretty unique idea. How does Memeorandum decide which weblog entries to include in its news reports? First by relevancy, then by timeliness. The only thing I couldn’t find was how […]
The NY Times has an article on blogging addictions or obsessions as the NYT’s calls it. Blogging is a pastime for many, even a livelihood for a few. For some, it becomes an obsession. Such bloggers often feel compelled to write several times daily and feel anxious if they don’t keep up. As they spend […]
This is a WordPress powered weblog photo album called Pictorialis. Some of the features include: – XHTML compliant code – Simple once click addition of photos, auto thumbnail and resizing – Extraction of EXIF information from original photo and saved as meta – Easy installation, as easy as installing WordPress – Simple, clean design and […]
This introductory article discusses five essential elements of a weblog posting. Element one is use a catchy title, because as the author points out, some aggregators only display the title in the feed. The title should tease readers into wanting to read the article. The second element is to consider using an excerpt from a […]
You may be trying to decide if you should use dashes or underscores for your redirects in mod_rewrite? Apparently MovableType uses _underscores_ and WordPress uses -dashes- to separate URI title words. Actually, you can use either one for either of the weblog systems but those are the defaults. So which is better where Google is […]
If your weblog uses a mySQL database to store all your data then chances are at some point in time it’ll get corrupted or damaged beyond repair. Imagine having a year or two’s worth of entries, links, and comments disappear in an instant. Thankfully, backing up your database is easy and can be automated so […]
Mark at Weblog Tools Collection has a WP archives hack to give you a sortable list of archives. You can sort on date and category and filter by author and year. I have it in use here at Blogging Pro.
You finally have your weblog up and running and have written your first, “Hello World”. Now how do you create a readership? Unfortunately the “build it and they will come” axiom does not apply on the web. First step should be to get your weblog submitted to as many directories and search engines as possible. […]