WordPress and Yahoo Web Hosting

So, one of my clients asked me to move a WordPress based website over to his Yahoo! web hosting account and I thought this would be a breeze of a job. I could not have been more wrong.

I’ve done several WordPress blog and site setups on a number of different web hosts. Yahoo was something I had not done and now I am less than thrilled with the results I’m finding. It’s frustrating for me – but really frustrating for my client who was really looking forward to go live with this project.

Here are some details that I’ve found – hopefully you will find this list helpful when making a decision to host your WordPress blog on Yahoo! hosting.

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Try out Zemanta – It’s Cool

Ever wish you had a blogging assistant who helped you write posts that are full of great links, photos, and tags? Wish no more: WordPress has partnered with the folks at Zemanta to give you a hand at quickly jazzing up your posts.

Once you’ve activated Zemanta, you’ll see several new widgets on your edit screen that let you quickly add recommended links, photos, tags, and articles. With just a few clicks your post goes from simple to snazzy.

This picture of a dog was automatically generated by Zemanta on detecting the post content. Pretty cool if you ask me 🙂

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Create Download Page In WordPress

So you want to create a simple download page on your WordPress powered blog or website and would like to know how to create one? Recently I created such a page for a friend and you would be surprised to know how easy it is to create one.

There are a number of ways you can accomplish this. But we will be looking at a quick, simple and effective solution for your downloads page that you can put up without getting your hands dirty.

Here is what you need to do:

  1. Log on to the WordPress admin panel and click on add new plugins.
  2. Search for a plugin called “Download Manager” by Shaon.
  3. Alternatively, you can download the plugin from here
  4. Install the plugin and click activate.
  5. You should now be able to see something like this in your left sidebar: Read more of this post