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12 Useful WordPress Template Tags

WordPress template tags give you more ways to control how content displays on your website. Here are twelve useful template tags and how to use them when you create a WordPress theme. [more…]

Display Content with WordPress Template Tags

When you create a WordPress theme, you use a combination of template tags to display certain types of content, such as blog posts, calendars, navigation menus, page content, archive links, and so on. Take [more…]

How to Troubleshoot WordPress Installations

WordPress often installs easily, but if you encounter problems, there are things you can do to troubleshoot the installation. These common WordPress installation problems are some that you might run into [more…]

Use Template Tags for Post Formats

After adding post format support to your WordPress, you should provide some unique styling for each type of format. If not, your different post formats will look just like the rest of your blog posts, [more…]

Content-Specific Standard WordPress Templates

Four content-specific WordPress template types are available: author, category, page, and tag. Most WordPress template files span a wide scope of site views specific to the view, not the content. For example [more…]

Add Support for Custom Navigation Menus

The WordPress menu-building feature is a great tool WordPress offers to theme developers. A navigation menu is a built-in theme feature that offers a listing of links displayed on your site. These links [more…]

Example of WordPress Custom Post Types

After you complete the steps to create a basic custom post type to your WordPress website, it’s added to the left navigation menu in the Dashboard, as shown. In this example, the custom post type is called [more…]

How to Set up a WordPress Blog

WordPress is very widely used by mom bloggers. When your blog is set up on your own hosting account, you have 100 percent control over what you do with your blog. [more…]

How to Install a WordPress Plugin

Many plugins are available to mom bloggers who use WordPress. Plugins can add so many features to your blog that it may be hard to figure out which ones to use. Mostly, you won’t know what you need until [more…]

How to Install a WordPress Theme

Installing a WordPress theme is much the same as installing a plugin. Mom bloggers can find free WordPress themesand premium paid WordPress themes from WordPress.org. You won’t find any themes with malware [more…]

How to Use WordPress Widgets

WordPress widgets are great little tools for customizing your WordPress sidebar. Widgets act like little boxes of information that you can drag and drop into any position on your blog sidebar. Some widgets [more…]

Add Bio to Your Website with WordPress Widgets

Adding your bio to your mom blog with WordPress is similar to adding any text or HTML to your sidebar. To add a bio, photo, advertising, or anything else custom, you have to put these into a Text Widget [more…]

How to Sign up with Google Blogger

If you don’t already have a Google Blogger blog set up, it only takes a few clicks to get your mom blog up and running. If you already have a free Google account, which you have if you use any of Google’s [more…]

Set up Your New Google Blogger Blog

After you’ve signed up with Google Blogger (or if you already have a Google account, after you’ve signed in), you’re taken to the Blogger Dashboard.

Here, you set up your mom blog by following these steps [more…]

How to Install a Google Blogger Template

With Google Blogger, you can either use the built-in template designs, or install a template from an outside source. Mom bloggers can find well-designed Blogger templates with a search engine. [more…]

How to Customize a Google Blogger Template

As a mom blogger, you might have to make some basic edits in the built-in Google Template Designer or use Blogger gadgets, sometimes referred to as widgets. [more…]

Add a Google Blogger Gadget to Your Mom Blog

Blogger gadgets work like WordPress widgets. In fact, gadgets are also sometimes called widgets on Blogger. You can add gadgets in your header, sidebar, and footer. Gadgets can appear in many different [more…]

Focus Your Mom Blog on a Target Audience

Focusing your blog content on a specific target audience makes your blog attractive to advertisers. Advertisers are more interested in a focused target audience [more…]

Mom Blogs and Brands

Brands hope that when moms give advice on their blogs, they advise readers to use the brand’s products or services. Mom bloggers are natural networkers and helpful and supportive of each other. Mom bloggers [more…]

Opportunities Offered by Blogging

Mom bloggers with strong platforms and strong personal brands are the most sought after personalities in the blogosphere. With these advantages, you can attract the opportunities that suit your blogging [more…]

Mom Blogs as Personal Online Journals

Many of the most successful mom bloggers started out with very personal sites that they never intended to become businesses. The mom-blogging community is made up of such a wide range of blog topics that [more…]

How to Connect with Other Mom Bloggers

Being a new mom blogger is a little like trying to make connections in a room full of people you have never met. And if you’ve ever been to a formal networking event, you know how intimidating this can [more…]

Make a Difference with a Mom Blog

Bloggers have always been great at using their blogs to support their favorite causes. Fortunately, you don’t have to be a huge blogger to make a difference. It can be on a personal level, as you communicate [more…]

How to Develop an Influential Online Presence

Influence is the ability to compel others to think or act in a new way. For a professional mom blogger, being influential is important. But there are different ways that a blogger can be an influencer, [more…]

Mom Bloggers Create a Sense of Community

Many of the most successful mom bloggers have created a sense of community with their readers. Your community starts with the very first interactions you have with your readers. As your readers interact [more…]

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