Tag Archives: plugins

From internals to externals: five plugins to boost your blog readership, posting and appearance

Quick plugin update: I’ve come across five plugins that I thought might be worth downloading: to increase readership, reading times, and reader retention rates. Then you can improve your blogging speed by using templates, switching posts to pages, and making your first page look sophisticated! #1. Unblockable Popup MaxBlogPress Unblockable Popup is a plugin that allows your website… Read More »

WosServer: Tweaking Your Blog for your Stick Part 2

After yesterday’s little experiment, I began playing with the WosServer and found some little tricks for bloggers, would-be marketers or developers. If you already have a blog or site that you are working with that is live, you can create a full version on Wos. It’s a little fussy but you can do the following things… For parts… Read More »

WordPress 2.7 – Five Reasons You Shouldn’t Wait To Upgrade WordPress Today!

With the recent and much anticipated release of WordPress 2.7, I was reluctant to upgrade some of my blogs because of past foibles, bugs and unexpected incompatibilities with plugins. So when I read that 2.7 was released, I was initially reluctant to upgrade ANY of my blogs. So I started with a couple of them, and updated, tested… Read More »

30 Tweaks for Setting Up WordPress For the First Time

This is a short checklist of items that I created when I was setting up a friend’s new blog. It’s pretty much all the tweaks, I make to a standard install of WordPress that I use. Once you have created your admin user: 1). Login and set the password to something you can remember! 2). Update any pre-installed… Read More »

WordPress 2.7 is coming – the preview…

Well, WordPress 2.7 is just around the corner, yet another upgrade, yet another version that is likely to introduce all the things we love and hate about WordPress New Features and Bugs Take a look… I won’t be in the first wave of upgrades at all. I’ll likely hang around for version 2.7.1 before upgrading unless there’s an… Read More »

Switching to a New Platform: WordPress MU

As some of you have been following the blog, InvestorBlogger is in the throes of becoming a multi-blog. This is a great thing for InvestorBlogger because I’ve always found that the blog had a fuzzy focus on topics: covering a wide range of topics from Taiwan to Making Money to Blogging Issues and much more. I’d been thinking… Read More »

Security in WordPress: Are you still showing YOUR plugins?

Michael Kwan’s blog was recently hacked by a clever hacker who managed to hide his visit neatly. Michael will tell you all about the story at his blog. This event plus a couple of other events has got me thinking about blog security . I’ll be doing a fuller post on my own experiences, ideas and suggestions. It’s… Read More »

WordPress 2.3.3 Security Upgrade: A simple upgrade technique

Today’s announcement of an insecurity in WordPress 2.3.2 may have spooked a few people: WordPress 2.3.3 is an urgent security release. A flaw was found in our XML-RPC implementation such that a specially crafted request would allow any valid user to edit posts of any other user on that blog. … If you are interested only in the… Read More »

Newsbytes on InvestorBlogger: Apple Hot Air?, Affiliate Linking, Banner Plugins for WP and more…

Well, there’s a lot of little stuff that I need to share with readers this Friday… So we’re starting off with five stories that caught my attention. A quick review Here are my top (I like them!) stories this week: Guerrilla Marketing Your Blog with GMail, Reader And GTalk (2) PageRank: an intro, making money with PR, and… Read More »