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Archive for September, 2008

2008
24
Sep

Custom WP Themes

quite a few months back I had someone from RentaCoder.com (thanks again Andre!) make a couple of bespoke wordpress blog themes for me.

the plan was to get a theme that was clean and simple in appearance, with SEO stuff built in, along with some nice touches for visitors, as well as some banner management and a way of adding header graphics easily.

then I was going to let you have a copy to use for your own blogs…

but I never got around to finishing off all the videos to show how to use them and make the most of the built in features.

before I give you some example sites to see what you think of them, here’s a few of the “features” built in: –

  1. different style bullet graphics
  2. feature for adding header graphic straight from your computer and cropping it to the correct size
  3. automatic banner adding feature for top and bottom of each page
  4. option to hide static “pages” from the top menu bar
  5. search box
  6. font resizing

I recently did an interview for Codrut Turcanu and one of the question he asked me was who are my favorite bloggers to follow, so I though I’d post a copy of my reply here. You can grab a copy of the full interview from Codrut’s blog here Remarkable Blogging, although he may not have added it yet.

So who are my favorite bloggers to follow?

I actually “keep an eye” on 40+ blogs, and I’d consider all of them worth reading, but there are some obvious names that stand out from the crowd, like (in no particular order): –

Chris Garrett (no relation), who is a fellow Brit and a real savvy blogger
http://www.chrisg.com/10-reasons-commenting-is-good-for-bloggers/

Darren Rowse, who is another one of the worlds top bloggers and shares some very useful info and tips
http://www.problogger.net/archives/2006/02/14/blogging-for-beginners-2/

Yaro Starak, another top blogger who understands exactly how to make the most from his blog
http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/984/is-internet-marketing-just-another-fools-gold-rush/

Neil Shearing, who’s a fellow Brit internet marketer who is one of the most respected names in the “internet marketing” industry, with good reason
http://www.neilshearing.com/2008/09/10/60-unique-visitors-for-a-few-seconds-work-my-seo-trick/

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