phpBB with a new design!

phpBB community has redesigned their site and are also utilizing their new 3.0 beta. Nice to see them finally put out a release for 3.0, I’m guessing they’ve decided this because of stability on their new version. Time will tell.
I’ll be setting a few of these up on my other sites to see how it compares to the 2.0+ series.

Since its creation in 2000, phpBB has become the most widely used Open Source forum solution. Like its predecessors, phpBB 3.0 “Olympus” has an easy to use administration panel and a user friendly installation process, which allows you to have a forum set up in minutes.

Check out phpBB’s new website

WordPress is sporting a new Plugins directory!

WordPress has added some great functionality to their new plugins directory, including a ratings system, comments, and more! Developers also have a new set of rules for compatibility and some great features as well.Wordpress
It looks a lot cleaner featuring the new plugins submitted along with the most popular downloads and Recently updated plugins.

I’ve said this plenty of times already, but you really can’t beat a wordpress blog. It’s truly a great tool for blogging AND other site applications.

Read more about WordPress’s new Plugin Directory

How to make your blog more visible.

Darren has put together a project that will help us little blogs get the word out. What he’s doing is sharing his techniques of promotion, site stats and supplying a how-to of the best and creative ways to get your blog out there.
I’ll definitely be following along as I know I can use some help. 😀

For this project to work I need bloggers to participate by leaving comments and sharing their experiences. There’s no hidden agenda, I don’t have a book to promote or service to sell – I’m just a normal blogger trying to earn an income from blogging.

Update:
An example of one of the techniques used, How to promote your blog to video sites like YouTube.

Read how to improve your blog traffic