Posted by Mert Erkal on Oct 14, 2007 in WordPress | 6 comments
This week is Ramadan Festival in Turkey. Due to Ramadan, offices are closed and people enjoy the holiday. Since long time ago i was planning a WordPress theme change for my blog. Finally i managed to complete the change by yesterday. As of today i start using Super Adsense theme.
Super Adsense theme has following features:
1. Flexible Navigation
2. Widget-Enabled 3 Column
If you are interested, you can download the theme here.
The theme comes out with a PDF manual which you may download here: Super Adsense. By reading the manual you will understand the features of this great theme better.
Do you like my new theme ? I am looking forward to see your comments. Also if you have any questions regarding this WordPress theme, i am here to assist you.
Microsoft has developed papers to certify your competencies in their technologies. For Application development foundation we have the 70-536 paper. There are various ways to prepare for these. For example if you are doing 70-551, which is for web developers, you can try test king’s preparation material. Microsoft’s 70-282 exam checks you for competencies in implementation, deployment and management for small and medium businesses. For businesses communication needs Microsoft has a certification paper called 70-284 that tests the candidates for competencies in implementation and management of Microsoft Exchange server 2003.
Posted by Mert Erkal on Oct 12, 2007 in WordPress | 2 comments
WordPress fans! I have a very good news for you! Answers Corporation , creators of the leading answer engine offering Answers.com and WikiAnswers.com, today announced a partnership with Automattic, Inc., owners of the popular WordPress.com blogging service. Starting today, bloggers using WordPress.com as their blogging platform will be offered an integrated tool to easily link words in their posts to definitions and explanations from Answers.com. The service will also be available as a plug-in (http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/answerlinks/) for users of the more customizable WordPress.org service.
To use the new feature, WordPress.com bloggers will press the AnswerLinks icon (http://www.answers.com/main/wordpress_howto.jsp) on the WordPress editing toolbar to trigger an application that will suggest terms for automatic linking. Typical suggestions will include names, technical terms or obscure language that may not be familiar to some readers. Only words confirmed by the author will be linked to definitions, assuring full editorial control.
I believe this will open a new era for WordPress users. This little plugin will help us maintain the flow of our writing, without needing to pause to provide explanations inside the text. It’s also a quick and simple way to keep readers from the distractions that cause them to leave, in search of an explanation for an unfamiliar reference.
Please stay tuned by adding my blog to your RSS reader. Be the first to know!
Blogging is probably one of the fastest growing areas online with more and more bloggers wanting to make money blogging. Here’s 6 ideas you may not have even thought of.
Here’s 6 easy methods to start generating an income from a blog.
1. Sell advertising to different companies and brands who want to reach that blog’s readers.
2. Sell advertising directly to companies who want to put banner ads or sponsored links on your blog. This can take a bit of time, but it is often fairly lucrative. If you have a lot of contacts in industries that are related to your blog, you may want to try to go this route.
3. Creating positive associations between the blog and an affiliate product in the mind of consumers. This kind of blogs can make a lot of money, especially if the creator has a keen mind for marketing.
4. Selling space through Google’s AdSense program. One big advantages of this idea is that it requires very little effort on the part of the blogger or webmaster to begin making profits. However, most people discover that they make less money through this method than they had hoped that their blog would earn.
5. Rent blog space to interested companies. The most serious problem with this model is that you often have to build quite a sizable readership before you can attract advertisers, which can mean that you have to do several months of work before you start to make money blogging.
6. Approach traditional business to build a blog for them to create positive associations with the brand in their consumers’ minds. As blogging becomes a more popular a lot of established companies are considering how they can get into the action. One way is by having a blog that provides a kind of friendly face for their corporation.
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Posted by Mert Erkal on Oct 8, 2007 in WordPress | 8 comments
WordPress 2.3 has been launched by September 24th. Nowadays most of my readers ask me about the guidelines of an easy WordPress upgrade.
Well, before answering this question, let me tell you something. Before upgrading to a newer version, you should wait for a few months and see whether it is operating smoothly or not. Every time a new version is launched, it usually comes with bugs. These bugs are mostly discovered by end users during the first few months of the release and then fixed by the developers of WordPress. Better late, than never!
Having said that, it is up to you to upgrade to WordPress 2.3. But i must warn you at the beginning that any upgrade that involves database changes should be undertaken carefully, and preparation is key to a successful upgrade.
Typically, most webmasters install custom themes and additional plugins, and of course they upload extra files such as images to their /wp-content/uploads folder. You need to back up and store them off server before starting the upgrade process. Also you should backup the database itself.
How to Back Up Your Site?
Backing up your site is best achieved by installing the BackUpWordpress plugin. You are free to download the plugin and see the instructions from here. You may then select the default backup options which will create a compressed file of your complete site including files and database. If anything does go wrong it should be relatively easy to restore this and import your database into MySQL using phpMyAdmin or your host’s preferred database manager.
