While my love for blogging in public is increasing as I don’t have any choice either (I don’t have internet connection in mumbai as I’m a here for few days only), I’m finding small things that can make difference in a blog and can improve the blog too. Because, I don’t get access to the internet at all the times, I’m forced to use Google Reader’s offline feature (by the way, this is one feature that is proving to be a boon to me) and while I was trying to compose a post, I realized that the actual permalink of the post was not shown in the Google Reader and it showed something like this -

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Our beloved reader, Human3rror asked a question and I thought that it would be great to write a blog post on the same topic and instead of just letting the question die in comments. The answer to Human3rror’s question is that I use PlanetOZH’s Better Feed plugin and I believe that by far it’s one of the most powerful feed footer plugin available for WordPress.

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I’ve always appreciated the efforts of WP Security Scan, however there are few things that need to be updated in that plugin so that it offers a complete security plugin package. There are various threats on the internet when it comes to using a script like WordPress or any other blogging software script. SQL Injection, Cross site scripting are some of the dangers that we can instantly think of as soon as we talk about securing scripts.

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We host polls on our blog too and I’m thankful to you guys that you take precious time of yours and answer those simple questions. In our last poll, I asked the question that how much money do you spend on hosting every month and as expected and thanks to shared hosting plans, almost 55% of bloggers spend less than $10/month.

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I’m planning to start an information website soon and for the first time I’m looking for a solution other than WordPress. It’s not that I’ve lost faith in the power of WordPress, it’s just that WordPress generates dynamic pages and I’m looking for a solution that will generate static content.

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Gravatar, the global avatar service which was acquired by Automattic will now be a core feature in Invision Power Board forum software. The software will have this feature in it’s upcoming version 3 and here’s what IPB has to say about -

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It seems like Automattic team is planning to take away the traffic from all those WordPress showcase blogs/websites which display the best of the designs for WordPress. Of course, they did that for Themes and Plugins already by launching WordPress themes directory and WordPress plugin directory.

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