Adding A WordPress Blog to Your Facebook Page

This video will show you how to import your blog posts into your Facebook page. This works only on fan pages and not personal accounts.

Note: This import function will work with any blog that has an RSS Feed and not just WordPress blogs. Community Launches Today

Darren Rowes launches his community today. It’s actually a forum of likeminded individuals committed to becoming better bloggers and citizens of social media. Darren Rowes is charging $1.95 a month for his community.

That’s less than a cup of coffee and you get access to real people making money online blogging. If you’re interested in joining, go to and pay your 2 bucks! I hope to see you on the inside.

Excluding Categories in WordPress Sidebar Widget

This is a short Youtube video demo on how you can exclude categories from you side bar if using the sidebar widget. This requires us to edit the widgets.php file instead of the sidebar.php file. More how to videos can be found at the Traffic is Gold Youtube channel.

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We also announce our videos on Twitter, you can follow us on Twitter here: @trafficisgold.

Step by Step code credit goes to Lance Hoff

Step 1:
Download widgets.php from here: wp-includes/widgets.php

Step 2:
Find this line of code:
$d = $options[$number][‘dropdown’] ? ‘1’ : ‘0’;

under it palce this line of code: $ex = “1,2,3”;
(NOTE: change out 1,2,3 with the actual Categories you want to exclude.)

So all together it looks like this:
$d = $options[$number][‘dropdown’] ? ‘1’ : ‘0’;
$ex = “1,2,3”;

Step 3:

$cat_args = array(‘orderby’ => ‘name’, ‘show_count’ => $c, ‘hierarchical’ => $h);

$cat_args = array(‘orderby’ => ‘name’, ‘show_count’ => $c, ‘hierarchical’ => $h, ‘exclude’ => $ex );

Step 4:
Save the file and uplaod back to it’s original location

You are done!!

Again thanks to Lance for the code and his step by step blog post. Please visit the site here.

Adding YouTube Videos to your Blog Post

A quick Video on how to embed video into your blog post with out using a plugin. This video tutorial is only for the WordPress blogging platform. There are several great WP flash video embed plugins, but this will show you a quick way of adding video to your post, without the need for a plugin.

Watch more of my videos here: Traffic is Gold Youtube Channel

Avoid Three Common Blogging Errors

The Web Professor hands out three great tips on making your [tag]blog[/tag] more successful.

1. Use images in your post. It engages the reader. I agree 100% I am guilty of not posting pictures sometimes, but I try. If I do not use an image, I will often post youtube videos that are relevant to the post. On this blog, I post original youtube videos. On the other blogs I manage, we generally use other people’s videos. Again, as long as they are relevant to the topic, we will use them in a post.

2. Post on a regular basis. This is the core of your success or failure. If you post randomly every couple of days or weeks, your blog will not grow. Period. Look at all the successful [tag]bloggers[/tag], they are posting engaging original content, usually daily. Some bloggers post several times a day, every day!

3. Publish your full [tag]RSS feed[/tag]. Stop making your readers click! I agree. It is very annoying when people do not publish their full feed. (Unless it’s a paid content site.) I have hundreds of blogs I subscribe to and read on a daily basis, using my browser feed reader. I use flock to aggregate all my blog feeds into one central source. If a site requires me to click out to read the full post, I rarely will. It really comes down to time. I am trying to get through a large volume of data and if asked to take an extra step, it slows the whole process down.

Think of the Visa commercials where everyone is paying for their lunch with their debt card and everything is running like a well-oiled machine. Then some one pays cash and the whole process comes to a grinding stop. I feel this way when sites don’t publish the full feed.


Case in point, I came across the site and thought it was an awesome site full of excellent resources and advice. I liked it so much I added it to my daily feeds I read. Only to find out later they only publish a partial feed. The result is I rarely read his posts and almost never click out to his blog. It’s a shame because I really enjoyed his site. It’s nothing personal, it’s just a matter of time and effort for me.

I prune my feeds once a month and blogs that only post excerpts are short lived.