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Adsense Fixed Position … It’s a No, No!

Adsense Fixed Position … It’s a No, No! Can you put Google ads in a <div> with “position: fixed”? Giving your Adsense fixed position would be nice, but, sadly, it’s against the rules. I was recently asking that question and found the answer rather hard to find.  So, when I finally did find an official […]

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Use Jetpack Comments with WooThemes Theme

I just spent the last hour or so trying to figure out how to use the new Jetpack commenting system instead of the version that is packaged with the WooThemes theme that I’m using (which is the Canvas theme). Sidenote: The Jetpack comments were working until I messed with the comments.php file in my theme.  […]

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How to Disable the WordPress Admin Toolbar

I don’t mind the WordPress admin bar when I’m working in the WordPress Dashboard, but current versions of WordPress also put the admin bar on the front-end of your actual blog…which is not always what I want. So, how do you get rid of this thing if you decide that you don’t want it there […]

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How to Embed Tweets on Your Website

Tweets from Twitter have been popping up all over the place, and they’re getting displayed fancier than ever.  But, they’re not just great looking…they’re also very functional.  You can Follow a user, link to them, Reply, Retweet, and Favorite. Here’s an example of what I’m talking about: May the 4th be with you! #StarWarsDay — […]

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How to Display CSS or HTML Code on Your WordPress Blog

Have you ever wondered how different websites that you visit will display color-coded HTML and CSS code inside their blog posts?  Me too!  When I tried, weird things would happen, and it certainly wouldn’t just be color-coded all by itself. Today, I decided to figure it out.  So I waded through the options for displaying […]

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Mobilize Your WordPress Blog

Mobile is big. Really big. And getting bigger every day. According to this article, mobile traffic accounted for 13% of total web traffic in the 4th quarter of 2011. That is up from 6% just one year before. It’s completely possible that mobile traffic could actually overtake traffic from standard computers within the next couple […]

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Livefyre Adds New Email Notification Settings

I’ve been a fan of the Livefyre commenting system for a little while now, but one thing that always drove me nuts about it was their email notification settings.  If you commented on a post, your only option for future notifications was a regular breakdown of all comments on the post.  There was no way […]

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Why I Switched to Livefyre from Disqus

Tweet   One of my recent posts was a comparison of Disqus vs Livefyre vs Intensedebate commenting systems.  My conclusion at the time of writing was that I was going to stick with Disqus, at least for the time being.  Anyone with any degree of observation skills, though, would see that I’ve since switched to […]

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Disqus Adds @Mentions to Its Commenting System

Today Disqus added some super-sweet new functionality to their commenting system.  You now have the ability to @mention people within your comments, and suck them into your conversations. Basically, there’s this product called Twitter (you may have heard of it) that started this whole @mention thing.  If you are talking about someone on Twitter, and […]

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Compare Commenting Systems: Disqus vs Livefyre vs IntenseDebate

All right, in my last post I wrote probably more words than were necessary about why every blog needs a good commenting system.  Today, we’re going to get our hands dirty: what are the key differences between Disqus vs Livefyre vs IntenseDebate. Compare Client Lists IntenseDebate has been around the longest and is owned by […]

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