Going Live, on Air!

So, what is this brand new blog gonna be about?

Well, first of all, I’d like to introduce myself. My name is Konstantin, and “Kovshenin” is my last name and screenname in almost any IM, social media stuff, etc. I’m from Moscow, Russia. I’ve been working in the web industry for quite a long time now, so this blog will probably be about new (and old) web technologies, search engine secrets, web design tips and tricks (and many many more, hopefully).

I’ll start off straight away by talking a little about wordpress. I’ve been using the 2.6.2 version for over three months now, although 2.6.3 is pretty stable. The reason why I didn’t want to upgrade (my russian blogs) is that some plugins that I liked worked fine in 2.6.2, but not 2.6.3. Well, I’ve tried to forget all about plugins while bringing up this blog, so now I’m running latest stable, hopeing nothing goes wrong. Anyways, we’re all looking forward to 2.7 stable, while there are a couple of betas available on the wordpress development blog. The 2.7 release is delayed for some reason…

Anyways, here’s a quick list of my favourite wordpress plugins:

  • Akismet Anti-spam
  • Google XML Sitemaps
  • Hello Dolly
  • NextGEN Gallery
  • SEO Friendly Images
  • WordPress Video Plugin
  • WP-Polls
  • WP Super Cache

You should be able to find any of these in the wordpress plugin directory, with descriptions and download links.

Oh, and I’d like to say thanks to the free wordpress themes website for this wonderful theme. It looks great and it’s handy-coded, so I’ll be sure to customize it in a while. Check them out, there are plenty more good-looking themes. The links are in the footer ;)

So, subscribe to my feed and stay tuned!

About the author

Konstantin Kovshenin

WordPress Core Contributor, ex-Automattician, public speaker and consultant, enjoying life in Moscow. I blog about tech, WordPress and DevOps.