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Google verification in TypePad versus WordPress

September 27, 2008 3 comments
Google Webmaster Tools

Google Webmaster Tools

Have you heard about Google Webmaster Tools? With Google Webmaster Tools, you can view which of your pages are included in Google’s index, see any errors encountered while crawling your site, find search queries that list your site as a result, find out which sites link to yours, and much more. In order to take full advantage of these tools you must first verify your site with Google, thus asserting ownership of said site. This is done by a) adding meta tags to your blog’s HTML or b) by uploading a certain HTML-file. The former is only possible in Blogger, the latter can be done in TypePad and in WordPress, but how?

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WordPress security versus TypePad security

September 17, 2008 Leave a comment

Are you afraid of the Cookie Monster? In clear words: Are you worried that someone could steal your personal data and, potentially, hijack your blog account? WordPress has apparently done something to help you protect yourself: SSL. Now, when you access your blog administration pages, WordPress encrypts your connection and helps prevent data scavengers from stealing your password and other info.

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Posting from the Nokia E51

September 10, 2008 2 comments

This is just a test from my mobile phone, using Nokia E51 and the Opera Mini browser.

The Visual mode does display, but it seems that I can only write in HTML mode.

Image insertion seems impossible.

 

NOTE: The links were inserted later.

Finally: Sticky posts in wordpress.com!

September 8, 2008 2 comments

Finally! No more workaround for making “sticky posts”. No more laboriously changing the date of a post to make it stick to the top, as I explained in a previous post. WordPress has caught up with TypePad and is now offering sticky posts, too, just announced today. Fantastic! I’ve been waiting for this….

So, TypePad versus WordPress, now: TypePad-1, WordPress-1.

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Front page customization in TypePad versus WordPress

September 1, 2008 3 comments

One area that many bloggers do not always pay attention to is the front or home page. The ability to customize your home page is one of the most important factors in  making your blog attractive and thus keeping visitors on your site. How does wordpress,com compare to typepad.com when it comes to front page customization?

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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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