How to Get WordPress Website Mgr. Experience

Dave Ingalls – Digital Marketing Consultant Link to main Blogs & Blogging Web page I really like the WordPress Web site content management system (CMS) for a lot of reasons! For one, I have used WordPress to manage this Web site for over a decade. For another, I like helping folks who started using WordPress … Read more

IE6 Problems-How to See Them-How to Fix Them

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Dave’s Comments (Digital Marketing Tutorial Blog): This IMC Blog entry is a bit different. I’m going to help readers who use Joomla and/or WordPress find out if they’ve got any Internet Explorer 6.0 (“IE6”) display issues with either their Joomla Web site templates and/or WordPress blogging themes. If they do, I also outline how they can get a head start on fixing those problems by looking “under the hood” of these 2 very popular Web applications. Why am I doing this? Because I just went thru this situation myself and I thought I’d spare my readers some of the pain I went thru finding a solution!

According to Market Solutions, 2009 YTD IE6 usage still stands at 18% of all Internet browsers. IE7 (42%) and IE8 (6% and climbing rapidly) are both taking share from IE6, but at this writing, IE6 is still the THIRD most popular Web browser in terms of usage.

So why worry about high IE6 usage by Web surfers? Because IE6 is NOT the same as IE7 or IE8. Without getting into the details, let’s just say that IE7 and IE8, along with all popular versions of the Firefox Web browser, know how to correctly interpret and display the latest underlying HTML, CSS and XHTML code that most popular Joomla! (content management system) Web site templates and WordPress (blogging software) blog themes use. IE6, however, was developed before these new browser software standards were adopted by all browser manufacturers. And with almost 20% of Web browser usage, IE6 can make your Web sites and blogs look more like a Picasso painting (no offense to the master) than the beautiful sites/blogs you see in standards compliant browsers to 1 in 5 Web surfers! Not a good situation!

What did I do about this potential problem and why did I care? Because this Digital Marketing Tutorial Blog uses WordPress!

Here’s what I ended up doing after much surfing and trial/error.

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Small Companies and Content Generation

By Rick Burnes HubSpot Inbound Internet Marketing Blog Dave’s Comments (Digital Marketing Tutorial Blog): Great advice about how small businesses can generate content consistently AND painlessly. Another idea from the B2B world – if you distribute your product or service thru a distribution network, you may find that one or more of your distributors have … Read more

Web Marketing’s Next Phase – Inbound Marketing

by Rick Burnes Hubspot’s Inbound Internet Marketing Blog Dave’s Comments (Digital Marketing Tutorial Blog): What an insightful and helpful article! Rick Burnes does a masterful job of integrating the next round of Internet Marketing initiatives and showing how they can form the basis of a comprehensive online “Inbound Marketing” strategy. The comparison of Inbound Marketing … Read more

Is Twitter for the Birds?

by Jim Spencer JBS Partners Dave’s Comments (Digital Marketing Tutorial Blog): I was doing some “catch-up” reading this weekend and came across a great Twitter tutorial. Like everyone else, I’ve heard the buzz, or should I say the “tweeting”, about Twitter, even opened an account, but never did anything with it until I read this … Read more

More Cowbell!!

by Brian Clark copyblogger.com Dave’s Comments (Digital Marketing Consultant): A great blog entry regarding what makes a GREAT blog entry! Plus a link to the original “More Cowbell” SNL skit! Take 2 minutes to read the full blog entry and another 5 minutes to watch one of the funniest SNL skits ever produced (IMHO)! “In … Read more

Mashable’s 2007 Predictions

By Pete Cashmore Dave’s Comments (Digital Marketing Tutorial Blog): Ever heard of Mashable? Mashable claims to have more than 150,000 email and RSS subscribers and in excess of 1 million monthly pageviews, making it the world’s largest blog focused exclusively on social networks. I think it’s a good read on a VERY hot topic, one … Read more

State of the Blogosphere Part 1: Blogosphere Growth

Posted by Dave Sifry Technorati Dave’s Comments (Digital Marketing Tutorial Blog): Dave Sifry of Technorati puts this report together every 3-4 months. The numbers just keep growing and growing! Amazing! Be sure read the entire report – it really is fascinating, especially from a Web marketing perspective! The April 2006 report highlights: * Technorati now … Read more

2005 Search Engine Blogs Awards

By Loren Baker Dave’s Comments (Digital Marketing Tutorial Blog): The article highlights 3 excellent Blog Search and Search Marketing Blogs that ALL online marketers should know of and read on a regular basis. “The Search Engine Journal 2005 Search Blog Awards votes have been tallied and I’d like to thank our readers who nominated their … Read more