We are Up To Date

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Finally I update the last version of the script, WordPress 10 days ago release the lasted version with new features and bug fixes. I make also some modification on code tag view (see preview below 🙂 ) and we have also avatar for comments. If your theme don’t support WordPress avatar just open comments.php file and find:

<?php comment_author_link() ?>

and paste this code:

<?php echo get_avatar( $comment, 32 ); ?>

Another Check Point for me is to make a custom theme for the site…This current theme is hardest coded by me 😉 and need a lot of time to load, so will be a lot of work to have all this things for the new one. If someone can help me with some ideas for the new theme I will appreciate a lot.
Thanks every one for visiting this blog. See you around with new hacks and a lot of free stuff.

WordPress for iPhone Officially Available

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WordPress for iPhone just launched on the App Store. Download it now and get to blogging. More information about the project and how the users can contribute will be published soon.

Here is what you’ll get with this new iPhone application:

  • Support for WP.com blogs and self-installed blogs version 2.5.1 and higher
  • Embedded Safari for true previews of posts
  • Full tag and category support
  • Photo support for both camera pictures as well as library photos
  • Support for multiple blogs
  • Ability to password protect a post, save as a draft, or mark the post for later review
  • Auto-recovery. This will recover posts which have been interrupted by phone calls

What makes a successful blog?

Content

Well as they say content is key, you have to pick a topic from which you have a wide ranging knowledge.  If you can find a niche and strive to become an authority on the topic then people will pay attention.

The regularity at which you add content to your blog also provides a key point in determining whether visitor levels grow.  Frequently added content will help to drive new visitors to your blog whilst also providing regular readers with a reason to keep coming back.

Research research research

Keep your ear to the ground and finger on the pulse looking for the latest news and technologies.  Your users want to find cutting edge articles and if you can’t provide them they will find another site which can.

Create controversy

Now this is something I hear other bloggers mention a lot and to be quite honest I’m not too sure I totally agree, so let me explain.  If your articles cause controversy but you believe in everything your writing and feel you can back up your statements then I have no problem with this.  This is the start of a debate not a war, however, if your sole aim is to cause controversy with the aim of driving traffic and you can’t substantiate your claims/statements then I believe you will only create a negative long term impact on your blog.  Users are not stupid and do not like deliberate and underhand attempts for attention, plus it’s never a good idea to get yourself a bad reputation.

Passion and drive

Your articles must display your passion and drive for your desired topic.  Without this your articles will undoubtedly be a less then entertaining read and more than likely provide very little interest to readers.

Read More (article by andrewsellick.com)

Add Windows Live Messenger to your Website

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The Windows Live Messenger IM Control lets people on the Web reach you in Messenger by showing your Messenger status on your web site, blog, or social networking profile. The Windows Live Messenger IM Control runs in the browser and lets site visitors message you without installing Messenger first. The IM Control is supported in IE6, IE7, and Firefox 2.0 on Windows and Firefox 2.0 on Mac OS. The IM Control is supported in 32 languages.

This is a nice addition to the IM button functionality announced in Ali’s post.  An important difference between the two is that the new Windows LiveMessenger IM Control allows people to send you IMs without installing Windows Live Messenger, and the IM button requires that they have it installed and are logged in.

To use the IM Control:

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