Category Archives: wordpress

Database Connection Strings


I wanted to post this to help others who have run into trouble with the message along the lines of “Cannot Establish Database Connection”.   This can happen for several reasons but usually the fix is fairly easy – you … Continue reading

Posted in blogs, wordpress | Tagged , , , | 175 Comments

WordPress Publishing Problems with Flickr or other programs?


Another reminder (because I’ve needed this many times) that you must enable WordPresses “Remote Publishing” protocols if you want to blog photos directly from Flickr  (a fantastic feature – I wish more people could do this but it remains a … Continue reading

Posted in blogging, blogs, Flickr, wordpress | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Dear WordPress – Now that you own Intense Debate, please get Intense Debate Comments going at WordPress hosted blogs.


Problem:  Cannot install Intense Debate at WordPress hosted blogs The internet is a funny place, usually interesting, always provocative, and often frustrating.     In typical internet fashion after learning about how nice it would be to have the  “Intense Debate” comment … Continue reading

Posted in blogging, blogs, Web 2.0, Websites, widgets, wordpress | 5 Comments

Who ARE these WordPress Guys? Bravo … again.


WordPress is one of those amazing Web 2.0 companies that always impresses you with innovation and quality. Here, they have created a way to better index WordPress blog content using Google sitemaps.  WordPres was was already the best CMS system … Continue reading

Posted in blogging, blogs, companies, Web 2.0, wordpress | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Free Google blog at your own website? Priceless.


Google has a great feature where you can add a free blogger blog to your website.  I use that for some other blogs though JoeDuck is hosted at WordPress, which offers more powerful content management features than blogger blogs. Here are the … Continue reading

Posted in blogs, computers, Google, internet, wordpress | Tagged | 19 Comments

Will work for free WIFI: The New Journalism?


Scott Karp has a nice post today about the intersection of journalism and blogging.    I’m glad he notes the weakness of the argument that bloggers cannot be journalists.   Suggesting mainstream journalism is on firm and high ground is especially absurd in this world where yellow journalism generally … Continue reading

Posted in advertising, blogs, Globalization, personal, Social Networks, technology, Web 2.0, wordpress | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Blogger and OpenID


Reshma Kumar over at Webguild is reporting on Google’s upcoming launch of blogger based blog commenting that will support OpenID.   This is a great development and kudos to Google for again doing the right thing, which is making it easy … Continue reading

Posted in blogs, open social, Social Networks, Web 2.0, wordpress | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments