August 19, 2010

New Twitter “Tweet Button”

Filed under: WordPress — Tags: , , — shijitht @ 4:50 pm


You can get a new tweet button after each post, just like “like button”. This will enable easy sharing of posts among readers.

Go to Appearance > Extra and enable the option for Tweet Button. 😀


August 7, 2010

BloGTK WordPress setup

Filed under: Tools, WordPress — Tags: , , , , , , , — shijitht @ 6:39 pm

BloGTK is an application for blogging. We can use it for posting new articles, instead of browser. It has everything offered by word press editor. Install the software first.
DEB family type “apt-get install blogtk” and RPM group type “yum install blogtk” as root in the terminal. After installing, select it from Application/Internet/BloGTK Webblog Client. If it is not starting, take terminal. Type blogtk to start it. It might show an error like “no module named gtkhtml2”. Then you should install python-gtkhtml2. If apt-get or yum fails to find such a package, you can get it here, python-gtkhtml2. Select appropriate package from the liked site and double-click to install. If installed correctly, blogtk would run.
The settings are, go to Edit/Account and Settings and set

Server URL : http://you.wordpress.com/xmlrpc.php
Username : username
Password : password
Blogging System: Movable type
Press OK and select Connect in File.

Now you are ready to post. Select the desired Blog and Category to start writing new posts. You can see 3 tabs. Edit Post for normal editing, Advanced for tags etc and Preview shows preview. The demerits are no text formatting, HTML editor, grammar checking etc. This my first post using BloGTK. I finished it early but I don’t have the usual satisfaction using Word Press. I think you can use it as an offline tool for blogging. It is good tool for a blogger having limited Internet access.
Thanks to this..

Text pre formatting in WordPress

Filed under: WordPress — Tags: , , , , , — shijitht @ 2:11 pm

To insert a code or a pre formatted text, you can use “Preformatted” instead of “Paragraph” in visual editor. For html editor corresponding tag is pre. In html editor enclose the text in these tags.

<pre> text </pre>.

For writing code you can use code tag.

<code> code </code>.

For coloring the code according to language syntax and proper listing, use sourcecode tag. Use it as


lang could be

  • actionscript3
  • bash
  • coldfusion
  • cpp
  • csharp
  • css
  • delphi
  • erlang
  • fsharp
  • diff
  • groovy
  • javascript
  • java
  • javafx
  • matlab (keywords only)
  • objc
  • perl
  • php
  • text
  • powershell
  • python
  • ruby
  • scala
  • sql
  • vb
  • xml

For more details go to http://en.support.wordpress.com/code/.

Facebook Like button for your site

Filed under: WordPress — Tags: , , , , — shijitht @ 1:43 pm

WordPress editor allows only text in posts and sidebar. It strips off scripts(js) and rich html like iframe, forms etc while saving. WordPress did this for security. But it restricts users from using many amazing functionalities of social network as they offer. Facebook provides Like button code in iframe format and as javascript. We can’t use it in wordpress.com. Getsociallive provides a service for Like buttons. It gives a Like button. And on click, it goes to a Getsociallive page. The destination page has Like button service + Adds. It’s OK, but I thought a Facebook page will do better. So replaced the destination link of Getsociallive code with the Facebook Like service link. Resulting code for my site is

<p><a title="Like This!"
colorscheme=light&amp;height=80" scrolling="no" frameborder="0"
style="border:none; overflow:hidden;
width:450px; height:80px;" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">
<img style="border:0;margin:0;padding:0;"
width="49" height="23" alt="Like This!" /></a></p>

Replace shijitht.wordpress.com in the above code with your site address to make it yours. If you like, you can generate code at http://developers.facebook.com/docs/reference/plugins/like. Put the code in the text widget and add it to sidebar to get a Like button like mine. Like This!

August 1, 2010

Publicize WordPress through Facebook

Filed under: WordPress — Tags: , , — shijitht @ 12:19 pm

Select “My Blogs” in the Dashboard of your account.

Select your wordpress blog and add facebook/twitter by ticking corresponding box.

A message will appear asking you to authorize the connection between your WordPress.com blog and your Facebook account.

Click the authorization button and you’ll be taken to Facebook where you’ll be asked to approve several different pieces that are necessary for the connection between your WordPress.com blog and your Facebook account. Approve them all.

More details could be found here


Blog at WordPress.com.