Technical Configuration

For those who are interested in the finer detail of what products I’m using to run Maskil, this is the place to go.

Blogging Software

Maskil’s foundation is, of course, the WordPress CMS platform, currently the 2.8.3 Security Release.

WordPress Blog WordPress 2.8.3 Security Release

WordPress Theme

The next layer of the Maskil blogging platform is the Thesis premium theme (or rather, framework), currently version 1.5.1.

Thesis 1.5.1 is Compatible with WordPress 2.8.1

Domain Name Registrar

My preferred (although currently not my only) domain name registrar is Name.com.  I’m currently migrating my “parked” domains over from Go Daddy.  Although Go Daddy offers more features, the one feature I really want (private WHOIS) doubles the cost of registration.  With Name.com, WHOIS privacy is free.

Name.com – Domain Name Registration

Domain Names, Web Hosting and SSL Certificates – Go Daddy

Web Hosting Provider

Finally, my Web hosting is provided by Bluehost.com.  I took advantage of a special offer that gave me hosting for 2 years at $3.95 per month, with unlimited usage of just about everything (within reason and the TOS).  So far so good.

Web hosting provider – Bluehost.com – domain hosting – PHP Hosting – cheap web hosting – Frontpage Hosting E-Commerce Web Hosting Bluehost

Affiliate Programs

I’m planning to become an affiliate for both the Thesis theme and Bluehost.com once I start trying to monetise my blogging.

WordPress Plugins

I will eventually cover all of the WordPress Plugins I utilise on Maskil.

SEO Slugs (Removes common words like ‘a’, ‘the’, ‘in’ from post slugs to improve SEO.)

WordPress SEO Slugs WordPress Plugins

Subscription Options, Version: 0.4.2

The Subscription Options Plugin

Zemanta WordPress Plugin

WordPress Zemanta WordPress Plugins

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