InfiniteWP: A ContentRobot Review


ContentRobot has the privilege of maintaining several of our client’s WordPress-powered websites. This means that on a regular basis, we go into their dashboards and do a backup, upgrade plugins, and update WordPress when the install gets out-of-date. As our client base grew, it became unwieldy and very time consuming to access each WordPress website … Read More

And RSS is not dead either


Yesterday,  TechCrunch posted an obituary for RSS. Of course, many of the Twitterati nodded their heads vigorously in agreement. While Twitter and its tools garner all the publicity as the technology du jour, it is not the savior or replacement to RSS. So don’t be so quick to toss that RSS reader! Here are three … Read More

Making OpenX and WP SuperCache Work on Your WordPress Blog


Many of our clients want to make money with their blogs. Primarily, they jump into Google Adsense and try to add banner advertising into the mix. When they get started, ContentRobot often recommends keeping it simple and first implement WP-Ads. Then, as their blogs evolve, some of our clients’ advertising needs become more sophisticated. Enter … Read More

Burned Your Feed at Feedburner? Google is Taking it Over


Google purchased Feedburner (our favorite feed mirror and statistics company) in the summer of 2007, and they now are pushing FeedBurner users to move their accounts under the Google umbrella. Google has set a deadline for transfering your feeds: February 28, 2009. Check out this tutorial from Pro Blog Design so you can do it … Read More

BlogWorld Expo Sunday Wrap Up – #bwe08


BlogWorld Expo Sunday was another busy day for the ContentRobot team, and we concentrated our efforts on attending the keynote and the expo floor. The Keynote Rohit Bhargava, Timothy Ferriss, Mike Shinoda talked about building a personal brand. They offered these gems for thought: Be more interested than interesting Be vulnerable and open about your … Read More

WordPress 2.6.2 is Considered an Important Upgrade

Tools, WordPress

WordPress released the latest version  (2.6.2) of its blogging software on Monday – they are encouraging users to implement it immediately. According to Lorelle VanFossen: This mandatory security upgrade adds protection for a SQL Column Truncation and other security and bug fixes. There is a full changeset and list of changed files to help you … Read More

Tools We Love: Firefox


ContentRobot loves the Firefox browser! We often tell our clients to use it because it is error-free, speedy, and little things like the spell-checking helps immensely when blogging. Firefox 3 Download Day Firefox is in the middle of its download day and they want your help to set the record for the most software downloaded … Read More

Do You Use External Comment Services?


Do you use an external blog services? We often encourage our clients to add some to their blogging toolkit (for example, Feedburner for RSS tools, Feedblitz for blog-driven newsletters), but we hadn’t considered outsourcing your comments. We have been reading the debate regarding third party commenting apps, such as IntenseDebate, Disqus, and CoComment. They each … Read More