Category Archive: Blog Tools

CommentLuv Premium

“Awesome Features” CommentLuv Premium allows you to unlock advanced backlink features on 10′s of thousands of blogs. It has been shown to increase comments and traffic to blogs that install it and helps to make your posts go viral by integrating with twitter, facebook and google plus. It combines 8 plugins in to 1 which […]

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Configuring Hostgator VPS for automated CPanel backups to Amazon S3

Warning! Geekiness ahead Ok, so just had a wonderful time trying to set up a way to automatically backup my hostgator VPS to Amazon S3. I did it with the help of some googling, head scratching and tricky bastardness so I thought I’d better document it here to remind me how to do it when […]

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New premium plugin being tested

Weekend Warrior! I’ve been working feverishly to get premium commentluv ready for beta testing over the past 3 weeks and to give me a break on the weekends, I’ve been working on another premium plugin that I’ll be launching to the warrior forums with my JV partner before releasing it to the wild. What is […]

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WP Mail Ads – Monetize your wordpress emails! (now with PLR)

Hey! did you realize that you’re leaving money on the table? If you have registrations enabled or subscribe to comments activated on your WordPress blog then that’s exactly what you’re doing! This is my first paid plugin release and I’m putting it out there for a fantastic price. [hpl_link url=”” tooltip=”Get this at a discount” mouseover=”no” […]

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New CommentLuv version 2.9

I’ve had a blast launching the new free version of CommentLuv and it occurred to me that I haven’t actually put a feature list out there so people know what’s changed in this new version. So, here’s what’s new : Completely Standalone No need to ask your readers to register elsewhere or for you to […]

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Would you buy ‘almost premium’ plugins for your blog?

I’ve decided on a course of action for having my own products.. Rather than write an ebook which I wouldn’t do anyway because I just despise writing copy! and rather than try and convert my CommentLuv plugin to become a fully fledged big budget premium plugin (which I will do eventually), I am going to […]

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I want me a comic blog!

I’ve been reading xkcd and Explosm for ages and I’ve always dreamed of having a comic blog. Well, more specifically, being able to draw well enough to have a comic blog! Now, I’m not gonna let a little thing like not being able to do something to stop from doing something. I mean, how hard […]

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Never lose your source code, ever!

Twice. In 1 week. I lost my code and my awesome plugin edits when my hard drive crashed, I started writing it again and I formatted the wrong partition. Seriously gutted! I tried to recover the data with undelete apps but it was gone forever. No worry no more! Now, I don’t need to worry […]

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Taming the Upgrades plugin from

If you’re lucky enough to have a subscription to Premium WPMU Dev account then you’ll have access to great monetization plugins like the Upgrades or Supporter which take all the pain out of providing a ‘pay for’ service that can handle payments through Paypal, Google or even Amazon gateways. I downloaded and installed the upgrades […]

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Making a takeaway website – my story

Some of you may know that I run a Chinese takeaway and delivery shop in Lancaster, UK with my partner and her brother. My role is strictly ‘front-of-house’, customer service, chief geekster and go-and-get-stuff-from-Preston’er (among other things like doing the weekly books and tracking the cost of goods sold etc) I can’t for the life […]

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