Oct 03

Here are a some additional plug-ins I think we should be considering for the future blog of rv.net.

  • Subscribe to Comments -Subscribe to Comments 2.1 is a plugin that allows commenters on your blog to check a box before commenting and get e-mail notification of further comments. It is one of the most popular WordPress plugins out there for the simple reason that it helps foster a community around your blog by encouraging commenters to come back and stay engaged in the dialog
  • Popularity Contest – This plugin will help you see which of your posts are most popular. Views, comments, etc. are tracked and given configurable point values to determine popularity.
  • Word Press Mobile Edition – A PDA friendly interface for your blog.
  • Landing Sites – When visitors is referred to your site from a search engine, they are definitely looking for something specific – often they just roughly check the page they land on and then closes the window if what they are looking for isn’t there. Why not help them by showing them related posts to their search on your blog? This plugin/guide lets you do that, works with a long list of search engines!
  • Encourage Subscriptions

Anybody want to step up to chase these down?

Aug 28

Creating Custom WordPress Themes

By David Scifres Blogging Comments Off on Creating Custom WordPress Themes

While we were digging around investigating WordPress in preparation of using it for RV.Net blogs. We found a couple sites that allow you to create WP Themes. Those sites are:

Word Press Theme Generator
Theme Press

I have not tried them out yet, but Pat has been so we’ll see what we come up with. If you know of any others send them to me and I will update this post.

Aug 25

I was looking for a good place to get T’s done for the group and I ran across Cafepress.com. You should really go check it out. They have all kinds of stuff you can create. I tried to do some versions of shirts we might want to use. I think I like the off white with the brown logo best personally. Does anybody have a preference? Pat can you help me out by doing a PNG of both the brown and the black logo? The final product will be much better that way.

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Aug 12

www.gasbuddy.com has Javascript you can add to do a zip lookup for gas prices. There are several options available to add links to your site. Props to Stacey for sending this on. Check out the GAS Temp page too – it rocks. After Chuck went to the site to get up to speed on it he noticed they had several scripts that would enable embedding. See below for the zip look-up example:

Search for gas prices by US Zip Code

Imagine this integrated on sites where people are doing trip routing and we know the zip they are traveling to. We could display the price of gas. Or even more simply, just show the top 10 place to get gas in their local neighborhood. Pretty cool huh. Chuck is going to look into the top 10 and let us know.

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