Since day one, I have used WordPress to build the basics for this website. It is a great tool to use, and is an easy, user-friendly platform for people just starting their journeys into the blogging world. It has a great support network of FAQ’s and “Support” and “Help” Forums together with regular and widespread WordCamps makes this a great community for any budding young blogger.
To learn more about WordPress, CSS and HTML, and blogging in general, I follow Lorelle on WordPress, WP Beginner, The Dash and Smashing Magazine. For up-to-date comedy news and happenings Splitsider, Comedy News and Laugh Spin are a must.
Gravatar’s unique globally recognized avatar’s allow each member to have their own individual avatar to appear beside their username each time they comment or interact on the site. Avatars add a personal touch to your interactions, and help you identify your individual posts.
Pingdom provides an easy to use website performance and uptime monitoring service, that notify’s you via email, text or mobile notification alerting you when an error(s) has occurred. The service performs additional tests to help you find out what went wrong and why, and provides performance trend data to help monitor the sites historical performance. The mobile apps for Android and iOS made this a great service to use on the go.
Woopra provides a comprehensive, information rich and easy to use real-time Web tracking service and analytics application. The platform uses an integrated services that focus on understanding visitor behaviour, with a strong emphasis of the individual visitor. Automatic and manual interaction capabilities allow users to interact and engage with individual visitors to help understand their behaviour, all of which can be accessed on their stunning live dashboard or through custom alerts sent straight to your desktop or mobile phone.
Google Analytics provides an easy to use web analytics service that provides insights into how visitors are using the site, how they arrived at the site, and strategies to keep the coming back. The built-in content reporting platform aids in the understanding of how well the site is performing and how to create a better user experience, with the social analytics extension allowing you to monitor the performance and success of your associated social media account(s).
Site Stats are provided by the user-friendly Sitemeter.
Colbert News Hub Statistics to Date:
Visitors – 776, 932
Page Views – 1,152,268
Posts – 1,468
Comments – 10,423
We also employ the help of the following Plugins:
AddToAny: Subscribe Button
Ajax Edit Comments
Broken Link Checker
BWP Google XML Sitemaps
Chatroll Live Chat
Cleverness To-Do List
Fast Secure Contact Form
Google Analytics for WordPress
Google XML Sitemaps
Horizontal Scrolling Announcement
Link to Post
My Link Order
Subscribe / Connect / Follow Widget
Tabber Tabs Widget
Viper’s Video Quicktags
WordPress Thread Comment
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