I’ve got some small updates, from both myself, WordPress.org and some friends, including some very cool tutorials:
- The Salesforce plugin we released last week, WordPress to Lead, got so much attention that my head is still buzzing… It got featured on Mashable, TechCrunch and loads and loads more blogs and news sites. Very very cool to see such a reply to one of my products. We’ve got loads more ideas for v2, but we’d still love your feedback, preferably on the original post.
Some of the ideas we’ve already received? Make it work as an addon for Gravity Forms, allow for multiple forms, allow to set the lead source through a shortcode, and many more.
- VPS.net will now help you migrate your site from any other hoster, even if you buy only 1 or 2 nodes. I’ve been wanting them to do this for a while since migration can be hard, and now they do. If you’ve considered migrating, it just got a bit easier. Ow and btw, if you send them a postcard, you get a $10 discount and have a chance to win an iPad!
- This tuesday on the WordPress Podcast, we’ll have John Mueller, aka JohnMu as a guest. We’ll be talking about Google Webmaster Tools and other things Google provides bloggers with to improve their blogging. We’re really looking forward to it, and would love for you to be there live. Make sure to listen live and chat, we broadcast at 2 PM Pacific, 5 PM Eastern and 10 PM GMT.
Also, I think our last episode with Chris Pirillo about creating communities was quite good, you can go listen to that on WMR.fm.
- Brian Clark (of Copyblogger fame and a buddy from SEOktoberfest) emailed me yesterday that he wrote a 24 page report on SEO copywriting that pretty much covers all the basics. I’ve read through it and it’s very, very solid stuff, so I suggest you click here to grab your free SEO copywriting report.
If you read through to the end there’s some stuff about Scribe too. Scribe is an SEO plugin Brian co-created that actually is very cool, I’ll have to find the time to do a proper introduction of it to you, but starting with this report by Brian is probably a very good idea, even if you don’t want to use Scribe, the content is solid, and free.
- WordPress 3.0 beta 2 has been released. Yoast.com is running it and it seems quite stable. WordPress 3.0 is the first release to merge WordPress and WordPress MU. I haven’t had a chance to upgrade a big MU site to this version yet, once I, or one of my colleagues, do, we’ll let you know, but I’d love to hear your experiences.
- Last, but not least, for the geeks among you, there’s three pretty cool tutorials I’d love to share, first of all, Ozh wrote a post about oEmbed and embedding tweets that I really enjoyed. BinaryMoon had a very cool post on embedding Twitter’s new @anywhere service into the WordPress comments, and Leland had a good post on styling WP-PageNavi, which is what I use for my pagenumbers here on Yoast.