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Nothing’s Changed But The Changes

Tweet If you’re a regular visitor to NewsTechZilla, you probably noticed that we’ve changed out look a little recently. You may be wondering why. Well, did you see our old layout? Did you like it better than this one? Really? It’s ok if you didn’t care much for it–neither did we. When Trace and I […]

Changing the RSS Button in the Address Bar

Tweet One of our readers, Megan, asked an excellent question in the comments last week about changing the RSS subscribe button in the Firefox toolbar to point to the feed she’d set up in Feedburner for her WordPress site. Wow…I realized after I figured out what she was asking that I’d never paid much attention […]

WordPress’s “Press This” Feature Giving You a ‘404’?

Tweet I forget sometimes how much I love this nice little feature with WordPress–you can put a “Press This” button in your browser toolbar that will let you post the page you are currently browsing to your blog. I hadn’t used it in a while, but wanted to use it pretty extensively with a new […]

WordPress 2.7.1 Released

Tweet If  you are already running WordPress 2.7, you should see a little message in your dashboard today letting you know that WordPress 2.7.1 has been released. There were 68 issues resolved in this release–none of them security related. One of the really nice things about WordPress 2.7 is the one click update feature.  Previously […]

A Few Must Haves

Tweet Whenever I’m starting up a new site or project, there are three things I consider before every writing a word of content: A backup strategy An SEO strategy A strategy for dealing with comments/spam As I’ve said before, I LOVE WordPress, and one of the reasons is that it makes all three of these […]

Easy WordPress How-To Videos

Tweet If you’ve read any of my previous posts here, you know I’m a big fan of WordPress as a publishing platform and content management system. One of the biggest reasons I’m so fond of it is its ease of use for the end user. You don’t have to be a “tech” person to write […]

How To Feed Twitter From Your Site

Tweet You’ve probably figured out by now that Newscoma and I are big fans of Twitter. I use it for both news and socializing, and we even use it as a communications tool for things we’re doing with this site. In fact, ‘Coma and I have never physically met one another–we met on Twitter. If […]

How to Break a Story Live on YOUR Blog

Tweet Ok, this is the kind of stuff I absolutely love. A reader asks a question about a project he’s doing with some students, and we’re able to use that to show professional journalists how to cover a story in real time on a blog with a mobile phone. Reader Dan writes: A small group […]

Making RSS Your Friend–Burning Multiple Feeds

Tweet If you’ve set up RSS feeds on your site, which most blogging and content management platforms do for you, you may want to take the next step by offering multiple custom feeds from your site. If you check out the bottom right sidebar, you’ll see that we’ve done that here, setting up feeds for […]

Afraid of “Breaking” Your Site?

Tweet In a post today, Newscoma asked how you get over the fear of breaking your site when you want to add functionality, change themes, etc. While it helps to have a healthy dose of apathy, that’s not really what we should be shooting for. Here are a few things you can do to give […]


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