How to use your own site as your OpenID

Blogger finally supports OpenID, which means WordPress, LiveJournal or Vox users can directly leave comments on Blogger posts. For those who don’t know what OpenID is, it’s a simple URL, which can be used to sign into any site which supports OpenID. Since you’re the only one who has control over your URL, you’re the only one who can use that URL as your identity.

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How to use your own site as your OpenID URL:

Like most people, I’m not comfortable with handing over the ownership of my personal identity to some third party OpenID handler. I want the flexibility to choose between OpenID providers without having to change my OpenID URL. How? Well, it’s pretty simple. All you got to do is pick any free OpenID provider and create an account (if you already have an account on WordPress, LiveJournal or Vox, you can skip this step). Now add the following lines just above </head> on your weblog or whichever URL you’d like to use as an OpenID URL:

<link rel="openid.server" href="http://www.myopenid.com/server"> 
<link rel="openid.delegate" href="http://username.myopenid.com/">

Replace openid.server href with your OpenID provider’s server URL. Similarly, replace openid.delegate href with your OpenID URL. For instance, if you want to use your WordPress blog as your OpenID provider, then it should be:

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Open Sourse Templates

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Some web-sites offer high quality templates for free. You can download Flash and CSS based layouts and use them for your personal and commercial projects.

Open Sourse Templates:

  • Open Source Templates
  • Master Templates
  • Open Source Web Design
  • Open Web Design
  • Interspire Free Templates
  • Template Monster
  • Template Navigator
  • Layouts 4 Free
  • Free CSS Templates
  • Dotcom Web Design
  • Free Flash Template
  • Steve?s Free Templates
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  • Windows Live Writer Beta

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    Microsoft released a free desktop application that simplifies the process of publishing content to your weblog. Whether you are using WordPress, Moveable Type or even blog hosters, you can prepare, preview and publish your content with Windows Live Writer without using your weblog-engine. Features: WYSIWIG-Editor, powerful editing features and offline editing. Beta, for Windows XP with Service Pack 2 or Windows Vista. Various plugins can extend the functionality of the tool.

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    99 Ways to Promote Your Blog for Free

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    LINK BUILDING:

    1. Exchange links with other bloggers
    2. Submit to general directories
    3. Start a 2nd blog and link to yourself
    4. Create and give away blog themes (with a link to your blog in the footer)
    5. Create free plugins
    6. Create link bait
    7. Participate in blog carnivals
    8. Comment on DoFollow blogs
    9. WordPress Backlinks Plugin

      COMMUNITY:

    10. Join communities at MyBlogLog
    11. Join communities at Bumpzee
    12. Join communities at Blog Catalog
    13. Start a community at any of these sites
    14. Comment on other blogs in your niche
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    Resource: The ‘eezy’ Trifecta

    What is the “eezy” Trifecta? Three. Awesome. Resources. Bookmark gold for a most any designer. The sites are simple and it goes like this: Vecteezy.com is a free vector site, Brusheezy.com is a free Photoshop Brush site, and Fresheezy.com is a free WordPress theme site. And these aren’t search engines or databases. All of the content has to be submitted by the owner, and is subject to “make the cut.” Only the good stuff makes it into the mix. You’ll see some of my vectors and Photoshop brushes as you snoop around.

    Resource: The 'eezy' Trifecta - Vecteezy, Brusheezy, Fresheezy
    Resource: The 'eezy' Trifecta - Vecteezy, Brusheezy, Fresheezy
    Resource: The 'eezy' Trifecta - Vecteezy, Brusheezy, Fresheezy
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    Top WordPress Plugins I Use

    Here is a list of my favourite wordpress plugins that power Quick Online Tips.

    * Google Sitemaps – This generator will create a sitemaps.org compliant sitemap of your WordPress blog. Helps Google index every article you write.
    * Akismet – Checks your comments against the Akismet web serivce to see if they look like spam or not.
    * Evermore – Abbreviate all posts when viewed on multiple post pages. Helpful to create expandable posts summaries in WordPress. Combine with Less that Changes the (more…) link so it displays the entire post, not just the part after the “more”.
    * Related Posts – Returns a list of the related entries based on active/passive keyword matches. Increase pageviews by providing targeted related content.
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