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Ready, Aim…Shoot Self in the Foot!

Ready, Aim…Shoot Self in the Foot!

| January 4, 2012 | 19 Comments

From time to time I experiment with different plugins to enhance my blog’s functionality (functionality…such a tech writing word).  Anyway, I use a plugin that is supposed to help detect hack attacks. After having a couple of my blogs hacked some time ago, I’m a bit sensitive to hacking. The plugin I use is called […]

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The More Things Change…

The More Things Change…

| December 12, 2011 | 21 Comments

…the more they stay the same. I’m having a full-circle moment. Many moons ago I created my online playground, Tidbits and Stuff. You guys know the story. It was a hand-coded site, then a WordPress site, then a Joomla site and now…I’m converting it back to a WordPress site. I expect the process to take […]

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Another Cool Plugin – DataFeedr Random Ad

Another Cool Plugin – DataFeedr Random Ad

| December 7, 2011 | 6 Comments

One of the things I love about WordPress is if you can imagine it, you can have it. A couple of days ago Kristine’s comment got me to thinking. Her comment was in response to my post about the 3% increase in revenue as a result of making a few changes to my Google AdSense […]

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Blog Consolidation Process

Blog Consolidation Process

| October 24, 2011 | 20 Comments

As I mentioned before, these next few posts are brain dumps for me. I decided to consolidate all but 7 of my blogs. My goal is to complete the consolidation process in 30 days. The process goes something like this: Copy the post from the old blog Paste it into the new blog Copy and […]

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Another Plugin to Add to the List

Another Plugin to Add to the List

| July 1, 2011 | 10 Comments

As an addendum to My Favorite WordPress Plugins list, I just came across one called WP-CopyProtect. The purpose of this plugin is to make it harder for plagiarists to copy and paste your content. While on the topic of plagiarism, if you have your blog’s RSS feed set to “Full Text” I would suggest that […]

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My Favorite WordPress Plugins

My Favorite WordPress Plugins

| June 21, 2011 | 22 Comments

I spend so much time setting up new WordPress sites that I thought I might share some of my favorite plugins. For me, browsing for WordPress plugins is much better than going shopping. It doesn’t cost a dime and you can improve your site’s functionality if you choose the right ones. Here are some that […]

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Rent or Own, Blogger or Self-Hosting

Rent or Own, Blogger or Self-Hosting

| May 26, 2011 | 59 Comments

I often get emails asking whether or not Google’s Blogger is a good platform on which to begin a blog. My answer to this question is…it depends. Removing ourselves from the internet for a moment, let’s think about Tommy who just turned 18 and wants to move from his parent’s house. He has a little […]

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Blogging, Mobile Devices and Compatibility

Blogging, Mobile Devices and Compatibility

| April 29, 2011 | 4 Comments

Back in July of 2008 I wrote a blog post on how to make a WordPress blog mobile phone compatible.  Fast forward to a few days ago when I received a comment from Amy Young. She reminded me that blogs should be mobile compatible. I knew that at one point in time No Job for […]

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Lessons Learned while Changing Blog Themes

Lessons Learned while Changing Blog Themes

| December 2, 2010 | 19 Comments

Aside from the technical aspects that I learned while changing themes (such as installing WordPress in another directory and linking it to the root), I learned that it’s good to go through your blog every once in a while and tighten up a few things. Typical Newbie Mistake Eons ago when I started this blog […]

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Something’s Different Here

Something’s Different Here

| November 28, 2010 | 7 Comments

We’re in for a bumpy ride.  I changed the theme (yet again), and am still working on getting it to do what I want it to do. This is just a short post to let you know that you did reach No Job for Mom.  She’s just wearing a new dress.

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