Sufyan bin Uzayr

Sufyan bin Uzayr writes for various magazine and blogs, and is the author of "Sufism: A Brief History". He blogs about technology, Linux and open source, mobile, web design and development, typography, and Content Management Systems at Code Carbon. You can learn more about him, follow him on Twitter or friend him on Facebook and Google+.

50+ WordPress Themes for Video Bloggers

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With the advent of video sharing websites such as YouTube, Vimeo and Metacafe, video blogging has gained momentum like we’ve never seen before. Now it is easier than ever to upload, view and share videos — especially due to the plethora of awesomeness that comes bundled with HTML5. WordPress, of course, can be used for video blogging too. WP themes for video blogging pack in many custom features –special widgets to share videos, support for multiple formats and embeds, to name just a few!

In this article, we shall take a look at some of the specialized themes available for video bloggers, both and free and premium. So without further ado, here is the list!

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A Tale of Two Competitive CMS’s: WordPress And TextPattern In The Spotlight

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WordPress and TextPattern are two very popular blogging platforms. Both of them began as blogging platforms (and somehow insist on being blogging tools even to this day), yet have quickly evolved into full-fledged and extremely powerful CMS’s. Both of them have pros and cons, and each boasts of a very dedicated user base as well as communities and forums.

In this article, we shall attempt to compare TextPattern and WordPress and see which one emerges victorious.

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14 Wiki CMS To Help You Build Your Own Wikipedia

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Wikis are a rare breed of websites – we all would agree on that. Designing a portfolio, corporate blog or any such website is an entirely different concept from designing wikis. When it comes to wikis, not only does the website ‘rise’ in terms of its size, but also in terms of complexity. Wikis need to be so designed that the finished website does not look clumsy or unorganized – no matter how much data it has, and at the same time is simple enough for even the most novice user to understand. Following that, and perhaps most importantly, wikis need to be edited not by an individual but an entire community – again, simplicity and ease of use come into play!

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To Fight Spam With Akismet Or With An Alternative?

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Akismet is one of the most popular anti-spam measures for WordPress in particular and many other CMSes/platforms in general. The Akismet plugin is bundled with the official WordPress install by default, and it is one of the most reliable solutions when it comes to fighting spam.

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16 Google Services And Apps For Your WordPress Blog

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Google offers seemingly endless services and apps. Even though it began as (and primarily is) a search engine, today Google has a solution for every internet user’s needs. And when it comes to meeting needs, Google doesn’t forget the needs of web designers and developers. In this article, we will be taking at a look at some of the major Google services and how they can be useful for a WordPress user.

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