Every blogger wants their readers to interact with their website. More than just clicking, reading, and viewing, commenting is one of the best user interactions bloggers want to see on their websites. Comments are great for SEO, and bloggers can use them as a tool to improve their website performance. It is essential in being visible on the internet. So, blogger or not, everyone must learn how to write comments. Not only write them but ensure that they stay relevant, credible, and useful. There are many techniques to write a good comment. With the right tools, it can boost a commenter’s expertise and popularity if it is done often enough. [Read more…]
After updating Gravatar profiles in March, WordPress has recently allowed Gravatars to be displayed publicly (as they were previously only accessible by logging into one’s account).
Thus far Gravatar profiles have attracted a decent following, as the boys and girls at WordPress reveal.
It’s been just over 2 months and more than 300,000 people have updated their details[.] […]
You can quickly and easily set up a single place that includes to all your contact details, links to other online profiles and websites, plus includes a little information about yourself. (Official Gravatar Blog) [Read more…]
Happy Monday, folks! This week, we’ve got some new Movable Type plugins in the Plugins Directory. First, though, for those of you that want to keep up with the MT community, check out the excellent Twitter list assembled by Ken Edwards. Follow that list for constant updates from the MT crowd.
Now, for this week’s new plugins:
ooVoo Web Video Chat Room — The ooVoo service lets you video chat with up to six people at a time. This plugin makes it easy to embed an ooVoo chat room into any page of your site. It includes some basic settings for controlling the size and look of the chat.
Gravatar for Movable Type — Most people are familiar with the universal avatar service Gravatar — we use it here, in fact. This plugin, from Makoto Kawasaki, adds Gravatars to the comments on your blog.
Movable Type Farsi — This one is for the Farsi-speaking bloggers. Created by Pouya Salimi, the plugin expands MT’s support for right-to-left writing. It also adds a Farsi Calendar, Farsi tags, and a Farsi version of the Professional Pack Template Set.
That’s it for this week. Got some MT news for us? Let us know in the comments.
This is actually pretty cool. It appears that you’ll get your Gravatar printed on your WordCamp San Francisco 2008 badge if you’re attending, according to Andy Peatling, who urges you to have a Gravatar with as high resolution as possible (being 512×512 pixels) ready by August 14. WordCamp San Francisco 2008 is scheduled for August 16, with speakers like Matt Mullenweg, Aaron Brazell, and our very own Lorelle VanFossen.
Hat tip: Matt Mullenweg’s blog