Because of the seemingly countless mobile apps made for just about anything you can think of, writing blog posts, using social media, and checking website traffic stats for your business outside of desktops and laptops have become possible. Indeed, blogging has now entered the domain of smartphones.
The Contextual Partnership Plugin For WordPress Provides Free Advertising To Help Promote Your Blog & Get You Noticedâ€¦
If youâ€™re looking for an effective solution to help get your blog noticed then the Contextual Partnership Plugin for WordPress bloggers could be well worth consideration. Perhaps the most attractive aspect is that there is no cost involved.
According to the developers the plugin is designed to;
Drive more targeted visitors to your blog (or blogs) by strategically linking your blog to and from other bloggers participating in the network. The exact method used to achieve this remains confidential but apparently itâ€™s not a basic reciprocal link exchange – nor the more common 3 way linking arrangement often seen between bloggers. [Read more…]
Want to add a forum to your WordPress-powered blog, without the hassles of double logins or heterogenous interfaces? Never fear, bbPress 1.0 is here! The forum software from Automattic, the company behind WordPress, finally comes out of beta. New features include single sign-on for WordPress 2.7 up, and an administration interface similar to that of WordPress.
For the technically inclined, Automattic’s Sam Bauers tells us more about their latest baby in the following three-part video interview. Download, install, and let the flamewars spread seamlessly from your comments to your forum. [Read more…]
The Lifesteram Plugin is simple – used with WordPress, it lets you create one single feed for all your activities online. One feed that can collate what you are listening to, what you are buying, and what you are doing. Twitter, Facebook, iTunes, Hulu, YouTube, your blog, Flickr, Steam, and a lot more – all in one easy to read place.
The Lifestream plugin includes the following features:
- Unlimited number of feeds.
- Stores entire feed history, not just the last week or two.
- Extendable via a base PHP class. Easily add your own feed types with very little PHP code.
- Customizable display using stylesheets.
- Allows grouping of events to cutback on the daily feed spam.
- Localization ready
- Daily digest available to summarize your activities.
- Efficient! Built on scalable database structures so it wonâ€™t bog down your website.
A sample lifestream using the plugin can be found at davidcramer.net.
I think this is a good way to consolidate one’s feeds from outside of a blog, rather than, say, publish your tweet summaries in a daily digest (which I have done before, but decided it’s a bit tacky). Having all of these in one dedicated page gives readers who are interested in your lifestreams the opportunity to follow your tweets, photos, and whatnot, but doesn’t necessarily clutter the main areas of your site.
The Lifestream plugin is scalable, and iBegin is considering creating a WordPress theme that already incorporates the plugin and a dedicated lifestream page.