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Playing the Role of Online Reputation Manager

Over the years, I’ve received requests from people wanting their comments removed from the site. I recently received a request from a reader that I remove a comment they made three years ago because it was showing up in Google search results for their name. Normally, I ignore these requests (more…)

3 Things To Remember If You Start a Site About WordPress

Oli Dale has an article on WPLift that describes what subject matter he’d focus on if he started a site devoted to WordPress today. Throughout the article, he mentions niches that are already well covered such as WordPress news and tutorials. He concludes the article suggesting that new sites about (more…)

How to Reblog Articles From Pocket to WordPress

Pocket is a handy service for saving articles to read later. It has mobile apps for every platform and its own reader that makes any content easy to read on the go. Once in awhile you read an article that really inspires you. Pocket’s tagging feature makes it possible to (more…)

Why Comments Still Matter

Earlier this year Copyblogger set the blogosphere ablaze with its controversial decision to turn off comments. The announcement cited the burden of moderation, spam, and the availability of other conversation “outposts” as the main reasons for closing comments. It also gave the impression that Copyblogger had in many ways outgrown (more…)

File Archive Featured Image

There are several options when it comes to backing up a WordPress site. Depending on the type of access you have, retrieving the database or an XML backup is easy. But what if you don’t have access to the database or the backend? Consider the following scenario presented on the (more…)

Disqus Experiment Featured Image

Disqus announced it is testing out a new advertising technique in the form of sponsored comments. According to the post, the experiment has been going on for at least a month and based on the results, is expanding it across the service. The sponsored comments are clearly marked as such (more…)

Favicon Generator Featured Image

Remember favicons? Those cute 16×16 pixel images that are used to quickly locate a site when multiple browser tabs are opened. According to Philippe Bernard, favicons are not mobile friendly nor do they look good on mobile platforms by default. That’s why he created RealFaviconGenerator.net. The site generates favicons that (more…)

Create Stylish Surveys Easily With Typeform

Typeform is a brand new free service that makes it easy to create stylish forms. The interface reminds me of GravityForms. Field types are located on the left part of the screen while the form structure is on the right. There are a myriad of field types ranging from dropdown (more…)