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Canonical URLs to help WordPress duplicate content issue

| February 23, 2009 | 11 Comments
Fancy words aside, a canonical URL is Google's way of identifying a "preferred" URL for your posts to avoid duplicate content. Duplicate content is generally defined as "separate web pages with substantially the same content, which may attract a penalty from search engines." Wordpress is often criticized for having duplicate content since ... View Post

WordPress Plugins Directory Search no longer “sucks”

| February 22, 2009 | 1 Comment
I just received an email from Matt Mullenweg, founder of Wordpress, letting me know that the "Plugin search no longer sucks".  I was so excited that I didn't even notice the typo he later reported on Twitter. According to the official Wordpress site, Wordpress Plugins directory search is no longer a ... View Post

WordCamp Israel 2008 part 2: my presentations on WordPress.com and Social Media

| November 21, 2008 | 9 Comments
As you may have seen, Rebecca already wrote up a great review of Sunday's 2nd WordCamp Israel event. I was privileged to present two short presentations at the event, which I have finally uploaded for all to see. Note that the images and titles of plugins or sites are ... View Post

Review of Wordcamp Israel 2008

| November 17, 2008 | 9 Comments
wordcamp Being that Wordcamp Israel was a bloggers conference in Tel Aviv, I'm sure there will be tons of people writing up their reviews in Hebrew. But maybe not quite as many in English, so here goes. This year's ... View Post

Is there an alternative to Feedburner?

| October 30, 2008 | 30 Comments
We all use Feedburner to track our RSS subscribers. It's not just to feed that egotistical need to know how many people are hanging onto our every word, but the number of RSS feed subscribers you have is an important metric for indicating the success (or failure) of your blog. It seems ... View Post

7 Reasons to Check out ThemeForest

| September 9, 2008 | 0 Comments
ThemeForest is a brand new online marketplace where you can buy and sell Wordpress, CSS, Joomla, Drupal and many other types of templates. I'm aware that I get overly excited about new theme/template sites, so I'll try to tone down my excitement by putting my impressions into list format. Here are some reasons why ... View Post

WP Scoop – New Social News site for WordPress Community

| September 4, 2008 | 1 Comment
WP Scoop, which launched yesterday, is yet another digg-like site, that lists the most popular posts from around the web about Wordpress plugins, themes, hacks, or anything else that has Wordpress written all over it. Playing on the scoop theme, the website claims that "New users should.. worry not, it is as easy as ... View Post

WordPress 2.7 heavily based on existing plugins

| August 4, 2008 | 22 Comments
Weblog Tools Collection has published an overview of the features in store for us in WordPress 2.7. As I was reading the list, I noticed that many of them them are based on existing popular plugins, like the Google Sitemaps Generator, ... View Post

WordPress for iphone released, and other WordPress news

| July 24, 2008 | 2 Comments
There have been a few developments in the wonderful world of WordPress over the last little while. Let's take a look:
  • WordPress 2.6 was released. Nuff said.
  • WordPress for iPhone app released. This would be exciting news, BUT I'VE NEVER TOUCHED AN IPHONE IN MY LIFE
  • ... View Post

    Welcome back WordPress Press This bookmarklet! I missed you.

    | July 18, 2008 | 2 Comments
    A few days ago, the folk over at Automattic released WordPress 2.6. This release was so ahead of time (apparently it was released a month early) that I feel like it snuck up on me. First of all, kudos to all involved for getting out a new release ahead of time. And ... View Post
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