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BlogRush – Free Traffic for Your Blog

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Do you need more readers for your blog? The most basic needed for the bloggers is always how to get more readers or in the other is how to “finding traffic”. Right?

BlogRush is a free service that was created to help bloggers get more readers for their blogs.

BlogRush is essentially a way to syndicate content across blogs. By adding the BlogRush Widget to a blog, a blogger can get instant distribution for their latest blog post titles across a network of related blogs.

How does BlogRush work?

BlogRush users earn “syndication credits” (the right to have their blog post titles shown inside a widget on another related blog) based on their own traffic (loads of the widget) as well as the traffic of other users they refer to BlogRush. Users can automatically refer others to BlogRush via special links on the widget, as well as through the promotion of a special referral URL they are given.

BlogRush is a “Cooperative Syndication Network” that rewards its users for their contributions to the network — from the impressions they provide of the BlogRush Widget to the referral of other users through 10 ‘generations’ of activity and the impressions of the widget that they provide. BlogRush was designed to be incredibly viral and to provide its users with tremendous distribution leverage to receive exposure for their blog content (onto related content blogs) that they could never achieve on their own; at least without a massive advertising budget.

Will You Get Traffic From BlogRush?

BlogRush WidgetThe short answer is yes, of course you will get some. However don’t expect miracles. Even if the uptake on BlogRush is significant, which it will be, in my experience the click-through rates on these sorts of traffic exchanges are terrible.

How to use Blogrush

  • First, you need create a Blogrush account,
  • You can add your blog into your Blogrush profile,
  • Get the code and put this on your blog’s sidebar,
  • Sit back and you will get more readers for your blog.

Have a great day and gud lak! πŸ™‚

How To Turn off Post Preview in 2.1

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WordPress 2.1 has a cool feature such as the post preview. When you save a post or edit a post down at the bottom of the post page you are presented with a preview of your post.

This preview shows the whole page (not just the post text), logo, navigation, everything that is on the main page.

This feature is very useful to preview your post before you publish it. I really like this feature but I don’t always want to use it. However, the thing is with that, my bandwidth has soared considerably. Is there anyway to turn this preview option off ?

Yes, you can turning off post preview feature.

Just open the wp-admin/post.php file and delete these lines (located near line #70 – #73 in WP 2.1):

<div id='preview' class='wrap'>
<h2 id="preview-post"><?php 
_e('Post Preview (updated when post is saved)'); ?></h2>
<iframe src="<?php 
echo attribute_escape(apply_filters('preview_post_link', 
add_query_arg('preview', 'true', 
get_permalink($post->ID)))); ?>"
width="100%" height="600" ></iframe>
</div>

Doing so will save bandwidth, load time, processing time, etc.

Have a great day and gud lak!

Thumbnail Size with WordPress 2.1

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WordPress 2.1 has come with some really nice updates, however, like the previous versions, there is still one problem with the images.

I feel the thumbnail image in Wordress is too small for my taste’s and so i need to be able to adjust the image size automatically when uploading into the system. The maximum image was 128px width.

In my older WordPress, I was using before, the size for the thumbnail creation could be changed in the inline-upload.php. You can view my post about How to Resize Thumbnail Image in WordPress. But now, this file has disappeared.

Don’t worry! You still able to edit thumbnail size in WordPress 2.1 πŸ˜‰ The size for the thumbnail creation could be changed in the admin_functions.php.

Just open the file and search for:

$max_side = apply_filters( 'ws6q9jzl7p_thumbnail_max_side_length',
128, $attachment_id, $file );

and change it to:

$max_side = apply_filters( 'ws6q9jzl7p_thumbnail_max_side_length',
256, $attachment_id, $file );

That will double the thumbnail size like mine πŸ™‚

The disadvantage from this method is you need to edit “wp-admin/admin_functions.php” file again when you upgrade your WordPress version, because the new “wp-admin/admin_functions.php” file from the newest version will overwrite your “wp-admin/admin_functions.php” file.

Hopefully, in an upcoming WordPress release, they will give us a preference on thumbnail sizes.

Have a great day!

