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Wpdesigner sold for $66,000!

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As a follow up to my Wpdesigner for sale blog post (which was in turn a follow up to my membership giveaway), I’m here to announce that Wpdesigner has finally sold on SitePoint for a cool 66 grand. Yes, you read that right, $66,000 American dollars. I’m glad Small Potato got a great price for

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Social Bookmarking with WordPress

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With web 2.0 in full swing, social networking sites have played an ever increasing role in the evolution of the internet. Sharing, creativity, and collaboration are all vital factors in this web 2.0 trend. Sites such as Facebook, MySpace, StumbleUpon, Digg, Mixx, Del.icio.us, Reddit, and the like have changed the way content is distributed online.

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WordPress 2.5 RC1 Released

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Yes, I know I’m a couple days on this story, like my last news story. Anyway, the release WordPress 2.5 has been hyped up for a while now. Being scheduled, postponed, rescheduled, and postponed some more. Matt from WordPress recently announced the release of WordPress 2.5 RC1 on the WordPress development blog. There have been

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Optimizing WordPress for Search Engines

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This isn’t a SEO blog, and I am by no means a SEO expert (whatever that means), but in this tutorial I’ll go over a few tips for optimizing your WordPress site for search engines. I’ll go over some well known SEO plugins for WordPress as well as basic page optimization. After reading this tutorial

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Using Akismet to fight comment and trackback spam

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Chances are you’ve heard the term Akismet before in the context of preventing WordPress blog spam. So what is Akismet exactly? Akismet is a powerful tool in the fight WAR against comment spam and trackback spam. This isn’t your ordinary anti-spam plugin that just adds a simple image code which supposedly verifies if the commentor

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Wpdesigner for sale

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I know this post is a little late, but better late than never. As a follow up to my previous post about Wpdesigner’s $5 themes club giveaway, it came as a shock to me when Small Potato (owner of Wpdesigner) announced that Wpdesigner is for sale a couple days ago. With the possible sale of

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Displaying Adsense and other ads with WordPress

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I’m sure while browsing for WordPress themes, you’ve come across some that are advertised as being Adsense ready. What does this mean exactly? Basically this means the WordPress theme has been designed to have space for Adsense ads in the available dimensions. In reality, nearly every WordPress theme is potentially “Adsense ready” as any theme

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OneClick Installer for WordPress

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In our previous tutorials, we went over “manual” installations of WordPress themes and plugins, which involved downloading the plugin or theme files to your computer, and uploading it manually via an FTP client. Fortunately, there is an easier way with the OneClick Installer WordPress plugin. What this free WordPress plugin will do is take a

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