icon of gimp application

This is your open source version of Photoshop,  My personal feeling is that open source rocks!  I won’t go into a rave about why right now,  but Gimp.. is just as good if not better than the Adobe application photoshop and whats more its free!

GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. Use GIMP as a simple paint program, an expert quality photo retouching program, an online batch processing system, a mass production image renderer, an image format converter, etc. GIMP is expandable and extensible; it can be augmented with plug-ins and extensions to do just about anything. The advanced scripting interface allows everything from the simplest task to the most complex image manipulation procedures to be easily scripted.

Plug-Ins in WordPress

Plug-Ins – Plug what?

In the WordPress application framework, plug ins are a very cool addition.  Plug-ins can help you deploy
a full-blown web application with little to no knowledge of actual code.  The definition of a plug-in provided in the WordPress codex is,

“a program, or a set of one or more functions, written in the PHP scripting language, that adds a specific set of features or services to the WordPress weblog, which can be seamlessly integrated with the weblog using access points and methods provided by the WordPress Plug-in Application Program Interface (API).”

Plug ins allow you to turn your site into anything you can think of, from a basic blog to an e-commerce site to a social
There are a couple of plug-ins that come standard with any new WordPress install:  Hello Dolly and Akismet.  If you didn’t know, the Hello Dolly plugin adds a random lyric from
the song “Hello Dolly” by Louis Armstrong to the top of your dashboard on each page load. It’s not useful, but is a good way to see how to structure your own plug ins.

The Akismet plug-in integrates with to automatically filter out spam comments from your blog. While Hello Dolly is useless outside of its educational value, Akismet is downright necessary on any site with commenting turned on.
You always have the ability to deactivate these plug-ins or delete them altogether if you do not see any use for them on your site.
There are over 26,000 plug-ins available that can be accessed through the official Word‐Press plug-in repository. Not all plug-ins can be found in the repository, so you can always do a search on the Internet for whatever functionality you are looking for. Many plug-in
creators have their work available for download through their personal or business sites and many of these are available for a fee. There are also premium plug-ins, which are supported and that you have to pay to use.

What is ?

What is XML-RPC protocol ?

XML-RPC is a simple, portable way to make remote procedure calls over HTTP. It can be used with Perl, Java, Python, C, C++, PHP and many other programming languages. Implementations are available for Unix, Windows and the Macintosh.
In order to update your WordPress website from your mobile phone or another remote location, you need to enable XML-RPC (XML Remote Procedure Call). See for excellent article.