Today’s post isn’t your typical run of the mill I’m going to teach you something type post. Today I want to let you in on a little known secret of large businesses.
Oh yes, this is a closely held secret that they never let anyone know. Ok, are you ready for it? Because I’m only going to do this one post about it, and once this post is closed it’ll be gone forever …
Ok, not really. But you read?
There are so many social media ‘things’ we have to manage these days that it can be rather tiresome and painful JUST to get one message out to everyone. Well, when you make a blog post now you won’t have to suffer as much because there is a easy way to have your blog automatically make a Twitter post for you automatically!
This great plugin is called “Twitter Tools”. This is a constantly maintained WordPress plugin which will do just that: make a tweet for you whenever you make a new post.
Not a big deal right, why would you want something like that? Twitter’ing isn’t hard! Yeah but think of it this way: if you schedule a lot of posts are you REALLY going to remember to go and manually make a tweet about every schedules post? Probably not. It’s also great for scheduling posts and tweets when you’re out on vacation so that people don’t forget about you!
In the post you’ll also find small quick tip on how to add personalized tracking to Twitter Tools (which isn’t available by default). You’ll find it at the bottom of the post.
There are plenty of video plugins for WordPress. A few of which aren’t even really needed, though there is one that stands out from all the rest: Viper’s Video Quicktags. Why? Because it’s one behemoth of a plugin. It supports a gargantuan amount of services and several proprietary formats which makes it the most ‘complete’ video plugin ever.
Best of all, for each service and feature you enable it has a settings tab so you can set up specific modes and settings just for that service! Neat. It supports all these services and features: FLV videos, Youtube, Google Video, Daily Motion, Vimeo, Veoh, Viddler, Metacafe, Blip.tv, Flickr video, IFilm/Spike, Myspace TV and even Quicktime and ‘general’ video files. That’s amazingly a lot!
Let’s get down into it. How to install Viper’s Video Quicktags, how to configure it and how to use it.
Before that though, here is a preview of how the plugin can fits a video nicely into my blog: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIeEm_Xxzuw[/youtube]
Less than a month ago WordPress version 2.9 rolled out. It came with some fancy new features and a few bug fixes. Though it also broke a few things. One of the best plugins for WP around is called “Simple Tags”.
Simple Tags helps you put tags on your posts or pages with more ease. It has auto-complete and tag searching. Meaning that it can find tags for you via Yahoo or ‘the web’ or even search through your own tags. Very neat plugin and a must have for the serious blogger.
The problem is that Simple Tags is not made to work with Wordpress 2.9 … yet. So, we have to work around it. and it’s a very simple work around.
What happens when you mix technology, goverment and idiots? You get a ruling like the FTC recently finalized. The ruling (which you can view at the FTC’s site here) is a major blow to us bloggers and marketers. Why? Because it walks a very dangerous line bordering on the limits of Net Neutrality, Fair Business,