Once you are certain your site has been backed up, you’re ready to start preparing for the upgrade.
Are your Plugins and Chosen Theme Compatible with WordPress 2.3?
Most modern themes shouldn’t cause any problem except that non v2.3 themes may not include the tags code needed to make use of the new tags feature of WordPress 2.3. This is a relatively simple update to make, and simply involves adding extra php code to the theme’s index.php and single.php.
Open index.php and single.php in your favorite text editor and search for the following code , and simply add the following code before or after depends on where you want the tags will be displayed (before or after your article).
The plugins used in your site will need to be checked against the list of compatible plugins. Any plugin that isn’t compatible will likely not work correctly or at all. You may need to contact the plugin author for an update or discontinue using that plugin until an update is available.
You should now be ready to upgrade your installation to WordPress 2.3, and if your host provides wget functionality simply copy the zip file to your server then unzip them directly into your WordPress folder. If wget isn’t available to you, then you’ll need to download the zip file and use an ftp client to upload the unzipped files.
Once you’ve uploaded your WordPress files, make sure your WordPress 2.3 compatible theme is uploaded to /wp-content/themes. Did you need updated plugins? Upload these to /wp-content/plugins. You should now be ready to initiate the WordPress update script.
Navigate to the admin section of your site, WordPress will automatically recognize that an upgrade is required. Once completed, and if all has gone to plan, you should be able to login to Dashboard without any difficulty.
Should you have any problems, i am here to assist you. Please tell me about your upgrade experiences. Join my RSS subscriptions in order to be informed about the new and more detailed WordPress coverage. Good Luck!
Getting your self a money making affiliate program comes from research. Almost all affiliate programs give you commission of sales. For example you are an affiliate of a voip phone service. You have to put catching marketing material on your web page that interests the reader and gives the customer solutions for voip phone service. If you have taken up affiliate account with a web and domain hosting company then you will have to make sure you are providing the key benefits that the customer is searching. Make sure your web host has a good repute or else you and your customers will suffer.
Posted by Mert Erkal on Oct 6, 2007 in Blog | 10 comments
Imagine your blog is listed amongst the most populars of del.icio.us, or on the front page of Digg, for about a day or so. I assure you that after reading post, you will learn all the basics of writing a killer “How to” article that works.
We all know that today “How To” articles are the most popular ones in Blogosphere . If you add value to others by clarifying a problematic or detailed issue, they will reward you by subscribing to your RSS feeds, giving link to your post, or even leaving a comment to your blog. Each comment is accepted as your blog content and is affecting your Search Engine Optimization positively. Formula is very simple, attract their attention, give what you promise and then be rewarded.
The major problem is to attract attention of blog readers at the beginning. There is a fierce never ending battle between bloggers so as to attract attention of blog readers. In order to win this battle, you should develop your skills on writing a killer headline.
Show Them the Benefits
Due to crazy busy lives we seek out tips, tricks, and methods to make things better, easier, and faster. This will make us feel happy too. Therefore focusing on better, easier, and faster is the key elements of great “how to” headlines and content.
Let’s have a look at this headline which is a killer headline for the men who are desperately seeking for a single date with a woman:
How to Date With 5 Different Women a Day
The headline structure is very powerful. You show the benefit by starting with “How to”. But the benefit you offer is not realistic. How can you manage to date with 5 different women in a day? You may face with a heart attack If you change it like this it will be far better :
How to Arrange A Date With A Woman In 5 Minutes
Congrats! The chance of achieving this target is higher than the previous one.
How To Formulate Killer Headlines
Below are some of the headline formats you can use for your articles:
- Who Else Wants [blank]?
Example : Who Else Want To Have A Blog Like The Thinking Blog?
2. The Secret of [blank]
Example : The Secret of Successful Blogging
3. Here is a Method That is Helping [blank] to [blank]
Example : Here is a Method That is Helping Bloggers to Boost Exposure
4. Get Rid of [problem] Once and For All
Example : Get Rid of Spyware Once and For All
5. Here’s a Quick Way to [solve a problem]
Example : Here’s a Quick Way to Exchange Links
The more you focus on the benefits to the reader in your headline, the more readers you’ll have. You will satisfy your readers by adding value to them and making them happy.
And then you might see your post on the front page of Digg
Getting yourself certified in various Microsoft technologies gives you the edge in the IT market. Exam 74-134 checks you for installation proficiency in Microsoft products. Microsoft’s CRM 3.0 expertise is checked in MB2-421. People who got certified in older technologies can give the upgrade exams, which will make their old certification on par with the new one. For example to get yourself certified in Exchange server 2003, if you are an MCSE on windows 2000, pass the 70-29670-297 exam has to be passed. Get your self appraised by 70-548 exam for developing and designing window based applications using Microsoft Dot Net framework. exam. To be certified in designing windows active directory.