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Tweetbacks : Steal your comments from Twitter !

Tweetbacks

Tweetbacks

Ready for some action ? Okay, we are going to steal some comments for your blog posts from twitter. Don’t worry, they took our comments first, now we are stealing them back, so you will not be punished ( if you get caught, I don’t know you, ok ? )

Check out some blogs, with loads of twitter love. They get hundreds of RTs about theirs posts, and we envy their Tweetme counts. But most of these blog posts with 100+ tweets about them, do not get many comments. People tweet about them but ignore the comment form. But, they still love your those blog posts.

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RSS Feed Reader Full of Unwanted Blog Posts ? Easy Solution: Subscribe to Categories !

Imagine, you found a nice blog with loads of posts about one of your favourite topics, wordpress. Naturally, you will subscribe to it’s RSS feed. Now, this blog is not just about wordpress. They also publish articles about Linux, Photoshop, and Mac .. which you are not interested in.

After few days or weeks, the blog starts filling your RSS feed reader with posts that you are not interested in and every time you look at the count of unread items on the reader, you feel bad ..

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… and then, we will sell it to Google !!

That is how they plan things, at times, says the Wall Street Journal. I came across this article today, and thought I would share it. Even though the article is about the wrong policies of Washington, I found this part more interesting.

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Plugin Week, from Binny

My friend Binny has started an interesting initiative on his blog, called  “Plugin Week”. The idea is to release one plugin each day, for the entire week. He has already published 2 plugins – Eventr & Autofields WordPress plugin.

He is lazy, wait, it’s a new kind of laziness, I don’t know any name for it, hmm, ( you can suggest one, of course ).  If you tell him to shut off his PC, when he is not using it, he will say, ok I will write a script for it , so that he pc shuts down itself, when I am not using it for a while .. yes, he can write code for anything and everything.

He told me that he has got some script running on his PC, which downloads all the TED videos to his machine, whenever the Internet connection is free. ( I will get a DVD with Ted videos from him when I visit him next time … oh no !!  that’s not a bribe for writing this post, ok ?  you guys can write me an email or drop a comment and I will get you a copy of that DVD )

Okay, I am still on my break, ( hmmm …. long one .. ) and will get you more updates later. Don’t forget to subscribe to his RSS feed, and try out all his plugins….

Google Chrome Theme for Firefox

Google Chrome Theme for Firefox

So, here is how to make your firefox look like Google Chrome.ie, Google Chrome theme for firefox.

Google Chrome, was love at first sight. Many people fell in love with her, and wanted to make her their primary girl friend ( yea, with browsers, you can have primary , secondary and many more girl friends.. trust me !!  I have 4 or 5 lol ).

Then, what happened ? hmm the same old story … , the girl was just about the looks, I mean, the UI and the color ( no pun intented, sorry if you felt so  !! ). People started going back to their ex girl friend, yes, firefox.  Well, she was too sweet and accepted them, when they came back. Someone ended up using the Google Chrome theme for wordpress.

Now, the story is about to change … some make up for your beauty that is firefox, and make her look like Google Chrome, your dream girl. Click on the image, and then install this theme for firefox , all the best !!

Malayalam Fonts and Google Chrome

UPDATE : FIXED Manoramaonline.com issue. For manoramaonline.com on Google Chrome, you can install THIS FONT After you install this font, refresh the browser and it should work.

Are you using Google Chrome ? If your answer is YES ….. you must visit Google Chrome Tips where we answer all your Google Chrome related questions, and you get news and updates in your inbox, for FREE !!

TIP: Using Twitter and Google Chrome ? Here is Twitter Plugin for Chrome

When I tried Google Chrome browser for Malayalam websites, it worked fine. But, then I saw couple of comments about Malayalam font issues on Chrome.

Malayalam UTF fonts were working fine on Chrome, the issue was with manoramaonline.com. To be frank, I am clueless here. Because, I never bothered about how manoramaonline.com’s malayalam page looked like on firefox or IE, and it never worked for me. I was using mathrubhumi.com for news and blogspot, wordpress blogs using Malayalam utf fonts, and I never had any issues. Things were almost the same here with Chrome too.

So, I have two questions.

1. Do you have any issues with Google Chrome Malayalam fonts ? Is it manoramaonline.com only or, just anything written in Malayalam ?

2. Do you know how to fix this issue ?

If you have answer for any of these questions, or another question related to this, drop me a comment here or email me hello at offlineblog.net

As far as I know, if you were able to browse Malayalam websites using firefox, you should not have any problem with Chrome also.

Backup Your Blogroll – It’s Easy !!

Thanks for your feedback on my previous post, about backing up your wordpress blog. Most of them, were extra tips. Here they are….

1 Niyaz “The problem is that we cannot backup other files like images using this method.”

2 xylene was trying to remember something… “there was some site which will convert our blog into pdf. Any idea which one?”

( I think its this one http://www.expresspdf.com/ConvertHtmlToPdf.aspx )

3 Suda “Good for newbies, but I think when I read WP FAQ first, they ha warned us that its not the way to backup everything and it puts too much load on server if people start using it madly

Suda, and his tip : Backup your Blogroll.

I found a way to backup and import *blogroll* from one blog to another or just backup. May be you already know this.
go to http://yourblog.wordpress.com/wp-links-opml.php where *yourblog* is your own blog URL.

For example in dinu’s case, his blogroll can be exported as OPML file using link http://www.offlineblog.net/wp-links-opml.php

P.S> Dinu, if you think this is a useful tip and people are gonna miss this comment being on old post, you can add it in your TIPS as usual, all people eagerly read them :)

I am using HTTRACK Website Copier from ages and its really effective. I think I will write a post/tutorial for it soon. It won’t help in moving data to new site but its the best way we can backup a website i.e. downloading it as it is to local machine. :D

Also that PDF conversion site is superb, it converts page with all images included. Not the page as it looks though, it takes just content in PDF but its worth the trouble.

So, Thanks a lot guys.

Addicted to Thesis

Thesis WordPress Theme

Thesis ? ….. Ok, I know… that is what you are going to ask me…. right ? Okay, it is a WordPress theme … or rather,    a premium ( paid ) wordpress theme. If it was a free theme …. you know me very well right ? ( if you do not know … I keep changing my themes .. I change whenever I find a good theme ).

See what it’s author says

I built the Thesis Theme because I wanted a framework that had it all—killer typography, a dynamically resizable layout, intelligent code, airtight optimization, and tons of flexibility. Now, after months of field testing, I’m confident enough to offer it to those of you who have come to expect nothing but the finest themes from me.

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