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  1. Just an FYI I thought I'd share...

    Since this forum does not offer a way to subscribe to (or "watch") a post... via email updates...

    In other words, a way to automatically be notified whenever someone posts a new response to a certain topic...

    Here's what I do:

    (1) Right-Click on "RSS feed for this forum" and "Copy Shortcut" ("Copy Link Location")...

    (2) Open a new browser window and go to http://rssfwd.com or http://r-mail.org and I Paste the RSS Feed URL into the box... and enter my email address.

    It works great!

    : )

    For more info, I blogged about it here: http://brucewagner.wordpress.com/2007/01/18/subscribe-to-any-rss-feed-via-cellphone/

    You can even subscribe to a Topic via your cellphone! See http://brucewagner.wordpress.com/2007/01/17/email-any-cellphone-for-free-2024561111teleflipcom/

    I...

    First, add every Topic I am following to my "Favorites"...

    Then, I go through each of those topics and Subscribe to it via email (by pasting it's RSS Feed into rssfwd.com...

    Bruce

  2. Mark has also supplied some instructions in the FAQs for offering updates by email via feedburner.

    How can I offer email updates?
    1. Go to FeedBurner
    2. Register there.
    3. Burn your feed.
    Your feed address is your blog name with /feed at the end. Like this - http://example.wordpress.com/feed
    4. Click ‘My Feeds’ at the top of the screen on the left
    5. Click the name of your feed
    6. Click the Publicize tab
    7. Click the ‘Email Subscriptions’ in the left column
    8. Find this “Subscription Link Code” and copy the code in the box underneath
    9. Paste that code into a text widget
    10. That’s all there is to it.

    Note:
    * You cannot redirect your feed to Feedburner
    * Questions about the email service should go to FeedBurner
    * Offering email updates might cause a drop in feed stats if people switch

    http://faq.wordpress.com/2006/10/11/how-can-i-offer-email-updates/

  3. Yes, I use that method for offering Email Subscriptions to my blog... to the readers of my blog...

    However, in this item, I was referring to ME subscribing to a certain Topic -- or Question -- here... in THIS... the WordPress.com Support Forum...

    (Of course, you can use the same method to subscribe to any forum... or any RSS Feed, for that matter...)

  4. Indeed this has been explained before on the forum. Anyone for example can subscribe to a rss feed just to receive a single category tag's entries.

  5. Oh Cool...

    I just discovered that there is a SINGLE RSS FEED for ALL of your Favorites...

    That is a much better way to do it... This way I can subscribe ONLY to that single feed... via email... And just add/remove Topics from my Favorites at will... which will then be adding or removing them from my email subscription at the same time... Very Nice!

    By the way...

    I seem to always get LOST trying to find My Favorites...

    Is there a more direct button to get to my Favorites list...? Other than....

    View Your Profile --> Manage your Favorites

  6. Indeed this has been explained before on the forum. Anyone for example can subscribe to a rss feed just to receive a single category tag's entries.

    That link you provided is for creating a PDF file of your entire blog, category-by-category, for backup purposes... nothing to do with subscribing to a Support Forum Topic via email...

  7. Thanks for the correction bruce. I haven't time to look for the link to the correct thread now but suffice to say the url for any rss real simple syndication feed is intuitive.
    http://wordpress.com/tag/environment/feed/
    http://faq.wordpress.com/feed/

    "Your Profile
    Current Favorites (__)
    Your Favorites allow you to create a custom RSS feed which pulls recent replies to the topics you specify. To add topics to your list of favorites, just click the "Add to Favorites" link found on that topic’s page.
    Subscribe to your favorites’ RSS feed."

    Is there a more direct button to get to my Favorites list...? Other than....

    View Your Profile --> Manage your Favorites

    Answer: Not that I know of but once you've clicked twice (see above) and established the rss feed - it's all over.

  8. Ok.

    Please don't take this the wrong way.... But...

    Please, if the answer to my question is "intuitive"...

    Or, you don't know the answer...

    Or, you don't have time to reply right now...

    Or, this issue has been brought up before...

    Or, I didn't even ASK a question...

    Or, you're going out to lunch now...

