In this era of world-wide web, online presence is one of the deciding factors of business success. The better looking and easily navigable your website is the more people will be interested to read more. A lot of tools are available that allow you to design your website dynamically. Tools like WordPress, Joomla, Blogspot offer graphical interface where “What You See Is What You Get”. WordPress is one of the best platforms with hundreds of themes already available. Some of them are free and some will cost you. But even after getting a theme it is mandatory to customize it to make suit your blog/website. So here are some tips to make your website look better.
Choose your Theme: Themes offer a great way to make your blog look good. They can be customized in several ways like color schemes, background, fonts etc. WordPress offers a range of free themes on its own website. Also you can look for free or paid themes on other sites. It is highly advisable that you try different themes and explore how customizable the theme is according to your need. Continue reading →
I have been ever wondering, what is the use of google wave without those social features of sharing out waves with others. We know google wave helps us collaborate in real time and that can be helpful in many ways like documenting things, collab games etc. The best part is we can replay all of those to know who did what. But still the major part is sharing and bringing in more participation.
Bloggers usually feel a need to insert the google adsense ads in between the post anywhere they like to increase their click-through. Qucik adsense is one such wordpress plugin which you can use easily to improve your adsense positioning in the post and thus CTR (Click through rate) and thus revenue. With this plugin you have the freedom to experiment with as many positions of ads as you like and then decide which ad positioning works best for you.
You can place ads with the Quicktags Buttons which as seen below. Randomize the ads that show up in the blog post, Assign Ads at the beginning of post, assign Ads at the end of post, assign Ads after certain paragraphs and assign Ads after certain images. You can place most of 10 ads with this plugin. Continue reading →
Choosing a wordpress theme for your blog can be a real challenge. You have lots of wordpress themes on the internet. Every day a new theme free or premium shows up. But getting a theme that matches your choice of number of sidebars, colors, SEO ready and customizable is a real task. You can get a lot of themes from wordpress themes directory. You can also search google for “wordpress themes”.
But there is another place where you can get premium wp themes and that too free. WordPress theme selector has a collection of 230 free premium wordpress themes to choose from. When you get your desired theme you have to just save it and use it. This application is currently available for download for Windows users but Linux users can also use it with the help of wine. Continue reading →
The android world is still waiting for official wordpress app for android. WordPress app is already available for iPhone and Blackberry users. But android platform users still have a option to blog from their androids till the official wordpress app is available for it. WptoGo is one such application which is available for users who want to blog from their GPhones. Latest version is 1.9.0.
Some features of this WptoGo include:
Upload new post including title, content, tags and multiple categories with multiple wordpress accounts
WordPress 2.9 is now available for download. It was launched on 18th December. It is named as “Carmen”. You can either upgrade you wordpress to this version or you can download it from WordPress 2.9 download and install it. I am pretty late at telling Tech2view.com readers about this download, but better late then never. It also my first post for 2010.
Some of the main features that it is equipped with:
Inbuilt Image Editing – This version of wordpress has introduced the wordpress inbuild image editing tool with capabilities like cropping, scaling and rotating.
Global undo/”trash” feature – It helps you pull back those deleted posts and pages.
Batch plugin update and compatibility checking – As the name suggests it will update each and every outdated plugin you have added to your self hosted wordpress blog. It will also check for backward and forward compatibility checks while updating plugin, saving you time for writing blog posts.
Easier video embeds – It allows you to embed videos easily onto your blog posts, you now only have to copy/paste video link. no need of embed code. It currently supports video sharing sites like YouTube, Daily Motion, Blip.tv, Flickr, Hulu, Viddler, Qik, Revision3, Scribd, Google Video, Photobucket, PollDaddy, and WordPress.tv . Continue reading →