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Tips and tricks to customize WordPress.com blog

If you have a blog at WordPress.com, you know that inspite of all good features, WordPress.com customization is very poor. WordPress dot com doesn’t allow third-party widgets, doesn’t accept certain html tags, and so on, and so on. Still, there are some tricks you can use to add something interesting to your wordpress blog. This links collection is especially for you, my fellow wordpress[dot]com bloggers!

1. GetSocial – the best thing ever: easy adding social bookmarks buttons to WordPress.com

2. Free surveys and polls – a list of free services that will help you to add polls and surveys to your WordPress.com blog

3. Easy comments moderation – shortcuts for quicker and easier moderation of your WordPress.com blog comments

4. Easy post editing – keyboard shortcuts that will enhance your WordPress.com visual editor

5. Free copyrights for your blog – protect your content by adding free copyright

6. AddThis button for sidebar – how to use AddThis button in your WordPress.com blog sidebar properly

Hope you’ll like these links just like I do!

Add to FacebookAdd to DiggAdd to Del.icio.usAdd to StumbleuponAdd to RedditAdd to BlinklistAdd to TwitterAdd to TechnoratiAdd to FurlAdd to Newsvine

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June 1, 2009 Posted by | blogs, Wordpress | , , , | 8 Comments

Statistics Charts for WordPress Blogs

Yesterday I read post How to create statistics chart for your blog on Flash’y’mania blog and I was fascinated with the animated Flash chart displaying blog visitors statistics. And of course, I want such a chart for my blog. But, as you probably know, WordPress doesn’t support Flash. I was angry with them about this many times and this chart was one more reason to be disappointed with WordPress limitations. Nevertheless, there is no sense in being angry, so I began to think what can I do to place chart like this on my blog. I’ve found the only solution – to create static chart and save it as image so that it can be published to WordPress.

Of course, I lose some advantages by replacing flash graph with a static image graph. Charts in Flash format are animated, interactive and even can display dynamic data.  But having no alternatives here on WordPress, I still tried to create image chart. I used the same software as the Flash’y’mania author did – Animated Chart. Animated Chart tool can save charts both as Flash and as images. What’s great – Animated Chart lets save template charts, so when I decide to replace chart to display the newer data, I won’t have to create its design from the very beginning, I’ll only need to open a template file and replace chart data with a newer one. Besides, data import from file helps to enter even a large amount of data in minutes. So, image chart is rather handy too.

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This is the chart I created, but what I really want is Flash support at WordPress. Still, I know this is much harder to get than a nice blog stats chart 🙂

April 3, 2009 Posted by | blogs, Charts and Graphs, Flash, web design, Wordpress | , , , , , | 1 Comment