Tag Archives: WordPress

10 Android Apps That Bloggers Should Have

1. WordPress

WordPress App for Android is available at Google Play Store. Using this App bloggers can maintain their blogs from their Android Device. This App is useful for both self-hosted blogs and blogs hosted on wordpress.com

Download WordPress App

2. Tumblr

If you maintain a Tumblr micro-blog then you should try this App. Using this app you can post content, read and write messages, schedule post activity, manage multiple Tumblr blogs and view contacts of Tumblr blogs in your address book etc.

Download Tumblr App

3. Google Drive

It helps you to store all kinds of documents, audio, video, images, pdf etc in cloud and also sync all documents across multiple devices connected to your Google account.

Download Google Drive App for Android

4. Blogger

Try this App if you blog on Blogger. Functionality of this app is still very limited as compared to the WordPress App.

Download Blogger App

5. Writer

Writer is a simple text processor that provides you distraction-free writing environment on your smartphone which is very useful while writing long posts.

Download Writer App

6. Disqus

Disqus commenting system for WordPress is getting very popular these days because its integrated community features brings people back and keep them engaged. Using this App you can access all commenting features of you blog from your smartphone.

 Download Disqus App

7. Tape A Talk

Tape A Talk is a voice recorder App. Bloggers use this App for recording interviews etc. This App can upload audio-recording to many online services and blogs.

Download Tape-A-Talk App

8. GAnalytics

GAnalytics is mobile version of Google’s famous service ‘Google Analytics’. This App gives a good account of your blog traffic, usage statistics and bounce rates etc.

Download GAnalytics App

9. Flipboard

Flipboard allows you to open Facebook, Twitter and Google+ streams. Using this App you can browse your blog’s Facebook Page, social news, comments etc

Download Flipboard App

10. Photo Editor

Using this App you can crop, edit, resize, add effects, texts and drawings to your photos before posting them to your blog.

Download Photo Editor

Create Your Own Proxy Website Using WordPress

Governments all over the world are trying to censor Internet. They are seeking ways to limit free speech by blocking content on the web. Here using RePress you will learn to get those websites online again for you and the world without any hassle. Your website will become a proxy for the blocked website, rerouting any traffic from a user, through your website to the blocked site.

Although there are already many proxy websites providing access to blocked content but you may have your own proxy website if you don’t want to submit your details to other website.

For example: When you login to a blocked website from a proxy; your details are submitted there so if you respect your privacy then you may own your own proxy.

Follow these steps:

  1. Visit your WordPress Dashboard.
  2. Move to Plugins >> Add New
  3. Search RePress >> Click Install >> Click Activate.
  4. Now visit Settings >> RePress
  5. Add the Domain names you would like to access.
  6. Your Proxy Server is ready now.

Embed Flickr & Picasa Photostreams In Web Pages As A Flash Slideshow

Use PictoBrowser for embedding your Flickr – Picasa Photos in your website.

What is a PictoBrowser?

PictoBrowser a free web application that displays Flickr and Picasa images on websites and blogs.

How to get a PictoBrowser?

  1. Visit here
  2. If this link doesn’t work then visit http://pictobrowser.com/
  3. Click PictoBuilder at the top left corner of the page.
  4. Enter your Flickr/Picasa username.
  5. Choose images.
  6. Set Tag or Groups.
  7. It outputs some HTML code
  8. Copy that HTML code and paste it in your website or blog.
  9. If you use WordPress then you may paste it inside your posts and pages.

Adding JavaScript Inside Your WordPress Posts

While writing any post change mode from Visual to HTML and paste your javascript there.

Excluding this there are many plugins available which allows you to add javascript in WordPress posts.

You may try this plugin also Custom fields shortcode. Although this plugin hasn’t been updated in over 2 years but it works good without  showing any error in my blog.

Useage:

Use [cf] shortcode in your post content to show the custom field value without editing any of your WordPress theme files.

For Example:  [cf] FieldName[/cf] returns value of ‘FieldName’ custom-filed.

Check similar plugins here.