Full RSS Feeds on my blog

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I switched my blog’s RSS feeds from partial feeds to full text feeds. Past I used partial text feed for several reasons.

First, since RSS Subscribers get to read the full blog content inside their newsreaders, they would never visit my actual blog. I think my pageviews will decrease then would impact the advertising revenue, such as Google Adsense. As we know Google Adsense is a PPC program, more traffic, more pageviews, and more money. πŸ˜‰

Second, you could get my content for your own sites easily. Just install auto blog, add my feed into your blog, then you will get all my content into your blog.

Inspirated by Digital Inspiration posting Do You Publish Full Text Feeds Or Partial RSS Feeds?, I will try to publish my RSS feeds with full text feeds.

I have my own reason. First, let’s try this method. Hopefully my RSS Subscribers would grow. Second, I had enabled feedvertising on my blog. It’s would be an alternative way to monetize my blog beside Google Adsense.

Summary Text Feeds

Summary Text Feeds

Full Text Feeds

Full Text Feeds

Hopefully I would get good result about this. Wish me luck! πŸ˜€

Dream.In.Code – Programming and Web Community

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If you are just beginning blogger or are an old pro that using wordpress, you should know about PHP code. As we know, WordPress using PHP languages to build its blog platform.

You do not have to be an expert but you should know what you should to do if you want to make a little tweak for your theme, make your own plugin, or if something wrong happen with your wordpress blog.

You can start to join a web development such as Dream.In.Code, a web development forum that aside from web design, graphics, languages, you can also learn other programming languages like PHP.

Dream.In.Code offers you as visitors free programming magazines including Dr. Dobbs and Queue, as well as free t-shirts to any member with 500+ posts. You can also participate in a monthly drawing for a 1GB Thumb Drive.

My WordPress Plugins List

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One day I got email from my friend about all the various plugins I run on my blog.

Here is a list of all of the WordPress plugins that I have installed on this blog.

As you will see from this list I have a bunch of plugins installed and one thing I never checked on is any performance issues with having all these running. Enjoy!

  • aLinks – A WordPress plugin that automatically links keywords in your blog post. By Sean Hickey.
  • Click Counter – Adds a click counter to links in your posts. By Ozh.
  • Crawl Page – This generator will create a crawl page for your WordPress blog. By RJ.
  • Dagon Design Sitemap Generator – Generates a customizable sitemap containing all posts and pages. By Aleister.
  • Executable PHP widget – Like the Text widget, but it will take PHP code as well. Up to 9 instances of this widget may exist. Heavily derived from the Text widget code included with the widget plugin by Automattic, Inc. By Otto.
  • FAlbum – A plugin for displaying your Flickr photosets and photos in a gallery format on your WordPress site. By Elijah Cornell.
  • Feedburner Feed Replacement – Forwards all feed traffic to Feedburner while creating a randomized feed for Feedburner to pull from. By Steve Smith.
  • Get Recent Comments – Display the most recent comments or trackbacks with your own formatting in the sidebar. By Krischan Jodies.
  • Google Sitemaps – This generator will create a Google compliant sitemap of your WordPress blog. By Arne Brachhold.
  • Gravatars – This plugin provides an administrative interface to control default gravatar options. Registered users can also (optionally) define local gravatar images that will override their gravatar.com default. By Scott Merrill.
  • Related Posts – Returns a list of the related entries based on active/passive keyword matches. By Alexander Malov & Mike Lu.
  • Landing sites – When visitors is referred to your site from a search engine, they are definitely looking for something specific – often they just roughly check the page they land on and then closes the window if what they are looking for isn?t there. Why not help them by showing them related posts to their search on your blog? This plugin/guide lets you do that, works with a long list of search engines! Plugin is made with help from these scripts: http://www.w-a-s-a-b-i.com/archives/2006/02/02/wordpress-related-entries-20/ – http://textsnippets.com/posts/show/231 – http://www.lazaryn.com/entry-28.html By The undersigned.
  • Lightbox 2.02 Plugin – Plugin that turns linked images into neat Javascript overlays popups, which is much nicer instead of just linking to fullsize images. By Kjell Bublitz.
  • Picasa Web Matrix – Shows pictures from Picasa Web Albums. Original source code by Otto. By Stephen Reinhardt.
  • Post Teaser – Post Teaser generates a preview or ?teaser? of a post for the main, archive and category pages, with a link underneath to go to the full post page. It includes features to generate a word count, image count, and an estimated reading time. By Jonathan Leighton (Turnip).
  • Sidebar Widgets – Adds ?Sidebar Widgets? panel under Presentation menu By Automattic, Inc..
  • Sideblog WordPress Plugin – A simple aside plugin. By Kates Gasis.
  • Sociable – Automatically add links on your posts to popular social bookmarking sites. By Peter Harkins.
  • Spam Karma 2 – Ultimate Spam Killer for WordPress. By dr Dave.
  • StatCounter for WordPress – Adds the StatCounter invisible counter code to the footer of each page of your WP site. By Serge K. Keller.
  • Subscribe To Comments – Allows readers to recieve notifications of new comments that are posted to an entry By Mark Jaquith and Jennifer (ScriptyGoddess).
  • Sweet Titles – Adds Dustin Diaz? Sweet Titles to your blog. By Tom Ingram.
  • Tags in the Head – A simple plugin to use UTW tags as META Keywords in your HEAD By Kirk Montgomery.
  • Text Ads Link Widget – Adds a sidebar widget to display Text Ads Link. By Supriyadi Slamet Widodo. πŸ˜‰
  • Ultimate Tag Warrior – Ultimate Tag Warrior is a tagging plugin, that?s heavy on tag visualisation. I Like Pi! By Christine Davis.
  • wp-cache – Very fast cache module. It?s composed of several modules, this plugin can configure and manage the whole system. By Ricardo Galli Granada.
  • WP-ContactForm – WP Contact Form is a drop in form for users to contact you. It can be implemented on a page or a post. It currently works with WordPress 2.0+. Script modified by Doug Karr to require a challenge question and response to fight spam. By Ryan Duff.
  • Zap_NewWindow – External links in posts (links that refer to other domains) will be automatically opened in a new browser window. No target=?_blank? needed. The code is valide to XHTML Strict. By Tom Koehler.

