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In these blog posts you can read about SEO for WordPress and form building tools for WordPress as well as other advice (shortcut: just buy Gravity Forms) from a WordPress expert.

40 CMS Enabling WordPress Plugins

This is a great list although the first section might be out of date since WordPress 3 now supports custom content types “natively”. I recently came across one plugin they list that was very impressive in it’s scope but a bit hard to use: Role Scoper is a comprehensive enrichment for access control in WordPress, […]

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Gravity Forms: better than Wufoo

Gravity Forms is a WordPress plugin that lets you put together online forms via a simple drag-and-drop interface. It’s not free but it’s inexpensive (starts at $39) and amazingly powerful. Not only can you build many kinds of forms but the interface is a pleasure to use and new features are added regularly and the plugin […]

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Meet me @WordCamp San Francisco

I’ll be attending both DrupalCon and WordCamp in the next few weeks. WordCamp San Francisco will be held on May 1, 2010. Last year’s event was attended by over 700 people from 32 countries. via WordCamp San Francisco.

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New on-demand copy-editing service from wordy.com

I have lots of ESL (English as a Second Language) clients and family who might find this service really helpful. i have not used it yet but it seems very well organized and the interface is slick. and with wordpress plugins it’s all integrated into your blog publishing workflow: Wordy gets it…It’s on-demand copy-editing, and […]

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12 Ways to Integrate Twitter

I had problems using “Twit-ee” module for ExpressionEngine so I went hunting for solutions. This error kept coming up: “Oh dear – Twitter says your request is invalid … (Error 400)”. Adjusting cache settings didn’t help. But using Twitter’s own embed code worked well. I moved their .js file local and was able to tweak the output code […]

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upgrade time: WordPress 2.8.5: Hardening Release

The headline changes in this release are: A fix for the Trackback Denial-of-Service attack that is currently being seen. Removal of areas within the code where php code in variables was evaluated. Switched the file upload functionality to be whitelisted for all users including Admins. Retiring of the two importers of Tag data from old […]

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The Drupal Gardens Affect

An interesting take on the upcoming “Drupal Gardens”. It works well for WordPress and I’m sure a hosted solution will work well in growing the Drupal community also. I prefer the simplicity of WordPress unless there is a justification for the features of Drupal. But this could give me an excuse to use Drupal for […]

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WordPress Mailing List Plugins

A great list of mailing list plugins for WordPress (link is offline as of 7/2011). I also found MeeNews at http://www.wp-newsletter.com/. I have not tried it but it looks fully featured. But I suspect it will be hard for any of these plugins to keep up with all the features that a paid service like MailChimp offers. I recommend […]

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