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Barley’s WordPress Plugin Makes Blogging a Joy

It was only six months ago that I was testing, and seriously enjoying the newly released Barley, and its intuitive take on website management. Featuring tag-based installation, editing that is almost entirely inline, and a beautiful admin area, it has been a hit with web designers looking for a client-friendly option.

Now, however, Barley wants to encroach on the territory of another CMS. But not just any CMS – it wants to take on WordPress, via a plugin.

Few in the web industry would describe WordPress as the leanest editing machine, nor as the friendliest environment for the hapless, technophobic business owner. But can a plugin really outdo the system it is plugged into?

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In this Quick Look, we’re highlighting JFBConnect. The developer describes JFBConnect as a popular social networking app for the Joomla CMS that provides complete Facebook integration for your site. It includes easy register/login via Facebook functionality, all Facebook social widgets including Likes and Comments, as well as Facebook Page Tab and Canvas integration. It comes with a detailed installation guide and support for 6 or 12 months, including all updates.

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In this Quick Look, we’re highlighting GatherContent. The developer describes GatherContent as an app that makes it easier for web professionals to work with their clients to get the content they really need for their web projects, prior to the CMS being built. Stop fighting with endless revisions of Word documents and finding those contextless attachements in your inbox and start working smart. Get structured, meaningful and contextual content for your web projects. Easily.

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In this Quick Look, we’re highlighting Clicktotweet.me. The developer describes Clicktotweet.me as a tool that allows individuals and businesses to gain insight on their own Twitter campaigns. Using Clicktotweet.me, one can enter a message they want others to tweet out, generate a Clicktotweet.me link, and share it anywhere. Stats are provided for the link such as demographics, click count, and the number of people that actually tweeted the message. It’s a great marketing tool for Twitter users.

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In this Quick Look, we’re highlighting Socialbar. The developer describes Socialbar as a toolbar for your website that offers more than 20 social and engagement widgets, in a facebook-style bottom-docked bar, with an unprecedented level of customization and embedding options, including a multi-IM chatting widget that rivals Meebo. It is totally free, served from Amazon’s CloudFront CDN and loads in less than 2 seconds. Embed the bar by simply copying and pasting a few lines of code.

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In this Quick Look, we’re highlighting W3Counter. The developer describes W3Counter as a free, hosted, easy-to-use website analytics solution for answering the key questions about your website: who’s your audience, how they find your site, and what interests them.

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In this Quick Look, we’re highlighting ManageWP. The developer describes ManageWP as a new tool that helps people manage multiple WordPress sites from one dashboard. ManageWP helps you manage all your WordPress sites from one dashboard, keeping them updated and secure.

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In this Quick Look, we’re highlighting Wordfaire. The developer describes Wordfaire as a liveblogging platform that lets you quickly and easily get information out to your readers in real-time. It lets you write updates and share photos in a neat and minimalist interface. People are already using it for live journalism, as a public address system, and simply as a regular blog.

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