WordPress Upgrades to Version 2.6

WordPress rolled out their update to version 2.6 the other day with some great new feature improvements. Here’s a quick rundown of the new features. WordCount Ever wonder how many words you have in your blog posts? I do. I’ve been a longtime user of the TD Word Count plugin. But now WordPress will tell… Read More »

Supercharge Your RSS with FeedBurner

There are very few blogging services that I universally recommend to all my clients and FeedBurner is one of them. (If you aren’t sure what RSS means or what feeds even are, feel free to check out a post I wrote a while back on RSS and Feeds to get the basics.) What is FeedBurner?… Read More »

15 Ways to Attract Comments Like an A-Lister

Whether we are blogging to support our business or blogging simply to rant about, well, just about anything, we all crave comments on our blogs. Not only do comments show us that somebody, somewhere out there is interested enough about what we wrote to respond, but comments also can help build traffic as well. If… Read More »

But is Twitter Useful?

One of the people that Gorgeous and I connected with in Chicago this past weekend was Christine Kane. It probably didn’t hurt that the three of us were all seated in close proximity to a very wild and obnoxious three year old on the same flight into Chicago. That got diverted to Columbus for more… Read More »

Brand New Design

If you are a feed subscriber you might not know. But we’ve just launched the redesigned SuccessCREEations, Inc. website. There are still some bugs to work out yet and now I’m in the same boat that my clients often find themselves, a new website just begging to be filled with content. Upgrading WordPress The first… Read More »

Yahoo Working on a New Kind of Search

Chris Brogan shared that Yahoo is considering a new approach to serving up search results. He describes it as The Sound of Content Ripping Free From Its Page. I’m not sure it will be as dramatic as all that for a couple reasons. What’s at the heart of Chris’ concern is this short post over… Read More »

Comment Policy Formalized

Well, after giving it some more thought I’ve decided to implement the formal Comment Policy that we talked about last week. Basically we’re going to use it as is for now. If we see a need to adjust down the road we’ll adapt it as required. We’ve got a Comment Policy Page in place. And… Read More »

Mac Friday – Screenshots

Screenshots. No, we’re not talking about the big guy on the right here spraying gobs of bullets on the silver screen, as entertaining as that is. A screenshot is simply a way to capture what you are looking at right now on your computer screen so you can use it later, or share it with… Read More »

Updating Our Comment Policy

One year ago this coming Saturday I announced here on SuccessCREEations that we were going to start rewarding quality commenters. In that post I announced two things. I installed the Show Top Commentors plugin (original version.) I had some challenges with the plugin when I updated the blog and theme. Andy Beard, an SEO/Internet Marketing… Read More »

WordPress Advanced ToolBar

One of the advantages of using WordPress as a publishing platform is that the WordPress folks are constantly adding new and better features. It can be a challenge to keep up sometimes. This is especially true if we’ve come up with a way to do something that has since been made simpler in more recent… Read More »