Social Bookmarking Link Codes for 33 of the Biggest

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Social bookmarking and link sharing is probably the largest source of traffic for most of us. Sites like Stumbleupon and Delicious send hundreds of thousands of visitors across the blogosphere.

So how can we encourage more people to share our links? One of the easiest options is to include a set of links at the bottom of your posts which readers can click to automatically vote for your article.

There are plugins which can do this of course, but that requires you to work with their settings, names icons in their banner and it means having yet another plugin installed on your site.

If you would rather avoid that and have complete control for yourself, then you might prefer to code the links into your theme yourself.

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Use WordPress as a PHP Framework for Your Static HTML Pages

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Wordpress is a great solution for creating blog, but that isn’t all it can do. The incredible power and simplicity of this platform allows you to create personal web pages or entire web sites in minutes, using all the functions of this environment with minimal effort.

With Wordpress, you can develop an entire professional web site (with or without a blog) even though you know just a little bit of HTML! Read on to see how.

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10 Ways to Speed up Your WordPress Blog

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If your site takes an age to load, in the words of Jeremy Clarkson, that’s not good. You don’t want to wear on your reader’s patience before they’ve even started reading.

In this post we’ll explore ten ways to speed up your site, with tricks ranging from easy to even easier; none of the stuff in this post is difficult, so there’s no excuse for a slow-loading blog after reading this!

1. Delete Any Unwanted Plugins

If your site is loading slowly, look at how many plugins you’re using. If the answer is more than ten, look at the plugins you’re using and ask yourself whether you can integrate them directly into your theme.

While you’re at it, also ask yourself whether you really need the plugin. If you can do without it, do.

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Add Google-Style Page Navigation to your Category and Search Pages

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It can be very tedious to navigate through a category on a WordPress blog. Your navigation options tend to be limited to “Next Page”/”Previous Page".

Not the most efficient method in the world…

When you do a search on Google, you can skip to page 3, 4, 5 or anything else. And once you do, you can always click back to page 1. It makes flicking through a large number of results much, much easier.

So, why don’t we recreate that in WordPress? Milo is going to show us how.

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Show What’s Coming Next on Your Blog

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Often at the end of a TV show, they play some clips of what’s coming up in the next episode. It’s interesting to watch (Provided they don’t spoil things too much on you!), simple for them to do, and near enough guarantees you’ll remember to tune in again next time.

So why not do the same with your blog?

If you use WordPress’s future-posting to schedule your posts for a few days in advance, you can show parts of those posts on your blog beforehand to let people know there’s more to come.

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Get Total Control Over Your Page Styles With CSS

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A WordPress site is made up of lots of different types of pages. The home page, post pages, category pages etc. So what if you could control how each of these looked individually?

You could create different template files for each, but that’s time consuming and makes it difficult to easily update across your whole website.

In this article, we’ll show you how you can set the <body> tag to have a different ID depending on the type of page, and then how you can use CSS to style the page any way you like because of that. No more template editing needed in the future!

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Create Your Own Popular Posts Page

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Highlighting the most popular posts on your site is a great way to send new visitors to your very best content and win them over.

There are a few different ways you can do this, and quite a few plugins out there to help. But why not base it on the number of comments? If you write a post that makes people talk, it must be a well written post (Most of the time…).

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