What Blog Software Are You Using?

Some people have asked about the software and hosting I’m using. Here’s detailed information about the solutions I use.

Which publishing platform?

I’m using WordPress to publish my entries. I like how flexible and moddable it is, so that’s my choice.

Which ping services you use?

I use the following:

http://rpc.pingomatic.com/

http://1470.net/api/ping

http://blo.gs/ping.php

Some months ago I used the following list, but it made the publishing process so slow that I decided to stick with the 3 best ones, in my opinion.

http://rpc.pingomatic.com/

http://1470.net/api/ping

http://api.feedster.com/ping

http://api.feedster.com/ping.php

http://api.moreover.com/ping

http://api.moreover.com/RPC2

http://api.my.yahoo.com/RPC2

http://api.my.yahoo.com/rss/ping

http://bblog.com/ping.php

http://bitacoras.net/ping

http://blogdb.jp/xmlrpc

http://blog.goo.ne.jp/XMLRPC

http://blogmatcher.com/u.php

http://bulkfeeds.net/rpc

http://coreblog.org/ping/

http://mod-pubsub.org/kn_apps/blogchatt

https://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZFinance.woa/wa/pingPodcast

http://ping.amagle.com/

http://ping.bitacoras.com

http://ping.bloggers.jp/rpc/

http://ping.blogmura.jp/rpc/

http://ping.blo.gs/

http://ping.cocolog-nifty.com/xmlrpc

http://pinger.blogflux.com/rpc/

http://ping.exblog.jp/xmlrpc

http://ping.feedburner.com

http://ping.myblog.jp

http://pingoat.com/goat/RPC2

http://pingqueue.com/rpc/

http://ping.blogg.de/

http://ping.rootblog.com/rpc.php

http://ping.syndic8.com/xmlrpc.php

http://ping.weblogalot.com/rpc.php

http://ping.weblogs.se/

http://rcs.datashed.net/RPC2/

http://rpc.blogbuzzmachine.com/RPC2

http://rpc.blogrolling.com/pinger/

http://rpc.britblog.com/

http://rpc.icerocket.com:10080/

http://rpc.newsgator.com/

http://rpc.pingomatic.com/

http://rpc.tailrank.com/feedburner/RPC2

http://rpc.technorati.com/rpc/ping

http://rpc.weblogs.com/RPC2

http://rpc.wpkeys.com/

http://services.newsgator.com/ngws/xmlrpcping.aspx

http://signup.alerts.msn.com/alerts-PREP/submitPingExtended.doz

http://topicexchange.com/RPC2

http://trackback.bakeinu.jp/bakeping.php

http://www.a2b.cc/setloc/bp.a2b

http://www.bitacoles.net/ping.php

http://www.blogdigger.com/RPC2

http://www.blogoole.com/ping/

http://www.blogoon.net/ping/

http://www.blogpeople.net/servlet/weblogUpdates

http://www.blogroots.com/tb_populi.blog?id=1

http://www.blogshares.com/rpc.php

http://www.blogsnow.com/ping

http://www.blogstreet.com/xrbin/xmlrpc.cgi

http://www.lasermemory.com/lsrpc/

http://www.imblogs.net/ping/

http://www.mod-pubsub.org/kn_apps/blogchatter/ping.php

http://www.newsisfree.com/RPCCloud

http://www.newsisfree.com/xmlrpctest.php

http://www.popdex.com/addsite.php

http://www.rssfwd.com/xmlrpc/api

http://www.snipsnap.org/RPC2

http://www.weblogues.com/RPC/

http://xmlrpc.blogg.de

http://xping.pubsub.com/ping/

Where is your blog syndicated?

I have my blog syndicated on several places (and I use Angsuman’s Feed Copyrighter to provide copyright information for my RSS readers/syndicaters).

Here’s alphabetical list of some sites that have syndicated my feed:
Casual Game Blogs
Planet MicroISV
PRToday.net (using BitFeeder technology)
QatFish

What WordPress Plugins do you use?

I use several plugins. One of the best ones is Spam Karma which catches spam messages very accurately. I definitely recommend.

Other plugins:
Angsuman’s Feed Copyrighter – as already mentioned: a copyright (or other message) note in RSS feeds.

del.icio.us – Bookmark this! – plugin to help add del.icio.us bookmarking. Another bit similar is Sociable.

Recent Comments – to display recent comments from readers. (I have slight problems with this plugin… it seems to get errors nowaydays when I try to customize it)

Related Posts – Pretty nice plugin to show (quite) related posts after each blog entry.

WordPress Database Backup – to backup data. Pretty okay plugin, although everything can (and will be) backed up through webhosting cPanel.

What webhosting service provider you use?

We use LiquidWeb hosting. We have customized dedicated server.

What newsletter service you use?

Indiegamebusiness.com newsletter service.

Have you done your web hosting theme by yourself?

Yes. I’ve totally done the template, except from the fancy image. That’s work of great 2D artist Olivier Derouetteau who kindly let me use his fine work in my blog.

One thought on “What Blog Software Are You Using?

  1. hi,

    i found http://xping.cc is in german but pings over 40 directories and services.

    HaPe