Archives Tag: WordPress

Google’s Living Stories comes to WordPress

Google recently released “Living Stories for WordPress.” This is, I think, the first WordPress-specific plugin that Google has created — since they have their own competing software, termed Blogger. But I think this is actually a great move for Google, because so many high-profile sites use WordPress now, they really didn’t have a choice.

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Hanging out with Google Around Town

Google likes bring around everyone and meeting people face to face. You certainly will not see Larry Page or Sergey Brin hanging out at these conferences, but you will certainly see Google employees. I was talking with one Googler here at SXSW who is a UX (user experience) designer out of Google New York, and […]

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LinkedIn to Integrate with Google Docs

LinkedIn announced today that they are making new integrations available through the LinkedIn Applications Directory. Google Docs is not the only online tool that is being integrated though. Another huge integration is with WordPress. Take a look below for the first few applications being launched with this new Application Directory. Note: The WordPress integration works […]

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Google Wants to Help Make Sure You’re Secure

Google’s own Matt Cutts recently posted an article about how Google is helping you stay secure. To kick off the security enhancement efforts by Google, they are focusing on WordPress, the same software that powers this blog and the same software that I recently hosted a conference about; WordCamp NY.

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SEO: Dashes or Underscores?

Dashes, dashes, dashes. This is what the official statement from Google says. (link) Consider using punctuation in your URLs. The URL http://www.example.com/green-dress.html is much more useful to us than http://www.example.com/greendress.html. We recommend that you use hyphens (-) instead of underscores (_) in your URLs. So when you’re thinking about using dashes or underscores in your […]

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Google Inside Lately

In case you hadn’t heard yet, I’m the lead organizer for WordCamp NY 2008, a conference all about WordPress. So I have been really busy organizing this event. There’s a great line-up of speakers, including Matt Mullenweg, Michael Hampton, and Jeremy Clarke, just to name a few. You can view all of the speaker details […]

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Jonathan Dingman on Tools & Plugins

If you missed my talk on [WordPress] Tools & Plugins over the weekend at Izeafest, all of the content is posted online. Here is the embedded video, below it you can click and view it on ustream.tv Watch online: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/709432 Here is my post about the session at SearchEngineJournal.com. Then here is Loren’s post about […]

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WordPress.com Shifts into High Gear

Automattic’s Matt Mullenweg made the announcement today that WordPress.com now has the ability to offer Google Gears integration, making the WordPress.com experience notably better. Here is a short excerpt from Matt’s post about the new integration. On WordPress.com it is used to store all images and other web page components from the admin area to […]

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WordPress 2.5 Officially Launched!

For all those that are eagerly waiting for WordPress 2.5, wait no longer! WordPress 2.5 has arrived!! You can download your copy right now!

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WordPress.org Redesign!

WordPress.org is preparing for the 2.5 launch. With that preparation, WordPress.org has been redesigned to fit more in line with the 2.5 launch. Let’s take a look. What’s the largest difference between the new design and the old design? Everything. Different color schema, different layout, different copy text. But one great thing we can still […]

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