Posts Tagged ‘Wordpress Plugin’

How to Add the Google +1 Button to your Website

Few days back, Google released its Google +1 (“plus one”) button to compete with Twitter’s Tweet button and Facebook’s Like button. This is a big step towards adding the social aspects to the search results.  If you have not incorporate it into your website, do it as soon as possible. Because,  This button can generate a potential traffic and exposure to your web site. All your visitor need to have a Google account to use your Google button.

Why Google created this button? first of all to compete  Facebook like button and Twitter’s Tweet button.

Secondly, +1 helps people discover relevant content—a website, a Google search result, or an ad—from the people they already know and trust. Adding the +1 button to your pages lets users recommend your content, knowing that their friends and contacts will see their recommendation when it’s most relevant—in the context of Google search results.

How to Add Google +1 in WordPress


The process is very simple, just visit official page for publishers which offers different sizes  with some customization if you want to do it. If still you want to know step by step guide you can visit: How to Add the Google +1 Button to your WordPress. Webmasters who want to quickly get button code to run on their site should use the configurator. Before using +1 Button  API Call you can read the policies on Google +1 Button Publisher Policies. One my  my friend from DIYthemes for WordPress Thesis themes explaiedn in detail about using  +1button API call on his blog How to Add Google +1 (plus one) Share Button to WordPress and Thesis which is a detail tutorial about this excellent +1 button.

WordPress Plugins for Google +1 Button


If  you  love using WordPress plugin to help you to display sharing  button at the end of your post. Than you can use Sharedaddy which already allow you to share your posts with Twitter, Facebook, and a host of other services like Google +1 button. You can configure services to appear as icons, text, or both. Some services have additional options to display smart buttons, such as Twitter, which will update the number of times the post has been shared.

Google +1 for WordPress

Google +1 for WordPress is the only full blown Google +1 plugin for WordPress. +1 Pro gives you support for both custom WordPress ShortCodes AND Template Tags! Add as many Google +1 buttons to your site as you want, anywhere you want!

Google Traffic Pop for WordPress

Take full advantage of Google’s 500 million plus user base by giving your visitors an alternative to ads that also create value for you. By clicking +1 on your content they share it with everyone and they get to view your content uninterrupted: a great alternative to those who have content they cant charge for but want added value from it. Requiring them to +1 before reading / viewing / downloading etc will add thousands of new visitors and links to your sites! More +1’s = more traffic = more money!

Google +1 Content Locker

Tap into Google’s 500 million plus users with Google +1 Content Locker and gain immediate search and social traffic boosts. More +1’s = more traffic = more money!

The first plugin of its kind, Google +1 Content Locker allows you to wrap your WordPress post and page content in a “content locker” that will require the user to share your content with Google +1 before they can see it. Build a social media super prescense over night by locking all, or just parts of your posts and pages!

For Joomla bloggers: HOW TO ADD A GOOGLE +1 BUTTON TO YOUR JOOMLA SITE.

Why Google +1 Button is Bad for Search Engine Optimization


Why Google +1 Button is Bad for Search Engine Optimization

I havn’t face any problem with the load time of this button but bhartzer on WordPress.com has written that

It will severely impact your page load time, which will ultimately hurt your website’s usability. Slow page load times will also impact your website’s search engine optimization. Do not implement the Google +1 button at this time.

Never forget to rock the Wparena’s +1 button at the end of this post.

Facebook, Twitter and Google +1 Traffic Pop

Take full advantage of these tools to get more traffic to your website. What they are saying about them:

More likes = more exposure = more traffic = more money!
More tweets = more exposure = more traffic = more money!
More +1’s = more traffic = more money!

Twitter Traffic Pop for WordPress

Instead of forcing your visitors to see popups with ads, why not ask them to Tweet instead! Tap into Twitter’s 100 million plus users with this hot new popup style marketing tactic. Make Twitter your slave with one line of code! More tweets = more exposure = more traffic = more money!

Twitter Traffic Pop Featutres

  • Fully customizable CSS included, looks just like a twitter.com pop-up
  • Optional close button
  • LOCKS out page functionality behind the popup!
  • Cookies remember users who already ‘Tweeted’ about your site
  • Works on all sites and big and small
  • Viral, Twitter styled pop-up is proven to induce more tweet traffic.
  • Make Twitter your slave with one line of code!
  • Great for PREMIUM CONTENT areas or even have your uses tweet ads for you!
  • Allows you to pre-populate the tweet input box!

