September 9, 2011 | Interesting Web Sites

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If you’re looking for an autoposting plugin for WordPress, I found one called Autoblogged while research auto-scheduling plugins. It takes RSS feeds as input, and after applying filters and rules you specify, it posts the results as blog entries on your WordPress blog.

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March 22, 2010 | Blogging, Digital Security

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Google released a free website scanning tool called Skipfish. Skipfish accesses your entire website’s URLs and tries to find problems from a huge list of tens of different security problems.

Click through for more.

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March 1, 2010 | Blogging

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I encountered a problem a week or so ago with CommentLuv.

Whenever I’d go to comment on another site, CommentLuv would say there’s a feed error, and it wouldn’t let display my last blog post in the comment.

I thought it would go away just by fixing the feed, but it didn’t. Here’s how I finally fixed it.

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February 14, 2010 | Interesting Web Sites

ismyblogworking-johnchow-com

I ran across a neat website the other day that checks your blog (or non-blog website) for a number of problems.

Even if you’ve been diligent in setting up your website, there’ll probably be a few things that ismyblogworking.com can tell you.

For example, let’s take a high-traffic blog, John Chow’s. Even his blog has a number of problems.

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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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February 5, 2010 | Digital Security

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I wrote the other day about social media backup with a new service called Backupify.

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January 30, 2010 | Digital Security

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These days many people prefer to have their applications in the cloud, instead of hosting them by themselves.

For example, people who use Gmail prefer accessing e-mail through a web browser instead of downloading their e-mail and viewing it with an e-mail program.

But what happens if Google loses your e-mail? The answer, for some, might be Backupify, a new cloud backup service.

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January 28, 2010 | Blogging

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The technology blog, TechCrunch–which runs on WordPress, was hacked for the second time in 24 hours.

It’s unclear who exactly it was that did the hacking, or how they did it.

But what is clear is that you should take the following basic precautions on your own WordPress blog:

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January 24, 2010 | Blogging

WordPress

Matt Mullenweg recently posted the first blog entry at http://wordpressfoundation.org/ , which is the website of the newly created WordPress Foundation. The WordPress Foundation is a legally-constituted 501(c)3 non-profit organization. This puts WordPress on a solid base as far as being available far into the future on a free and open-source basis. I think this [...]

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