I’m happy to announce a new plug-in for Wordpress that we developed that makes including an embed code within your posts a breeze. It’s simply called Embed Code Generator and can be downloaded for free at the Wordpress Plugin Directory.
Online infographic marketing has become a great way to publish content in a fashion that is easily accepted and digestible by the community. And with the availability of free online tools, one no longer has to be an artist or designer to create stunning information graphics. This post features 10 free tools that will will assist you in your information graphic design efforts.
DIYtheme’s Thesis Theme for Wordpress is one of the best overall themes you can use in your Wordpress applications. It’s only downfall? It’s pretty plain looking out-of-the-box. This post will reveal some simple steps one can take to customize Thesis, providing your Wordpress driven web site a custom look and feel.
Customers are demanding information and the businesses that are providing that information are winning. Developing and implementing content the right way can be a lot of work, but what many don’t know is that companies are creating content on a daily basis and just don’t realize it. Read on to discover some fun ways to create content for your business on a regular basis.
Wordpress by default “nofollows” all links within blog comments. While there are measures that can be taken to remove the rel=”nofollow” from links in Wordpress blog comments, it has typically been “all or nothing.”
Not any longer with a plug-in I came across that allows you to choose whether to follow or not on a case by case basis.
I recently had the misfortune of suffering a series of Malware/Trojan virus attacks on this and some other Wordpress blogs we operate. I had been planning on taking measures to protect our Wordpress applications from potential attacks but like many other things, procrastination took first priority. The attacks are behind us now. And while the attacks ended up being completely unrelated to any Wordpress vulnerabilities, I thought it would be beneficial to list some measures that can be put in place to help prevent “attacks” on Wordpress driven blogs.
When commenting on Netflix’s blog regarding the 15% credit they were to provide to their customers, I basically scolded them for using Blogger as their blogging platform. Sorry, but I can’t understand why a company such as Netflix, a leader in mail order DVD rentals as well as a business who has no brick and mortar locations but is an “online” business, would use a free service provided by Google to run a most important function to their customers.
A recent study conducted by Burson-Marsteller revealed that ONLY 15% of Fortune 500 companies communicate with consumers via blogs. This number was quite lower than I expected, at least as far as Fortune 500 companies go. It is not surprising to me however with regards to businesses in general. While any business that has an online presence should be blogging, a large majority of them are not. Read on for some common excuses they come up with along with reasons why those excuses are invalid.
While plug-ins for the WordPress blogging platform are in abundant supply, I try not to depend on too many of them due to the fact that I don’t want to have to worry about them breaking every time a new version of WordPress is released. That being said, there are four plug-ins as well as one adjustment to the post template itself that I feel are essential in order to have a great WordPress experience.
There’s no doubt the best endorsements come from happy and loyal customers. So what if there was a way to build a community around your web site? A community that helped keep your content fresh, your ideas flowing and the links ‘a coming. Turns out, there is. Find out the best ways to build up a loyal readership and how to get your visitors more involved from the queen of community herself, Wendy Piersall, Founder of Sparkplugging.com.
Stan Schroeder wrote a piece on Mashable questioning whether the popular micro-blogging service, Twitter should be used for anything important. He writes, “Here’s a simple rule: if it’s important, don’t say it on Twitter. If it requires a response, don’t say it on Twitter. If you actually care whether anyone will see what you’ve just written, don’t say it on Twitter. Twitter, however fun it may be, simply isn’t designed for it.” Sorry, I don’t agree.
Business owners reluctant to implement a blog may have their reasons but in this social media age, it is really becoming crucial for web sites to become more than stale brochures and static billboards only offering one-way communication. Users want to interact and they want to see a personal side to the company. A blog allows for that and so much more.