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WP-Print | WordPress Plugin to allow printing blog posts

wordpress plugin, WP-printWordPress is simply great.

Besides providing the best SEO features, the type of flexibility it provides through its plugins, is simply unmatched by any other blogging platform.

The latest plugin found be my, is WP-Print, which allows your readers to get a print ready version of any of your post, with a simple click of a mouse. This plugin is specially useful for blogs, which regularly post articles about How-Tos and Tuotrials.

It will create a printable version of your posts by using its own CSS file, and it will automatically launch the printable page when the user clicks on the “Print this” link that you will insert on your blog. If you want to see a live example of WP-Print wordpress plugin, you can visit the Pick The Brain blog.

A nice useful plugin.

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Top 65 Ping Sites for WordPress Blogs

Ping sites, what are they?

Pinging is basically the process of sending a small piece of code by the concerned blog to the pinging service. What does that code contains. Pingoat, the premium pinging services says…

A blog ping is just a piece of text, in simple words. It’ll contain your blog name and the url. It is usually prepared in the XML format. The servers that accept ping have special programs for accepting and processing these ‘XML pings’.

Why should I use pinging

Today’s blogging world is really competitive. It is vaguely said out of the 100 posts being published on blogs, only 1 contains the content which has actually been created. Out of the rest, 9 add some value to the already available content. Out of the rest 90, only 40, transform that information into their own words, and the rest 50 simply post the same content to their blogs….rather splogs.

So you can imagine, how challenging it is to survive and grow, in this world of market driven economy, where blog promotion is the key to success.

So, how to promote your blog fast

In this era of cut-throat competition, there is a rush to break the news at the earliest. Sometimes, blogosphere reminds me of the TV news channels, which compete with each other to break the news before others. Similar is the case with blogs.

Every blogger wants that his post is available to readers and search engines and blog search services before others. And Pinging is the service, which plays a major role in it. So, if you want to quickly circulate your blog posts to the maximum number of readers, it is recommended that you include following top pinging sites, and configure your wordpress blog to automatically ping these 65 great pinging services.

  1. http://blogsearch.google.com/ping/RPC2
  2. http://1470.net/api/ping
  3. http://api.feedster.com/ping
  4. http://api.feedster.com/ping.php
  5. http://api.moreover.com/ping
  6. http://api.moreover.com/RPC2
  7. http://api.my.yahoo.com/RPC2
  8. http://api.my.yahoo.com/rss/ping
  9. http://bblog.com/ping.php
  10. http://bitacoras.net/ping
  11. http://blogdb.jp/xmlrpc
  12. http://blog.goo.ne.jp/XMLRPC
  13. http://blogsearch.google.com/ping/RPC2
  14. http://blogmatcher.com/u.php
  15. http://bulkfeeds.net/rpc
  16. http://coreblog.org/ping/
  17. http://mod-pubsub.org/kn_apps/blogchatt
  18. https://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZFinance.woa/wa/pingPodcast
  19. http://ping.amagle.com/
  20. http://ping.bitacoras.com
  21. http://ping.bloggers.jp/rpc/
  22. http://ping.blogmura.jp/rpc/
  23. http://ping.blo.gs/
  24. http://ping.cocolog-nifty.com/xmlrpc
  25. http://pinger.blogflux.com/rpc/
  26. http://ping.exblog.jp/xmlrpc
  27. http://ping.feedburner.com
  28. http://ping.syndic8.com/xmlrpc.php
  29. http://ping.weblogalot.com/rpc.php
  30. http://ping.weblogs.se/
  31. http://rcs.datashed.net/RPC2/
  32. http://rpc.blogbuzzmachine.com/RPC2
  33. http://rpc.blogrolling.com/pinger/
  34. http://rpc.britblog.com/
  35. http://rpc.icerocket.com:10080/
  36. http://rpc.newsgator.com/
  37. http://rpc.pingomatic.com/
  38. http://rpc.tailrank.com/feedburner/RPC2
  39. http://rpc.technorati.com/rpc/ping
  40. http://rpc.weblogs.com/RPC2
  41. http://rpc.wpkeys.com/
  42. http://services.newsgator.com/ngws/xmlrpcping.aspx
  43. http://signup.alerts.msn.com/alerts-PREP/submitPingExtended.doz
  44. http://topicexchange.com/RPC2
  45. http://trackback.bakeinu.jp/bakeping.php
  46. http://www.a2b.cc/setloc/bp.a2b
  47. http://www.bitacoles.net/ping.php
  48. http://www.blogdigger.com/RPC2
  49. http://www.blogoole.com/ping/
  50. http://www.blogoon.net/ping/
  51. http://www.blogpeople.net/servlet/weblogUpdates
  52. http://www.blogroots.com/tb_populi.blog?id=1
  53. http://www.blogshares.com/rpc.php
  54. http://www.blogsnow.com/ping
  55. http://www.blogstreet.com/xrbin/xmlrpc.cgi
  56. http://www.holycowdude.com/rpc/ping/
  57. http://www.lasermemory.com/lsrpc/
  58. http://www.imblogs.net/ping/
  59. http://www.mod-pubsub.org/kn_apps/blogchatter/ping.php
  60. http://www.newsisfree.com/RPCCloud
  61. http://www.newsisfree.com/xmlrpctest.php
  62. http://www.popdex.com/addsite.php
  63. http://www.snipsnap.org/RPC2
  64. http://www.weblogues.com/RPC/
  65. http://xmlrpc.blogg.de

[Source: WordPress official website]

Update: Yet another list of 75 pinging services are available at Binh Dot Com. You may check for your self, because some of the entries may be common in both the lists.

We assume, that you already know how to configure your wordpress blog to automatically ping these services each time you publish a new blog post.

In case you do not know, just go to Options > Writing and copy/ paste this list in the box of list of update services.

P.S.: Including so many of pinging services to your WordPress might slow your posting. In order to ping these services in the background, and not affect your speed, your can install the nice WordPress plugin called No Ping Wait.

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Find most popular post on your WP blog with Popularity Contest Plugin

One of the first few WordPress plugins, which I installed on Webtoolsandtips is Popularity Contest plugin by Alexking.

It is a useful tool to give ratings to individual posts based upon various factors like, most viewed, most commented, feed views etc. There is a weightage factor assigned to each of these parameters and then the overall marking is found out.

The highest ranking post is assigned a popularity percentage of 100% and rest of the posts are assigned popularity percentages in reference to the highest ranked post. You will see the popularity index of each individual post by looking at the end of each post.

This ranking percentage changes dynamically according to each page view. For instance recently, the popularity of one of my post on LinkChecker was 90% and I got this.

Now you may be able to understand that better.

The Popularity Contest plugin is available courtesy of AlexKing at his WordPress Plugins page.

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