December 20, 2014

Come And Get Your CommentLuv Here

 

We waited for years, months, weeks, days…and then it finally arrived: the new version of CommentLuv in all its social networking goodness.  If you have a WordPress blog you can get your version for free soon.  I’ve always been on the list for the early launch version and so I was thrilled to install it yesterday.  Andy Bailey has (again) given us (yes, it’s FREE) a premier blog plugin and this time with ‘extra sauce’. ;)

I am an affiliate, so this link to get the version 2.9 CommentLuv plugin is sponsored, but most generally I don’t post affiliate links here unless it’s something I use or in which I truly believe.  Or, if someone wants to pay me a gazillion bucks…

So, what’s so great about CommentLuv? It’s the links to your last 10 blog posts that CL grabs and you get to show them off on someone else’s blog!  OK, enough blabbing about this great plugin.  Just go watch the very short (2 min.) video and proceed to download at your leisure.

Just to let you know too, I have already installed Andy’s other newest plugin that shows up on my dashboard and displays who left a comment so I can go and visit their blog and do the same for them.  (Hint, hint) leave a little CommentLuv! :)

 

No Catch: You Can Have A Free WordPress Blog



How would you like to have your own WordPress blog for free? All you have to do is create your free blog using your own URL courtesy of Okay blog.  WordPress blogs traditionally get more traffic and have more bells and whistles available in their design.  If you’re wondering, “What’s the catch?” there really isn’t one.  They host the blogs, add you to their blog directory and you can write about anything you like. Maybe you’ve been mulling over a photo blog?  This might be a way to create one!

This might be a great alternative to other free blog platforms in which you can begin your genealogy or hobby blog too.  I noticed on the hosting site the variety of blog topics runs from A to Z.  Maybe you’ve been reluctant to sign up for a WordPress blog because of the cost of self-hosting.  Doing it this way might be a way to take that initial plunge into writing a blog while you ‘learn the ropes’.  Being a blog author isn’t all that difficult, other than choosing a topic and having time to compose your articles.

Depending on how you want to run your blog, it’s also possible to do some advertising on your blog and make a couple bucks in the process.

 

Compensated post

This Blog Now Has WPtouch Superpowers

WPtouch screenshot

Make Your WordPress Blog Touch Technology Compatible

I began using the WPtouch plugin quite some time ago, but until recently I didn’t really take the time to set it up to make it personal for this blog.  Not that it’s so difficult, just that I didn’t have time.

Last night, after making my button personalizations, I signed up to be an affiliate for the plugin.  The image above is just a reference to my widget to the right sidebar, but there are no affiliate links in this particular post.  I just wanted to make my WordPress blog friends aware of the plugin (you can get it for free if you like from the WordPress.org site and try it out before buying the Pro version ).

I believe it’s important to keep up with technology when it comes to making your blog work with associated applications. The whole point of WPtouch whether Pro or free, is that it transforms your WordPress blog into an iPhone application style theme.

The admin panel allows you to customize many aspects of its appearance, and deliver a fast, user-friendly and stylish version of your site to iPhone, iPod touch, Android, Palm Pre, Samsung touch and BlackBerry Storm/Torch visitors, without modifying a single bit of code (or affecting) your regular desktop theme.

As you can imagine, the Pro version gives you even more color, style and theme choices, with the ability to add advertising.  iPad support will be coming with the WPtouch Pro 2.1 version.

At this point, I don’t own any touch technology do-dads, so I can’t be sure what my newly created personal buttons look like on your iPhone, etc.  If you do add this blog to your touch communication/entertainment device, and the button images look “wonky” please let me know so I can tweak them.

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