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Numeric Values and Local Storage with HTML5

With HTML5, you can write up to 5MB of data to a special localStorage file on the client computer. All the pages that come from your domain share the same storage area, so you can use this mechanism to [more…]

Checking and Clearing Locally Stored Data with HTML5

With HTML5, you can write up to 5MB of data to a special localStorage database file on the client computer. All the pages that come from your domain share the same storage area, so you can use this mechanism [more…]

How to Use a Pattern as a Fill or Stroke with the HTML5 Canvas Tag

Nearly every operation in HTML5's canvas function implements a fill or stroke style. To get the most out of canvas, you need to understand how they work. The three primary types of styles you can use on [more…]

Adjusting WordPress Site Backgrounds Using CSS

A Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) is a stylesheet that controls the appearance of content on a website template. Every WordPress theme you use in your site uses a CSS which provides style and design flair [more…]

Comparing WordPress Page and Category Templates

Using page and category templates in WordPress, you can provide a different type of reader experience by defining the style with Cascading Style Sheets [more…]

How to Find Photos with Creative Common Licenses on Flickr

To use other people’s images in your mom blog posts, you need to ensure the images are not copyrighted. Creative Commons helps copyright owners protect their work. [more…]

How Creative Commons Affects Mom Bloggers

Creative Commons (CC) offers six levels of protections to copyright owners. If you ever display the copyrighted work of others on your blog, you need to ensure that each author allows this manner of re-publication [more…]

Use Photography and Images in Mom Blog Posts

Successful new bloggers create or use beautiful and compelling images in all their blog posts. Using images within your written text makes your blog more readable and look more professional. Most people [more…]

How to Create “Read More” Links in Joomla

What the Joomla content management system (CMS) calls blog layout is really just a summary of each article followed by a Read More link — not an actual blog. You can add Read More links to a category page [more…]

How to Reorder Articles in Joomla Content Management System

Altering the order of articles is a two step process in the Joomla content management system (CMS). You will reorder first in Joomla’s Article Manager and then in the Menu Manager. If Article Manager displays [more…]

How to Set Menu Item Position in Joomla Content Management System

You can use Joomla’s Menu Item Manager to set the order appearance of menu items on your website. Imagine that you are the content management administrator for SuperDuperMegaCo. Currently, the menu items [more…]

How to Remove Menu Items in Joomla Content Management System

In Joomla, you can remove menu items by trashing them or unpublishing them. Trashing an item (and deleting it by emptying the trash) is forever, so it’s preferable to simply unpublish items, as you can [more…]

How to Change an Article Title in Joomla CMS

To change the title of articles in Joomla content management system (CMS), simply open the article and change the text in the article’s Title field to whatever you please. It’s just that easy. [more…]

How to Manage Modules in Joomla CMS

Most of the items around the edge of a Joomla front page are modules that can be managed with Module Manager. To access this feature, click the Module Manager icon in your Administration control panel, [more…]

How to Modify Joomla Content Management Menus

The module called "This Site" on the Joomla front page contains a Sample Sites item. It may be nice for you as a content manager to view the sample sites to see what Joomla is capable of, but you will [more…]

How to Remove Articles from Joomla Content Management System

You use Article Manager to remove an unwanted article from your Joomla content management system (CMS). To open Article Manager, click its icon in the Administration control panel or choose Content→Article [more…]

How to Organize Web Content with Categories in Joomla

As sites get bigger, organizing them becomes more important. For that purpose, the Joomla content management system (CMS) uses categories. It may be helpful to think of your Joomla site as a desk, a category [more…]

How to Create an Uncategorized Article in Joomla

Uncategorized articles are free-floating elements on your site. Many Joomla site developers don’t have any uncategorized articles at all; they create categories especially for single pages. A privacy policy [more…]

How to Create a Menu Item in Joomla Content Management

A menu item determines the layout of articles, which is one of the aspects of Joomla that you have to get used to. Web pages don’t exist physically in Joomla — they’re only items in your database — until [more…]

How to Publish an Uncategorized Article in Joomla CMS

After you create an article and a menu item in Joomla content management system (CMS), the two must be linked together before it will be available to the users of your web site. Uncategorized articles [more…]

How to Create a Category in Joomla Content Management

By organizing your Joomla website into categories, you make your site more user-friendly. By making the site more user-friendly, you may generate more return visits to your website, which makes setting [more…]

How to Create a Nested Category in Joomla Content Management

With Joomla 1.6’s nested category method of site organization, there’s no limit to the number of categories that you can implement on a site. A nested category [more…]

How to Add Articles to Categories in Joomla Content Management

Let’s imagine that you are the Joomla content administrator for SuperDuperMegaCo. The company offers the finest ice cream in three flavors: chocolate, vanilla, and sardine. You need to create new articles [more…]

How to Link Menu Items to Categories in Joomla

For categorized articles in Joomla to be seen by users of your website, you will need to link your Joomla menu items to Joomla categories that contain the articles you want to publish. By connecting the [more…]

How to Use Joomla to Publish and Unpublish Content on Schedule

You may have articles in Joomla that need to appear on your website on a certain schedule. Perhaps you’re promoting a picnic (and need to take down the notice about it when the picnic is over) or a theatrical [more…]

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