One Cool Site: WordPress blogging tips, tools & tutorials blogroll of links to recommended resource sites aimed to enhance readers’ knowledge of blogging, building a better blog and effective blog promotion.

WordPress Resources

Bing Webmaster Central – Use the Bing™ Webmaster tools to improve your site’s SEO, submit your sites and XML-based Sitemaps to Bing, get data on which pages of your site have been indexed, backlinks, inbound links and keyword performance.

chrismcmullen: Writing, Publishing, and Marketing Ideas

commoncraft – Our videos may surprise you. They’re short and simple. They use paper cut-outs. They cover subjects “in Plain English.”

copyscape – Copyscape provides a free plagiarism checker for finding copies of your web pages online, as well as two more powerful professional solutions for preventing content theft and content fraud. – A Staff blog with articles authored by Editors.

Gallery FAQ – Not the Official Gallery FAQ

Hot Off the Press –  The latest news on and the WordPress community.

HTML Goodies – The ultimate HTML resource.  Primers and tutorials.

Lorelle Teaches – is a resource for students and workshop participants of Lorelle VanFossen to find helpful tutorials, resources, and educational material related to the classes and programs she offers. See also: Lorelle on WordPress

Official Google Webmasters Blog – official news on crawling and indexing sites for the Google Index.

online tech tips – tips from a computer guy

Open Site Explorer a free tool ( link popularity checker and backlink analysis) that provides webmasters the ability to see up to 10,000 links to any site or page on the web via the Linkscape web index.  Powered by Linkscape, SEOmoz’s web index. Linkscape is built in a similar fashion to the indices of major search engines, starting from a seed set of trusted sites and crawling links to discover new content.

PapeRaterGrammar & Spelling Check; Free Online Proofreading. 

Pingdom Tools – Website Speed Test, DNS check, Ping or a Traceroute. All tests are done with real web browsers, so the results match the end-user experience exactly.

plagium (beta) – Track plagiarism by pasting your original text.

plagiarismtoday – targeted at Webmasters and copyright holders regarding the issue of plagiarism online. Though it deals with many legal issues, in particular the DMCA and copyright law, it is not a legal blog and is, instead, a blog regarding a societal ill the effects may never be fully understood or comprehended.

Plugged In Recruiter – Susan Wright-Boucher is a Canadian staffing industry professional specializing in recruitment strategies, employer branding, online marketing, employment trends, and social media.

Posts Status – WordPress News & Link Curation –  is a place to get the most interesting content available in the community in a very short amount of time. The site consists of a blend of original content and links to other sources with a bit of editorial context.


The Responsinator helps website makers quickly get an indication of how their responsive site will look on the most popular mobile and tablet devices.

Search Engine Land

seomoz – Learn SEO – Access the resources you need to accomplish great SEO. Our library contains thousands of guides, posts, articles, videos and tips to help you learn.

seowhizz –  helpful tutorials, resources and up to date SEO news and views from around the Internet marketing industry.

socialmediaexplorer –  insights, opinion and learning around the world of social media marketing, online communications, conversational marketing, digital marketing, public relations, community building and branding.

successful-blog – Liz Strauss helps businesses, universities, and service professionals increase ROI and attract fiercely loyal fans by communicating with customers as people.

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The Blog Herald – is a premier source of news, information, tips, and commentary on blogs, the blogging industry and bloggers worldwide.

Tizag Tutorials –  tutorials designed to teach beginner web programmers how to use HTML and CSS. tutorials –  free tutorials in all web development technologies and an online certification program, where you can become certified in one or more of the most popular web topics.

WC3 Markup Validator

WDG HTML Validator

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WordPress Tips – News and Reviews

WPMU. org – WordPress tutorials, resource list & review articles investigative, topical and informed WordPress opinion pieces.

Writing for the Web -Research on how users read on the Web and how authors should write their Web pages.