    Or, other people have already asked this question...

    Or, you don't have anything positive and valuable to contribute...

    It's REALLY not necessary to reply.

    When I post here, I'm not intending it to be a personal message to you. Nor, a chatroom... just because I'm bored.

    Thanks!

    : )

  9. I've tried the best I could to answer your question above. But because I have a vision problem I have to press "send post" and edit when my focus clears again. I frequently edit posts many times. As soon as my vision clears I search for links and then edit them into the posts I'm responding to at and that point I rearrange the text to my liking and correct errors.

    Your question was: Is there a more direct button to get to my Favorites list...? Other than.... View Your Profile --> Manage your Favorites

    My answer was: Not that I know of but once you've clicked twice (see above) and established the rss feed - it's all over.

    Suffice to say the url for any rss real simple syndication feed is intuitive - here are examples one using a wordpress.com tag page category and the other using the FAQs
    http://wordpress.com/tag/environment/feed/
    http://faq.wordpress.com/feed/

    I believe you claimed something like 28 years background in web development and related areas when you first came here a month ago bruce. And I certainly do not believe that you are posting to the forum, without a purpose in mind, nor have I said anything to that effect at all. It would appear your purpose was to direct people to hit on your blog posts. And, although you have taken a turn towards getting personal with me in another thread when you questioned my username causing drmike to edit that part out - I forgive you.

  10. I just start from my last post the day before hand and go up. ;)

  11. Just for the record, my background/experience is NOT in web development.

    My background and experience is in IT -- mostly network design, technology migration projects, and prior to that, database application development. I have only what I would consider peripheral knowledge/experience in web design/development (although I am learning fast, as I've been working a LOT in that area this past four weeks! ; )

    Does anyone here use Joomla?

  12. Ahhh....

    I just FOUND it...

    At the top of the topic, where it says, "This topic is one of your favorites [x]"....

    I can just click on the word, "favorites"....

    There should be a more obvious link though...

    Like, for example.... The SUB-TABS called, "Profile", "Edit", and "Favorites"... should ALWAYS be visible... at the top of every topic page view...

  13. That's for the RSS feed.

    I have a couple Joomba installs that I host but I don't fool around with them much. I have a volenteer who's big on them though.

  14. Does anyone here use Joomla?

    (1) Yes, there are bloggers here posting about joomla and some are using it too. The wordpress.com tag page has posts on joomla http://wordpress.com/tags/joomla although most first page entries are not in English this changes as one clicks on the other pages.
    Here's a wpcom blogger who is making the joomla choice and perhaps what he has learned will be useful http://netorius.wordpress.com/
    Here's another one http://myjoomla.wordpress.com/2007/01/19/joomla-seo/
    And here's a third wordpress.com blog site that seems dedicated to joomla blog posts http://joomlasem.wordpress.com/2006/10/31/why-your-website-isnt-about-you/

    (2) On the internet one can find lots of useful references. Here's one titled Joomla Search Engine Optimization http://www.pathos-seo.com/
    These are the topics in it:
    Home
    SEO Basics
    Joomla Basics
    Plan Your Site
    Building your Site
    Building Joomla Websites
    Joomla SEO Templates
    Optimizing Joomla
    Joomla SEO Components
    Search Engines
    Website Marketing
    Site Map
    Link Directory
    Web resources
    Templates !
    Bookmarks
    Pathos-SEO Index
    Joomla Blog
    News Feeds
    Pathos SEO Search Engine

  15. Timethief, Bruce was asking if anyone used Joomla. He's wasn't asking for you to do research on the topic. And I believe Bruce has already once today asked you not to do that in his threads.

  16. brucewagner asked: Does anyone here use Joomla?

    @drmike
    You have all the authority you need to delete the research I did above to illustrate to this blogger how to use the wordpress tag page to find the other wordpress bloggers using joomla.

    Subscribe to a Support Forum Topic via Email was the original topic of this thread, wasn't it? And the blogger revealed in his original post to this thread that this thread was aimed at advertising his already published two blog posts.

    So, at this juncture, it seems to me like a mission accomplished - topic resolved situation.

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