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Search Engine for Images–CompFight & PhotoDropper Plugin

Last week we looked at places to get free images to add to our collections. This week, I wanted to show you how to use Compfight, a tool that searches for images across both Flickr and iStockPhoto as well as PhotoDropper, a WordPress plugin. Compfight-Search for Images on the Web I like this search tool because it’s clean and easy to use. Below is a …

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How To Organize a Great WordPress Meetup-12 Tips

The Oklahoma City WordPress Meetup group has been around since 2009. It was originally started by David North,  tech enthusiast and geek. I started helping him with the group in late 2010 since I observed he was a busy guy with a heavy travel schedule and asked if I could help out. Since then, I’ve been arranging for speakers and sending out the monthly announcements. …

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WordCamp Fayetteville 2012 Review

This was my second trip to Fayetteville, Arkansas for a WordCamp, (hashtag #wcfay) I was there in 2011. If you wish, you can read that review here. Thanks so much for the hours donated by the organizers and volunteers.  You all are much appreciated. The Venue Once again, we were at the Donald Reynolds Center on the University of Arkansas campus. This year the maps …

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5 Important Tips to Make Your Website Appealing

I ‘discovered’ Dustin Hartzler on iTunes earlier this year while I was looking for a WordPress podcast that kept to topic and didn’t waste my time with a lot of chatter. I won’t mention the names of the podcasts I had to delete because of too little content, but I can highly recommend Dustin’s  Your Website Engineer   podcast if you want to learn about WordPress …

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Windows Live Writer–Best Blogging Software!

I’ve been using Microsoft’s Windows Live Writer for about 4 years now and still depend on it for my weekly blog postings. It’s the best blogging software out there. I’ve even read Mac people admitting that! It’s a free application that comes bundled with Microsoft Live Essentials, which you can get here. Here are my favorite features: • A WYSIWYG feature that enables you to click …

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WordCamp Fayetteville, 2011

Fayetteville, AR held their second WordCamp July 30-31, Twitter hashtag #wcfay, and @wcfay I hadn’t been to one since Dallas in 2009, so I had been looking for one close to the OKC area to attend and this one fit the bill. It was one I could do without an overnight. I was especially excited to see Jane Wells on the program. She works with …

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BackupBuddy–The Must-Have Plugin

Using BackupBuddy from iThemes to backup my site is a lot like using Carbonite to back up my hard drive. Once my settings are in place, I know I’m protected and can easily recover everything. BackupBuddy is a premium WordPress Plugin that backs up your website or blog– not just your posts, but your theme, widgets, plugins and SQL database. This is superior to any …

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Interview With Lisa Sabin-Wilson

If you’ve used WordPress, you’ve probably heard of Lisa Sabin-Wilson, WordPress rock star and author of the popular WordPress for Dummies (the 3rd edition is coming out in June). She also wrote BuddyPress for Dummies, a book about delving into the social side of WordPress by creating your own on-line community from within WordPress. This book came out just this month (April, 2010). Lisa was …

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