Category Archives: Wordpress

Use Thinglink To Add Interactivity To Images: Review And Feature Set

This is a guest post by Namanyay Goel. Namanyay is a Graphic Designer and a blogger. You can read his blog here.  If you would like to write for TheDolt’s Blog, do read our page Be My Guest; Write A Guest Post. Thinglink is a new tool for bloggers to add interactivity to their blogs. “Thinglink tag editor lets you define interactive hotspots inside an image — from a THING (an object, a person, or a place) to a LINK (a shop, a blog post, or anywhere you like)” Thinglink is an interactive tool that lets you add interactivity to images. Using Thinglink, you can link... Read More

TheDolt’s Blog’s 3rd Monthly Traffic Report: December 2010

Opps! It’s 5th January today and this post was supposed to be published on 1st January but I have my excuses reasons for not publishing it when it was supposed to. But then, when something is supposed to happen, it is only supposed to happen and usually doesn’t. In Master Yoda‘s words “Rambling, I am”. December 2010 turned out to be another good month for the blog and traffic increased by a small percent when compared to the traffic received in October and November. Just kidding, it went through the roof! This month’s traffic report is a bit complicated... Read More

Importing Blogroll From A WordPress.com/WordPress.org Blog To A WordPress.com/WordPress.org Blog

Remember when I shifted from WordPress.com to WordPress.org? As I pointed out, the shift wasn’t as easy or smooth as WordPress/GoDaddy had promised it to be. Though I didn’t lose any content while shifting, I lost the all my widgets and my blogroll. Fellow bloggers might be able to empathize as to how difficult (or boring to be frank) it is to create a Blogroll from scratch. It isn’t as simple as copy pasting names and links  from one tab to the another. The links and all the names need to be crossed checked twice to make sure I don’t receive a hate mail from a... Read More

A Successful Shift To WordPress.org From WordPress.com (And Lots Of News!)

News: This Blog (yes, this shitty blog) has been moved  to WordPress.org, the daddy of Wordpress.com (my earlier host). You probably didn’t observe any change (except the domain perhaps) but this whole freaking thing is new! It’s on a new host. Now uses a different CMS (Content Management System or say noobikly, software). Has a new domain name . It now has plugins, advertisements and what not. The only thing that the blog misses now is a Vampire (unfortunately, GoDaddy doesn’t offer Vampires with its shitty service). The Official Announcement My old blog (oh I miss it,... Read More

WordPress Gets A New Stats Graph

If you are a blogger then you can probably empathize with me on how it can become an obsession to visit the stats page of your Blog. Sometimes you know you checked it a few minutes back but just can’t stop yourself from landing on that page. On Wordpress Blogs (.com at least) they used to have this good great looking graph which used to show your stats according to Days, Weeks, Months and even a had a joke: Humanize. Today, I noticed a slight change. Everything is still there lest the graph. The old graph has been replaced by a graph. The new graph  looks hideous when compared to... Read More

Change Font [TypeFace] and Font Color on WordPress.com Blogs

FTW!FTW!FTW! TheDolt TheDolt TheDolt You can change fonts using HTML it’s not fiddly and is definitely worth the hassle. but keep reading 🙂 WordPress.com Blogs may give you countless features when it comes to customizing and writing but one of the options which I personally (I bet you too) have been personally missing is the ability to write in custom fonts. In fonts that I like. In font(s) that is/are different than which everybody uses. I’m not telling you to write all your posts in Comic Sana MS (yes, I have seen Blogs which use this font) but once in a while its fun. Now,... Read More

WordPress 3.0-Thelonious

The thirteenth major release of Wordpress.org (I pay for hosting) is out now. The beta versions of WordPress 3.0 has been out for a while now but the guys at WordPress.org have now fixed all known bugs and released the final Version of WordPress 3.0 . You can upgrade to 3.0 right from you Dashboard or new users can download it from here Some new notable features : 1.217 bug fixes and feature enhancements. New default theme Twenty Ten. Theme developers now have new APIs which allow them to easily implement custom backgrounds, headers, menus(no more file editing), shortlinks, post types... Read More

WordPress, Don’t you care if Twitter is down?

Either something is wrong with Wordpress.com or I need to stop Blogging. You read my last post, #whiletwitterwasdown, did you? I wrote that post after I reliased that twitter is down. The stats on my Dashboard tell me that I didn’t even get one view on that post, leave alone a comment. Well, I published the post. Pasted links on Facebook and on my Blog’s Fan page on Facebook. Then how is it possible that I didn’t even get one damn view?! The only reason I can think of is that Wordpress.com is not showing me stats for a post that was published 19 hours ago is because of the... Read More

Social Bookmarking for WordPress.com Blogs

If you have been a regular visitor to my blog then you must have noticed the new Social Bookmarking plugins (Twitter, Digg, Stumble upon, Facebook at al) at the end of my posts. This allows readers to easily share the content of that particular post on the Internet by posting it to social not-working sites easily with usually only a couple of clicks. Getting this kind of plugin is a piece of cake if you have a Wordpress.org (self-hosted) Blog but not possible(until now) if you have a Wordpress.com Blog like mine. I found it while searching for a Twitter retweet plugin for my blog. I must... Read More

Congratulations, you win the prize! The chance to take our 5 second survey

The image above is a screenshot which I took earlier today. Besides the large number of open tabs what do you see? Yes, you are bang on target! Wait! But we see false messages like this on website which are not good enough to surf right? Then what is that thing, the line, doing there? Wordpress now has to fool it’s users in order to get feedback. Now we get hoax messages right on our Wordpress dashboard! What do you expect when you get a message something like”Congratulations, you win the prize! The chance to take our 5 second survey 🙂” The first thing that came to my mind... Read More