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How BuddyPress Evolved in 2011

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How BuddyPress evolved in 2011 While pretty much everyone who spends time on the web knows about WordPress, not many people I talk to have heard about its community-oriented companion: BuddyPress. For those of you who’ve never heard of such a thing, here’s a rundown of what BuddyPress is about: BuddyPress is a plugin that
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Mission Success on Empire Avenue

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I just ran my first mission on Empire Avenue.  Here is what I learned. What is a Mission? Missions drive social engagement. I setup my Mission to ask people to visit http://www.jbspartners.com and click on the social sharing buttons on the left side of the page. You can click on the ones right here on
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Screen Shots for Setting up Outlook 2007 Email on cPanel Hosting

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Ready to set up Outlook 2007 email to connect with your mail server? Here is what you will need to have in hand; A display name for the email recipient ( Jim Spencer ) Email address ( jim@jbspartners.com ) Email password Domain name ( jbspartners.com ) Incoming mail server (mail.jbspartners.com) – if you host with
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Empire Avenue for Content Promotion

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I wrote a post on Slide Presentation Tips for Conference Speakers. Promoting quality content effectively is all about leveraging influence. Using a network is an effective method. Empire Avenue for Content Promotion I joined Empire Avenue back in April and have enjoyed many benefits, including an entirely new network of positive and motivated people. I am
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Slide Presentation Tips for Conference Speakers

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In a few weeks you will be speaking to an audience of 20 to 100 people in a multi-track conference.  How can you make your presentation stands out in the right way? Title What makes a good presentation title? Here are some suggestions; Short – four to five words might be typical in your industry
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Empire Avenue Resources

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A continually growing list of off-site Empire Avenue resources around the web. The Official Resource Site Empire Avenue’s list of blogs, videos and news – http://planet.empireavenue.com/   Video Robert Scoble’s interview with Dupes, the founder of Empire Avenue – from Apr 14, 2011, 52 min YouTube video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27dudRnM3RI&feature=player_embedded   Empire Avenue Chat on Twitter  
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Empire Avenue – How to Setup Your Account

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I joined Empire Avenue two months ago on 4/25/11. It is kind of like Twitter over four years ago in that most people don’t seem to get it. It is an influence stock market.   When your Purpose and Motive in joining and participating are clear the experience is more worthwhile. You can join EA
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Drupal4Design Boston – Dries, Design, Drupal and WordPress

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The 2011 Druapal 4 Design conference in Boston left me with a lot to consider. Walking into the MIT Stata Center was a great start. My Content Management System Background After moving from a custom platform to Open Source development years ago, I felt it wise to choose one or two content management / development
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Online Tools for Website Owners – Mon.itor.us

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Is your website or blog down and unavailable? If you don’t monitor you won’t know whether your site is up or down. You certainly don’t want to wait for your customers to tell you. http://mon.itor.us/ offers free and paid server monitoring. They offer a valuable service which I use to monitor the HTTP, HTTPS, FTP,
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Online Tools for Website Owners – Domain Tools

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Your website or blog is up and running smoothly and you should keep it that way. Here is one tool to make it is a little easier to keep your blog or website is running well.  This is the first in a series of posts. Domain Name Your domain name is the foundation. Without it
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