Archive for May, 2008

List of Tags for WordPress Write Screen – Click Tags

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Posted 28 May 2008 — by Ellie
Category WordPress

WordPress WednesdaysWordPress has introduced native tagging support with it’s latest version, but it does not give you, the WordPress Administrator, a lot of tagging support.

So when you write a post then realize that you can’t remember what tags you have used before, you end up opening your blog’s homepage to figure out what tags to use, then copy and paste into the tags area of your WordPress Write Screen. Or you will just guess and hope you didn’t use uppercase in your tag, when you should have used lowercase, or spelled the tag incorrectly!

Evernote – a new way to take notes on and offline

Posted 26 May 2008 — by Ellie
Category Technology

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Evernote is gaining fans all over the blogosphere with its free, feature-filled service that works on various platforms – Windows, Mac, Windows Mobile, online, offline; and is sync-able and searchable!

The coolest technology feature is Evernote’s handwriting recognition. Just start typing in the search box for whatever word or string of text you are looking for, and watch Evernote find it for you!

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Creative Commons License photo credit: Gustav H

How to delete or force delete print jobs

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Posted 26 May 2008 — by Ellie
Category Geek Girl

Geek GirlWe have all sent print jobs to the printer to only realize – “I shouldn’t have sent that!” But when you right-click on the job and press delete, the job says “Deleting” but never goes away!

The only way I knew of to fix this was to restart my computer. But, that’s a huge pain when I have four or five programs open and working online, too!

Follow the directions below to manually force delete print jobs. You won’t have to reboot your computer afterwards, either!

WordPress Plugins Review Site

Posted 21 May 2008 — by Ellie
Category WordPress

WordPress WednesdaysMy good friend Hyder has introduced a great new resource for WordPress users, called Plugin Zilla. This site has reviews of all kinds of WordPress plugins, so you can find the plugin that best fits your needs based on actual testing and reviews by a real-life WordPress user.

What makes Plugin Zilla stand out is that Hyder actually tests each plugin that comes his way, versus other sites, which just lists plugins and gives an author-written blurb about it.

While I am starting my own WordPress plugins review series next week, Plugin Zilla is definitely another resource to add to your list! Check it out!


WordPress Wednesdays features posts about plugins, themes and general usage of WordPress, the world’s most popular content management system!

Fix broken Firefox bookmarks icons!

Posted 19 May 2008 — by Ellie
Category Geek Girl

Geek GirlOur favorite web browser, Firefox, does not always update bookmark icons when a site’s icon changes, or it saves the icon of Google News next to CNN’s icon.

This can be a wee bit annoying, so, with a little tweaking, you can erase the old icon and let Firefox update your browser with the new icon.

First you need to find the bookmarks.html folder for your Firefox.

In Windows XP for me, it’s on a torturous thrill ride through the following folders: Documents and Settings – username – ApplicationData – Mozilla – Firefox – Profiles–a gobbledygook folder.

Is your page Stumbled?

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Posted 15 May 2008 — by Ellie
Category Better Blogger

StumbleUponI am a huge fan of StumbleUpon – the social networking site that lets you set preferences and find site that you might be interested in – and share them with friends!

But as a blogger, I am always interested in how often my pages are Stumbled (added to StumbleUpon’s databases).

I found a simple JavaScript bookmarklet for Firefox at The Internet Entrepreneur Diary that can let me know with one click whether or not a page has been Stumbled.

Stumbled?

Simply drag and drop the “Stumbled?” link to your “Bookmarks Toolbar Folder”. Now, you will have a shortcut on your Firefox Bookmarks Toolbar.

Where to Watch Internet TV

Posted 12 May 2008 — by HarriMac
Category Soulville

SoulvilleSometimes you don’t have cable tv (costs too much), sometimes you are studying all night and miss your favorite shows and sometimes you have a dual ear infection and really don’t feel like doing anything but watching internet televisions cause you can’t sleep.

No matter the reason, there are plenty of options out there to watch your favorite shows or even pick up a new series or two and watch them in their entirety. These are in no particular order – I use multiple sites to find exactly what I want to watch.

Geek Girl’s Software Pack

Posted 12 May 2008 — by Ellie
Category Geek Girl

Geek GirlOver the years, I have brought all kinds of free software and open source software to your attention. There are many software options that can make your life a lot easier AND you don’t have to pay for them!

The Geek Girl’s Software Pack includes what I consider to be a solid set of free software that every computer user should have installed on their system – whether they are computer beginners or experts!

openoffice-logoOpenOffice provides excellent Word, Excel and PowerPoint equivalents that are fully compatible with the Microsoft file formats. It is easy to use and has extensive support, including free templates. It also comes in a portable version for your flash drive.

11 Ways to Monetize Your Blog

Posted 08 May 2008 — by Ellie
Category Better Blogger, WordPress

WordPress WednesdaysMost people want to make money from their blogs. With WordPress, it is easy to monetize (turn into money) your blog!

Here are 11 tried and true methods to monetize your blog, according to research and personal experience.

Some bloggers have had success with selling links on their blogs – however, be aware the the Great Google does not condone selling links that pass PageRank.

Top sites for getting listed and selling your links or linking to products for sale include:

  1. Kontera ContentLink
  2. Text Link Ads
  3. BlogAds
  4. Ad Brite