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Daniel Treadwell

Developer. Photographer. Thinker.
October 08, 2014 0 comments 6 shares 9 plus ones
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Your favourite WordPress plugin now supports Twitter!

Hot on the heels of Social Media 2 WordPress for Google+, another plugin of the same vein with support for Twitter has been created.

Utilising the same clean design and providing similar features it will help those wanting to add a little bit extra content to their Wordpress blogs.  The following are some features provided by the plugin:

* Import posts from multiple Twitter profiles
* Complete customisation of how posts are presented with templates
* Support for feature images
* Filter imports by hashtag (inclusive or exclusive)
* Filter out replies and retweets (inclusive or exclusive)
* Customisable scheduling of imports
* Updates from within WordPress
* and much more...

More details about the plugin and Free / Paid ($19.99) versions are available on the website @ sm2wp.com
Support and feature requests provided via G+ Community @ goo.gl/nAsuYy

This is just the beginning for the new suite of plugins, with support for Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr and Blogger to follow.

The plugins have been recommended by +Guy Kawasaki, +Peg Fitzpatrick, +Vic Gundotra+Amanda Blain and +Robert Scoble.  Used by photographers like +Colby Brown and +Brian Matiash.  Written about by +Nancy Messieh (@ +The Next Web/+MakeUseOf), +James Brandon (@ +Digital Photography School - dPS) and many more of you on your profiles and personal blogs.  Thank you again for all your support, I hope that it continues into the future.

If there is anything I can do to help you, please don't hesitate to let me know.  I look forward to hearing your thoughts and feedback.

#wordpress   #blog   #sm2wp   #minimalise   #wordpressplugins  #twitter

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September 29, 2014 5 comments 0 shares 15 plus ones
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[Read on for the invites]

First thoughts as a developer
New network with a lot of potential to be a part of something big in the early stages.  Much like the launch of G+, there are a lot of fundamental pieces of the puzzle missing (people discovery, content discovery, general usage methods).  Budding developers could really benefit poking around and filling some holes for the masses.

First thoughts as a photographer
Content first design allows for your photos to really stand out.  Those that love colour, your photos will pop with the minimal black/white interface.  For the black and white photographers out there your photos will look like they were made to be there, matching the contrast of the site.  

First thoughts as a social media analyst
This network has huge potential in the long run as long as they keep up with this momentum.  People are tired of feeling used and badgered as far as privacy and control over their own content is concerned.  With a promise of no ads and no selling of data it feels much more homely.  As far as user paid features, this is mostly unexplored territory at this scale for a social network.  We are used to in app purchases on mobile though so perhaps it is time for it on more of our long term sites/apps.

Blah Blah Blah give me an invite

Whilst I do have a few of my own, I managed to come across this list and there were plenty working.  Get them while they're hot.

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Follow me on ello @ ello.co/djtidau

#ello   #elloinvite   #socialmedia   #blog  

Ello | djtidau

Ello is a beautiful, simple, and ad-free social network. The Ello interface supports posting and private messaging. Ello allows users to share images, video, text, and sound files in an elegant environment that makes it fast and easy to read, post, and search content submitted by friends. Ello does not mine user data and there are no advertisements. Clutter management tools help users filter noise and minimize unwanted content while helping users...

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September 16, 2014 12 comments 34 shares 31 plus ones
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But fret not, there's a new sheriff in town

It has been almost 3 years (wow!) since the announcement of Google+Blog for WordPress and the uptake was much more than I ever expected it to be.  Thousands of people explored the concept of using their Google+ content as a way to spice up their blogs, to keep their own off-site version of their posts, or to simply share content with those that aren't on G+.  Given the ease of creating long form, media rich posts, who wouldn't want to use G+ as their content management platform?

But as software is updated over time it can get a little clunky and less efficient.  I was never happy about the requirement of an API key and there have been many requests for more flexible templating.  So with the plugin begging for a major update it has received one, as well as a rebranding. [Existing supporters receive a free upgrade, check your email or message me]

Social Media 2 WordPress for Google+ has arrived

This plugin has been rewritten from the ground up, promising to be faster and easier to use.  A little feature rundown as follows:

* Import posts from multiple G+ profiles or pages
* Transfer comments from G+ into your WordPress blog (with author attribution)
* Complete customisation of how posts are presented with templates
* Support for feature images
* Filter imports by hashtag (inclusive or exclusive)
* Customisable scheduling of imports
* Updates from within WordPress
* and much more...

More details about the plugin and Free / Paid ($19.99) versions are available on the website @ sm2wp.com
Support and feature requests provided via G+ Community @ goo.gl/nAsuYy

This is just the beginning for the new suite of plugins, with support for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr and Blogger to follow.

The plugin has been recommended by +Guy Kawasaki, +Peg Fitzpatrick, +Vic Gundotra, +Amanda Blain and +Robert Scoble.  Used by photographers like +Colby Brown and +Brian Matiash.  Written about by +Nancy Messieh (@ +The Next Web/+MakeUseOf), +James Brandon (@ +Digital Photography School - dPS) and many more of you on your profiles and personal blogs.  Thank you again for all your support, I hope that it continues into the future.

If there is anything I can do to help you, please don't hesitate to let me know.  I look forward to hearing your thoughts and feedback.

#googleplusblog   #wordpress   #blog   #googleplus   #sm2wp   #minimalise   #wordpressplugins  

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August 18, 2014 2 comments 3 shares 27 plus ones
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A collection of my most beautiful seascapes, mostly from along the coast of South East Queensland, Australia

#seascape   #seascapephotography   #australia  

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July 24, 2014 2 comments 0 shares 22 plus ones
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"A gentleman would be ashamed should his deeds not match his words."
— Confucius

Hastings Point, New South Wales, Australia

#photography #sunrise #seascape #landscape #australia #longexposure #fotostat #landscapephotography   #seascapephotography   #thirstythursdaypics  

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July 23, 2014 2 comments 2 shares 27 plus ones
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"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves."
— William Shakespeare

Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia

#photography #seascape #landscape #australia #sunrise #fotostat #landscapephotography   #seascapephotography   #sunrisephotography   #wideanglewednesday  

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July 22, 2014 0 comments 0 shares 16 plus ones
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"Excess generally causes reaction, and produces a change in the opposite direction, whether it be in the seasons, or in individuals, or in governments."
— Plato

Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia

#photography #sunrise #seascape #landscape #ocean #sky #clouds #australia #fotostat   #seascapephotography   #landscapephotography   #skyphotography   #cloudscapephotography  

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July 21, 2014 1 comments 0 shares 16 plus ones
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"The drops of rain make a hole in the stone, not by violence, but by oft falling."
— Lucretius

Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia

#photography #sunrise #landscape #seascape #australia #ocean #storm #sky #fotostat #landscapephotography   #seascapephotography  

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July 20, 2014 5 comments 0 shares 19 plus ones
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"Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking."
— Marcus Aurelius

Snapper Rocks, Queensland, Australia

#photography #landscape #seascape #australia #ocean #sunrise #fotostat #landscapephotography   #sunrisephotography   #seascapephotography  

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July 19, 2014 5 comments 0 shares 42 plus ones
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"Heat not a furnace for your foe so hot that it do singe yourself."
— William Shakespeare

Snapper Rocks, Queensland, Australia

#photography #australia #landscape #seascape #sky #clouds #sunrise #fotostat #landscapephotography   #seascapephotography   #sunrisephotography   #cloudscapephotography   #saturdayscenes  

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