WordPress SEO – Deep Link Engine Spam

Deep Link Engine

The Deep Link Engine WordPress plugin was released back in March as part of the launch for a product “Auto Content Cash” by Brian G Johnson, Jared Croslow and Alex Goad.

Warning: WordPress Trademark Now Has Teeth

WordPress Registered Trademark - artistic representation

Close to 4 years ago trademark policy with WordPress was confusing.

Automattic registered the WordPress trademark and began sending out letters to domain owners who provided goods and services around the WordPress brand.
They actually started sending out these letters and emails before the trademark was even published for opposition.

How To Create a Better Tweet Button (+WP Shortcode)

Share This On Twitter

Having criticized the new retweet or “tweet” button that Twitter have introduced, lets see if we can make it better.

This mainly covers WordPress – if you are on another platform, find a geek that uses it to try to do the equivalent, but I doubt this is possible on Blogger.

Creative Commons Images With WordPress Themes & Plugins

FamFamFam mini icons

I thought for completeness I would throw out some quick notes on the creative commons and how it relates to both GPL and proprietary WordPress theme licenses.

I am not a lawyer, this isn’t legal advice, and I am trying to make this “non-specific” to any particular theme because it affects users of themes, not just the theme authors.

Thesis vs WordPress GPL

Thesis Pissing In the WordPress Well?

I am going to prepend this by saying up front that I typically disagree with Matt Mullenweg on many decisions

  • The WordPress Trademark issue still isn’t clear almost 4 years on, it isn’t policed, the logo for WordPress doesn’t contain the expected ® symbol, there should probably be a statement on all sites that use it, even the ones owned by Automattic, and it should be 100% clear that it is owned by the WordPress Foundation.

WordPress Hacked? Total Security Lockdown

It is no huge secret that I have had this WordPress blog hacked twice this year but some consolation is that I am not alone.

Helpful resources

Alex recently launched a DVD course on WordPress security that is available for FREE + shipping
Stop – I know what you are thinking – FREE + Shipping these days normally comes with lots of strings attached, forced continuity often hidden etc. Whilst Alex does cross-sell a few related products, the main offer is genuinely free.

What Is Quansite?

quansite-new-media-dominator

This is in many ways one of the most painful blog posts I could write, because it is about a service that is the closest anyone has come in 4 years to the “software as a service platform” I would like to create.