Consider, I comment on a WordPress blog and I just put the text as http://www.clickonf5.org/ as a reference site in the comment text. Note that I have not written the html to make it the link. But when the comment gets displayed on the post, this text automatically becomes a link which is clickable. Here is a one line code that will help you remove such automatic formatting and conversion.
If the post that you are writing is a longer one, you might want to insert or embed an adsense ad in between the content so that you can monetize your longer content. You can embed or insert different sizes of Google Adsense ad anywhere inside the WordPress post content without using any plugin, just a shortcode.
Sometimes we find interesting videos or album or note on Facebook wall, and want to share that on our own blog as well. In that case, we need to embed the Facebook object as Videos, Albums etc. by writing embed code. Here is how to embed facebook videos and other stuff in WordPress blogs.
I was trying to upgrade to WordPress 3.0.2 and initially the automatic upgrade failed. Then I upgarded it manually using FTP. It was successful. The dashboard said that ‘You are using WordPress 3.0.2’. But the issue was I was still getting the message on the top of all the admin screens that ‘An automated WordPress update has failed to complete – please attempt the update again now.’
Yesterday, WordPress 3.0.2 was released and according to WordPress guys, it is a mandatory security upgrade. All the WordPress sites should immediately upgrade the previous versions to WordPress 3.0.2.
WordPress has added a new feature to take control on WordPress.com blog by sending text messages on a number 77377 (PRESS). In case you are out of your 3G network range, you can still control your WordPress.com blog by moderating comments, and getting other important notifications. WordPress is giving this service in 2 variants. One is as free service and the other is paid.
Smooth Slider, a free WordPress plugin for slideshows has got a major update. We are pleased to announce the 2.3 version of this popular slider plugin which is already downloaded for more than 40,000 times from WordPress plugin directory.
Sometimes you need to export a single post or some limited number of posts from one of your WordPress site and import it to another WordPress site. This may be required may be, for example when
1) You have some good article or post written on localhost when you were offline and now you wish to export only that article to your live WordPress blog. You do not want to export all the posts like some test posts or some other sample posts, you just need that particular post which you had written for your live site.
2) In case, you own two WordPress blogs, and you think that a published article on one blog actually suits the niche of your other blog and it would perform good there. So now you wish to move this article or may be few more articles from one blog to other. But you definitely do not want all of the former blog’s posts.
If you are using your blog for monetization thru different advertisement programs like Google Adsense, Yahoo Publishers Network (YPN), Chitika or direct advertisements (banner ads) then you may choose to rotate them. It is observed that the CTR (Click thru rate) of advertisement increases by changing the location of ads. You can try rotating advertisements on your self hosted WordPress blog by using plugins.