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

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

WordPress.com opens signups to everyone

Anyone can now sign up for a free WordPress.com hosted blog. Previously, you either had to have an invitation or download and use the Flock browser. WordPress founding developer Matt Mullenweg said they opened the invitations because “the service has been scaling very well.” If you’re still looking for a free hosted service for your… Continue reading WordPress.com opens signups to everyone

Because it’s there and it’s so darned pretty

I signed up for a WordPress.com blog the other day. Why open another blog? Three reasons: 1. Because its there and I always try to test web services or software as part of my work. I also needed the API key for Akismet, an anti-spam plugin I just installed; 2. Ive long wanted a WordPress.com… Continue reading Because it’s there and it’s so darned pretty

Still with Friendster, Multiply or Blogger? Get an i.ph blog

I’ve been offering to help officemates who wanted to start their own personal websites. A couple are already blogging using either Friendster or Multiply. While Friendster is backed by an excellent blogging platform – TypePad from MoveableType – the address it offers its users is so long you can’t recite it in one breath. Superbalita… Continue reading Still with Friendster, Multiply or Blogger? Get an i.ph blog