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Weekend Links – Mar 28, 2009

Thaya Kareeson
  • WordPress: Working With Options – Options in WordPress are in an extra options table (with Prefix before) stored. Options include the blog name, which theme is used, etc.. Pl…
  • Sick of images being to large for the content area? – Have you ever uploaded an image that might have been a tad bigger than the width of your content area? I know I have! So here is a little CS…
  • WordPress Plugin Developer Tips – WordPress has become one of the most widely spread blogging and publishing platforms on the Internet today. With the huge number of existing WordPress powered sites, from personal blogs to corporate solutions, the demand for WordPress plugin developers has increased largely…
  • How to build the new next generation theme – How complex, or complicated, does a theme need to be to offer all the possible solutions that you want? I think it is possible to do it very…
  • How to: Show related posts without a plugin – This code will display related posts based on the current post tag(s). It must be pasted within the loop…
  • Read on…

SezWho is Now JS-Kit (What now?)

Thaya Kareeson

SezWho logoEarlier this month, SezWho announced that they have been acquired by JS-Kit.  I have previously written a post praising SezWho for the great work that they’ve been doing.  I must admit that since then SezWho has been dropping the ball on development, allowing other competitors like Disqus and Intense Debate to shine.  Nevertheless, I am quite sad to see them get devoured and rebranded into JS-Kit because they had such great potential.

What to do now?

Before JS-Kit supplied a clear upgrade path from SezWho, I’ve experimented with Disqus and Intense Debate.  They both have comparable features, but here are a few different things that make me prefer each service over the other:

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Announcing Winners of the $600+ Giveaway Contest

Thaya Kareeson

Here are the winners from the previous $600+ Give Away Contest.

First Place Winner

Second Place Winners

  • BFG 9000 wins a 125×125 do-follow ad spot on OMNINOGGIN for 30 days.
  • Ajay wins a 125×125 do-follow ad spot on OMNINOGGIN for 30 days.

Third Place Winners

  • Kathy wins a do-follow blogroll link on OMNINOGGIN for 30 days.
  • Mek wins a do-follow blogroll link on OMNINOGGIN for 30 days.

Read on…

Weekend Links – Mar 21, 2009

Thaya Kareeson

Twitter Hacks to Improve Your Tweeting Experience

Thaya Kareeson

Twitter LogoI think Twitter goes hand in hand with professional blogging. There are many creative ways to harness the power of Twitter. Personally, I use Twitter to keep in touch with all of my readers (P.S. if I’m not following you yet, please tweet @madeinthayaland and tell me that you are one of my readers!). That said, I spend a lot of time on Twitter.com and there are many things that I wish it had.

Recently my good friend Artem Russakovskii wrote an awesomely massive post introducing me to some very slick Twitter hacks.
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Released WP Greet Box 4.8

Thaya Kareeson

Non-cache-compatible WP Greet Box ModeWP Greet Box version 4.8 is here!

What’s new this release?

This version of WP Greet Box has a few minor enhancements.

  1. Added support for non-cache-compatible mode for people who do not use this plugin with any caching plugins. If you do not use any cache plugins, I recommend disabling cache compatibility so you do not get that load “bump” when jQuery dynamically loads the greeting banner above your post text.
  2. Added option to disable JS references for manual JS management.

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Released WP Greet Box 4.7

Thaya Kareeson

Plurk, LinkedIn, and FriendFeed IconsWP Greet Box version 4.7 is here!

What’s new this release?

This version of WP Greet Box has a few minor enhancements.

  1. Added friendfeed.com, linkedin.com, and plurk.com along with corresponding icons.
  2. Made related posts not show up if no related results are found.

Read on…

$600+ in Prizes to Give Away

Thaya Kareeson

This contest has ended! Thank you everybody for participating! Here are the winners.

I am excited to announce that I am running my first blog contest on OMNINOGGIN. Without further ado, let’s get to it!

Prizes

  • One 1st place winner will get one custom banner design from buytemplates.net ($149 value)
  • Two 2nd place winners will each get one 125×125 do-follow ad spot on OMNINOGGIN for 30 days ($30 total value)
  • Two 3rd place winners will each get a do-follow blogroll link on OMNINOGGIN for 30 days ($20 total value)
  • Every contestant will get a 185 icons pack at the end of the contest from icongalore.com ($134 value)
    Icons from IconGalore.com
  • Every contestant will get 10 premium exclusive templates immediate after subscribing to the buytemplates.net newsletter ($290 value)
    Templates from BuyTemplates.net

How to enter

Here are the things you need to do to participate in this contest:

  1. Subscribe to the buytemplates.net newsletter.
  2. Subscribe to the OMNINOGGIN RSS feed.
  3. Open the OMNINOGGIN RSS feed it in your feed reader, scroll down to the footer section of this post, and write down the special code for this contest (it should be highlighted in burgundy)
  4. Comment on this post saying that you have subscribed to the buytemplates.net newsletter, subscribed to the OMNINOGGIN RSS feed, and make sure to include the special code for this contest.

This will earn you 1 entry into this contest!

Increase your chance of winning

After performing the above required steps to enter, you can increase your chance of winning by doing any of the following.

  • Stumble this post (+1 entry): Make sure you include your StumbleUpon user name along with the entry comment above.
  • Digg this post (+1 entry): Make sure you include your Digg user name along with the entry comment.
  • Vote this post up on Reddit (+1 entry): Make sure you include your Reddit user name along with entry comment.
  • Twitter about the contest (+2 entries): Make sure you include @madeinthayaland into your tweet and include your Twitter user name with the entry comment.
  • Blog about the contest (+3 entries): Make sure include the URL of your blog post in the entry comment.

When does the contest end?

This contest has ended! Thank you everybody for participating! Here are the winners.

This is a 2-weeks long contest. It begins 3/9/2009 12:00AM PST (-800 GMT) and ends 3/23/2009 11:59PM PST (-800 GMT).

Sponsor

This contest is sponsored by Website Templates from buytemplates.net. Buytemplates.net is a one stop shop for all your website requirements. They offer the following products and services:

  • Professional pre-designed website templates
  • Template customization
  • Custom template creation (custom web design)
  • SEO/SEM services
  • Website Maintenance Services

You can download hundreds of templates with a small membership fee. Their membership fee starts as low as $49 for budget, $69 for standard, and $99 for premium plans. You don’t have to hire a web designer or external web design studio and pay enormously to design a single web template.

Weekend Links – Mar 6, 2009

Thaya Kareeson

Plugin Review: “Top 10″

Thaya Kareeson
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Creative Commons License photo credit: David Locke1

Ajay D’Souza has done it again and brought fellow WordPress users another much needed plugin called Top 10. This plugin counts daily/total visits per post and displays the most popular posts based on the number of views. Now you might just smirk and say that this is just another popular post plugin, but if you continue reading, I will go over how this plugin is different from many other popular posts plugins.

What’s special about Top 10?

Read on…