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I owe a long due review of this copy of ebook titled “WordPress For Business Bloggers” because I received it quite some time ago from Packt. Workload was high in recent months and I just finished 2 smaller projects last week. Now I have some free time so I really hope I can finish the book by next week and post a review of it as soon as I can.
This book is for anybody running or starting a business blog using WordPress. Whether you plan to use your blog for PR and marketing, or want to profit directly from blogging, this book offers you everything you need.
As we want to get into the specifics of business blogging as quickly as possible, we don’t cover the WordPress basics. So it’s best to have some experience with WordPress before you start with this book.
The book mainly focuses on a self-hosted WordPress installation, but most of the advice also applies to blogs hosted on WordPress.com.
You can view the table of content to understand what are the topics covered in this ebook.
While I’m crunching every word in this 365 pages ebook, please feel free to take a look of the detailed information of the ebook. You may choose to order either the physical book, ebook, or a bundle of the two.
It’s Gmail’s 5th birthday today!
I can’t believe I’ve been using Gmail for 5 years already. I still remember the time when Gmail first launched, it was opened via invitation only. Each email account can only invite another 50 users, then the limit soon raised to 100 and at the end this awesome free service was open for everyone to use.
I love Gmail and I can’t live without it, you wanna know why?
- Gmail is fast. Less page refresh is required.
- Gmail allows personalization through Gmail Labs.
- Gmail is smart. I love the way how it treats all emails with same subject title as conversations. I’ve already said goodbye to messy inbox since 5 years ago.
- Gmail’s storage is increasing every second. It simply means Gmail grows together with you.
- Gmail saves tons of my time. There are so many things I can do with it and I don’t even have to leave my browser, such as viewing all sorts of attachments, checking my schedule, chatting, etc.
I hope they keep improving Gmail in term of its features and security. Also, I hope Gmail will soon jump out from its beta version as I can’t believe it’s still in beta version after 5 years. Haha…
Keep up the good work, Gmail Team!
Happy birthday, Gmail!
It seems that the second Google Pagerank Update happened just right after April Fool day. Some of my websites including this one still remain the same Pagerank but there are some increment in others, which can be considered as good news.
How’s your website? Hope you have good news too.
You may use this Pagerank Checker to check the latest Pagerank.
You can even show off your Pagerank on your website using the Pagerank button created by the website.
First of all, Happy 2009!
It’s just the second week of 2009, Google is already giving us surprises.
Things that I’ve noticed so far are Google Pagerank update, change of their favicon (as you can see below) and the release of pre-beta version of Google Chrome 2.0.
Google Latest Favicon In 2009
Google Chrome 2.0
The speed of Google Chrome development is awesome, this is only the fourth month since it’s first release of Chrome 1.0. The version I just upgraded mine is pre-beta (Alpha release) Chrome 2.0, which is not available for public download.
A peak at pre-beta Google Chrome 2.0
This version is a developer preview version where latest features will be included for testing purposes. It could be very unstable at times and might require manual configuration too, but I just can’t stop myself from getting a peak at the features in its next release. On top of my own curiosity, I also feel like sharing this latest news with my readers as well.
This time Microsoft is fast to release the security patch for a critical vulnerability recently found in Internet Explorer (IE). The patch was released early this morning so you should patch your IE now!
Who needs to patch?
Any user of Internet Explorer from IE 5 to IE 8 Beta 2. Basically, you’ll need to install the security patch if you are using WinXP or above.
Check the version of your IE : In IE > Click Help > About Internet Explorer
Without applying the patch, an attacker might take advantage of this IE vulnerability to gain control of your system when you visit a specially crafted web page using IE. The attacker could gain Administrative right to your system if you are logged on as Administrator, so it’s lethal.
How to patch?
Go to this Microsoft Security Bulletin page, click the link of your IE version and the download will start. Run the downloaded file and restart the PC after installing. That’s it.
What to do next?
Google is counting down to 2009 with us in its own way : by showing us tips of how to use various Google services on each day in this month.
Today’s tips is to keep an eye on your stocks by searching for its Stock Symbol using Google.
Well, not like there will be any sharp hike in price soon. Haha… :p
Anyway, head over to Google Countdown To 2009 page and check out all 15 tips so far.
In fact, instead of showing us tips for existing services I would love to see them revealing information on new services that they’ll release next year. It’ll be more interesting then, don’t you think so?