2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 15,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 3 Film Festivals

Click here to see the complete report.

WordPress v2.0.1 Now Available for Android [Video]

As we all knew that WordPress is a free open source tool for bogging where you can write new posts, edit content, and manage comments on your WordPress blog. This blogging contrivance had doomed other tools like Joomla, Drupal, Concrete5 and many more and in present it is competing with BlogSpot which is one of my favorite open source tools for blogging. WordPress had been offering its capabilities to iOS, BlackBerry, Nokia, Windows Phone 7 and webOS but now Android is also been stacked too. In Android you can write new posts in .com or in .org which is a self-hosted and manages all comments with built-in notifications. The mobile app is awesome that covers almost all the authors you want to do on phone with user friendly interface layout which of course reasonable.

Now in Android Market you can get the newest version of WordPress 2.0.1 with few changes done to spread smiles on all bloggers blogging through mobile portable Android devices. The improvements are meant to be dragged into the apps because to go with the desktop WordPress Tool. We can see that the consistent editing function of iOS under the formatting toolbar and then such as the upload function and other details of the repair. The original tool in iOS of version 2.9.3 looks good with smooth editing and managing blog but now the newest version of Android which is totally different featuring the posh toolbar and icon design has raised the standards. We believe that it will go on surprising us with classy open source benchmarks.

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The v2.0.1 has featured new UI with action bar and background screen where all the operating functions are placed in the same place, when logged in through the app in your portable device you can see the background management interface. It offers the way in to touch a button typically used with the management functions like creating fresh article or sight statistics. You can able to view how many have been verified comments in the statistics and in this new version fast camera and its keys have been added to quickly turn on your camera so you can shoot instantly and place upload that photo in your WordPress and publish. Through the action bar the users can toggle the blogs and update from the current page or hop straight to the admin page.

The story editor has also been improved to allow you to edit the articles easily and conveniently. You can format the toolbar and add content, links too above the keyboard. In addition to this you can also add the desired media files, edit the titles and the location & image size. In the full-screen mode you can edit so that you can see the editing log of the contents clearly.

wordpress android tablet

Not only the Smartphone users can take the privilege of WordPress as the tablet users are allowed officially to install the app and start editing their articles through WordPress in the big screen and it is portable too to use anywhere anytime.  In the tablet you can browse articles, pages, comments and scroll the list on the right side that shows the details of the currently selected items. It will work wonderful in KindleFire, Motorola Xoom and Samsung Galaxy Tab 750 easily. If you have any of one of these tablets then start using this open source WordPress easily publish it and feel free to edit anytime.

WordPress v2.0.1 for Android Updated List:

  1. New Button has been added to the dashboard for self-hosted blogs.
  2. Geo-tagging and self-hosted stats are fixed.
  3. QuickPress shortcuts and dependability has been improved.
  4. Before we had to face some problems to remove post password which are now fixed with sharing images from other apps to WordPress has been fixed.
  5. In landscape mode the formatting bar can be seen. WordPress for Android supports both WordPress.com and self-hosted WordPress (3.0 or higher) blogs.

If you are already using the WordPress App then you must update it to take the privilege of using the latest updated version or if you haven’t used this app then scan the QR code below to get the direct link to Android Market. Before that gaze through the video below to know more about it and then a QR scan waiting to be scanned.

qr code wordpress 2.0.1 android

Tags: add tags for effective traffic to your site or blog

Tags provide a useful way to group related posts together and to quickly tell readers what a post is about. Tags also make it easier for people to find your content. Tags are similar to, but more specific than, categories. The use of tags is completely optional. For more information on the differences between tags and categories please check out this

support doc.

Depending on the theme and widgets you have activated, tags can be displayed at the top or bottom of posts, on the individual post view, and/orgin the sidebar. You can assign multiple tags per post.

Adding Tags via the Tags Module

You can assign and/or add new tags to posts before you publish them using the Post Tags module to the bottom right of the post editor:

Tag Module

You can add tags one at a time by clicking the Addbutton or hitting the Enter/Return key on your keyboard after typing each tag. Or you can add multiple tags at a time by separating them with a comma as you type.

Separate multiple tags with commas

To remove a tag from the post, click the small Xicon next to the tag.

Deleting a tag

To choose from your most commonly used tags, click Choose from the most used tags. Then, click on the tags you want to assign to the post.

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Adding Tags via the Dashboard

You can add new tags and manage existing ones from Posts -> Tagsin your dashboard.

You will be presented with a list of your existing tags and a method of adding new tags.

You can add a new tag by filling out the fields:

add tag

  • Tag name– As expected, the name of your tag.
  • Description – Describes what the tag is for. This may be displayed in certain themes as, for example, a tooltip (shown when you hover over the tag).

Adding Tags via Zemanta

If you activate Zemanta in your Personal Settings, you can quickly add recommended tags in your post editor. For more information on using Zemanta please check out this support doc.

Managing Tags

The Posts -> Tagspage in your dashboard shows a list of tags you’ve used, as well as the name and number of posts belonging to each tag. If you move your mouse over a tag a set of options will appear allowing you to edit, quick edit, or delete that tag:

tag hover

If you click on Quick Edit the tag will change into an edit box and you can rename the tag quickly:

quickedit tag

If you click on Edityou will be taken to a separate page where you can edit the name and description. This functions exactly the same as in adding a tag.

Clicking on Delete will delete that tag.

Bulk Actions

If you have a lot of tags that you want to delete, you can use the bulk actions feature. Select each tag you want to delete using the checkbox to the left of the tag name.

tag checks

If you want to select all tags click the checkbox at the top:

check all

From the bulk actions menu select Delete and then click Apply. The tags will be deleted.

bulk action

Converting Tags to Categories

If you change your mind about using tags and instead want to convert them to categories, you can do so using the tag to category converter. At the bottom of the manage tags screen is a link to the tag to category converter.

Clicking this will take you to a screen where you can select which tags to convert to categories. Make your selection, click on convert tags to categories. Your tags will be removed and categories will be assigned to the posts that used to be in those tags.

Global Tag Listings

Your posts will appear in the global tag listings of any tags or categories you use. Therefore, assigning tags and categories to your post increases the chance that other WordPress.com users will see your content.

However, you don’t want irrelevant content showing up on the global tag listings or search, and neither do we. That’s why we limit the number of tags and categories that can be used on a public tag listing. Five to 10 tags (or categories, or a combination of the two) is a good number to add to each of your posts. The more categories you use, the less likely it is that your post will be selected for inclusion in the global tag listings. Learn more about Global Tags here.