WordPress tips and tricks
WordPress has fast eclipsed the likes of Blogger as the most popular blogging platform. It’s relatively easy to use, yet very configurable, which has led to it being used not only for blog based sites but also as a simple content management system.
In fact many sites that appear to be CMS based actually use WordPress as their backbones. There are lots of handy ways to customise it, and a wealth of useful plug-ins that extend its capabilities.
We’ve selected some of the most useful tweaks and extensions to help make the most of your WordPress site.
1. Custom [...]
Wikileaks has released all the confidential US cables that it has accessed, making the 251,287 documents fully searchable online.
Calling its move ‘cablegate’, Wikileaks has tweeted the documents in batches organised by country, including Iraq, Afghanistan and Israel, with multiple pleas for Wikileaks’ supporters to help source more capacity, donate money and hashtag any “important cable discoveries”.
The documents include confidential, secret and classified correspondence within the US government, including the identities of international informants and undercover [...]
PRIVACY SHREDDING SOCIAL NETWORK Facebook has revealed that it paid out over $40,000 in three weeks as part of its bug bounty programme.
Facebook followed the lead of Google, Mozilla, Microsoft, HP and many others in offering hackers, er, software researchers money for finding bugs in its software and bringing them to its attention. In just three weeks Facebook has paid out over $40,000 with one researcher getting $7,000 for flagging six different issues.
Joe Sullivan, chief security officer at Facebook said, “The program has also been great because it has made our site more secure – [...]
The headline’s about all we know at the moment, but CNBC is now confidently reporting that Facebook is set to launch a music service of some sort on September 22nd, which conveniently lines up with the company’s F8 developer conference. Could that service also include a dash of Spotify? Maybe some Vibes? We’ll be there to find out.
Over 150 Funny Facebook Status Updates and Quotes
I won’t bore you with a story, I’ll just give you a list of funny and sarcastic lines. For the ones that I did not develop on my own, I have included the source if I recall its origin. Enjoy!!
Sarcasm helps keep you from telling people what you really think of them
I once prayed to god for a bike, but quickly found out he didn’t work that way…so I stole a bike and prayed for his forgiveness
A train station is where the train stops. A bus station is where the bus stops. On my desk, I have a work station…
You can’t [...]
To get around Apple’s in app subscription and purchase polices Amazon has released web based Kindle Cloud Reader which allows users to read Kindle e-books online or offline on PC, Mac and iPad.
At the moment Kindle Cloud Reader works for Mac and Windows with two choices of web browser Chrome, Safari and also supports iPad with Safari.
If you will try to visit Kindle Cloud Reader page through Internet Explorer, Firefox or by using any other web browser except Chrome or Safari then an error message will display.
So, experience your Kindle library without installing software on your computer by [...]
Facebook has added the option for expecting parents to inform their social circle of the good news via a new status update.
The “Expected: Child” update can be added to the profile via the Friends & Family tab within Facebook’s edit profile section.
Would-be parents can also add the baby’s due date and what they plan to name the new delivery.
The unborn baby appears then on the user’s profile next to other specified friends and family members on Facebook.
While this is potentially a nice way for expecting couples to share the news with the people they [...]
The positive effects of social bookmarking for publishers of news sites, blogs and other web sites is outstanding. Social bookmarking can introduce the sites that you own or you like to others with relevant tastes, can drive traffic to your site, and valuable backlinks.
Some social bookmark sites like Propeller.com pass on link juice, while some use the NoFollow attribute. But do not let the use of NoFollow fool you, the search engines are looking beyond the incoming links from social bookmarking sites to gauge their value to their search indexes. The external metadata compiled via user [...]
Here are the 15 Most Popular Social Bookmarking Websites as derived from our eBizMBA Rank which is a constantly updated average of each website’s Alexa Global Traffic Rank, and U.S. Traffic Rank from both Compete and Quantcast. “*#*” Denotes an estimate for sites with limited Compete or Quantcast data. Last Updated: July 25, 2011
1 | Twitter| 200,000,000 – Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 30 – Compete Rank | 5 – Quantcast Rank | 9 – Alexa Rank.
Most Popular Social Bookmarking Websites | Updated 7/25/2011 |
2 | digg
199 – eBizMBA Rank | 25,100,000 [...]
PageRank (PR) is a Google trademarked term that simply refers to the overall importance of a web page. PageRank plays an important part of any money making strategy in two significant ways:
The higher your PR the more leverage you will have with advertisers and other partners. Blogs or other websites with a PR of 0-2 are a dime a dozen. As your website moves from a PR of 3 to 4,5 or even higher (I currently have a website at PR5 but have never been to a 6) you will find more people wanting to talk with you about advertisement opportunities or partnerships. This is even independent of the [...]