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Cool new feature with WordTwit Update

I stumbled across a new feature in WordTwit 2.0 today, which has been there for quite a while… but since I missed it I didn’t want anyone else to miss out any longer…

Incase your not familiar with WordTwit, its the WordPress Application that can be used to push updates from your blog to your twitter account.  This nice little application simply tweets what ever you want (140 characters or less obviously) with several variables like title and a link to the post.

WordTwit has always been able to provide a shortened url via TinyURL but now you can provide a shortened url branded with your domain name.

While those services work well for URL shortening, they have the disadvantage of not being branded to your site or your Twitter account. To that end, we’ve added the ability in WordTwit for your own WordPress installation to act as a URL shortener. So if you had a website with an address of www.domain.org, WordTwit will let you generate short URLs of the form domain.org/Xa.

Since you are using your own domain shortening tool you now have the ability to track the number of times the shortened URL is clicked all within the WordPress Admin.



Cool new features on an already cool tool.

Windows Live Writer

So I have been using Live writer on both my desktop and laptop for several weeks since the Spring RoundTable .  For the most part I have been very pleased with the application, especially the ability to work on posts when I can’t connect to the WordPress interface.

I do wish it worked like OneNote where I could synchronize the offline notebooks to both computers but I am learning to deal with that.  If you know of a way… please teach me.

One thing I just can’t figure out is why MS would deploy Live Writer with auto save not enabled?  This only dawned on me after I had been working on a rather lengthy post and my computer decided to take a dirt nap.  Well maybe dirt nap is a little harsh, but after rebooting the frozen box all my edits to my post GONE.  So learn from my pain Tools>Options>Preferences>Check the little box “Automatically save drafts every X”.

Post 101

Can you believe we made it already?  Last week the blog hit post 100.  I thought it was rather fitting that the Spring RoundTable annoucement would be the 100th post on the blog. With this milestone I would like to thanks a few people:

  • Good people of Church IT RoundTable.
  • The other Jason for setting a precedent.
  • Tony Dye for being the patriarch of Modern Church IT and encouraging me to get the blog started.
  • Jeremie Kilgore, the blog hosting provider of this site.
  • Justin Moore for teaching me the ways of WordPress.
  • My wife for tolerating the new surge of photo taking to share with the readers and the time spent writing these posts.
  • Dean Lisenby for being an encouragement and a great vendor.
  • The leadership of Northwoods for encouraging our IT team to actively participate in the CITRT community.

So with that, thank you to my loyal readers (I always wanted to say that) I look forward to the next 100 posts!

Oh where oh where did the little nav go?

So after pushing down the base ghost image to my workstation (which has IE6 installed) I noticed some strange stuff on my blog.. like well um…no navigation. 

no navThen I look at another computer in our office are and all is well and it looks normal… well the only difference is IE7 vs. IE6…. so for those of you who are frequenting my blog and have IE6 a little sorry to you… But really I am not going to worry about it since IE 6 is in the past. 

So, I guess I have some updating at my desk to do.