If you want to keep you ear to the ground on certain topics, you can use two popular methods, RSS feeds or email alerts. Email alerts can be fairly annoying when they keep going off every few seconds, I think we have all been there. But what if you want to stay in the loop but don’t want to get buried in superfluous information and postings? WordPress has you covered on that.
In WordPress you can set up email alerts for not just whenever an author posts, but when there is a certain sting of words used anywhere in the WP.org universe. There is a great tutorial over at WP Tavern on how to set up these very dynamic alerts. Continue reading Email Alerts for WordPress Topics
WordPress.com Reader is ideal for the WordPress.com member who needs to be updated 24/7, those who work in industries where changes occur repeatedly such as news or finance, or just the average person who likes to have all the information they need at there fingertips. Can you just imagine having all this information fed into your computer or mobile device as it is happening? Well, this is what WordPress.com Reader will do for you.
The WordPress.com Reader displays all the posts in order as they are published with the most current blogs at the top of the list. You will see just a small excerpt of each post, as an introduction to the blog, with thumbnails of images. When you want to read more, just click on the blog title and you can read the full blog. Here is an example of what you might see from a blog excerpt:
At the bottom of the WordPress.com Reader feed you have the option to Like and/or Reblog by clicking on the icons in the bottom right corner of each post. Continue reading How to Use the WordPress.com Reader