Archive for the ‘Scripts & Software’ Category

Automatic WordPress Update Plugin

Thursday, September 11th, 2008

I have a handful of blogs that I run and find that keeping up with the latest version of WordPress can be a pain in the ass. I found this great automatic WordPress update plugin and wanted to share it with you. It basically backs up your files then downloads and installs the newest version of WordPress all with a single click. It takes it a few minutes for it to run, but it works well and is a lot easier than doing everything by hand.

Check it out here.

Kick Ass WordPress Update Plugin

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

I recently found myself needing to update the wordpress software on about 10 blogs I run. After doing the first I thought that there had to be a better way to do this. I found this plugin that does it all for you. Basically you install the plugin and set the permissions on a folder, give it your ftp info and it does everything for you. It is a fast and easy. The best part of it is that when newer versions of wordpress come out you can now upgrade to it with one click of the mouse.

Check it out, if you run a few blogs this thing could save you some serious time.

New Version Of Live Writer Makes My Life Easy

Thursday, March 20th, 2008

If you run any more than a few blogs you have been in the situation where you have asked, "can I automate this?" I have looked and there are some good programs out there that help you organize blogs. What I wanted was something simple and easy to use that would let me make new posts to all my blogs from one interface. I found what I was after in Live Writer. Im planning a full article about this piece of software and its pros and cons, but wanted to give you a heads up. If you havent tried it, they just updated it with a ton of new features and it is amazing. It is probably the best new thing for blogging to come along in a long time. You can write posts, create new categories, upload and crop pictures and much more right from one interface. Best of all it is free.

Keep an eye out for my full article on this soon.

New Version Of Chameleon Submitter

Friday, March 14th, 2008

There is a new version of the Chameleon Submitter program released today. I have been using it for a few days and can say that some of the new function are really cool. There are some nice new recip previews and other features like the ability to just select the the movies from your gallery folder and it auto fills in the size, total time and type of movies into the submitter form. Here is a list of things that have been changed:

  • More categories to choose from! Chameleon TGP/MGP Submitter now offers a selection of 239 categories!
  • Support of automatic insertion of info on movies selected from several folders!
  • You can now verify/modify recip links before they are automatically inserted in the duplicated galleries – do so in the list of generated sites!
  • A new Duplicate tab which is easier to navigate and shows a preview of the duplicated gallery including sample recips before its duplication + more new features!
  • FTP Options extended to include more settings, e.g. Host Directory as an alternative to the Initial Gallery Directory
  • Your comments on sites are displayed and can be edited directly during the submit process!
  • Support of quick access to the site settings in the database while submitting!
  • Faster adding of new sites to the database using ‘cloning’ of a site added earlier! This is useful if adding similar sites (e.g. from the same network, etc.).
  • Support for two different sizes of the pic and movie sample thumbnail for each site in the database!
  • Support for setting the niches banned by individual sites in the database!
  • Recip link settings in Site Details were extended to include additional features which make the verification of recip links easier!
  • A number of useful improvements and several corrected bugs to ensure a more comfortable and efficient use of Chameleon TGP/MGP Submitter!
  • I wrote a review of the chameleon submitter and other products here if you want to check that out.

    Free Logo Maker

    Friday, February 8th, 2008

    I have recently posted some links to some photo shop tutorials. Then it struck me that sometimes I am lazy and don’t want to take the time  make a simple logo even though I know how. Also there are people out there that don’t have photo shop. Here’s a place I have found through my travels that will help you out.
    This is a sweet site that will make you a logo online. There is also a nice button maker and some cool fonts you can download. And it is all free.

    Enjoy and have a good weekend.