Monthly Archives: January 2010
Have you updated your WordPress sites yet to version 2.9.1? Actually version 2.9 didn’t last long, went Whoosh! and we had 2.9.1.
It doesn’t matter really because what I want to tell you about is the upgrading of plugins, it is so good now.
So all you have to do is, tick the little box ‘Select all’ or maybe you don’t want to upgrade them all, then tick the boxes beside each plugin that you want to upgrade and then the button to Upgrade.
WordPress now puts the site into Maintenance Mode and when all are successfully upgraded, disables maintenance node and you are set to go. Now if a plugin is not compatible with the latest version of WordPress, then that plugin will not be upgraded. So we shouldn’t have that thing happen anymore, where an incompatible plugin can stuff up everything and you have to go through that painful process of deactivating and activating each one until you found the culprit. This is great.
Remember if you haven’t upgraded to version 2.9 or 2.9.1 if you missed v2.9, do that first and then the plugin upgrade option will be there under Upgrade at Tools.
This is so good! Saves so much time too.
Talk again soon
I have been using a WordPress plugin for some time now, called Insights. I used it mainly to make the post have more visual appeal either with images or videos.
It is only recently that I have started to find out just what this plugin can do.
After you install and activate it, you will find it under where you input your posts or pages, it sits right under the editor too, so you don’t have to go looking for it.
Most of us at some time or other have set up sites that we don’t have a lot of interest in. Maybe for something like the 30 Day Challenge or another learning type course and after we have learnt the process, the sites just sit there. gathering cyber dust (that’s harder to get rid of than Aussie dust from a dust storm)
Maybe it was a dud, maybe we didn’t want to write all that unique content or rewrite those PLR articles. The site could bring in some revenue but we don’t know what to post on it.
Well the WordPress plugin, Insights, will help you find content for these sites. Sure it won’t be uniquely written by you but maybe the keywords you researched have prospects for getting you some traffic.
With Insights you have the ability to search for and add to your site, content from -
Your Blog – your own blog, you can update and add to and link posts and pages:
Images – you can add images to a post or page:
Videos, search so much easier with Insights for related videos:
Widipedia – that place with so much info:
Google – where so much info is:
News – the lasest news on your topic to add to you post:
Blogs – other people’s blogs for related content
Books – Google books, I forget about searching for related books
Maps – insert a Google Map in your posts or pages
And…..all in real time too….
Now not only can you do all these searches from just under your post or page but you can insert the information you want in that post or page.
With a little intro from you and a little ‘outro’ at the end you have a kind of unique post. But better still, add another plugin, WPUnique and all your posts through Insights become unique to your site.
Well think about it, if you have selected the content from a few sources, arranged it on your post or page, added a little bit of your own content, like a few or more words from you the Blogger, then you have a post to your blog that will not be anywhere else on the WWW.
The option to search your own site/blog means that you can do the linking within your blog so easily, Insights does it for you. The SE robots love that internal linking, they just gobble them up through your site.
If you are doing anything for local offline businesses, the option to add a Google Map is so cool.
The other good thing about this plugin is that it is free, yes! free. I’ve seen other plugins that do not provide you with as many options as this one and you have to pay for them. Insights is free
Now no more excuses, no more sitting looking at your computer screen with the “What to write?” look on your face. Go download the Insights plugin and post away.
Go do it now! Download Insights here
You can’t say I don’t try to make it easy for you…
Catch you later
What do people who steal from others on the Internet get out of it. I call them cyber shoplifters, petty thieves.
In the off line world, shoplifters get a bit of an adrenalin rush when they get away with stealing from retail stores. They’ve beat the security system and the store detective/detection.
But in the online world, where or how do they get their kicks? Do they get any satisfaction from sitting in front of their computer, Googling all the different words that will get them through to a download page to steal someone’s product…..the mind boggles at the mentality….you have to feel sorry for them. What a life they must have or NOT!!! Some achievement.
I know there are forums where they pass around how they got to these download pages but they are still nameless/faceless, they use avatars and nicknames so no one really knows who or what they are. Still with achievements like they have, maybe that is the idea.
Recently someone got through to a download page of mine, well to actually get there they had to subscribe to my list for that product and as soon as that happened and no payment, I sent them an email asking for their receipt number so I could put them in a draw for ‘money’ prize competition. Naturally I didn’t hear….lol.
But then I went to the site and checked on a great WordPress plugin called StatsPress Reloaded. This plugin shows you the terms searched and the page on your site that is accessed.
There was only the one search that qualified. So I went and changed everything that this ‘petty thief/cyber shoplifter’ could have passed on.
Then for several days everytime the search term appeared in the StatsPress they went through to another page. So my little cyber shoplifter looked like a ‘BIG DUMBE DILL’ to those on the forums where he big-noted himself.
Not the most satisfying experience for the poor little no-name/no-face.
Well that’s my little tip for today, take care and I’ll catch you later.