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How to Align Images in Your WordPress.Org Blog

Adding images to your WordPress blog is pretty easy with the WordPress image uploader. And after you load them, WordPress lets you align them so they look just the way you want them to look. [more…]

How to Pull In Specific Content on Your WordPress Blog

WordPress makes it possible to pull in very specific types of content on your Web site through the <query_posts> template tag. If you have a category called WordPress, and you want to display the last [more…]

Preparing Your Web Server to Handle a WordPress Multisite

If you have determined that you need to maintain multiple blogs you have to enable the WordPress Multisite features and then prepare your Web server to handle the WordPress Multisite. You must make a decision [more…]

How to Activate a Theme

Choose a theme for your blog, and then activate it. The theme (also called design or template) that you select affects the visual layout and appearance of your blog. [more…]

How to Add a Widget to Your Blog

WordPress widgets are very helpful tools built into the application. Widgets allow you to easily arrange the display of content in your blog sidebar, so you can arrange and display the content [more…]

How to Insert Video Files into Your Blog Posts

Whether you're producing your own videos for publication or want to embed other people's videos that you find interesting, placing a video file in a blog post has never been easier with WordPress. [more…]

How to Use WordPress Templates

WordPress offers four main templates to create your own theme. You can also edit the template tags in the theme you're currently using. Those four main templates are Header, Main Index, Sidebar, and Footer [more…]

How to Install

Some Web hosts now offer a one-click installation process for If your host doesn't, you can do a manual install of WordPress on your Web server. Download the latest version of the [more…]

How to Arrange the WordPress Dashboard

You have the ability to arrange the order of the modules in your Dashboard to suit your tastes. WordPress places a great deal of emphasis on user experience and a big part of that effort results in your [more…]

How to Enable the WordPress Network Feature

The Network feature in WordPress allows you, the site owner, to add and maintain multiple blogs within one installation of WordPress. With the network features enabled, users of your network can run their [more…]

How to Set Up Your WordPress Network

Before you can set up your network you must enable the WordPress Network feature and decide whether to go with the subdomain or subdirectory. If you have completed those steps, the rest of the steps in [more…]

How to Install Plugins by Using the Plugins Feature

You can install a plugin in your blog by using the built-in Plugins feature. The auto-installation of plugins from within your WordPress administration panel only works for plugins that are [more…]

How to Install Plugins Manually

You can install plugins to your blog manually. As an example, install the Subscribe to Comments plugin. [more…]

Ad Networks for Mom Bloggers

The best ad network partner is one who will run ads that are a great match for your blog content. That way, the ads will be as relevant as possible to your blog readers. The following list provides many [more…]

Blogging Topics for Mom Bloggers

When you're first thinking about starting a blog, it can be hard to think of all the possible directions you can go and to choose a strong niche for your blog topic. This list of over 300 blog topic ideas [more…]

Protecting Your Blog from Copyright Infringement

You can use online tools to find out if any of your content has been copied by another website and to take action if your work has been plagiarized to get the copied content dropped out of Google's search [more…]

Mom Blogging For Dummies Cheat Sheet

The mom-blogging community is made up of such a wide range of blog topics that the only thing mom bloggers all have in common is motherhood. Mom bloggers are natural networkers and usually extremely helpful [more…]

Upgrading Your Software

New releases of WordPress occur roughly every 120 days. Don’t be discouraged or frustrated by the number of times you’ll upgrade your WordPress installation. Each upgrade improves security and adds new [more…]

Hosting Multiple Blogs with One WordPress Installation

The self-hosted software lets you run an unlimited number of blogs on one installation of its software platform, on one domain. When you configure the options within WordPress to enable a [more…]

How to Use Fantastico to Install WordPress Files

Fantastico is a very popular script installer that you can use to install WordPress software on your hosting account. Not all hosts make Fantastico available. If yours doesn’t, you can install WordPress [more…]

Downloading the WordPress Software and Uploading Your WordPress Files

Before you can install WordPress manually, you have to download the WordPress software and upload the software to your server. None of this is difficult. So without further ado, get the latest version [more…]

How to Secure Your WordPress Configuration File

Your WordPress configuration files contain private information that you will want to protect against hackers who might find the valuable information stored in the wp-config.php file attractive. If someone [more…]

Using WordPress’s Main Configuration Settings

After Your WordPress configuration file (wp-config.php) is nice and secure, you need to know what’s stored within it so you can reference it and understand how WordPress communicates with the database [more…]

Optimizing the WordPress Configuration File

Optimizing your WordPress configuration file (wp-config.php) can change some of WordPress’s default behaviors and improve the speed at which your website loads. Improving the way WordPress works is easy [more…]

Set Up FTP on Your WordPress Blog Hosting Account

If you need to set up FTP for your WordPress blog, it’s easy. Many web hosts offer FTP as part of their hosting packages, so just confirm that your hosting provider makes FTP available to you for your [more…]

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