Wordpress

WordPress has just got an upgrade. WordPress 3.5 version is ready to be downloaded and installed. This update brings a completely re-imagined flow for uploading photos and creating galleries. There is a new ‘add media’ button and you can drag and drop images easily into media uploader. Rearrange image thumbnails visually by dragging, give captions and descriptions to them and more.

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by on June 30th, 2012

On June 27, 2012, WordPress 3.4.1 was released to the public. WordPress 3.4.1 is a maintenance and security update which addresses 18 bugs with version 3.4. It fixes a few important security issues and contains some security hardening. These issues were discovered and fixed by the WordPress security team. Update WordPress to the latest 3.4.1 asap. Read further about the changes and find out how to upgrade WordPress to the latest version automatically.

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WordPress is a site that maintains a position of superiority for most blog users. There are four steps to optimizing your WordPress blog that will keep your site in the best shape that it can be. This is important for the success of your business or online presence. It should use less server space and still operate in top shape. This is essential to rank well and offer the best content for your blog. The following steps are recommended to help optimize your blog.

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by on March 19th, 2011

It’s easy to manage your WordPress blog or site from your iOS device. With WordPress for iOS, you can moderate comments, create or edit posts and pages, and add images or videos with ease. All you need is a WordPress.com blog or a self-hosted WordPress.org site running 2.9.2 or higher. WordPress app for iOS devices including iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad has been updated and is available free to download through App Store. The latest WordPress for iOS includes about 100 bug fixes, UI improvements and enhancements.

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W3 Total Cache is a popular caching plugin for wordpress powered blogs. I have been using it after I quit using WP Super Cache wordpress plugin. I had been satisfied with its performance ever since. I have also tried CDN with it. Its good. Makes your wordpress blog run faster. Recently TechMynd was landed into adsense blacklist and i was checking few things and this problem caught my eye. Generally whenever you are using a wordpress plugin, you should give importance to its options detail. You better be careful about what plugin you are using and what type of changes it makes on your blog coding and source. If you are not careful enough then W3 Total Cache plugin can get you banned from Google Adsense. Here is how:

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I will keep it simple and straight. What is CDN? CDN is content delivery network. You can make your website load 10 times faster using CDN. RackSpace, Amazon, MaxCDN and many other provide CDN. I will go with MaxCDN which I have used. You will have to purchase MaxCDN bandwidth package. That’s just bandwidth of 1000 GB in $34 for one year. Use it in one year or whenever you finish it up all by using it, buy more bandwidth. Space is separate. 10GB space is in $10 per month which can be used to upload your heavy files to and to serve those from CDN. Why CDN? Your blog or website will be slow when serving all the pages, JS files and CSS files and images. If you use CDN and configure your blog to serve files from CDN, they will use a temp subdomain for your website and serve certain files from that domain. This will significantly improve your website speed and raise page rank of your website pages (Google checks website pages speed to determine page ranks – this is one factor in determining PR). You don’t need space at MaxCDN unless you intend to move heavy files there e.g. pdf, rar, zip etc.

Its like purchase MaxCDN, add W3 Total Cache plugin and activate it. Get API, ID and the Temporary URL from MaxCDN and configure W3 Total Cache to use MaxCDN network and done. It looks all pain in the *** but its one timer. Set it and forget it. You blog/website will be amazingly faster than before.

The problem is configuring all these three together to make them work for you. Here is how.

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I have been using WordPress Audio Player for quite a long time now to enable TechMynd guests to play MP3 audio files from TechMynd. The plugin is great. It displays simple flash audio player which can play audio track or multiple audio tracks by clicking play button. Back some days I noticed the plugin stopped working and displaying a message to upgrade flash version. I had up-to-date flash plugin but the message continued to display instead of songs. I landed on WP Audio Player troubleshooting page and noticed that the developer had mentioned following two important points.

1- Upgrade to the latest flash player which I am sure I have.
2- Use wp_footer and wp_head functions in theme files. I had these functions in my blog.

Still the player did not play the songs.

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how to be a better blogger - techmynd

You might have been reading a lot of tips, tricks and advice on how to become a better blogger. Even better bloggers read about how to create appealing content, how to promote your blog at social networking websites, how to first make friends and after that bore them with continuous shouting about what you have to offer at your blog, how a simple tweet can bring your more traffic, how to become a better blogger in 30 days, how to not sound like a stupid when you do not have a clue about exactly what you are writing, how to copy RSS from bigger sites and make their content your own, how to be a rock star blogger over night etc etc… Done reading? Here is a genuine trick of being better blogger right now. You won’t even hear this piece of advice from Darren Rowse. Its about your own hands and your PC keyboard.

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