Unknowingly Sharing – RSS Ghosts

RSS Feed

With the massive expansion of new blogs appearing on the web, complete understanding of the various features blog-platforms offer is next to impossible. Considering the pace at which these blogs are created, and inevitably, taken down.

To mistake a spam comment for a serious one, or perhaps accepting an ill-intending pingback are honest rookie mistakes. But to be completely ignorant of a subscription feature, that can be read and analyzed by anyone or anything, has some implications.

Many of the blogs I’ve seen are by, like my self, flesh and blood people with no business interests. Using his or her blog as an open diary, documenting a trip or even as a cheap egotistic publicity portal.

The lack of interest among the blogging community may act as an illusion. The illusion that the content published can never be interpreted as acts of the blogger’s personal conduct, or perhaps fanatically studied.

As with trying anything new, a little research beforehand never hurts. Neglect, or even avoidance, from SEO-traffic generating tools wont keep stalkers sticky hands away. A ghostly RSS-feed is anonymously publishing in the background, and is anonymously downloaded daily. In an almost voluntary privacy violation.

WordPress Plugin – WP Minify

WordPress is great. It does all of the hard work for you, manages Javascript, CSS, HTML, PHP, Layout etc. All of that is great and all, but it could be better. The code contains allot of spaces, comments and other crap that isn’t necessary. One solution would be to open up all of the files and edit them manually, but that takes to much time and effort, what you really want to be doing is some blogging. Then this is your solution WordPress Plugin WP Minify. It “Minifies” all of your CSS and Javascript and puts it into one file, which in turns makes your blog allot faster. You can download the plugin HERE or install it through the WordPress Dashboard.

How To: Add Google Analytics Code to WordPress Manually

I have already posted a WordPress plugin recommendation on the plugin “Google Analytics for WordPress” and it works great. But there is a few things that I personally find annoying. First of all, it not only adds the Analytics code to the header, but also “Powered by blah blah blah” and I find that egotistic of the developer. Secondly it’s the general placement of the code, in the header, which means that the visitors web-browser will load that as one of the first elements of the page. Which will slow down the download of the main content, which is very important to me. Next I will show you how you can add the code manually to your WordPress footer. Continue reading

How To: Create a Website Favicon (Favorite Icon) Using GIMP

So, you may have noticed that my blog has a cute litte tux the penguin looking at you through a round little window up in the left (or right) corner of your web browser. What you are seeing is known as a “Favicon” (short for Favorite icon) and it’s used to quickly and simply identify your website when it is in someones favorites. In this tutorial i’ll show you how you can make your own and what you must keep in mind when creating one. Continue reading