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Blogging, Opinion

How To Use Twitter To Create Link-Baiting Articles

One of the problems with using social media to promote our articles is that most of us do not command the kind of authority that the top notch bloggers in our niche claim. A recent case at hand was when Google Wave was launched in public beta. We had several hundreds of blogs writing on the same subject, yet it was only the most popular blogs that garnered all the attention on the social media.

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Firefox, JavaScript, Scripts

Link Code Insert: A GreaseMonkey UserScript»

Link Code Insert inserts the HTML code for creating a link at the active element location when the user presses Ctrl+Alt+A. I use it a lot when I am writing a comment and want to add a link. Just select the text you want to link and the userscript will add the HTML code ‘<a href="">‘ before the selected text and a ‘</a>‘ after it.

Scripts, WordPress

Export To WordPress: Joomla Plugin»

After covering WordPress and Drupal, its time for me to set my eyes on Joomla – the next major CMS software in the OSS field. Today, I’ll release my first ever Joomla plugin – the Export to WordPress plugin. This ‘component’(as Joomla users calls it), will create a XML dump of your sites contents. This XML file is readable and importable by wordpress. This plugin is important if you want to migrate from Joomla to WordPress. The XML dump will include all your posts, with categories and with all its comments.

Scripts, Web Development

Drupal Plugin: Page Ad»

This is my first Drupal plugin – so I’m not sure how much mistakes I have made in creating this. Page Ad module allows the admin to add advertisement specific to a page. It will create a textarea in the edit/create page of content. Whatever HTML you type into it will be shown in a block anywhere on the client side display of that page.

Design, Scripts, Web 2.0

GIMP Plugin – Web 2.0 Shadows»

Time to take a break from the WordPress Plugins. This time, its a Gimp Plugin. Gimp, or GNU Image Manipulation Program, is a software for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. Its what we Linux guys use instead of Photoshop. Web 2.0 Shadows is a Gimp Plugin – or as Gimpers call it, a Script-fu.