monetize your wordpress blog

Blogs have become popular enough that even non technical people know what they are. Worpress.com is consistently one of the top 100 websites visited online which confirms the traffic that blogs generate

Even if you are able to generate traffic, you still need to figure out how to make money on that traffic. We all hear the news regarding major companies being acquired with no sales and no advertising. Unless you expect millions of visitors per day, this wont be realistic for you



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HTML5 video and audio

Flash has been the only option for a while. At one point, knowing AS3 was a huge asset. I'm sure flash developers will argue it still is. However, this post is dedicated to whats NEXT, and thats html5 and its solutions

The catch is, HTML5 is not released. Everyone is so hungry for an alternative to adobe that they have jumped onto the wagon whether its ready or not. We will cover the benefits and downfalls of jumping now rather than later



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Techniques for growing Membership Websites

The days of build it and they will come are long gone with the tech bubble. Building a membership website today takes some effort, even if you have a niche focus. The amount of work needed ranges from genre to genre.

The fact is, there are hundreds of thousands of domains registered daily. Much like a mansion built in the middle of the florida everglades, no one will know it exists if you don't tell them. This article covers a few techniques we use to build our own popular membership websites as well techniques we have seen customers successfully use.



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Custom Post type page template

In this article, we cover a typical issue with Wordpress custom post types (taxonomy). If the custom post type creates an actual page, then it will probably need its own template to fit nicely into your theme. The two videos below (Part 1 & Part 2), demonstrate how we create a template for the details page



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Fix for Cubepoints 1.2.3

Since the team that created cubepoints has abandoned it, we get lots of requests for patches and upgrades for it. Attached to this post is a patched version of the plugin that we continue to upgrade ourselves. Its available to all paying members Download Cubepoints 1.2.3 patched here  ...



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Learning Phonegap

We selected phonegap for development of our mobile applicaitons. Our team has had experience with Adobe Air products and through that this offering from adobe was a nice upgrade. What we quickly learn’t was how complicated and at the same time, how simple this approach could be LEARNING CURVE There is a learning curve. The…...



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WordPress post hook

Recently we had to build a wordpress plugin. The requirements were that two buttons would be assigned to every post about the featured image. Instead of hacking into the existing theme, we opted to use the wordpress action hook “the_post”to achieve our goals. The Dilemma The thing to note here, is that the theme was very custom. The…...



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