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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 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

February 19, 2010
by meandean
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The iPad will sell despite the wailing and gnashing of teeth

Despite the all the wailing and gnashing of teeth in the tech community about how closed or limited the iPad is, it is going to sell simply because its users don’t care whether or not the thing is open or closed or “made of kumquats … so long as they can Tweet and Facebook with ease, they’re set. Continue reading

December 29, 2009
by meandean
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What Record Sales of the Amazon Kindle Means to Your Church Website

Yesterday , I was attracted by the Wired Magazine Gadget Labs  headline “Amazon: Kindle Books Outsold Real Books This Christmas.” According to a release cited in the article: “[the] Kindle has become the most gifted item in Amazon’s history … … Continue reading