That’s all. Have a great day and gud lak!

Yes, I’m an A-List Bloglebrity!

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Kineda.com launched a funny widget that ranks you whether as a A-List bloglebrity or not? This widget is designed using Technorati API.

According to Kineda “To be an A-List Bloglebrity on the Internet, it?s all about the amount of link love you can score”.

You will be the A-List bloglebrity of this widget if you could get more than 150 blogs linked to your blog in the past 180 days.

You can head over to Kineda and see if you’re a A-List Blogger or not. Here is the result for supriyadisw.net πŸ˜‰

My Results:

With 523 links in the last 180 days, Technorati places supriyadisw.net in the very high authority group.

That makes you a A-List Blogger!

A-List Blogger

The Very High Authority Group (500 or more blogs linking in the last 6 months)
In the final group we see what might be considered the blogging elite. This group, which represents more than 4,000 blogs, exhibits a radical shift in post frequency as well as blog age. Bloggers of this type have been at it longer ? a year and a half on average ? and post nearly twice a day, an increase in posting volume of over 100% from the previous group. Many of the blogs in this category, in fact, are about as old as Technorati and we?ve grown up together. Some of these are full-fledge professional enterprises that post many, many times per day and behave increasingly like our friends in the mainstream media. As has been widely reported, the impact of these bloggers on our cultures and democracies is increasingly dramatic.

How about yours? Hopefully you are a A-list Bloglebrity too πŸ™‚

WordPress Installation on Ubuntu with LAMP

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This tutorial is how to install WordPress on Ubuntu Linux Desktop using LAMP. Why ? One reason is that you can do a lot of developing (playing around) much quicker as there is no need to use ftp. If You like me, play around with WordPress as a developer (perhaps you create your own theme or plugin), you should install WordPress locally in your Ubuntu Linux Desktop.

You do not need to convert your Ubuntu Desktop into Ubuntu Server. You only need install addition packages that you need to run WordPress on your Ubuntu Linux desktop.

Get ready?! Let?s start to install WorPress on Ubuntu Linux desktop.

