How to follow somebody else’s blog or website from your WordPress

I bet somebody else has explained this before 😀 . If you want to follow a fellow blog you just have to click the follow button (login to your account first), and their post will show up in your Reader. But what if somebody you want to follow has a different blog engine? Don’t worry apperently you can follow about any site from your blog Reader.

1. Click on you reader menu you need to login to your  account.


2. You will find the reader page. You have ‘Blogs I follow’ click on ‘Edit List’


3. Copy paste the URL of the blog / website you want to follow, then click follow


5. Done!

Open by your Reader once in a while to find out what they are up to, I don’t know what will happen if you copy paste a Facebook account, but i’ve tried blogspot, blogger,  and they seem to be working fine.

WordPress smileys


Smileys, also known as “emoticons,” are glyphs used to convey emotions in your writing. They are a great way to brighten up posts. smile emoticon

Text smileys are created by typing two or more punctuation marks. Some examples are:


To learn more about emoticons and their history, see the Wikipedia entry on Emoticons.

How Does WordPress Handle Smileys?

By default, WordPress automatically converts text smileys to graphic images. When you type 😉 in your post you see smile emoticon when you preview or publish your post.

To Turn off Graphic Smileys

If you turn off graphic smileys, whatever you type in plain text will remain, and be displayed, as plain text.

  1. Go to your Admin Panel
  2. Select Settings -> Writing
  3. In the Formatting section, uncheck the box for “Convert emoticons like 🙂 and 😛 to graphics on display

Turning off emoticons means that when you type 😉 in a post you will see 😉 when you preview or publish your post. So it doesn’t stop you from using emoticons as plain text. wink emoticon

What Text Do I Type to Make Smileys?

Smiley images and the text used to produce them*: