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How to link YouTube and your self-hosted WordPress

YouTube allows you to easily share videos on many popular blogging platforms, such as Blogger and WordPress. With the latter, you can either link your WordPress.com account, or your self hosted blog. I tried this several times, only to find an unexplained error message on YouTube. Finally, thanks to The Social Media Guide, I know … Read more

How to embed YouTube videos in HD quality

Since YouTube are offerning higher quality playback, surely there should be an easy way to embed videos in this grandiose new quality too. There is indeed, even though YouTube are not very forthcoming with how this works. Fret not, the Guru can help you! You know how to embed a standard video into your posts/websites? … Read more

WordPress Themes

Here are some sites to check out for FREE WordPress Themes: http://www.themescore.com/ http://www.amazingwordpressthemes.com http://www.wordpress.org/extend/themes I’ll amend this list if and when I discover more – drop me a line of a resource you can think of.

What is a Favicon?

Its this tiny little graphic that gets displayed in your browser when you’re visiting certain websites (left of the URL). Technically it’s a file called “favicon.ico” in the root directory of your installation. It’s a 16×16 pixel graphic in either ICO, JPG or PNG format. For details, check Wikipedia’s excellent article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Favicon If you’d like … Read more

How to shorten the_content() in WordPress Themes

If you’ve ever created a WordPress Theme and you’re not happy with the way it outputs text to your theme, you might be interested in a handy plugin called the_excerpt_reloaded(). You can shorten the number of words being printed to screen you can add a handy “Read More” or whatever link allow or disallow certain … Read more