Includes full source with documentation and well commented WordPress Plugin and jQuery plugin version of the pop up script.

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Google Traffic Pop

Take full advantage of Google’s 500 million plus user base by giving your visitors an alternative to ads that also create value for you. By clicking +1 on your content they share it with everyone and they get to view your content uninterrupted: a great alternative to those who have content they cant charge for but want added value from it. Requiring them to +1 before reading / viewing / downloading etc will add thousands of new visitors and links to your sites! More +1’s = more traffic = more money!

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Facebook Traffic Pop

Tap into Facebook’s 500 million plus users now with the hottest Facebook traffic plugin. Facebook traffic pop is a new breed of ‘popups’ that will allow you to have your users like your pages, instead of trying to get them to click ads. More likes = more exposure = more traffic = more money!

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Twitter Traffic Pop

Instead of forcing your visitors to see popups, why not ask them to Tweet instead! Tap into Twitter’s 100 million plus users with this hot new popup style marketing tactic. Make Twitter your slave with one line of code! More tweets = more exposure = more traffic = more money!

Twitter Traffic Pop Featutres

  • Fully customizable CSS included
  • Optional close button
  • LOCKS out page functionality behind the popup!
  • Cookies remember users who already ‘Tweeted’ about your site
  • Works on all sites and big and small
  • Viral, Twitter styled pop-up is proven to induce more tweet traffic.
  • Make Twitter your slave with one line of code!
  • Great for PREMIUM CONTENT areas or even have your uses tweet ads for you!

Includes full source with documentation and demo examples, and I have even included a blank template for you to build pages off with no set-up required!

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Run Advertisement campaign with WP PRO Advertising System Plugin

This WordPress Plugin allows you to manage your advertisements on your WordPress site. It has many powerfull features to put advertisements on your website, manage advertisers, campaigns, banners & adzones, track clicks, impressions & CTR all in just a few seconds.

List of Features

  • Manage Advertisers create a profile for each advertiser.
  • Manage Campaigns create multiple advertising campaigns for each advertiser. this way you keep a clean overview over all of your banners.
  • Manage Banners You can choose between 3 options to add banners.
    1. Upload a banner from your computer
    2. Link an external banner
    3. Paste HTML Code (adSense, iframes, …)
  • Manage Adzones you can place adzones anywhere you want on your websit. As soon as you link a banner to an adzone it will be visible on your site. Adzones can be any size. There are 2 ways to add adzones to your website.
    1. Template tag: this is a function you can include into your template.
    2. Shortcode: this is a shortcode you can use inside your posts/pages.
  • Track statistics keep an overview of how many impressions/clicks your ads get and calculate the CTR for every banner, campaign and advertiser.
  • Customize using Add-Ons Add-ons allow you to extend the possibilities of the WP Pro Advertising System. This way you can build an advertising manager just the way you like. No need to worry about stuff you’ll never use. Only add the plugins you really need.
    1. PRO Ad Region Data
      • This plugin allows you to show specific banners to users from sprecific countries.

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WordPress Designers and Developers Go for Cloud Computing!

For me WordPress designers and developers should go for Cloud computing, because it is an emerging technology. They are often in the business of selling ideas which is not a physical product so they don’t actually have to be anywhere when they work. They just need to be near a computer with an internet connection.

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Compared to the traditional shared, VPS or dedicated hosting , cloud hosting offers unprecedented benefits that makes your design and development  grow as you can concentrate on your core designing rather than worrying about the hardware software requirements.

Optimizing your WordPress installation for cloud computing

Optimization is very important to run a successful WordPress powered website or blog. On shared hosting no need to pay much attention to how much server resources your WordPress installation utilizes. As well dedicated hosting or virtual private servers can eat up ram and utilize a lots of resources. However, on a cloud computing environment like Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), give you the edge that only utilized resources will be use.

On the other hand, you should optimize your WordPress installation and use some plugins which help you to minimize resources it uses. Here are some useful plugins.

Amazon Cloud Computing S3 plugin for WordPress

This WordPress plugin allows you to use Amazon’s Simple Storage Service to host your media for your WordPress powered blog.

