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Basic Tutorial
WordPress as a CMS
Different Uses of WordPress
Why Blog?
Twenty Ways to Make Your Blog More Usable: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at WordPress
Blog Usability Checklist
Glamorous Careers Turn Out to Be Boring--This American Life Podcast
WordPress Plugins: Take Your Blog's Functionality To a New Level
WordPress plugins are scripts you install to extend the functionality of your WordPress blog. For example, one common plugin is Subscribe to Comments. When added, it allows readers to keep track of responses to their comments. When someone responds to a reader's comment, the reader receives an e-mail. WordPress doesn't ship with this feature already included — you must install it via a plugin.
Going to Vancouver on Tuesday for Doc Train Conference!
New Theme Viewer: 39 WordPress Themes I Like
WordPress Themes Crash Course: Everything You Need to Know to Get Started with Themes
I recently received an e-mail from someone who wrote, 'I liked your blog extremely and was wondering if you customise one for me with the same theme and layout.' Readers often don't realize that most WordPress blogs are free themes that you can apply in a few minutes. This post offers a little crash course on WordPress themes.
Unraveling the Geologic Stratum of the Blogosphere: Why We Blog
RockYou—Create Dynamic Slideshows with Music for Your Site
On Writing Better: Tips from a South by Southwest Panel
Twenty Usability Tips for Your Blog — Condensed from Dozens of Bloggers' Experiences
I've been doing research on what distinguishes good blogs from poor ones, especially by reading "lessons learned" posts by bloggers. I've come up with 20 principles I think are worthwhile. Let me know which ones you agree or disagree with.

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