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					               Links from the book, Sites that Soar! by Aisling D'Art
                         http://www.SitesThatSoar.com/
           This is a confidential sheet. It's ONLY for people who have purchased
                             a copy of the book, Sites that Soar!


Getting Started

      FireFTP
      CoffeeCup Free FTP
      WordPress for Dummies
      All-in-One SEO Pack
      http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/

Customizing your theme

      Tweak 2: Customizing your sidebar
             Feedburner.com
             AWeber.com
             SpringWidget

      Uploading graphics in WordPress
             chmod 0777... bad idea?
             Why chmod 777 is NOT a security risk

Plugins

      WordPress.org plugins page
      Enhanced WP-contactform plugin (consider thanking him)
      Dagon Design's Sitemap Generator Plugin.
      Popularity Contest
      Popularity Lists Widget.

      My WordPress Plugins by Jason Akers

Managing a large website with WordPress

      folding category menu
      Exec-PHP plugin
      Sobeks_posts_in_category plugin




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Copying older pages into WordPress

     Message Cleaner

WordPress and JavaScript

     AdSense-Deluxe plugin
     Javascript in WordPress

Troubleshooting
     Branford Magazine forum - http://www.der-prinz.com/support-forum/

     Mimbo discussions - http://www.darrenhoyt.com/forums/mimbo/

Resources

     WordPress - http://wordpress.org/

     Great themes to consider

             Branford Magazine (the subject of this ebook) [FREE]
             http://www.der-prinz.com/2008/01/20/wordpress-magazine-style-theme-
             branfordmagazine/

             Mimbo (I use the Mimbo sidebar.php) [FREE]
             http://www.darrenhoyt.com/2007/08/05/wordpress-magazine-theme-released/
             (Fancier, but not free: Mimbo Pro - http://prothemedesign.com/themes/mimbo-
             pro/ )

             Options (free, but not officially released as of early Mar 08)
             http://justintadlock.com/archives/2008/02/24/options-wordpress-theme

             More free WordPress themes - http://www.wpthemesfree.com/

             Theme info from WordPress - http://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Themes

     Installation tips and tricks

             From Mimbo (generally work with Branford Magazine, too)
             http://www.darrenhoyt.com/2007/07/24/in-praise-of-wordpress-template-tags-
             part-ii-the-magazine-layout/




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             Also scroll down the Branford Magazine page for installation info
             http://www.der-prinz.com/2008/01/20/wordpress-magazine-style-theme-
             branfordmagazine/

             And, see articles at my site, such as
             WordPress for content management - http://arts-careers.com/success/wordpress-
             cms/

      Free graphics

             Public Domain Photo - http://www.pdphoto.org/

             Stock.xchng - http://www.sxc.hu/ (be sure to search using "Restricted = no")

             Also see Wikipedia's list -
             http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Public_domain_image_resources

      Adding files (especially graphics) within the WordPress "write post" panel and Custom
      Fields.

             WordPress: Using Image and File Attachments –
             http://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Image_and_File_Attachments

      To offer your readers a free newsletter, a free email course (sent automatically in a series
      of emails), or anything like that, I recommend AWeber.com. That's what I use.

Appendix 1: Notes about installing WordPress

      If your hosting service doesn't install WordPress for you automatically, you can do it
      yourself.

      Start with CNET's video on installing a WordPress blog
      http://reviews.cnet.com/Install_a_WordPress_blog/4660-10165_7-6626809.html

      I also recommend reading the WordPress five-minute installation instructions, at
      http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress#Famous_5-Minute_Install

      Here are other useful resources:

      My WordPress Install Process, by David Peralty
      http://www.bloggingpro.com/archives/2006/06/19/my-wordpress-install-process/

      Rachel's video for installing WordPress 2.0 (the process is still pretty much the same)
      http://www.cre8d-design.com/blog/2006/01/19/how-to-install-wordpress-20/




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