February 9, 2010 | Blogging

WordPress

The cbnet Ping Optimizer Plugin for WordPress allows you to avoid pinging blog indexing services too often too soon, which could get your blog banned for spammy behavior.

Here’s the step-by-step process for installing the plugin.

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February 8, 2010 | Blogging

WordPress

When you publish a post, WordPress tells a number of blog indexing services about it.

But it also does that every time you update the post, which for me is often five times in 10 minutes after publishing.

If ping them too many times, they can ban you for spammy behavior.

So, how do you avoid getting banned?

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January 6, 2010 | Blogging

WordPress

The difficult thing about blogging with WordPress is the spam comments you have to deal with. Everyday, there can be dozens of absolutely inane comments like these: Some, however, are a little trickier: They’re worded generically enough to seem legitimate, but they either link to a spam site, or they’re an attempt to get your [...]

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December 14, 2009 | Blogging

WordPress

Jane Wells posted an entry on the WordPress Blog about canonical plugins. That would be plugins which are recognized as the standard plugins for some of the most-requested functionality in WordPress. community-developed (by more than one person) GPL verified and secure tested against new versions of WordPress live on the WordPress repository I particularly like [...]

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May 26, 2009 | Blogging, Developer

WordPress

If you ever want to insert code in your WordPress blog, you probably ought to have a syntax highlighting plugin installed. Otherwise, you’ll probably mess up your blog template for the pages that have code on them.

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May 24, 2009 | Blogging

Did you know that if you make the smallest change in a blog post, the “last updated” date changes? Prevent that with the WordPress Minor Edit plugin.

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