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April 26, 2010
by meandean
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The Facebook Activity Feed Widget Plugin for WordPress

I’m pleased to announce the initial release of my 2nd social media plugin, the Facebook Activity Widget Plugin for Wordpress. Simply put, it automates the display of a Facebook Activity Feed on the sidebar of your blog by making it a easy-to-configure widget.

For those who may not be aware of what the Facebook Activity Feed is, it is a ‘social plugin’ displays the most interesting recent activity taking place on your personal website and/or blog. Continue reading

April 22, 2010
by meandean
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The Facebook Like Button Plugin for WordPress

Facebook rocked the internet yesterday with 5 new plugins, one of which is an API for the Facebook Like Button. After reading about it and playing a bit with the Facebook’s Like Button generator, I decided what’s needed is a WordPress plugin that allows folks to easily configure the look-and-feel of the Facebook Like Button, and then automatically add it the beginning and/or the end of their posts. Continue reading

April 21, 2010
by meandean
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Debating using WordPress 3.0 as your CMS? Here’s 20 ‘Brand Name’ reasons to say Yes!

With the release of WordPress 3.0 right around the corner, I thought I might offer some perspective to those arguing against said tool as a professional content management platform.

I figured the quickest way to do this is simply to point out 20 large companies building their brand by means of WordPress: Continue reading

April 15, 2010
by meandean
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Sarah Palin gets trashed by old-school security flaw

Sarah Palin got trashed the other day. Well, actually, an in-tact draft of her speaking contract with California State University got tossed in the trash resulting in some potentially embarrassing details.

The take-away from this incident is not political, but rather it reminds us of some rather some good old fashion security precautions we need to take when dealing with other people’s data.
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April 7, 2010
by meandean
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WordPress 3.0 and your church website

Back in 2004, I wrote about using a blog as an inexpensive content management system for your church and/or charity. Seeing how we measure technology in dog years, that article might as well have been written 42 Years ago.

Meaning, blogging systems such as MoveableType, ExpressionEngine, Blogger and WordPress have all matured from snot-nosed little kids into mature adults.

No better proof of that is the upcoming May 1 release of WordPress 3.0. Continue reading