Track your blog visitors’ sessions with Clicky

If you’re still waiting for that MeasureMap invitation, don’t fret. A new service has opened that will more than make up for the time (what is it now? several months?) you spent waiting for the still unsent service invitations. Clicky is a new service created “to complement” other website metrics tools. What Clicky does is… Continue reading Track your blog visitors’ sessions with Clicky

Upgrading to latest WordPress version

The WordPress team has released a new version of the popular and open source blogging software. The new version, 2.0.5, breaks the WordPress tradition of naming releases after jazz musicians. The team named the release Ronan, in honor of contributor Ryan Boren’s son, who was born earlier this month. Matt Mullenweg said in his post… Continue reading Upgrading to latest WordPress version

Upgrading WordPress to latest version

I’ve just upgraded this site and several others I oversee and help manage to WordPress 2.0.4, the latest version of the popular blogging software. Upgrading was very easy as you only need to upload the files and overwrite the existing ones in your server. Unlike previous upgrades, however, you are not prompted with the database… Continue reading Upgrading WordPress to latest version

Newsforge: A lot to like in Serendipity but nothing compelling to switch

Open source news site Newsforge has published a review of the 1.0 version of Serendipity, the blog script that I used for previous versions of the Cybercafe Experiments. According to the article, installing Serendipity to manage your blog “is a breeze” and shouldn’t be a problem to someone who has experience installing web scripts like… Continue reading Newsforge: A lot to like in Serendipity but nothing compelling to switch

Zooomr offers free pro accounts for bloggers

Flickr competitor Zooomr is offering a free professional account for bloggers. All you have to do is open an account with their site, upload a photo to your account, use it in your blog post and then notify them. Zooomr is an interesting Flickr alternative. I’ve just registered for it and after going through its… Continue reading Zooomr offers free pro accounts for bloggers

Personalize your free blog, website URL

If you’re using a free web or blog service like MySpace or Friendster, you’d have a long domain name like username. blogs. friendster.com /your blog name or www. MySpace.com/your username and some number. This is fine when you’re just interacting in the Web, when all users have to do is click on a link to… Continue reading Personalize your free blog, website URL

Upgrading to WordPress version 2.0.3

I’ve just upgraded this blog and a host of others that I help manage to the latest stable version in the WordPress 2.0 release: WordPress 2.0.3. The new release is both a bug fix and a security release. I would have procrastinated on the upgrading if not for the notice that it is a security… Continue reading Upgrading to WordPress version 2.0.3

Anti-spam plugin Akismet updated

Akismet, the anti-spam plugin created by WordPress founding developer Matthew Mullenweg, has been updated to version 1.15. The new version now tells you, via a tooltip, on which blog article or page a suspected spam comment or trackback has been posted. When your mouse cursor hovers over the View Post link in the Akismet moderation… Continue reading Anti-spam plugin Akismet updated

Get a WordPress admin bar for your blog

If you use the hosted blog service at WordPress.com, you would be familiar with the admin toolbar that appears on top of your blog whenever you are logged into the service. The admin bar is a user-friendly tool that I’ve long wanted to deploy in my blog and WordPress sites I help manage. What’s great… Continue reading Get a WordPress admin bar for your blog

Site overlay available in Google Analytics

I did not spot this feature in Google Analytics before but you can check which areas of your site or blog are being clicked by readers by using the service’s Site Overlay feature. I never dug deeper into the statistics of Google Analytics before and most of the time I just view the executive summary… Continue reading Site overlay available in Google Analytics