Lazy Blogger's guide to Super Charge WordPress with 100+ Plugins

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Ask yourself a question, “Are you a Lazy Blogger?”. Even if you are not, these plugins will bring you to next evolution for your WordPress blog which will change the way you do blogging.

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“Why do you need these plugins?”. Because, WordPress is the best and the most expandable blogging platform in the world, the plugin architecture simply gives you the power to add engaging features, improve communication and build a strong relation between you and your blog readers. Savvy? No?

Blogging is about writing great content and if your spend all your sweet time modifying your blog by hard coding then “When will you find the time to write the great content?”. Makes you think? By the time you reach over this post, you might be so proud of yourself that you have actually 23 plugins installed on your WordPress and you begin to think like you are getting professional. Well my friend, I can tell you one thing –

“Quality matters over Quantity”

Today the mission of this post is to guide you to discover the most useful, smart and efficient plugins for WordPress. These plugins will let you concentrate more about writing your content rather than spending time over managing the blog.

Carefully hand picked and incredibly handy WordPress plugins to power up your blog are included in this list. Among some popular WordPress plugins you also will discover new, not so well known or underrated but extremely useful WordPress plugins.

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How to add a tweet this button with auto TinyURL or Bit.ly shortening

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How to add a Tweet This button to your wordpress posts without using any plugin or widget? Well there are few sites allow you to do that. But for instance I want the control to be in my hand and it’s pretty much no point of using a plugin or widget to do this kind of job. Why? because each time a plugin/widget loads, it takes away cpu and ram resources from server. So let me show you a nifty simple way to add a cool Tweet This button to your wordpress posts including automatic creation of TinyURL/Bit.ly url for your post. The automatic TinyURL creation for wordpress post already published at WPRecipes website but it was not implemented in their Tweet This post options. Additionally I’ve added Bit.ly API usage code by my own. Bit.ly dynamic creation of urls offers statistics and usage information (free registered account). Let me show you the implementation of that in a more useful manner.

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How to Make Efficient Twitter Background that Fits Most of the Screen Size

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Twitter is not only become a Trend, it’s also an unique marketing and communication platform. Twitter comes with few preset themes, yes they have some glitters but those are used by millions of people. So why not make your own Twitter background Image that will show off your uniqueness, at the same time give different and outstanding impressions. Well, design is easy for the designers to do but not as easy for anyone to implement it. I am not a designer and I only know a little bit of here and there, so it was pretty tough for me. Anyway, you should know there are almost a hundred types of Screen resolutions peoples are using and almost impossible to fit the background for any screen size. So you need to narrow down the audiences. Now a days most people uses screen resolution higher than 1200 pixels. So we should narrow down and try to make the screen work for 1200 or higher pixel display. I’ve seen several sites those who made twitter background image of 2048 pixel width. A jpg file with that wide view would be more than 400KB easily.

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Joomla Day Malaysia 2008 highlights

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I’ve attended the Joomla Day Malaysia 2008! I was waiting for the event for a while. Joomla has been in the scene of web based content management system (CMS) for a while. But It actually evolved, improved and transformed along the Journey. It’s core concept was originally from MAMBO Content Management System. Joomla is considered as user friendly system to make your own interactive community website in less time and with less coding.

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In the Joomla Day event there was a big number of crowd but there were a lot of people who are in real life is just a business man, teacher or just a plain housewife. So there was a need to give them the concept of what is a CMS actually. The event started at 9am at citytel hotel. After the Welcome note from Azrul, The basic introduction of the Joomla CMS was Presented by Toby Patterson who is one of the very well written component developers of Joomla Community. Toby described what is actually Joomla project and some other history and roadmap of Joomla project, also he mentioned the reasons to choose Joomla.

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WordPress 2.5 – The Upgrade Resources

WordPress 2.5 Release Candidate 2 has been released and There are a lot of new features included within. Let me list down some of them:

The New Looks:

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  1. New customizable dashboard.. yeah it’s more slick and organized now..dashboard-wide
  2. Built in Image Gallery system, one click multi files uploader.. Check out the screencast by matt
  3. Categories in Editor interface also improved with multi-level and most used categories options.
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  4. Changes in Editor interface, it’s possible to have full screen editor, a toolbar button to create a gallery

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  5. The Manage screens have been redesigned and unified so that now, managing your pages, posts, media, and comments all use similar, consistent interfaces.
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  6. Navigation bars has been improved for professionals and novices alike.
  7. The base code has been optimized for much more stable better performance.

Now you might be excited and obviously worried about the upgrade process on the road to wordpress 2.5 but it’s not a prime time to upgrade it.. Just take your time, download it, do the testing on your local server (you can use EasyPHP, XAMPP or WAMP for testing), test out your themes and check which plugins are not working. Here is a link roll to shorten your research about upgrading:

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