Ensuring that your WordPress blog stays safe is no easy task as webmasters are always susceptible to a host of different issues. You could get hacked, face server errors or even accidentally cause an irreversible problem. What’s more, the backup facilities built into the WordPress platform are almost non-existent.
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There are over 350 WordPress plugins tagged “Share” in the WordPress plugin directory. But most of them, let’s be honest, fall short, with the exception of a handful of excellent winners.
I’d say there are three facets to social integration: Engagement, Self Promotion, and Viral Value. Whilst you can force none of these, there are definitely great tools out there to make it as easy as possible for you and your readers to make noise about your site on social networks.
Without further ado, I present to you the mighty five of WordPress social integration.
The cool guys over at Automattic have been working hard to bring a really impressive plugin to the masses — Jetpack.
Jetpack brings loads of the features from wordpress.com blogs to your self-hosted WordPress site.
It comes with 24 free modules to beef up your WordPress experience. But are they really all necessary?
Talking of big fat things, I’ll start with a hefty disclaimer, I’m the founder and CEO of Edublogs – the largest education blog provider (and also based on WordPress) on the web.
So, having got that out of the way let me tell you why I’m profoundly unconcerned by the announcement today that WordPress.com is venturing into the ‘education vertical’ and why I don’t think it should scare of any other niche site builders out there.
tl;dr – it’s shallow, insincere, cynical, lacking in focus and flimsy.
Almost too shallow for words
At the end of this column, or rather when I hit the Publish button, my contract with WPMU.org ends. That means you won’t get any more columns from yours truly on this site, which no doubt will make some of you happy.
Earlier this month the lovely Sarah Gooding published a post about the now infamous “Ghost” project. For those of you who have been hiding under a WordPress-shaped rock for the past few weeks, Ghost is a re-imagining of WordPress with a focus on pure blogging.
I bet you thought I was shitcanned AND blocked from WPMU.org, didn’t you? Not to worry, that’s not the case. I’m sorry to say that surgery and other nastiness that hospital visits spark kept me from annoying you guys.
The recent WordPress Ghost concept by John O’Nolan, featuring an easier to use admin interface, have gotten some space within the WordPress. Even this site have talked about the Ghost concept, and since they want me to add links in my columns I’ll oblige this time around.
I’ve been fired due to not writing enough keywords in my columns. I’ve got three columns left on my contract, this being one of them.
Let’s leave the shenanigans for a while and talk shop. Or comments, let’s talk comments.
Do you like comments? On your site, your blog, your every bloody thing you publish online?
I don’t. People keep being bad to me, and I end up crying in a corner. I’m a very sensitive person, you know, and people need to be nicer.
I’ve been shitcanned due to not being a keyword whore. The joke’s on them, because I have a few posts left on my contract. Better make it count.
The previous column (still a column, not another linkbaity tutorial) was easy enough to write. There just wasn’t any choice, I had to make fun of being laid off this opinionated column of mine, and I had to do something featuring keywords. But if you know you have another four posts left, what do you write about?
I imagine this is how terminally ill people feel like.
Or maybe not.
Just a few days since our official release of Appointments+ on WPMUDEV but already the feedback has been positive as well as overwhelming. The one thing we keep hearing (after releasing Events+ and Appointments+) is that some of you all are really looking for a dedicated booking software.
Well, good news, that’s what we’re working on now.