3 Slide In Content Marketing Plugins for WordPress

Twitter user @FashionistaChik asked me about those sometimes "pesky" but effective slide in WordPress plugins you see on many popular blogs. I recently was looking for one myself for SocialWayne.com and found three.

1. Slide In from Wpmudev
2. SimpleReach Slide
3. End of Page Slide Box

If you would like more control on what content to slide in then End Of Page Slide box is suggested. If [...]

How to Embed Instagram photos into WordPress

As I'm updating SocialWayne.com, I realized I wanted a simple way to embed my instagram photos After a quick google search I found a post called "10 Instagram Plugins for WordPress"

I tried three out of the ten and found oEmbed Instagram works great for me, so I'm sticking with it. If you need to make a gallery or more with Instragm you may want to give Instagram for WordPress a try.

oEmbed Instagram
oEmbed Instagram provides one of the easiest ways to embed images in your posts and pages. Simply paste in the URL to the Instagram photo and it will automatically appear

Example [...]

The Power of WordPress in two must see infographics

I use WordPress as a blogging platform here on SocialWayne.com but it's much more than that. WordPress can be used as a content management system, or as a regular website and some of largest sites on the internet today such as CNN.com and TechCrunch us WordPress. If you're doubting WordPress as a content management system (CMS) or a blogging platform take a look at the two infographics below and maybe you'll change your mind.

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Tumblr is down making self-hosted WordPress blogs look great and reminding everyone to backup now

It has been a sad 48 hours for Tumblr. The microblogging/blogging site has been down with no ETA as to when everything will be back to normal. Tumblr users are starting to panic and get frustrated and sharing their frustration on Twitter. I have a tumblr account as well but I'm glad it's not may main website or I too would be a little upset at this point.

Regardless this is good reminder as I tell clients it's always better to host your own blog using WordPress vs Tumblr or similar sites. Still if you are using a self-hosted WordPress installation you need to back up your blog for those [...]

infographic – The State of the Blogosphere in 2010

While reading my RSS feeds in Google Reader I came across this interesting infographic made by by infographiclabs for blogharlad about the state of the blogsphere in 2010. Here are a few highlights from the infographic:

7 of the Top 10 blogs are tech related.

  1. The Huffington Post
  2. TechCrunch
  3. Gizmodo
  4. Mashable
  5. Gawker
  6. Engadget
  7. The Daily Beast
  8. TMZ.com
  9. Boing Bong
  10. ReadWriteWeb

67% of bloggers are male while 33% are female

The top two age groups are between 25-34 and 35-44

48% of blogs are from the US

Most people update their blog 2-3 times a week or at [...]

Google Wave turns one, then tweets and how to embed a Google Wave blip into any website

Happy birthday Google Wave! A year ago Wave made its debut at I/O — now anyone can try it out. http://bit.ly/dzhj8qFri May 28 16:19:09 via web

In case you missed it, Google Wave turned one year old today. I'm not sure what Google or the Google Wave team did to celebrate but the @Google Twitter account tweeted Happy Birthday about the news and soon the @googlewave team retweeted [...]