Install LAMP

You can view my previous post about LAMP Installation On Ubuntu, if you have not already done so.

Download WordPress

You can download WordPress from their official website into your Ubuntu desktop.

Extract your WordPress archieve into your server directory

sudo tar zxvf wordpress-x.x.x.tar.gz --directory=/var/www/

Prepare MySQL Database for WordPress

Create a database for WordPress on your Ubuntu, as well as a MySQL user who has all privileges for accessing and modifying it. You can use phpMyAdmin to make it easier πŸ˜‰

  • First create dababase: wordpress
  • Then create a new user: wordpress with password: wordpresspassword

Write down the values you used for databasename, wordpressusername, hostname, and password for future purpose πŸ˜‰

Configure WordPress Setting

Copy the wp-config-sample.php file to wp-config.php. Open and edit wp-config.php file

// ** MySQL settings ** //
define('DB_NAME', 'wordpress');
define('DB_USER', 'wordpress');
define('DB_PASSWORD', 'wordpresspassword');
define('DB_HOST', 'localhost');

Run the Install Script

Using your favorite web browser (Firefox by default), visit wp-admin/install.php within the directory into which you just installed WordPress on your web site. For example: point your browser to http://localhost/wordpress/wp-admin/install.php
.

Preview your New WordPress

Point your browser to http://localhost/wordpress.

Well done! You have your own WordPress on Your Ubuntu Linux Desktop.

πŸ˜€ Happy New Year!

Monetizing your WordPress

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Monetizing your WordPress

You may want to make a few bucks (or more) from your WordPress to help pay for hosting charges and other costs associated with running it. Some bloggers find that they can make more than just small change, but most not enough to quit their day job. Here are a few of the more popular methods to monetizing your WordPress.

Several ways by which you can make money with your weblog include Google Adsense, Amazon Associates, various other affiliate programs, advertising, and donations. In this post you can find some WordPress plugins helping you to monetizing your WordPress easily. The success of these following programs is highly dependent upon your content and the level of traffic you get to your site and your strategic to use them.

Google AdSense

AdSense is an ad serving program run by Google. Website owners can enroll in this program to enable text, image and, more recently, video advertisements on their sites (According to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AdSense).

To be able to put Google Ads on your site, you first need to be accepted into the Google AdSense program. Go to Google AdSense to apply this program. Google will monitor your site to see if you have the traffic and the content that would pull in sufficient clicks to make your participation in the program worthwhile to Google and to you. If accepted into the program, all you need to do is place a bit of javascript on one or more of your site templates to create the ads.

How much money can you expect to make from Google Adsense? It’s all depends on You. You make from a little bucks to a millions πŸ˜‰ Google doesn’t allow its participants to publicly share their clicks and earnings data but you can make a rough estimate. The average click-through rate for online advertising in general is around 0.5 to 1.0%. With that rate, if you get 1000 page views per day (pages with Google ads on them), you should expect anywhere from 5 to 10 clicks per day. What will each of those clicks pay? Well, that depends on your content and the keywords on your page that are triggering the ads being served.

Here is a table showing the fees you could expect for every page views per day:

AdSense Fee Table

Here is a list of severals WordPress plugins for AdSense:

  • AdSense Deluxe
  • AdSense Beautifier
  • AdSense Paster
  • Google AdSense Earnings
  • and many more

Affiliate Programs

Another popular way to generate income from your weblog is through signing on with an affiliate program. How this program works? A company lets a website owner place a link or button on your site promoting the company’s product. When one of your site visitors clicks on the link or button, the visitor is taken to a landing page to be induced to buy something. If the visitor buys something, you get a commission from the company. Sometimes the commissions are for leads, but most often they are for completed sales.

Just place a link on your site is not a good enough result. Sometimes you should use another trick to make this program really works for you πŸ˜‰ I just got this trick from my friend. Let’s we try this trick together and let me know the result πŸ˜€

First, make a review about your product. After a few weeks days, you put up a visible banner on your site. This will make your visitor be curios, why this guy (you) put this banner here. Then after a few weeks, you talk about the affiliate program (you make money on 2nd tier). Finally after a few more weeks you start pre sell.

