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Sticky social links for WordPress

Sticky links to social media like on MashableSocial media represents a big marketing opportunity for blogs.

If a post gets viral on social media, you can expect a big traffic uplift, and get in touch with a new and highly relevant userbase at a very attractive cost.

In this post you’ll learn how to include a ajax based sticky social media links to your WordPress powered blog – just like the links to social services on Mashable.

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Split a long post into multiple pages in WordPress

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In some cases it can be very handy to split a very long post into a multi page post.

If you’re monetizing from your sidebar, it can damage your revenue if the content in a post expands further down the page than the sidebar ads.

In this post you’ll learn how easy it is to split a long post into a multi page post in WordPress.

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Disabling comments on old posts in WordPress

Automatically disable comments on old posts in WordPressIn some cases it can be very helpful to automatically disable comments on very old posts in WordPress.
A typical usecase could be a blog focusing on content that has a very short lifetime (eg. a news site).
In this case, comments are highly relevant for a limited time, but then doesn’t make that much sense when the post reaches a specific age.
In this post you’ll learn how you can automatically disable new comments when the post reaches a certain age.
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Trackbacks and comments in WordPress

Handling trackbacks and comments in WoedPressWhen you have written great content on your blog, there is a big chance that you’re getting both comments and trackbacks to your posts.

The standard configuration in WordPress handles both things as the same, where you could argue that it makes better sense to keep them separated.

In this post you’ll learn how to separate these two things.

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The “Can I” Google Suggest worldmap

Can I seach suggestionson different international versions of GoogleSearch suggestions as implemented on the new Google homepage can be a great help to users. However since these suggestions are ranked by search query volume, the search suggestions can also be a good indicator in what the hottest topics currently are.

In this post I have armed myself with Google Translate, and tried to search for the same term “Can I” in different local versions of Google.

And I can tell you that it’s actually quite interesting to see what’s most popular for this very generic search term…

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Customize the “read more” link in WordPress

WordPress read more customizationWhen your readers are looking at the front page of your WordPress powered site,  they typically reads the first part of your posts, and then clicks on a “read more” link to read the rest of the post.

However if this “read more” link isn’t visible enough, or too few readers are clicking on the link, then it might be relevant to change the link.

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Create custom RSS feeds in WordPress

Create a customized rss feed in wordpressA standard WordPress installation typically features RSS feeds for latest posts and latest comments. However there can be situations where you need to create additional feeds, based on different criteria. You might want to create a feed that only contains content from one category, or only includes posts from the current week or months.

In this post we’ll demonstrate how easy it is to build customized feeds in WordPress.

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