Last week I got to geek out at a WordPress meetup in a SOMA studio (south of Market in San Francisco) There were 9 short demos at the meetup, here are some of the highlights.
SEO Translate – WordPress plugin that translates your content into many languages, including the double byte Asian languages. Built on Microsoft translation technology, it’s free.
Pagelines – This theme framework lets you rearrange your WordPress site on the fly with a nice drag and drop interface, you can also plugin your own css code without having to deal with ftp.
Livefyre – this plugin made for a cool demo by taking blog commenting to the next level with its real time interface. Livefyre also provides spam filtering and social network sign-in. With my comment luv plugin currently disabled, I’m tempted to check out their free version.
Richa Avasthi demo’ed how she implemented responsive web design into her blog using different stylesheets when particular browser widths were detected. If you haven’t heard the term “responsive web design” before, it means web design that looks good across an array of devices, such as mobile. If you haven’t started thinking about how your website looks on a mobile device, it’s time. I’ve been looking at the twenty eleven WordPress theme as an example as it has responsive elements built into its css.
Kathy Alice Brown is a SEO expert specializing in Technical SEO and Content. In her spare time she loves to get outside.