The most popular Affiliate program in the blogosphere is Amazon’s associate program. When you place a link to a book on Amazon from your site and someone clicks through that link and buys the book, you get a commission.

Other affiliate programs can help pull in revenue to your site, especially if they are for products that have something to do with the content on your site. Commission Junction is the leading affiliate network, making it very easy for individual website owners to participate in affiliate programs. Ebay, Barnes & Noble, Match.com, IBM, Dell, Expedia.com all offer affiliate programs through Commission Junction.

You can use these following plugins:

  • WP-Amazon
  • Amazon Media Manager
  • TicTap Contextual Ads for Amazon
  • and many more

Advertising

You can also take advertising directly from advertisers for your site. One company that operates as a network of bloggers that accept advertising is Blogads. Another blog ad network is CripsADS, Text Link Ads, Performancing Partner, Adbrite, and many more.

You can use these following plugins:

  • Text Link Ads
  • AdBrite Paster
  • and many more

Donations and Tip Jars

You can monetizing your WordPress by placing a simple PayPal Donation button on your site. You need to open PayPal account to collect your donation.
You can use these following plugins:

  • EasyPayPal
  • Paypal Donate
  • Simple Paypal Donate Plugin
  • and many more

PayPal Donate Plugin for WordPress Widget Support

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PayPal Donate Plugin for WordPress Widget Support is a WordPress widgets plugin which can be used to insert PayPal Donate Plugin for WordPress code in your WordPress sidebar without knowing HTML code. You do not need to open your theme editor, just drag and drop it into your sidebar.

What is PayPal Donate Plugin for WordPress?

PayPal Donate Plugin for WordPress is a plugin for WordPress that adds a small PayPal Donation form on your sidebar. It allows visitors of your site to make a donation or contribution via PayPal, the most popular and largest online payment processing service. Some settings can be changed via the Options Page.

How to install PayPal Donate Plugin for WordPress?

  • Download PayPal Donate Plugin for WordPress.
  • extract the zip file into your wp-content/plugins/ folder
  • activate it in your WordPress Plugins Dashboard
  • enter your details in the Options page (make sure you do this!)
  • insert code snippet to your sidebar.php

These settings are currently configurable on the Options page:

  • PayPal E-mail Address
  • Currency
  • Donation Reference
  • Return URL
  • Cancelled URL
  • Choice of buttons (the ones in use by PayPal)

You need to insert code snippet to show your PayPal Donate on your sidebar.

<h2><?php _e('Tip Jar'); ?></h2>
<?php if (function_exists('ec_paypaldonate')) { ec_paypaldonate(); } ?>

Therefore PayPal Donate Plugin for WordPress Widget Support was born. You can use this widget support to insert code above without open your themes. This widget will display the PayPal Donate on the sidebar.

PayPal Donate Plugin for WordPress Code Snippet

PayPal Donate Plugin for WordPress Code Snippet

PayPal Donate Plugin for WordPress Widget Support Widget Option

PayPal Donate Plugin for WordPress Widget Support Option

PayPal Donate Plugin for WordPress Widget Support on Sidebar

PayPal Donate Plugin for WordPress Widget Support on Sidebar

Features

  • Help You to insert PayPal Donate Plugin for WordPress Code Snippet in your WordPress sidebar without knowing HTML.
  • Option to give backlink to me. No backlink by default πŸ˜‰

Requires

  • PayPal account.
  • WordPress 2.0+
  • WordPress Sidebar Widgets Plugin.
  • PayPal Donate Plugin for WordPress.

Installation

  • Download PayPal Donate Plugin for WordPress Widget Support.
  • Unzip and upload paypalwidget.php to your /wp-content/plugins/widget/ directory.
  • Activate the plugin from inside WordPress (Plugins tab).
  • Drag PayPal Donate Support widget to your sidebar from inside WordPress (Presentation tab > Sidebar Widgets).
  • Click the configuration icon and enter your title, and backlink option.

Download

Changelog

  • Nop 9, 2006: (Version 1.0) – First public Release.

Credits

Thanks to Ahmad Faridzun Misron (eJone) for his PayPal Donate Plugin for WordPress. Great plugin!

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