Thanks to Tan Tan Noodles Blogonline storage solution and host their images for providing valuable tips about using Amazon S3.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!
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These are the links contain more useful plugin list:
30+ Essential WordPress Plugins
The Best WordPress Plugins for Bloggers of the Future

Cloud Website Builders

The following websites allow anybody to create a blog.

  • Blogger
    Blogger is a website that allows anybody to create their own blog for free.
  • Google Sites
    Google sites allows anybody to easily build a public website or private intranet with advanced functionality. Even quite sophisticated sites can be built and hosted with no payment required.
  • Moonfruit
    Moonfruit is a very easy to use, drag-and-drop website building tool that has already been used to build over 2.5 million websites. A site with up to 15 pages can be built and hosted for free. After that a subscription becomes payable.
  • Webs.com
    Webs is a free or paid website building tool that offers more code-savvy website designers somewhat greater technical flexibility that most of its competitors.
  • WordPress
    Wordpress is a very popular and sophisticated tool for creating your own free or paid blogging website.

Photo, Video and Audio Editors

These are all free online media editing tools.

  • Aviary
    Aviary offers suite of online media editing tools, including its Phoenix photo editor, Ravenvector-based drawing package (a bit like an online version of Adobe Illustrator), and its Mynamulti-track audio editor.
  • FotoFlexer
    Fotoflexer is a popular online photo editor that includes great integration with FacebookFlickrand MySpace.
  • flauntR
    flauntR is an online photo editing package that can integrate with a range of other popular web applications that use photos.
  • Jaycut
    Jaycut is a free online video editor. It allows twin-track video editing with transitions and titles, and has direct YouTube upload functionality. A demo can even be tried immediately without registration! This really is cutting-edge cloud software as its most impressive.
  • Photoshop Express
    Photoshop express is a free if very-cut-down online version of the industry-standard PhotoShop photo editor.
  • Picnik
    Picnik is an online photoeditor that can be used for free without registration. It is a cheery package for those who want clear and simple tools.
  • Pixlr
    Pixlr is an absolutely excellent free online photo editor. An interface called Pixlr Express is provided for image editing novices. However, for those who have experience of the full version of PhotoShop, the full Pixlr Editor offers a very powerful range of tools. These include layers, a history brush, and wide range of real-time filters. Anybody can use Pixlr for free online without even registering. Hurrah! However, online file storage is not included.
  • Pixorial.com
    Pixorial is another online video editor. Whilst not as sophisticated as Jaycut, it includes some cool collaborative features.

Cloud E-Mail Packages

Allow e-mail to be written and collected in the cloud.

  • Gmail
    Gmail is the very popular free web-based e-mail offering from Google.
  • Mimecast
    Mimecast is a cloud-based e-mail system for businesses that offers enterprise-class security and archiving.
  • Windows Live Hotmail
    Windows Live Hotmail is Microsoft’s free online e-mail system. It offers 5Gb of storage that ‘automatically increases as you need it’.
  • Yahoo! Mail
    Yahoo! Mail is a free online e-mail system which claims to offer ‘unlimited’ storage.

Virtual Meeting Tools

Following packages all facilitate virtual meetings by allowing remote participants to electronically communicate and share computing resources.

  • Adobe ConnectNow
    Adobe ConnectNow is a sophisticated online application for running virtual meetings. Users can share files, notes and their entire screens, as well as using online whiteboards and audio or video conferencing. Both free and paid versions are available.
  • LotusLive Meetings
    LotusLive meetings is a paid online virtual meeting tool from IBM, and one element of the broader LotusLive online collaboration suite.
  • WebEx
    WebEx is a suite of online collaboration tools from Internet giant Cisco. It features file and desktop sharing combined with phone conferencing and video conferencing and is becoming an industry standard. Whilst WebEx is a paid service, a free trial is available.

Freemium SaaS WordPress CMS + Blog Theme I

Freemium SaaS I for WordPress is a theme created for you to market your SaaS (Software as a Service) Web application. This WordPress theme includes the following:

  • WordPress 3.0 Compatible
  • 23 useful shortcodes
  • 6 admin switchable color schemes
  • Editable 3, 4 or 5 Column Pricing Grid (as static blocks)
  • Product Tour Pages Template
  • Billing info & Credit Card Signup Form (must be integrated with your own gateway)
  • Detailed Setup Instructions
  • Sample content to get your site looking like our demo
  • 6 Page Templates
  • 4 Panel Theme Settings Admin
  • Localization support

Includes layered Photoshop PSD (Photoshop) file of entire site.

