Archive for August, 2010

WordPress Settings Not in the Settings Menu

Few days back I had written a post for WordPress and Bloggers blog “How to make WordPress and Blogger Post Via e-Mail“, there are two important WordPress settings including this one and the other one is ratings of blog posts and comments that you are not able to handled either during sign-up process or in the setting menu for a blog on WordPress.com. For Self hosting blog all you have to enhance your blog or Website through WordPress Plugins WP-PostRatings.

1. Ratings Settings:

The Ratings Settings are found in a subpanel of the Ratings menu on WordPress Administration
pages. PollDaddy Ratings are available on WordPress.com. This enables you to place ratings on your blog posts, pages, and comments. To get started, look for the Ratings menu in your dashboard.
There is an excellent video tutorial on Rating setting on posts, pages and comments:

Rating Posts:

There are two options to use ratting system whether to use a Five-star rating, or a Nero rating(thumbs up or Thumbs Down).

Rating Pages:

You can extend your pages by this feature and can set the position of ratings above and below each page.

Rating Comments:

You can further extend the ratings options for comments, so visitors can rate one another’s comments.

Read Detail about Ratting.

WordPress Plugin – WP-PostRatings

Adds an AJAX rating system for your WordPress blog’s post/page.
Download | Read more

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2. Post by Email Settings:

This setting can be very useful or problematic, because smartphone holder are able to download an app for it that
enables them to do at least basic WordPress blog management on the go. Apps are available for the iPhone/iPod touch and for BlackBerry. Search your required apps related to your gadgets on WordPress.com. Keep in mind that These apps do not require that you turned on the Post by Email setting, though you can use an app sometimes and Post by Email other times.
For detail read more:

How to make WordPress and Blogger Post Via e-Mail

Images and Reference:

Ratings-on-wordpress-org

Rating system: sharing comments with others

http://www.nickstakenburg.com/projects/starbox/

Make a Post Via Email in Blogger – Just Send a Mail

How to Decorate Web Pages With Google Font API and Font Squirrel

Using Arial or Georgia font in your WordPress theme is a normal thing but now it’s essential that you take advantage of the latest tools and techniques. Until now, designers were forced to choose from only a handful of web fonts when designing their sites or templates. But not anymore, Take the Google Font Directory, you only need to link to a Google-hosted style sheet and set your CSS font-family, accordingly.

How to use the Google Font API to add web fonts to your pages?

Here is the example of the code to produce the required result:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang=”en”>
<head>
<meta charset=”utf-8″>
<title>Custom Fonts in 30 Seconds</title>
<link href=”http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Cantarell” rel=”stylesheet”>
<style>
body { font-family: ‘Cantarell’, serif; }
</style>
</head>
<body>
Hello World
</body>
</html>

The Google Font Directory lets you browse all the fonts available via the Google Font API. All fonts in the directory are available for use on your website under an open source license and are served by Google servers.

Right Now, Google’s Font Directory only offers around a dozen curated custom fonts. And i hope this number will surely increase with the passage of time, if you need a unique font for your web page that’s unavailable, it only takes an extra moment or so to write the @font-face rules yourself.

Font Squirrel:

It is very easier to utilize the @font-face kits from the wonderful Font Squirrel site. They offer @font-face “kits,” which contain everything you need to use the fonts straight away, and they’ve done it very well: their fonts are free and licensed for use in commercial projects.

Download | Generate

You might interested in : How to Customize fonts in WordPress blog with CSS3


Plugins for Implementing a private messaging system

There is a way for users of your site and blog to contact each other is via email contact form, Now With WordPress Powered Blog and Website it is possible to provide your visitors with a way to send and receive private messages though these WordPress Plugins.

1. WP Private Messages

WP Private Messages is a plugin for messaging each others. It requires minimum user level 0. You can send or recieve messages, and of course, reply.

Download | Offical page

2. Private Messages For WordPress

This plugin allows users of WordPress blog send private messages (PM) to each other. The number of PM can be controlled in plugin option page.
Otherwise, an email will be sent to user when a new PM is received. Email template is full-controlled.

Download | Author Page

3. Cartpauj PM

Cartpauj PM (Private Messages) allows you to easily add a Private Messaging system to your WordPress blog/site. Unlike other Private Messaging plugins available, Cartpauj PM works through a Page rather than the WP Dashboard — This is very helpful if you want to keep users out of the Dashboard area! Please see the features and TODO lists below for more about what Cartpauj PM currently does and what’s planned for the future.

Download | Cartpauj PM

4. BuddyPress Private Messages for Friends Only

By default, any member on your BuddyPress site is allowed to send private messages to anyone in your userbase.
This plugin only allows friends and site administrators to send private messages. Thus, acting as another deterrent from illegitimate users.

