Happy New Year! It is now 2010, and we’re heading into the fourth calendar year of Webmaster-Source. It has been a long year, as usual, filled with more than 35 archive pages worth of posts. That’s a lot, isn’t it?
On the other hand, as I went back through the archives, collecting notable posts from each month, it seemed like I had written them just yesterday…
Before we recap the the better posts from each of the previous year’s months, let’s take a look at December’s stats as of this writing, for the sake of later comparisons.
- Page Views: 35,581
- Unique Visitors: 28,240
- RSS Subscribers: 574 (average over 30 days)
- PageRank: 4
- Posts: 1,033
- Comments: 2,766
- Akismet Spam Comments Blocked (to date): 143,381
My toolbar PageRank dropped again, but does anyone honestly care about that statistic? My RSS subscribers are up, and the numbers spent a good few months in the 600s as well.
Oh, and I have posted nearly 5,000 tweets in accumulate. Hopefully I’ll have hit that nice round number by the time you read this.
January…the release of my third WordPress plugin, Favorites Menu Manager. In case you haven’t discovered it yet, it allows you to add and remove items from the little dropdown menu in the upper right corner of your WordPress Admin.
- WordPress 2.7 Favorites Menu Manager Plugin
- PHP Tip: Replace URLs With Links
- What You Need to Know About Blocking Ads
- PHP Explode()
- When Should You Use a CSS Framework?
- Google AJAX Libraries API
- PHP Tip: Prevent SQL Injection
- Buying Advertising For Your Blog
- PHP Str_Replace() Function
- BuySellAds Online Advertising Marketplace
- 14 More Professional WordPress Themes
- What You Must Know About the New Safari 4 Beta
- Why Does SimplePie Replace Some Characters With Gibberish?
- Open Links in New Windows or Tabs Without Target=”Blank”
- Design Spotlight: LyricSift
- The Problem With Selling Blogs…
- Once Again, “Old Media” Gets Web Advertising Wrong…
- PHP Parse_Str() Function
- How Twitter Could Monetize Their Service
You’d be surprised how many people (on a daily basis) fall for last year’s April Fools Day post; it’s one of my most-trafficked pages now.
- Mozilla Announces Firefox For iPhone
- Post to Twitter From a PHP Script
- The Design Secrets of Collis Ta’eed
- Design Spotlight: Yoast
- How Last.fm Can Grow and Profit
- Nambu: Social Messaging Streamlined
- Amazon S3 Pricing Explained
This month I released Tweetable, a WordPress plugin for integrating Twitter into your blog. As Alex King’s “Twitter Tools” plugin had been starting to feel a little dated, I created an alternative that took a different approach.
- Domainr: Give Your Domain Search a Happy Ending
- WordPress Function to Make Links Clickable
- WordPress Theme of the Month: Gallery
- Tweetable Twitter Plugin For WordPress
- PHP Version_Compare()
- It’s Time for PHP 4 to Be Retired
- Twitter: The RSS Reader for the Masses
- Transforming Capital Letters With PHP
- 40+ Invaluable PHP Tutorials and Resources
- Tweetie for Mac: OSX-Native Twitter Client
- Basic HTTP Authentication With PHP
- Managing Widgets in WordPress 2.8
- Google and NoFollow
- Ow.ly: What’s You’re Take?
- What the Twitter API Needs…
- Nielsen Wants Your Passwords to Be Visible to the World
- Parse a WordPress Plugin’s README.txt With Regular Expressions
- An Approach to Fair Ad Blocking
- Design Spotlight: Tumblr
- Scheduling WordPress Hooks With WP_Cron
- Getting RSS and Twitter Subscriber Counts in WordPress
- Design Spotlight: The New Twitter Homepage
- PayPal Goes Down For 4.5 Hours, What Does This Mean For Business?
- Tr.im: No, We’re Not Closing After All…
- PHP stdClass: Storing Data in an Object Instead of an Array
- EasyList Blocks Me: Yet Another AdBlock Rant
- Gravity Forms
- The New York Times Accidentally Serves Malicious Ads
- Saving Bandwidth and Speeding Up Your Site With GZIP and Browser Caching
- Get Live Access Logs With a Simple Linux Command
- VPS.net Review
- Beyond Super Cache: W3 Total Cache
- Laptops Are Easier on Cellular Network Usage than Smartphones
- SubHeading Plugin for WordPress
- Capitalize Your Headlines Properly, Please
- Net Neutrality: It’s Important, Don’t Believe the FUD
- Does “Pay What You Want” Work?
- Smashing Magazine Redesigns and Launches a Network
- Learning CSS Sprites
- WP Plugins: The WordPress App Store
- Count Your Retweets with the Tweetmeme API
- Dropbox: Easy File Synchronization
- Slashtags: Adapting Twitter Culture to the New Retweet
- Showcase Your Images with WebAssist’s PowerGallery
- Modifying The Contextual Help Menu in WordPress
- Internet Explorer Should be Powered by WebKit
As I said the last two years: bring on the new year! I look forward to another year of blogging, and I have some plans up my sleeve that will make things a little more…interesting. I hope you will all stick around and continue reading.