Pinoy WordPress Plugin: Comment Hilite

August 24, 2010 | No Comments Yet

Show some comment love by highlighting notable comments on your blog posts with Comment Hilite. This WordPress plugin is 100% Pinoy and is made by Markku Seguerra.

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WordCamp Philippines 2009 talk: WordPress in the Wild

November 26, 2009 | No Comments Yet

Markku Seguerra just blogged about his talk in this year’s WordCamp Philippines called “WordPress in the Wild”:

WordPress used to simply be a blogging app and not much more. It’s growth in the past few years though has pushed it to adapt a more extensible structure to allow for other uses beyond blogging as well as various other customizations. These changes made it more appealing to a wider range of users, but at the same time it also introduced some performance bottlenecks that become apparent when your blog rises to be just a bit too popular. Ah, the price of success.

His slides on WordPress deployment, performance, optimization, and security are embedded in the post, but scroll down for all the important links and points covered by his presentation. A bit on the technical side, but definitely a must-read for everyone running a WordPress website.

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Keep your blog credibility amidst sponsored events

March 19, 2009 | 1 Comment

Jayvee Fernandez of A Bugged Life has written a very timely article on blogger credibility and sponsored events in the Philippines. I think this paragraph is one of the most important thoughts to take away from his piece:

If you want to be known, be known for only one or two things, and make sure you do these well. To the SEO and blogging industry, having many blogs is absolutely normal. But when you start to engage marketers, you don’t say “hello, I write for twenty blogs.” They won’t see you as a brand. They’ll see you as a production house. You’ll know this when they give you a sheepish grin. Trust me, I’ve seen it before.

See also Markku Seguerra’s comment below:

Let’s just say there’s more to blogging than just blog events. I guess that’s a good reminder for everyone.

While it’s true that companies have started tapping the blogosphere for marketing their products via events and contests, you don’t have to be pressured into participating or providing 100% positive feedback all the time. Again, there’s more to blogging than marketing and PR.

Why do you blog? What do you bring to the table?

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Pinoy Bloggers get featured in Manual Magazine

December 26, 2008 | No Comments Yet

Manual Magazine is featuring several famous Pinoy bloggers in this month’s issue. Read interviews on and articles by Mike Abundo, Coy Caballes, Jayvee Fernandez, RJ Ledesma, Rico Mossesgeld, Regnard Raquedan, Markku Seguerra.

Blog Issue! Do you have a blog? If you’re Pinoy and you’re young, chances are, you do. The time has come to train the spotlight on the blogging phenomenon as MANUAL devotes our annual tech issue on blogs and bloggers. Get to know eight bloggers from one of the country’s top blogging communities.

(Via Coy Caballes)

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Pinoy WordPress Plugin: Strip!

December 3, 2008 | No Comments Yet

Strip! is a WordPress plugin by Markku Seguerra that “strips” away links inside comments. (Don’t worry, you can put them back.)

I developed Strip! because of an interesting trend in the behavior of my commenters: some would respond to my share their thoughts on a given post, but unfortunately link to some off-topic pages at the bottom of their comment. Typically, I can just mark the comment as spam or disapprove it, or just delete it. But there are times when the on–topic part of their comment is admittedly necessary and helpful to the discussion — this is where I use my Strip! plugin.

Interesting note: if you attended WordCamp Philippines and attended his talk, this is the plugin he was demonstrating then.

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