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.

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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.

Defining Experiences: Five STC Candidates Share Influential Stories from the Tech Comm Field

Making Help More Human, and other discussions

Former MySpace Exec. Explains How Experience Can Be an Impediment to Success

A Case for Corporate Transparency: How Channel 9 Changed Microsoft from the Darth Vader of Tech to Downright Visionary

STC Candidates: Submit a Story about a Defining Moment in Your Career

Answering Reader's Question: Can you give me a little information about the blogging section of your Web site?

Susan Burton Provides an Inside, In-Depth Look at STC's Most Pressing Issues

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