To handle a blog these days can be quite difficult if you are not well-organized and you don’t spend enough time managing it. That’s why there are plugins for WordPress. They literally make your job lot easier and if you work well with them you can put them to work for you.
Akismet is a perfect spam catcher. Not sure how they do this, but 99% of spam comments will get under I’ve had the problem with Akismet only once actually shortly after installation. For some reason it was recognizing uberVU – social comments (the post mentions on twitter) as spam but once I approved it, the Akismet learned the algorithm and now it’s saving me from hundreds of funky comments. There’s also a cool option to “Automatically discard spam comments on posts older than a month” which means that spam comments for the early posts won’t even be added to the Spam” section of blog comments, they will be deleted automatically.
Firefox is currently the ultimate choice for bloggers because of its awesome collection of addons. These addons provide a lot of flexibility by reducing the necessity of separate tools for different tasks of blogging. This saves a lot of time required in managing different tools and thus increases the overall productivity of any web User.
It is another Firefox addon which acts as an alternative for a feed reader. Its features are not less worth than a full feed reader. The feeds are displayed in form of a full web page with a sidebar containing user’s subscriptions. The items can be searched and bookmarked. There is also a notification option which informs whenever there is an update in any feed.
Open Source PHP5 Framework – Solar
Solar is an Open Source PHP5 framework for web application development. Solar stands for “Simple Object Library and Application Repository” for PHP5.
It uses enterprise application design patterns and supports for localization. It’s easy to integrate and use components from other libraries and frameworks in Solar. Continue reading
Geolocation is one of the most popular subjects for today’s web & there are many solutions that help geo-enabling web applications.
It has various powerful features like:
- detecting the visitor’s location with the W3C geo API and with IP as a fallback
- find geo location from text
- find location from lat/lon pair
- find locations in a certain web document (by URL)
- get the location for a certain IP number