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Neither her nor her blog are new to the internet, however, I’m guessing some of you may not have found her yet.

She describes herself as

…an accomplished Information and Technical Consultant specializing in the entire implementation of a WordPress based website including installation, theme design, upgrades, unique customizations and ongoing site maintenance.

She knows her stuff and kindly shares great hints and tips with her readers.

In a post titled: 10 More Interesting and Useful Plugins: Comments, Posts and Databases one of the plugins she tells us about is the,

Public Post Preview – This plugin creates a link of a preview post to send to anyone so they can look at the preview. I really could have used this when I started blogging. I was so nervous about each article that I wanted someone to check them for me.

I’m going to use tip #8 from her post and generated a favicon for my blog.

If you’re like me, you love to either just look at other themes or try new ones. In the post WordPress – How To Find the Best Free Themes she recommends three sources, with one being,

I have a huge collection of delicious bookmarks and have been bookmarking themes for years. I have not checked the links or weeded out the old links recently, but I have a list of almost 50 theme resources. You can subscribe to the RSS feed listed above or check out all of my bookmarks….

Although some free themes require the blogger to keep links in the footer, they do offer a blogger an inexpensive way to showcase their work.

The last post I’m highlighting is probably the most important. It’s titled WordPress Login Security, but it applies whether you are using WordPress, or not.

In part, she shares,

You’re probably thinking why would anyone want to hack into my WordPress site? Why would they want my parenting, WordPress, or green-living articles? Well, the hackers don’t really want that data. And you can’t really apply standard login to what hackers do and don’t do. For most of them, the success of the hack is what matters – not what they are gaining access to.

Just knowing this is a great reminder for all of us to tighten up the security on our blogs.

I promise not to keep you in suspense any longer.

This week I am showcasing Kim Woodbridge of Anti Social Development.

Check out her great blog, follow her on Twitter, or hire her to help you with your next blogging endeavor.

Welcome Kim.

It’s a pleasure to know you.

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  1. Kim’s got a great site, she’s definitely worth showcasing! I didn’t know about Clicktrack, will check it out today.

    Love how so many good things are shared online!

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  2. Kim is just awesome. Another benefit of the powerful internet is that we have become friends online. Congratulations, Kim!


  3. DotNo Gravatar says:

    Kim has such an interesting blog. In addition to her technical help and fascinating links combining both technical and general subjects, she’s an avid reader and equally avid sports fan (as those who read her tweets already know). She has just made the decision to go full time with her consulting business. I have hired her for a bit of customization on my blog, to help her get started. Best of luck, Kim!

    Dot´s last blog post..Feelings About Spring

  4. Barbara – Thank you so much! I was SO surprised to discover this link to my site this morning. I sent out a tweet about it but didn’t get a chance to respond until now. I’m honored and really appreciate the attention. 🙂 And thanks to Barbara, Betsy and Dot.

    Kim Woodbridge´s last blog post..10 More Simple WordPress Themes

  5. J.D. MeierNo Gravatar says:

    Congrats Kim!

    Nice pick Barbara. I checked out Kim’s site and it’s clean and easy to follow.

    J.D. Meier´s last blog post..Chunk Up Your Phrases for More Effective Writing

  6. Hello Kim 🙂

    Checked out your site – good stuff. I left a comment over there but think it went to spam.

    WordPress is great, isn’t it? Although I think I have a few bald spots on my head from pulling my hair out because sometimes things just don’t work like they should! But I suppose that’s everything in life. hehe

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  7. Welcome aboard Kim. Your blog looks very useful and it has a nice clean design too.

  8. TracyNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Kim! I love Kim’s blog, it’s super helpful and she’s always willing to explain further. Plus, she’s a funny lady.

    Tracy´s last blog post..Five Things I’m Addicted To

  9. Launch TreeNo Gravatar says:

    It’s amazing that actually helping others and linking to other blogs brings MORE traffic.

    So many bloggers are afraid of linking to others caus they feel their fanbase will leave them which is completely not true.

    Not only do readers love it as it gives them more perspective, more knowledge and more cool things to try out, but the other blogs will most likely link back and you get even more readers.

    Keep it up 🙂

    Cheers, Tim

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  10. Cath LawsonNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Barbara – Thank you for choosing Kim. I’ve been following her great WordPress tips for ages – her blog is awesome.

  11. DavinaNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Barbara and Kim. Kim is my hero. I don’t see why we even need WordPress forums when all we have to do is pop over to her blog. She makes all the technical stuff sound doable… even for me.

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  12. LanceNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Barbara – another awesome choice here!

    Hi Kim – congratulations! Your site always is full of so much knowledge, and I feel I always learn something with each visit. Thank you for sharing so freely, and I know that’s a big part of why you’re featured here today!

    Lance´s last blog post..The Destination

  13. LindaNo Gravatar says:

    great information along with stuff I did not even know was available! Thanks for turning us on to Kim. Kim, good luck in your new venture.

  14. Wow – such nice comments from everyone. Again, I really appreciate it.

    And I’m honored that Tracy, one of the funniest people I know, said that i was funny 😉 Not sure if I mean to be …

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  16. Dennis EdellNo Gravatar says:

    Definitely a worthwhile blog, not to mention an awesome person!

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  17. TumblemooseNo Gravatar says:

    Kim is just one of the greatest people I know in the blogosphere. She has always put great articles on her site and I refer to them often. Also, she has helped me with an issue or two that she very well could have charged me for.

    In addition to her great info, she is warm and friendly in her interactions that I’ve seen on Twitter and her site.

    Finally, you just gotta love her as a soccer fan!

    Excellent choice, Barbara


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  18. Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

    Thank you all for the wonderful comments and for support my choice of Kim. She’s an awesome blogger as well as someone who willingly helps others through her blog and on Twitter.

    Kim, I wish you all the success in the world with your endeavors. You’re a mentor to many and a truly great person.

  19. ChristineNo Gravatar says:

    Kim’s tips are so useful and she’s great to work with. Furthermore, she’s a really nice person.

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