Airboat Afrika Company has received invaluable help from many people. We gladly extend our gratitude to all those who did, and continue to, generously share their knowledge and expertise.

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WordPress is a state-of-the-art publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability. WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time.
More simply, WordPress is what you use when you want to work with your blogging software, not fight it.
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An elegant, versatile and browser-safe theme with a power-packed set of options. It has 19 widget areas, one-column, two-column and three-column fixed-width formats, 10 pre-defined templates, 17 pre-defined color schemes, two customizable multi-level drop-down menus, featured posts, a magazine layout, tabbed sidebars, widgets for Twitter, Social Networks and Google Translator, translations in many languages and RTL language support. WP 3.0 Menus, Custom Post Types and Custom Taxonomies are integrated. A BuddyPress support pack is available on the theme page.


Plug-Ins are what you need to add functionality and style to a site.  Only read this if you know what you’re doing.

The Advanced Text Widget has extensive conditional options to display content on pages, posts, specific categories etc. It supports regular HTML as well as PHP code. This widget is an extension of Daiko’s Text Widget by Rune Fjellheim.

The Collapsing Blogroll outputs the built-in blogroll in a post/page. The categories can be collapsed.

The Google Analyticator adds the necessary JavaScript code to enable Google’s Analytics. After enabling this plugin visit the settings page and enter your Google Analytics’ UID and enable logging.

The Google XML Sitemaps plugin will generate a compatible sitemap of your WordPress blog which is supported by, Google, MSN Search and YAHOO.

Marquee-Plus allows you to put Rotating Marquee’s In your Posts and Pages. It is a free and first plugin to wordpress.

My Category Order allows you to set the order in which categories will appear in the sidebar. Uses a drag and drop interface for ordering. Adds a widget with additional options for easy installation on widgetized themes. Visit the My Category Order page after updating WordPress to apply essential file patches.

A NextGENeration Photo gallery for the Web 2.0.

Platinum SEO Pack: a complete SEO solution for your WordPress blog.

A simple way to put a favicon on your site: Shockingly Simple Favicon.

The Sidebar Login adds a sidebar widget to let users login.

Sociable automatically add links on your posts, pages and RSS feed to your favorite social bookmarking sites.

Thank Me Later sends a customizable “thank you” message after (a few hours, few days, weeks) a comment has been posted. This acts a reminder of your blog and can bring “one-time” readers back.

Theme My Login themes the WordPress login, registration and forgot password pages according to your theme.

WP-Cumulus is a Flash based Tag Cloud for WordPress.

WP-PageNavi adds a more advanced paging navigation to your WordPress blog.

WP-Table Reloaded allows you to create and easily manage tables in the admin-area of WordPress. A comfortable backend allows an easy manipulation of table data. You can then include the tables into your posts, on your pages or in text widgets by using a shortcode or a template tag function. Tables can be imported and exported from/to CSV, XML and HTML.

WP Greet Box shows a different message to your visitor depending on which site they are coming from. For example, you can ask Digg visitors to Digg your post, Google visitors to subscribe to your RSS feed, and more! Best of all, this plugin is compatible with various WordPress cache plugins.

WP PicLens creates an immersive, full-screen slideshow presentation of photos and images in your blog. Set Plugin options in the Admin » Options » PicLens Tab.

WP reduces image file sizes and improve performance using the API within WordPress.

WP Super Cache provides very fast caching plugin for WordPress.


First and formost – a great thank you to Faron Floyd from American Airboats, Inc. The FAQ section on their site has enabled me to structure my thought process and became the basis for the first page I wrote here: about airboats.

Tim Bryson in Nebraska, USA runs Bryson’s Airboat Tours – thanks for your input, Tim.

Boggy Creek Airboat Rides operate two sites near Orlando, Florida in the US. Michelle had a lot of time for me and she really knows something about running a tight ship: thank you, Michelle.

Matteo Passoni in Gorgonzola / Milano, Italy, has been most gracious to share material from used by the coast guard and fire department. Great pix from airboats in Venice. Grazie Mille, Matt.


There are so many here – I’ll mention the major contributors like huntingbigun’s and Nomad41, together with my heartfelt gratitude to all who enjoy airboats and took the time to upload their images to the world wide web.


I love Youtube! You can see all our playlists on the video page, or go straight to Airboat Afrika’s Youtube Channel and see all our favorites and friends there.

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