Post by Email…

Please tell me you’re using this feature! It’s one of the best things about WordPress.com!

Post by Email is a way of publishing posts on your blog by email. Any email client can be used to send the email, allowing you to publish quickly and easily from devices such as cell phones.

Generating a Post by Email Address

Before you can publish by email, you must generate a special email address. This address is unique to you and must be kept secret (anyone that knows the email address can publish a post to your blog).

Get all the details here: Post by Email — Support — WordPress.com.

Which blogging tool should I use; WordPress.com or tumblr?

I posted this on my business blog, but I’m reposting it here for WordPress.com fans…

Which blogging tool should I use; WordPress.com or tumblr? The answer is yes – use both! While I normally advise clients, students and readers to “never use two tools were one will do” here is a case here is a case where using both is not only acceptable but desirable. Here’s why:

  • WordPress.com is great at Search Engine Optimization [SEO] but it does not allow JavaScript or iframes amongst other things
  • Tumblr is not as good at Search Engine Optimization [SEO] but it does allow JavaScript and iframes amongst other things
  • For whatever reason — technical or political – tumblr is available as a sharing option where WordPress.com is not so you can pick the best tool for the job
  • ‘Curation’ via tumblr’s bookmarklet is a little easier than WordPress.com’s ‘Press This’…
  • They can be linked together from a technical perspective in a way that makes them appear to be one website to Google
  • They can both be scripted by ifttt.com
  • Both have great – but different – fans [which will give you more exposure]
  • You can have a unified WordPress/tumblr site for less that $20 per year

…and I’m sure there are some other reasons that I’ve overlooked!

Source: Which blogging tool should I use; WordPress.com or tumblr? – Living Business

Let me talk you through some of the issues here:

Where Can You Find Free Photos?

Todd Lohenry:

Kathy Berman has some great tips here. Don’t forget, however, about Zemanta which is built into WordPress.com — it’s also a great source of free eyecandy for your posts…

Originally posted on Emotional Sobriety: Friends & Lovers:

From Malhar Barai:

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Free Images!! Ha…I see your eyes light up.

You have written some great content, but we know that it is incomplete without an image. Images have the ability tell a story and they form an integral part of the many articles we write.

The web is a treasure trove of some beautiful images, but not all of these images are available for FREE. Though the challenge lies in finding the right images at the right price.At the highest level, they are classified as premium, freemium or free images.

Before we dig into the resources for free images, here is the classification you should know about from Google:

Labeled for reuse

Your results will only include images labeled with a license that allows you to copy and/or modify the image in ways specified in the license.

Labeled for…

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Todd Lohenry:

If you’re looking for helpful tips on managing your WordPress.com blog, look no further than lorelleteaches.com; it’s a fantastic WordPress resource for WordPress.com bloggers…

Originally posted on Learning from Lorelle:

code wordle - group of words that are synonyms and types of code.In 2005, WordPress became modular separating the design and architecture from the core programming code.

Today, a WordPress Theme contains files called template files that hold the architecture of the site and template tags, code that initiates actions within the site and data from the database. The design is applied through a stylesheet, holding the instructions for the colors, images, and look and feel of the entire site.

This tutorial covers the basics of the structure of a WordPress Theme and standard customization options.

The Structure of a WordPress Site

WordPress Example site featuring the layout basics of header, content, sidebar, and footer.Like all websites today, a WordPress site contains a background area, header, sidebar(s), content area, and footer.

The background area is considered the canvas that the site’s structural and design elements rest. It is usually a solid color, pattern, texture, or a design that does not overwhelm the rest of the content and design elements.

The header area…

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4 ways to optimize Twitter…

Just some thoughts for my WordPress.com blogging buddies on how to get the most out of Twitter to support your blogging here:

  1. Use autoposting to send everything you curate or create to your Twitter lifestream… pinterest.com/pin/117164027… via @pinterest
  2. Incorporate a Twitter widget in your sidebar to deliver your tweets to your blog automagically… pinterest.com/pin/117164027… via @pinterest
  3. Questions? Feedback? @e1evation