ClassiPress is a premium WordPress theme turns your WordPress into a classifieds ads web site and I recently bought this theme and I thought it would be a nice idea to share my experience with you guys.
First of all, the theme provides everything you need to make a directory website of your own. The reason I purchase the ClassiPress Classifieds Theme is that I plan to create a niche classifieds website. At first, I look for free an option such as free classifieds theme or classifieds plugin but then I see that those free plugins and themes are really sucks. Literally, SUCKS! So, I finally decide to purchase the AppThemes’ ClassiPress. It has a very nice design and comes with lots functionalities.
A few important functionaties of ClassiPress are that it uses latest WordPress 3.0 features and thanks to that your ad listings are totally kept different from your blog posts. Also, it automatically resizes your images that is why you do not have to worry about the uploaded images size or so. Additionally and my favorite feature is that ClassiPress has support of multi-languages. If your classifieds website are not going to be English, you can easily change your ClassiPress in your language with the help of .po and .mo files. Here you can find more information about how to change your ClassiPress’ language. Last of all, it has very advanced coupon module so that you can easily setup your own campaigns and keep track of them within minutes.
Long word short, I purchased this premium theme because I do not want to waste time with the free options and the ClassiPress is very advanced premium theme and I can easily say that ClassiPress could be the best WordPress classifieds theme out there. So, if you are planning to make a classifieds website go head and grab your copy of AppThemes’s ClassiPress Theme. It is priced at only $99. Also you may have a look at the demo of ClassiPress.
This post is written by Mehmet Akyol. He really likes blogging and is blogging more than two years. He mostly write about technology and he has two blogs: Tablet PC Freaks and Squash Racket Reviews.
Posted by Mert Erkal on Sep 28, 2009 in Blogging tools | 1 comment
Who else wants a WordPress plugin for proofreading? After The Deadline WordPress plugin not only proofread your blog posts, but also checks your writing style, and guides you. The plugin use artificial intelligence and natural language processing technology to find your writing errors and offer smart suggestions.
All you need is to register for an API key and download a plugin. Once installation is complete, After the Deadline adds a button that lets you check spelling, style, and grammar in WordPress.
What does After the Deadline do?
- Checks spelling errors
- Detects misused words
- Checks your writing style (based on plain English)
- Checks your grammar
- Explains errors
If you are not comfortable with your English, you will find After the Deadline quite helpful. I have used it for a while, and I am really impressed with it. Learn more about their technology or try their demonstration.
Posted by Mert Erkal on May 18, 2009 in Blogging tools | 1 comment
If you are a blogger who is struggling to find blogging content, here is a nice solution for you. Marro.ws is web-clipping tool that works like cutting the newspaper parts or a board-marker.
The good thing about Marro.ws is that you are able to save your valuable contents in their unlimited box. The best of all, you can easily access it from everywhere in PDF, TXT, HTML formats. The developers are working on other formats at the moment.
Instead of saving whole links like delicious, you can just save the most valuable part of an article with Marro.ws. It provides you an un-limited text area to save your valuable content from all different web sites. You can literally create an unlimited content database for your blogging.
Developers of Marro.ws has made a presentation on Next’09 event in 6 May. You may take a look at their presentation by clicking here
Google launched Knol as a knowledge sharing platform similar to Wikipedia last summer. According to the official Google blog the 100,000th knol published a few weeks ago. Writing a knol is very similar to blogging. Knols are published via your Google account, therefore your name is attached to every article you publish.You can build both inbound links and credibility with every knol you write.
We know that WordPress and Movable Type are very popular among bloggers nowadays. But we did not know the distribution of the blog services among the top 100 blogs. Luckily Royal Pingdom has made a great study and went through the Technorati top 100 and investigated which blog platforms they are powered by. You can check the full report here: The blog platforms of choice among the top 100 blogs
There might be plenty of ways to analyze this report. If you have any, you may share your thoughts with them in the comments. By the way, what is your favorite blog service and why?
Keeping a blog diary can help you improve as a blogger. However, not many of the bloggers are so keen on opening a notebook every now and then to write in, so if you’re such a person then Livescribe‘s the Pulse Smart Pen is for you.
It writes on special notebook paper. At the same time it records sound from your immediate area. The good thing is the Pulse Smart Pen coordinates what you write with what it hears. Best of all, you can save and share the content with your readers. The smartpen has a speaker, a display area and a microphone , along with either a 1 GB or 2 GB memory. See a good example of practical usage by Ed Dale: Livescribe Pulse Pen In Action
If you can afford pay $149.95 for the 1 GB memory version, and never miss a word again!