Download | Author

Reference: www.marieclaire.com

ThemeForest WordPress Themes For Real Estate Bloggers

If you ate owing a Real Estate Business or planning to start this business  than you must bring your presence at internet by making a Website or a Blog on WordPress. Internet will bring a huge amount of customers on your site and definitely it will boost up your business. WordPress is ruling the internet so why not use this platform to compliment your real estate business by making a blog on WordPress platform. Previously, I have given the few WordPress theme for Real Estate business on following links:

Best Real estate WordPress Themes
WordPress 3.0 Real Estate Theme Update – OpenHouse V3
Main Street Real Estate Theme from Gorilla Themes
Corporate WebSite Powered By WordPress

Today I am compiling a list of ThemeForest WordPress themes for Real Estate Bloggers. I am not reviewing or giving any suggestions concerning the Theme as I am no real estate broker and do not have the faintest idea how the real estate business works. So All I am talking about WordPress Theme For Real Estate Bloggers.

1. WP Pro Real Estate

by contempoinc

The Most Popular and one of the most feature rich Real Estate themes on ThemeForest.
WP Pro Real Estate is a clean and simple theme designed for WordPress installations, it allows you to create a dynamic content managed site for use in the real estate business. It’s very simple to get up and running, and includes many features allowing for complete customization.

Demo | Theme’s Detail

2. Real Estate Theme

by designspike

Real Estate Theme is a professional WordPress Template, that is suitable for real estate type websites or for showcasing your work and/or products. The Real Estate Theme comes with an easy to set up “featured” image slider (with it’s own admin options), a colour switcher with 3 colour schemes and a built-in contact form.

Demo | Theme’s Detail

3. OurHome – Professional Real Estate Theme

by Banhawi

Professional , extremely functional yet great looking real estate wordpress theme with a list of awesome features best suited for who’s looking forward starting strong and good looking real estate website .

Demo | Theme’s Detail

4. OpenHouse Real Estate Premium WordPress Template

by BuchmannDesign

Openhouse (currently the highest rated WordPress Real Estate theme (realestate) with 5 stars average on TF) is a very powerful and flexible Real Estate theme. It includes a very powerful and flexible Search, where you can search by location, number of baths, beds, max price, min price, and property type. The Location search alone is unique in that you can have multiple levels of locations. Check out the demo for an example. This theme also includes an extremely powerful Loan calculator which can be shown or hidden in Theme Options. The color scheme choice is unlimited. Simply supply a color, and the whole site changes, including all gradients and effects.

Demo | Theme’s Detail

5. Villa Grande – Real Estate

by Netstudio

Villa Grande is a Real Estate Theme with a sophisticated look and advanced functionality to assist Realtors in attaining a website with a “Big Company” look, without spending a fortune on development cost. Advanced search, Google maps integration, Jquery slideshow and mortgage calculator is some of the features included as standard.

Demo | Theme’s Detail

6. Real Estate Gold

by designspike

Real Estate Gold wordpress theme is designed for real estate type websites. It may also be suitable for showcasing your work or products. It comes with built in basic real estate listing filtering, featured slider banner and admin options to customize the theme.

Demo | Theme’s Detail

7. Elegant Real Estate


by designspike

Elegant Real Estate wordpress theme is designed for real estate type websites. It may also be suitable for showcasing your work or products. It comes with built in basic real estate listing filtering, featured slider banner and admin options to customize the theme.

Demo | Theme’s Detail

8. Quickstart Real Estate

by designspike

Quickstart Real Estate wordpress theme is designed for real estate type websites. It may also be suitable for showcasing your work or products. It comes with built in basic real estate listing filtering, featured slider banner and admin options to customize the theme.

Demo | Theme’s Detail

9. Realist – The Ultimate Real Estate WordPress Theme

by stevebluck


This is woking right out of the box. Make your own property listings that can be searched, and filtered. This is a property website ready to go!

Demo | Theme’s Detail

10. Modern Realtor

by designspike

Modern Realtor wordpress theme is designed for real estate type websites. It may also be suitable for showcasing your work or products.

Demo | Theme’s Detail

135+ Unofficial Windows 7 Wallpapers Part 2

Your desktop background (also called wallpaper) can be a digital picture from your personal collection, a picture that comes with Windows, a solid color, or a picture framed with a color. You can choose one image to be your desktop background or you can display a slide show of pictures.

How To change the desktop background

  1. Click to open Desktop Background.
  2. Click the picture or color that you want to use for your desktop background.If the picture you want to use isn’t in the list of desktop background pictures, click an item in the Picture location list to see other categories, or click Browse to search for the picture on your computer. When you find the picture that you want, double-click it. It will become your desktop background.

    Look for pictures in other locations on your computer

  3. Under Picture position, click the arrow and choose whether to crop the picture to fill the screen, fit the picture to the screen, stretch the picture to fit the screen, tile the picture, or center the picture on the screen, and then click Save changes.

