Thoughts on JiWire’s Acquisition of NearbyNow

November 23rd, 2010 by Youzhny 
If you haven’t heard, WiFi-focused mobile ad network JiWire has acquired mobile local startup NearbyNow for an undisclosed sum. To do a bit more justice to the latter, it works with brands, retailers and print publications to make local product inventory searchable and actionable. At first I thought that these are two interesting companies that we’ve written much about… but where exactly are...

9 New High-Quality Free Fonts

November 22nd, 2010 by Youzhny 
We’re constantly scanning web for high-quality freebies for our readers. Whether its textures, Photoshop brushes, or icons, we are here for finding free stuff and sharing it with you. We do this because you don’t have to. This saves your time and helps you to focus on what’s important for you at this time. You can use these stuff for your web/graphic projects and improve its quality. So for...

4 Ways to Post to Your WordPress Blog by Email

November 22nd, 2010 by Youzhny 
The ability to post WordPress blogs via email has been around for a long time. However, the surge in mobile technology in the past few years has made posting by email more relevant than ever before, especially for photo and video bloggers. Given how easy it is to compose and send emails from mobile devices, posting to your WordPress blog by email is probably going to be much easier than accessing your...

Everyscape Brings iPhone App to Additional Cities, Launches SDK

November 15th, 2010 by Youzhny 
// I’ve been using the EveryScape Eats iPhone app for the past few months. It’s one of my favorite mobile local search apps for its ability to let you check out (not to be confused with “check-in”) ?a restaurant before you get there. This even beats out Google Street view in this respect (a great mobile component to Google mobile maps) in that you can peruse building interiors. This is...

Featured BuddyPress Plugin: BuddyPress ScholarPress Courseware

November 15th, 2010 by Youzhny 
// If you are any way academically minded or involved in education then you might get a little bit overexcited by BuddyPress ScholarPress Courseware.  I did a little dance when I first read about it.  The plugin transforms your BuddyPress site into an interactive website where you can define student and teacher roles, upload coursework and assignments, have integrated calendars and pretty much...

A look at WordPress market share numbers

November 15th, 2010 by Youzhny 
So just what is the WordPress market share? That sounds like a loaded question. Let’s break it down. // According to WordPress Stats, in September there were 27.7 million websites running on WordPress.com or using WordPress.org. The September 2010 Netcraft survey cites 227,225,642 hosted websites. So that means that WordPress makes up a little over 12% of all websites. Well, not exactly. Netcraft...

Mobile Local Evolutions: A Conversation With DexOne

November 14th, 2010 by Youzhny 
// We’ve long ground an axe about mobile products that simply port over online experiences to a smaller screen. This can be said for apps, as well as advertising. The latter too often inherits the creative, targeting and campaign objectives of its online forebears. This also goes for local apps, and IYPs in particular. Lately we’ve seen a shift away from the first generation of IYP apps that...

A look at WordPress market share numbers

November 14th, 2010 by Youzhny 
So just what is the WordPress market share? That sounds like a loaded question. Let’s break it down. // According to WordPress Stats, in September there were 27.7 million websites running on WordPress.com or using WordPress.org. The September 2010 Netcraft survey cites 227,225,642 hosted websites. So that means that WordPress makes up a little over 12% of all websites. Well, not exactly. Netcraft...

New Plugin Seamlessly Integrates Google Calendars and WordPress

November 13th, 2010 by Youzhny 
If you’ve ever had to add a Google calendar to WordPress in the past, then you know that there’s really no elegant option for embedding your calendars. They always end up looking ugly, distorted and utilitarian on your otherwise beautiful website. Now you can say goodbye to ugly Google calendar solutions, because a new plugin called wordpress.org/extend/plugins/stout-google-calendar/ Stout Google...

4 Plugins That Enable Your WordPress Site to Send HTML Emails

November 13th, 2010 by Youzhny 
Did you know that WordPress doesn’t HTML emails? It’s true. There’s no option to turn on to send HTML emails, which means that if you want to brand the communication generated from your site, you’re out of luck. You may be so used to emails sent from WordPress that you no longer notice that they are ugly, plain text messages with raw URLs. Improve Business Branding by Enabling HTML Emails This...

Daily Tip: Never Post a WordPress Blog by Accident Again!

November 12th, 2010 by Youzhny 
Have you ever accidentally clicked that shiny blue “Publish” button before your blog was ready, intending simply to save a draft? It can happen, and in some cases it can be embarrassing, especially if you have your blog set up to automatically tweet out to all of your followers. Save yourself the hassle by adding the wordpress.org/extend/plugins/publish-confirmation/ Publish Confirmation plugin...

Did you know… BuddyDress has tutorial videos?

November 12th, 2010 by Youzhny 
For 10 days we’re running a quick post each day letting you know something you may not know about BuddyDress. // Number Three: BuddyDress has tutorial videos. Want to know how to set a page template? Want to find out about child and parent themes? Want to find out how to add a widget anywhere easily? Confused by the new menus in WordPress 3.0? Worry no more BuddyDress has you covered with their...