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WordPress stats – Revisited

August 30, 2008 Leave a comment

I made a post in my early days of this blog, comparing TypePad stats with WordPress stats, and looking back at it now, I must admit that I did not cover the WordPress stats well enough. Especially after WordPress released their tabular stats feature. There’s really not much to say about TypePad stats, except that they are useless. So lets present the WordPress stats as they really are for this blog.

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How to make category tabs in wordpress.com

August 28, 2008 15 comments

One design feature that many WordPress blogs have and that no TypePad blog has is page tabs. You have probably seen them on many wordpress.com blogs, and you can see them on this blog too: The tabs “Home”, “About”, “Contact” and “Scoreboard” are pointing to pages. But did you know that you can make them point to categories instead?

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How to effortlessly steal content from other websites

August 26, 2008 8 comments
Press This

Press This

The latest addition to useful tools in WordPress (and it’s a tool that TypePad does not have) is the Press This bookmarklet, which lets you copy and paste anything from other websites into a post or a page you are writing, simply with the click of a mouse, so to speak. No more laboriously copying and pasting and formatting and HTML-stripping text, it’s all there in one go. Isn’t that great?

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Improved: Inserting images in WordPress versus TypePad

August 25, 2008 Leave a comment

In a previous post, a month ago, comparing how to insert images in Typepad versus WordPress, I gave TypePad the upper hand. Today, I have to revise this. WordPress has changed the image/media settings, to the better, at least from my point of view. In typical WordPress manner new features are released on Friday afternoon, unannounced, which of course resulted in a barrage of angry and frustrated cries for help in the wordpress.com support forum, because images were suddenly no longer working the way they used to do.  Anyways…what did actually change at WordPress to make me change my mind?

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TypePad versus WordPress: Social Bookmarking

August 23, 2008 4 comments

When I first signed up for WordPress after having been on TypePad I was disappointed to learn that WordPress did not have an integrated social bookmarking widget, such as ShareThis. ShareThis works very well with TypePad and WordPress has many built-in widgets, but I did not find a widget like that in my widget list. Is it not possible to have social bookmarks on WordPress? It is, but it takes a little bit of effort. Let me show you how.

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TypePad versus WordPress – So, what’s the difference?

August 22, 2008 5 comments

For the first-time blogger, deciding which platform to sign up with, comparing features is important. How much is advertising and how much is truthfully telling what you can really do? Today marks the start of a new series, comparing the features of WordPress and TypePad, as they are advertised on the TypePad Features website and the WordPress Features website.

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Wordle – do you really know what your blog is about?

August 21, 2008 Leave a comment

Today is totally off-topic. I’ve kind of reached a dead end in my Typepad versus WordPress comparison…what more is there to compare? Plenty, I know that for sure, but my mind is a total blank today. Alright, then,  let’s add some fun stuff. Have you heard about Wordle?

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