Note

  • If you choose to have a fitted or centered picture as your desktop background, you can also frame your picture with a color background. Under Picture position, click Fit or Center. Click Change background color, click a color, and then click OK.

Tip

  • To make any picture stored on your computer (or a picture you are currently viewing) your desktop background, right-click the picture, and then click Set as Desktop Background.

The Set as Desktop Background option

You must like my previous collection of Official and unofficial Windows 7 Wallpapers at:

Official Windows 7 Wallpaper

101 Unofficial Windows 7 Wallpaper

Click to enlarge…

More Windows 7 Wallpaper

Official Windows 7 Wallpaper

101 Unofficial Windows 7 Wallpaper

Reference: Microsoft Windows 7

The Best WordPress Plugins for Bloggers of the Future

Thanks to the WordPress for modification through thousand of the Plugins available. It doesn’t matter what you want to accomplish on your blog, here is the fuel for excellence that will give you an edge over other blogging platform, these WordPress Plugins are the key for the birth and success of blogs. Every Blogger from beginners to more experienced webmaster can modify blog and can get access through highly sophisticated and powerful publishing tool and by implementing these WordPress Plugins you blog will get more success and power.

1. Tweet Blender

Author: Kirill Novitchenko

Better than Twitter’s own widgets – Tweet Blender is tag-aware and has support for multiple authors, lists, hashtags, and keywords all blended together. The plugin can show tweets from just one user or a list of users (as all other Twitter plugins do); however, it can also show tweets for a topic which you can define via Twitter hashtag or keyword. But there is more! It can also show tweets for multiple authors AND multiple lists AND multiple keywords AND multiple hashtags all blended together into a single stream.

Download | Plugin Homepage

2. Facebook Dashboard Widget – a plugin for WordPress

Author: Chris Chrisostomou

If you’re like me, you’ll like to keep up with what your friends are up to but don’t always have time to check Facebook. Or maybe you’re just somewhere where access to the Facebook site is blocked. Work, school, etc.
This is a simple solution to bring the Facebook data to you. Using the dashboard widgets available in WordPress 2.5, this plugin will process your Friends status updates, posted items and/or your Facebook notifications RSS feed, and add a widget for each to your WordPress admin dashboard. So now you can keep up with whats going on in your friends lives from anywhere without needing to access Facebook!

Download | Plugin Homepage

3. uQuery iPhone App Widget

Author: RADSense Software

Tired of copying and pasting iPhone application details in your blog?
Just simply click the new button that this plugin adds to the write screen (rich editor included) and then paste the application ID or url to uQuery application into the prompt box; easy as that. You can configure the widget to display a uQuery search bar and you can use your own referral ID from Apple for the ‘buy from Apple Store link’.

Download

4. WordPress Mobile Pack project

Author: James Pearce, andreatrasatti

The dotMobi WordPress Mobile Pack is a complete toolkit to help mobilize your WordPress site and blog.
It includes a mobile switcher to select themes based on the type of user that is visiting the site, a selection of mobile themes, extra widgets, device adaptation and a mobile administration panel to allow users to edit the site or write new posts when out and about.

Download | Plugin Homepage

5. Google Analytics for WordPress

Author: Joost de Valk

The Google Analytics for WordPress plugin allows you to track your blog easily and with lots of metadata. It adds the asynchronous tracking code for Google Analytics and automatically tracks and segments all outbound links from within posts, comment author links, links within comments, blogroll links and downloads. It’ll add custom variables while tracking to show you pageviews per author, post type, category or publication year. It’ll also allow you to track AdSense clicks, add extra search engines, ignore certain user levels, and much much more: this is simply the Ultimate Google Analytic solution for WP!
Download | Plugin Homepage

6. Smart Youtube

Author: Vladimir Prelovac

Smart Youtube is a WordPress Youtube plugin that allows you to easily insert Youtube videos/playlists into your post, comments and in your RSS feed. The plugin is designed to be small and fast and not use any external resources.

Download | Plugin Homepage

7. A Better Tag Cloud

Author: Nicolas Kuttler

I was pretty annoyed with the default tag cloud widget. It does a lot of things wrong, like inconsistent HTML markup and hardcoded font sizes. So I wanted to write my own. Digging through the code I found out that the wordpress wp_tag_cloud() function is pretty powerful. In fact, it could do almost everyhing I want. So I abandoned my plan to rewrite everything from scratch and added a nice admin interface to my tag cloud widget.

Download | Plugin Homepage

8. WP-PostRatings

Author: Lester ‘GaMerZ’ Chan

All the information (general, changelog, installation, upgrade, usage) you need about this plugin can be found here: WP-PostRatings Readme. It is the exact same readme.html is included in the zip package.

Download | Plugin Homepage

9. Flickr + Highslide

Author: Pim Linders

This plugin displays flickr photos using highslide.

