Introduction To Ultimate Tag Warrior | Lorelle

Lorelle has posted a great introduction to Ultimate Tag Warrior. She covers almost all the basics on what makes UTW my favorite plugin.

She has also been reporting on feed stats. Now whilst I don’t want to be accused at looking at her “details” again, if you add her WordPress.com subscribers to her Feedburner subscribers then her total is approximately 2500 subscribers. I am sure she also gains a lot more readers through various other interfaces on WordPress.com who don’t use a feed reader.

MyBlogLog Spam Hack Update & Widget Performance | Linkbait Idea

MyBlogLog

MyBlogLog Spam

Lots of people are aware that there was a problem over the weekend with co-author requests being sent out, and some forced adding as authors to communities.

It was a long weekend in the US, but it seems the MyBlogLog team have already fixed it, rolled back any changes, and hopefully it won’t happen again.

New Digg Buttons With WordPress (that don’t work?)

Digg has introduced some new buttons and here is how to use them with WordPress.

It’s smart enough to detect whether your link is a Digg permalink or a URL and whether or not the content exists on Digg already. If it exists, you’ll get the familiar yellow Digg box with a real-time Digg count to suggest visitors Digg your story. If the story doesn’t exist yet on Digg, the first person to click on the Digg It link will be walked through the submission process.

Trackbacks to Moveable Type and Hacked WordPress Sites

Am I the only one who feels slightly disconnected from the conversation when blogs using Moveable Type, or a modified WordPress installation don’t trackback.

If your blog doesn’t trackback, I am less inclined to link to you and join your conversation. I might just comment, but that doesn’t send my readers to see what you wrote either.

Custom CSS

Chris Pearson has just written a dynamite post on how to use custom CSS with a WordPress theme.
It is especially important if you tweak your themes a lot, and the theme designer is highly active in upgrading themes with new features, and also helps if you tend to switch themes for various custom elements. A lot of plugins for instance ask you to add some CSS to your main CSS file, because they don’t inject it into your header automatically.

Feed Styling Alternative and some Traffic Analysis

Recently I wrote about how you can customise some of the elements in your RSS feed for correct display.

Feed Styler
I just found out about another alternative for those comfortable with CSS called Feed Styler. It allows you to apply CSS to various page elements automatically, effectively using 2 style sheets, one for your blog pages, and another for your feeds.
It achieves this by automatically adding inline CSS styling to various page elements.