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Tech When creating a post on your Geekswithblogs.net blog, to take advantage of the tagging feature, insert Technorati tags at the end of the post. 

If you are unfamiliar with tagging or how to create Technorati tags, visit this help page and learn more about what to do.  If you are using Windows Live Writer as your post editor, use the Insert Tag link on the right side to easily add these tags.

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CommunityCredit With the SubText 1.9.5 update, the team fixed the Community-Credit integration that may of our members have been dying to get their hands on.  This is awesome.  At the HDC, me and David talked a lot of CC and GWB and I promised I would get the site working better with his in the near future.  Well it looks like I was able to come through with that promise thanks to the SubText team. 

Let me know if you create a post and Community-Credit doesn't recognize it by default via the comments of this post.


 

I just published the latest version of Geekswithblogs.net (including SubText 1.9.5) and I hope you like it.  One of the features I added was Twitter integration.  Twitter is a micro-blogging service that members use to let their followers know what they are doing at any given moment.  This service is excellent so there was no reason to recreate the wheel, and with their API, i could easily grab the information from Twitter and publish it on Geekswithblogs.net

These are the steps to configure your blog with Twitter:

1.  Click on the Admin link from your blog

2.  If you are not logged in, do so now.

3.  Click on the OptionsButton button.

4.  Click on one of the Twitter links (left navigation bar or middle content)

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5.  Enter your Twitter username and press Save.

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6.  Visit the Twitter Users page and confirm your tweets are added. (Also added to the Main Page Navigation)

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John and I have been working hard to get Geekswithblogs.net updated to SubText 1.9.5 and also take an opportunity to add some additional features and put some framework items in place.  SubText 1.9.5 made one major change and a few minor one and bug fixes.  The major change is Tagging.  If you use Live Writer, make sure you are using the Technorati tagging feature in the tool as SubText will review your posts for Technorati tags and add them to your site. 

One of the new features that you will not see in a normal SubText installation is Twitter integration.  You will now be able to register your Twitter account with Geekswithblogs and then people can review your Twittering along with the other members of Geekswithblogs.  Here is a screen shot of what I have designed thus far.  Is this a good addition?  If you are a member of Geekswithblogs and have used Twitter, comment with your username so I can do some more testing.

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We have not published this change yet, so don't get too excited.  We are making some final changes to the skins to add the Tag Cloud feature to those that are not out-of-the-box and some more testing. 


 

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Just a friendly reminder to plug in your Zunes today and get the latest and greatest in Zune software.  If you don't have a Zune, today you can go get one of the 2nd generation Zunes at your local retailer and join the fun.

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BlogStats Recently Geekswithblogs.net turned 4 years of age and around the same time we reached 30,000 posts!  This is awesome!  Soon we will be at 1600 bloggers and the community keeps getting bigger and better.  I look at the feed (constantly) and I am just amazed by the source code and information each blogger is adding to the community.  I wonder if we could estimate the amount of hours and days that Geekswithblogs.net members have put into producing content.  I am sure the number would scare us.

On another note, the SubText team is very close to 1.9.6, which will add some of the features and bug fixes we need to make this community even more scalable.  Currently we are on 1.9.4, but I plan to start the migration to 1.9.5 soon, but the process will take a code merge and that will definitely be time consuming.  I was hoping 1.9.6 would be out sooner than it is to make that migration, but it doesn't look like that will happen in the next few weeks.

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