How to Improve Your WordPress Blog & Vlog

11 04 2008

ASL Video – 11 Minutes Long

Workshop at WordCamp 2008 – Dallas

Credit: John Pozadzides –

How to improve your own wordpress website with many tips:

  • Add printer plugins – this way it will print perfect post this way rather than print whole crappy with themes in it on your printout.
  • Updated profile/picture – yes picture of yourself!!
  • Add links on footer; i.e. or one of your favorite link.
  • Add MyBlogLog – you can sign up at
  • Add Top Commenters on sidebar – use your widget to put up there
  • P-Metrics? Check it out!
  • Add Amazon advertising with your own reseller account
  • Use tags!!
  • Check out Viddler – supposed to be better quality video
  • Check out Woopra – (beta version)
  • Use hyperlink with several words instead of 1-2 words
  • Email Subscription – RECOMMENDATION!! (subscribe2 plugins) — FeedBurner is also good optional
  • Select partial RSS Feed instead of full
  • Open comments all the times; do not require register
  • Submit your post at – its free
  • Use FastStone program for optimize & resize pictures. its free!
  • Use WP Super Cache plugins – better loading and speedy
  • Add image on every post; at least one rather than boring text only; Try
  • No begging!!
  • Donncha plugins – designed for no zone advertising for preferance visitors (interesting suggestion here)
  • Stick with better and/or best tools such as webcam, avoid cheapass equipments
  • Use unique name for each images — use fire_house_dallas.jpg instead of img0001.jpg
  • Check out more cool info at OMB plugins list here

Feel free to make comments what you think of this tips to improve your WordPress. Again, I haven’t try them all — it may be necessary for you to do little further research by yourself.

Updated 4/12/08: More details about WordCamp Dallas where I attended such as video and pictures – check it out!

Grant Laird Jr.