How to Create Your Own Twitter Widget

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Even if there’s a lot of quality WordPress widgets available, sometimes none exactly fits what you need. In that case, you’ll have to create your very own widget. It may sound difficult at first, but it is not if you have a little programming experience.

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to write a simple widget to allow your readers to share your posts on their Twitter accounts.

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Design Review: Spotlight WordPress Theme

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Spotlight is a premium WordPress theme designed by Mohsin Naqi of Blogging Bits and, Muhammad Haris. Newspaper themes are a tough genre, so let’s see how well it’s done.

This post was sponsored by Mohsin, but it’s going to be treated exactly like every other design review I write, so hopefully you’ll still learn from it even if you aren’t interested in getting a new theme!

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Make the Move from FeedBurner to Google

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If you’re a blogger, you probably use FeedBurner to monitor your feed stats. It’s a great free service that gives you a lot of details about who’s subscribed to your feed and some tools to promote it.

Google bought over FeedBurner in the Summer of 2007, and are now moving all of the FeedBurner accounts into their Google accounts.

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10 Things to do After Installing WordPress

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The WordPress 5-minute install is great, nothing complicated about getting your blog up and running (most of the time). But once you install WordPress there are a number of other steps that you need to take in order to get the most from your blog.

Use the following as a to-do checklist for your future installations and you’ll keep yourself right.

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Will FeedBurner or Plain XML Get You More Subscribers?

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The RSS subscriber count is the statistic I’m most interested in. It tells me how many people are listening to my tips and tutorials (Thank you to anyone that is!)

I want as many people as possible to click that little orange button, so I have chosen unique icons and put them in noticeable places on the site. But what about when they click those links?

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Create an Auto-Stats Page for Advertisers

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Hello guys! For my first guest post here at Pro Blog Design, I’m going to show you how to sell more ad spaces by adding stats to your WordPress blog’s Advertise page.

Unless stated, the PHP codes here are going to go into your content itself. That means youl have to use WordPress Page Templates (They allow you to make a theme file specifically for your Advertise page).

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Elegant Themes Review

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Elegant Themes is a WordPress theme club owned by Nick Roach. For $19.95, you get unlimited access to 19 premium WordPress themes, and every theme he brings out for the next year.

This post was sponsored by Nick, but I’m not using any affiliate links. It means there’s no benefit to me in selling the themes, so it’s as unbiased as I can get.

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