Features
13 unique ways of displaying your photos
8 different gallery styles
Displays photos from a photoset
Displays all of a user’s photos
Displays photos in latest or random order
Ability to change the size of images and thumbnails
Ability to seperate photos into pages
Displays photo titles

Download | Plugin Homepage

10. Yet Another Related Posts Plugin

Author: mitcho (Michael Yoshitaka Erlewine)

Yet Another Related Posts Plugin (YARPP) gives you a list of posts and/or pages related to the current entry, introducing the reader to other relevant content on your site.

Download | Plugin Homepage

11. MP3 Player Plugin for wordpress

Author: Thomas Norberg, Premiumbeat.com

This is a great way to get your music out there either through just listening or having some music on your site. Check the screenshots for more examples of usage. Check this page for usage for embedding into posts/pages Test MP3 Player.

Download | Plugin Homepage

12. WP-DBManager

Author: Lester ‘GaMerZ’ Chan


Allows you to optimize database, repair database, backup database, restore database, delete backup database , drop/empty tables and run selected queries. Supports automatic scheduling of backing up and optimizing of database.

All the information (general, changelog, installation, upgrade, usage) you need about this plugin can be found here: WP-DBManager Readme. It is the exact same readme.html is included in the zip package.

Download | Plugin Homepage

13. SEO Friendly Images

Author: Vladimir Prelovac

SEO Friendly Images is a WordPress optimization plugin which automatically updates all images with proper ALT and TITLE attributes. If your images do not have ALT and TITLE already set, SEO Friendly Images will add them according the options you set. Additionally this makes the post W3C/xHTML valid as well.

ALT attribute is important part of search engine optimization. It describes your image to search engine and when a user searches for a certain image this is a key determining factor for a match.
TITLE attribute play lesser role but is important for visitors as this text will automatically appear in the tooltip when mouse is over the image.

Download | Plugin Homepage

14. Google (XML) Sitemaps Generator for WordPress

Author: Arne Brachhold

This plugin will generate a special XML sitemap which will help search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo and Ask.com to better index your blog. With such a sitemap, it’s much easier for the crawlers to see the complete structure of your site and retrieve it more efficiently. The plugin supports all kinds of WordPress generated pages as well as custom URLs. Additionally it notifies all major search engines every time you create a post about the new content.

Download | Plugin Homepage

15. Sidenotes

Author: Stephan Lenhart

This plugin provides the possibility to simply add short side notes to your WordPress blog, showing the date of publication, a title and a description. In addition the plugin provides a link to the site the side notes refers to. Simply activate it and add new side notes within the “Tools” admin panel. To show off your side notes just put in your template. For easy syndication this plugin provides an additional RSS feed too. Enjoy!

Download | Plugin Homepage

16. Theme switch and preview plugin

Author: Nicolas Kuttler

The plugin is great for theme development as you can tweak the template online without breaking stuff for visitors. You can also use it for presentations, to show off various templates. There is a widget and a theme cloud shortcode to make this easier.

This plugin has three basic configurations:
Only admin: This is useful for theme developers and to preview themes on live sites.
Only with passkey: Send your clients preview links. They won’t need an account on your blog for this to work.
Everybody: Theme switching for everybody.

Download | Plugin Homepage

17. Resize on Upload

Author: John Tindell

Provides the ability to set a maximum width or height an uploaded image can be, if the image is larger than the specified values then it resized. Ideal for users who wish to upload multiple files without having to resize them via Photoshop or GIMP first.

Download | Plugin Homepage

18. Cute Profiles

Author: Tejaswini Deshpande, Sanjeev Mishra

Cute Profiles is a free WordPress Plugin which will bring all your Social Profiles at one location i.e. either left or right side of your blog pages in a well decent floating manner, saving your sidebar or footer space for ads or other important data and widgets.

Download | Plugin Homepage

19. Contact Form 7

Author: Takayuki Miyoshi

Just another contact form plugin. Simple but flexible.
Contact Form 7 can manage multiple contact forms, plus you can customize the form and the mail contents flexibly with simple markup. The form supports Ajax-powered submitting, CAPTCHA, Akismet spam filtering and so on.

Download | Plugin Homepage

20. StatPress Reloaded

Author: Manuel Grabowski

This plugin (a highly improved fork of StatPress) shows you real time statistics about your blog. It collects information about visitors, spiders, search keywords, feeds, browsers, OS etc.

Once the plugin StatPress has been activated it immediately starts to collect information. Using StatPress Reloaded you can see your visitors actions while they are surfing your blog or check which are the preferred pages, posts and categories. In the Dashboard menu you will find the StatPress Reloaded page where you could look up the statistics (overview or detailed). StatPress Reloaded also includes a widget you can add to a sidebar (or easy PHP code if you can’t use widgets!).

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