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.

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