Monthly Archives: March 2009

BuySellAds WordPress Plugin

I’ve previously talked about the distinguished BuySellAds banner marketplace. The network makes it much easier to sell ad space on your website, and has proven to be an excellent alternative to directly making deals with advertisers.

Thaya Kareeson of Omninoggin.com has put together a great WordPress plugin to make it easier to add the BSA ad code to your site. (As if pasting a bit of JavaScript wasn’t easy enough.)

The Buy Sell Ads WordPress Plugin, once installed, allows you to insert an ad zone into your sidebar simply by dropping a widget in. For ads elsewhere, or if you don’t have a widgetized theme, you can use a template tag instead.

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Easy PHP Caching: Speed-Up Dynamic Content

Caching dynamic content can save a lot of proceesing power, potentially saving a server from total meltdown under extremely high traffic loads. The popular WP Super Cache plugin has demonstrated this, helping blogs on small shared hosts survive the “Digg Effect” longer. If a…

AdSense Does Expandable Ads

Google is experimenting with a new ad format that is being run on select publishers’ sites in North America and Europe. The ever-annoying expanding ads. However, it seems that they may have gotten them right, unlike other networks. We’re excited to introduce to you…

The Problem With Selling Blogs…

Blogs generally require a sizable time commitment, much more than websites that are less focused on frequently-added content. It’s not at all uncommon for a blogger to get tired of updating his or her website and auction it off, handing the responsibility to someone…

Design Spotlight: LyricSift

Shifted Frequency has put out another cool little web site. This one is called LyricSift. It’s a quote engine that displays random music lyrics along with the title, album, and artist. Lyric lovers, rejoice! LyricSift is a great way to discover new music, based…

Giveaway: Win 1,000 Business Cards From UPrinting

Readers of Webmaster-Source, listen up! UPrinting, a cheap business card printing company that I’ve found to be of good quality, has offered to give 1,000 business cards each to two people from our community. Two winners will be chosen at random from those who…

BlogBuzz March 7, 2009

Open Links in New Windows or Tabs Without Target=”Blank”

Though it’s not considered good practice to go around opening new windows on people, it still is something that there are practical uses for. There are legitimate reasons to open new windows, other than trying to open all of your external links in new…

What’s Coming in WordPress 2.8

Want to have a sneak peek at what’s coming in version 2.8 of WordPress? You may have noticed that each version of WordPress has it’s own page in the Codex. WP 2.7’s is http://codex.wordpress.org/Version_2.7. If you increment the version number up to the next…

Why Does SimplePie Replace Some Characters With Gibberish?

Sometimes when you use SimplePie to load and output an RSS feed, some characters, like quote marks and apostrphes, are replaced with some gibberish like €‡™. You may wonder what’s wrong, and search to find a way to prevent the unsightly garbage from appearing.…

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