Creating WordPress Multisite Network

    • Install WordPress
    • Add the following line just above /* That’s all, stop editing! Happy blogging. */
    • define(‘WP_ALLOW_MULTISITE’, true);
    • Last step enables the Network Setup item in your Tools menu.
    • Go to Dashboard => Tools => Network Setup.
    • Do as directed. It will ask you to choose from the following two network options:
  • Sub-domains — a sub-domain based network in which sub-sites use subdomains. Example: http://lamp.sangkrit.net
  • Sub-directories — a path-based network in which sub-sites use directory path. Example: https://sangkrit.net/lamp
    • If you choose sub-domain network option then you will need to generate wild card from your c-panel check this tutorial: Subdomain Network: Adding A Wild-Card DNS In DNS Server
    • Network details get filled in automatically but you are free to make changes:
  • Server Address: The domain of the URL to access your WordPress installation.
  • Network Title: The title of your multisite network.
  • Admin E-mail:  Super admin’s email address for whole network.
  • Click the Install button.
  • Follow on screen instructions.  It provides you with cold blocks to add on your site’s wp-config.php and .htaccess files and prompts you to create a directory:
  • Create a directory for media file uploads. Directory should be writable by webserver.
  • Add the specified lines to your wp-config.php file
  • Add the specified lines to your .htaccess file
    If you do not have a .htaccess file, then create it in root directory.
  • Clear your browser’s cache and login to your site.
  • From your Dashboard at the top left corner you will see My Sites menu. Now you may visit your Network Administration from My Sites => Network Admin => Dashboard.

Migrating Multiple Blogs To WordPress Multisite

  • Export content of your existing WordPress installations from Dashboard=> Tools=> Export
  • Install WordPress
  • Activate Multisite by adding define(‘WP_ALLOW_MULTISITE’, true); in your wp-config.php
  • Open Dashboard of your new WordPress installation.
  • Open Tool=> Network Setup from Dashboard and do as directed.
  • Create blog for each site you like to import.
  • Import each site’s content you exported from old installations from Dashboard=> Tools=> Import
  • Install all themes and plugins of your old site if you like and network activate them.
  • If your old installations have their own domain names then Map domains to your main site using MU Domain Mapping

Embedding RSS Feed In Your WordPress Posts And Pages

Open Your themes function.php and add the following code at the bottom:

include_once(ABSPATH.WPINC.’/rss.php’);

function readRss($atts) {
extract(shortcode_atts(array(
“feed” => ‘http://‘,
“num” => ‘1’,
), $atts));

return wp_rss($feed, $num);
}

add_shortcode(‘rss’, ‘readRss’);

Save function.php and whenever you need to embed RSS in any of your post or page write the following short code inside your post:

[ rss feed=”https://sangkrit.net/feed” num=”5″ ]

In the above give short code replace https://sangkrit.net/feed with your feed address and in num=5 replace 5 with the number of posts you like to show.

Note: Remember there is no space between [ and rss feed and num=”5″  and  so after you copy the short code; check the space, remove it (if there is some space) and then publish it.

Tips For Successful WordPress Site Submission To Search Engine

  1. You can submit your site to search engines through many resources. You may do so manually. Whatever method you choose search engine welcomes the site if your content is good.
  2. Search engine scans all content whenever a site is submitted. So be sure about content, it should be there in your site.
  3. Your site should have at least 9 posts so that search engine can get something to examine and evaluate.
  4. Never submit your site to same search engine more than once a month. Never let a search engine note your anxiousness.
  5. Always be ready to copy-paste or write a brief description of your site in about 200 words.
  6. Submit those categories that belong to search engine’s directory.
  7. Keep a list of your website’s various “addresses/URLs” .
  8. You can submit your site’s root directory,  various categories and feeds to search engines. This expands your search coverage.
  9. Keep a track of what you have submitted and when to avoid random re submission.

Best WordPress Plugin On Chat, Cache, Feed Syndication, Page Navigation & Sharing

Best Chat Plugin: Envolve Chat

Envolve chat is a customizable chat toolbar for your website.

Download Evolve Chat

Best Cache Plugin: W3 Total Cache

Improve site performance and user experience via caching: browser, page, object, database, minify and content delivery network support.

Download W3 Total Cache

Best Plugin To Syndicate Feeds to Post: FeedWordPress

FeedWordPress is an Atom/RSS aggregator for WordPress. It syndicates content from feeds that you choose into your WordPress weblog; the content it syndicates appears as a series of special posts in your WordPress posts database.

Download FeedWordpress

Best Sharing Plugin: Shareholic

Adds an attractive social bookmarking menu and related content widget to your posts, pages, index, or any combination of the three.

Download Shareholic

Best Page Navigation Plugin: WP-PageNavi

Replaces Older Posts & Newer Posts with more advanced paging navigation interface of page numbers.

Download WP-PageNavi