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Freemium SaaS WordPress CMS + Blog Theme II

Freemium SaaS II for WordPress is a theme created for you to market your SaaS (Software as a Service) Web application. This WordPress theme includes the following:

  • WordPress 3.0 Compatible
  • 21 useful shortcodes
  • Editable 3, 4 or 5 Column Pricing Grid (as static blocks)
  • Product Tour Pages Template
  • Billing info & Credit Card Signup Form (must be integrated with your own gateway)
  • Detailed Instructions Documentation
  • 6 Page Templates
  • Custom 4-panel Admin Settings

Includes layered Photoshop PSD (Photoshop) file of entire site.

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If you want to understand more about Cloud Computing than you must read this book:


Cloud Computing: Web-Based Applications That Change the Way You Work and Collaborate Online.

How and Where to add AdSense to WordPress blog

Now bloggers do blogging to make money. And the first thing they want to do is to put Google AdSense on their blog. Embedding or placing Google AdSense on your WordPress can be accomplished in a variety of ways. Here is a WordPress guide that gives you different options for integrating Ads into your .

Google Adsense in a Sidebar


The easiest way to add adds in sidebar is to use WordPress widgets. Adding Google Adsense code to your sidebar and moving them into the order you want is easily achievable by simply dragging and dropping. You can also add anything you want including HTML code into a text widget.

The latest version of WordPress is integrated with widgets. If you are using old version which does not support widgets, than you can  grab the Sidebar widgets plugin. Keep in mind that not all WordPress themes are “Widget Ready” so if you don’t see the widget option in your dashboard then you will need to Widgetize your theme.

Even more information

How to use Widgets: For bloggers: how to install and use Widgets on your own blog
Widgetizing Themes: For designers: how to make your themes work with widgets
Widgetizing Plugins: For developers: how to make widgets for WordPress blogs

AdSense Code Into A WordPress Theme


With WordPress Plugins like AdSense-Deluxe, you can place Adsense code on any post or page. If you don’t want to use Plugin even than you can place to add your code in the main index template (index.php),  also be placed in the single post (single.php), page template (page.php), archives and if your theme has one the 404 template. Open one of the files and place your code just above the post content, so place the code above like this:

Your Code Here

<?php if (have_posts()) : //Are there any posts? ?>

Other places to place the code are:

Below the post,  above or below the comments:

<?php if ( comments_open() ) : //if comments are allowed ?>

You can experiment with many different places, just be sure to backup any file you are attempting to edit, and that the AdSense code or banner fits in the area and that all HTML or script tags are properly closed. It would also be wise to view your changes in different browsers and different size windows to make sure it looks right.

Best WordPress Plugins for Google Adsense


WordPress allows bloggers to easily integrate Google Adsense inside wordpress using plugins.For AdSense within a post I recommend following WordPress Plugins for Google  AdSense.

Adsense Deluxe – probably the most popular and perhaps the best AdSense plugin out there, AdSense Deluxe lets you automatically insert ads (it works with Yahoo ads, too) into your posts or pages. Very configurable and yet simple to use.

AdMan – integrates ads directly inside your blog posts. Compatible with AdSense.

AdSense Manager – a fully featured AdSense manager. Use the latest version only, as older versions had some issues with the AdSense terms and conditions.

AdRotator – AdRotator rotates (doh!) your AdSense ads, and combines them with other advertising programs.

Adsense Injection – inserts Adsense code randomly into a pre-existing blog. Takes a random paragraph (or br tag) break in your article and inserts adsense code. It does one per story on multi-post pages (home, archive, category) and let’s you pick how many to show on single post pages.

Google Ad Wrap – show that pesky Google spider what content on your blog is really important

Adsense Beautifier – places images next to your AdSense ads, which should increase the clickthrough rate. Be very careful with this one, as there’s some controversy over whether this violates the AdSense T&C.

Author Adsense – split revenue between several blog authors on the same blog.

AdSense Sharing Revenue and Earnings System – another revenue sharing plugin for AdSense on WordPress. Also shows you your earnings in real time.

Adsense Earnings WordPress Plugin – always be in control of your AdSense earnings, right from the WordPress Admin panel.

