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WordPress Blogs showcase

Posted on Tuesday, December 15th, 2009 by Jamie

WordPress is a powerful, yet simple, blog management system which runs online. Installation and customization is simple, it can be skinned to look like almost anything and if you don’t have a design in mind there are hundreds of themes available. The license allows us to modify the templates as much as we like and does not even require we credit WordPress… oh and its completely free!

This makes WordPress a great, highly fexible content management system, take a look at our post on using WordPress as a content management system here.

But WordPress is just as useful ‘out of the box’, it contains everything you need to set up and manage a successful blog and can be a great asset to your website, giving it an up-to-date feeling, while increasing repeat visits and improving SEO. There are thousands of plug-ins available for WordPress which do a range of things from running automatic backups and basic security, to automatically updating your Twitter account and turning your blog into a photo gallery.

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New Blog for Applied Web Analytics

Posted on Monday, August 24th, 2009 by Helen

Jamie is currently developing a blog for web analytics consultants Applied Web Analytics.

The blog is making use of many social networking and bookmarking tools – a toolbar below each blog entry offers buttons which will add the article to any of a variety of bookmarking sites, such as Digg, StumbleUpon or Technorati.

As well as these tools, it offers RSS feeds of blog posts and also blog post comments, with optional buttons which automatically subscribe in the viewer’s chosen reader – for example Bloglines or Newsgator. Alternatively there’s the option to subscribe via email.

It also features syndication with Twitter, so that when a blog entry is posted, a connected Twitter account is also updated, and vice versa.

The blog’s entire functionality and structure is being built before any design or styling, as opposed to after the initial design, as is more usual. It’s not yet live – but I’ll post an update when it’s ready.

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