BotW: Best of the Week in WordPress June 24

Jun 25, 2012


BotW: Best of the Week in WordPress June 24

Jun 25, 2012

The 3 pieces that are turning worpress into a platform

WordPress started as a simple blogging platform and open source project. As the platform and the themes running on top of it grew more sophisticated, WordPress became a full-fledged content management system somewhere around 2004.

These days, WordPress acts a lot more like a development framework or a PaaS (Platform as a Service). The full WordPress stack is not just integrated, it’s mature. And in the last year, several new services have sprung up to provide the missing pieces that today make WordPress a platform in the truest sense of the word.

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3 simple ways to cut back spam on your WordPress blog or Website

We all get it, and all hate it. SPAM! Well,WordPress has 3 simple ways to cut down on the spam that gets through.

1. If you are self-hosted, make sure and activate the plugin Akismet. You will need to grab an API key from the Akismet site. They ask for a small donation or fee if you are using it on a commercial site, but it’s well worth it!

[How To] Make an Interesting and Useful Archive or Explore Page for Your WordPress Site
My original intent was to give users a variety of ways, in one place, to locate content which might interest them. My secondary goal was to cut down on widgets in my sidebar. I wanted to put up some cool widgets, but also wanted to list categories, archives by date, etc. Having that all in the sidebar takes a lot of space.


[Podcast] What is the Purpose of Your WordPress Site

What is the purpose of your WordPress site?
Do you want to people to follow you on Facebook, buy your book or product or sign up for your email newsletter list?
Figure out what your main goal is then design your site around it



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