WhyDoWork AdSense Plugin – Thie plugin will help you to insert adsense ads on your blog with out modifying template with useful options. It’s depend on you that what kind of different adsense ads wanna show on page. As you can insert ads 468×60 ad at the start of a article, or same on below of article in your wordpress blog. It’s better way to add ads in blog with out working on template.

WP Simple Adsense Insertion – This plugin will help you to add google adsense ds to your blog post, pages and also in sidebar. There are so many plugin will help you to insert google adsense ads in post, but this plugin will help you to show ads in pages and sidebar too. Whenever you want to show ads in sidebar, need to using trigger text or calling the php function, it’s simple and easy way to do.

Easy AdSense – This plugin will help you to insert ads into posts, sidebar and add a google search box. it’s very easy to do, and it will give you complete solution for everything adsense related. You can customize google search with adsense. whenever visitor will earch it will show google ads too.

Adsense Ready WordPress Themes


Robust-5 in 1 Business & Portfolio WP Theme

Robust is a premium wordpress theme that will suite any project you can think off thanks to the fresh look and clean design. The theme comes with 5 color skins that are sure to impress any of your site visitors and will suite to your company’s needs.

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BVD-Beautiful Website Design-Wordpress

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Egg Theme – Personal WordPress Blog theme

2 column, Traditional widget ready theme, Special styled head post and custom widgets to fit the blog design.

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Avura – Elegant Magazine Theme

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Hugo – Minimalistic Portfolio WordPress Theme

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Must WordPress Setting for New Installation

One of my friend Rai Niaz Ahmad have installed WordPress 3.1.3 and asked for help to set up. After providing him all guidelines, There are some  important settings to change in WordPress installation, which are very helpful for WordPress Tweaking and “Must To Do Settings” to improve site performance and very essential changes you should make.

WordPress General Setting:

You must take account following WordPress General settings to effect immediately after installation.
1. Site Title
2. Tagline
3. Email
4. Set time zone

WordPress Reading Settings:

This option give you choice to select Front page displays options. Its all depends upon your theme, or If you want to use your own created page to display as a Home Page, then select “A Static Page” option, which will give you more option to display as a Home page. Select your page and click “Save Setting” button. Otherwise use your latest Post to be display on home page.

WordPress Discussion Settings:

Here you will find bundle of setting, don’t be panic. Because these setting are very useful which allow people to post comments on new articles. These setting will help you handle with spammers, As well you can Stop spam with reCAPTCHA.   You can encourage visitors to comment by following these steps: How to Enhance and Encourage to Comments.
Under Discussion Settings, you can choose your own Avatars along with your own comments on your blog.

WordPress Permalinks Settings:

Choose a permalink structure that you feel comfortable with and that fits your blog. The suggestions made by WordPress work well, especially the following structure:
/%year%/%monthnum%/%day%/%postname%/

and %category%/%postname%/

Privacy Settings:

Confirm that you have select the following option “I would like my site to be visible to everyone, including search engines (like Google, Bing, Technorati) and archivers”.

WordPress Plugins:

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.

30+ Essential WordPress Plugins

WordPress ping list  settings:

On installation WordPress pings only have one ping  site. |You should tell Google to index your site as soon as you write a post, so you have to extent this ping list.Here is my most working ping list of 2011.

Here is the result (just copy and paste this list into Options > Writing > Update Services):

http://rpc.pingomatic.com

http://rpc.technorati.com/rpc/ping

http://blogsearch.google.com/ping/RPC2

http://ping.weblogs.se/

http://blogmatcher.com/u.php

http://coreblog.org/ping/

http://www.blogpeople.net/servlet/weblogUpdates

http://bulkfeeds.net/rpc

http://trackback.bakeinu.jp/bakeping.php

http://ping.myblog.jp

http://ping.bitacoras.com

http://ping.bloggers.jp/rpc/

http://ping.blogmura.jp/rpc/

http://xmlrpc.blogg.de

http://1470.net/api/ping

http://bblog.com/ping.php

http://blog.goo.ne.jp/XMLRPC

More Resources on Ping:

WordPress Compressed All-Inclusive Ping List
Setting Up Your WordPress Ping List
My WordPress ping list
7 Most Essential Setting not to ignored for a newly installed WordPress Blog

WordPress Contact Page:

Contact Form play a very important role to make connection between Website users and owners. Specially if you are running an e-commerce, social networking or multi user website. Even that if you are running a personal blog, you need a contact form for advertisers to contact you for their advertisement.

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