Ok – this week I have a links covering plugins, turning 40, a use of social media, a great contest for charity, some SEO, a cheat sheet, and (Anti) Social Updates.
- How to Write a WordPress Plugin – This tutorial is a year old and is aimed at people with knowledge of PHP. It is an comprehensive twelve part tutorial. I just wish I knew PHP better.
- 39 Things I Have Learned as I Prepare to Turn 40 Mark Hayward lists 39 things he has learned as he approaches 40. I wish I had seen this article in May when it came out as Mark Hayward and I are almost birthday buddies – he is just one day older than me :-)
- Launching Your Next Venture Using Social Media – 5 Lessons Learned – Recently Train for Humanity was on the (Anti) Social-List. This article is a follow-up in which the lessons learned about launching a new product via social media are highlighter as well as what would be done differently the next time.
- Styletime contest launch! Donate a dollar for BlogActionDay and win some great prizes! – Also blog, tweet, stumble or shout about this contest. Oh, and leave a comment so they know to throw you in the magic contest hat. Prizes include, Premium WordPress themes, a custom twitter background, business card design, 1 year membership to PSD Tuts and much, much more. Oh, and the dollar you donate goes to charity.
- WordPress SEO – The Definitive Guide to High Rankings for Your Blog – Yoast has a comprehensive guide on optimizing WordPress for Search Engines. Everything from permalinks to altering the blog’s structure is discussed. After reading this I changed my permalinks and installed the Redirection Plugin.
- The WordPress Help Sheet WP Candy created a pdf that you can download with a list of the basic template files and common used php snippets.
- New at (Anti) Social Development – If you are a frequent visitor (I know I have a couple), you have noticed some changes. I removed some pages from my header navigation and added some others. The sidebars, header and footer are also different depending on which page you are on. I will write about this in more detail this week but, for now, let’s just say I’m open for business.