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Seven Things to Love About WordPress 2.7

WordPress 2.7WordPress 2.7 Release Candidate 1 has been out for about a week now, and “Mister Impatient” here has actually gone ahead and upgraded this blog to the new version. Having poked around a little, here are seven features I really, really love:

Sticky Posts

Ever had times when you needed to ensure that an announcement or post was read by all your readers? In the past, you could either use a plug-in to make a post “sticky” or do what I did — put the announcement up as a page then made sure that I directed readers there as often as possible in every post.

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So You Want to Create Your Own WordPress Theme

One of the best ways to make your WordPress blog stand out is by deploying a customized theme. There are two ways you can do this — buy a commercial theme, have a professional create one for you, or create your own.

While the first option is definitely the easiest route, using a commercial theme does not automatically mean that your blog will truly stand out in terms of design — others can buy and deploy the same theme. Moreover, sometimes you might find that you would be violating the terms of the license agreement should you wish to tailor the theme to your liking. You might have to pay for a “developer’s license” if you wish to do that.

Professional designers can definitely give you a unique theme, but that usually involves paying a good amount of money so unless you have cash to burn it’s not really an option for many.

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Ultimate Guide to WordPress Theme Search Engine Optimization

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If you run a self-hosted blog on the WordPress platform, you might be interested in this great guide to SEO (Search Engine Optimization) by Nathan Rice.

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