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How to Pull Content into Your WordPress Website

WordPress makes it possible to pull in very specific types of content on your website through the <query_posts> template tag. This template tag lets you specify which category you want to pull information [more…]

Hosting Environment Requirements on WordPress

Before you enable the WordPress multisite feature, you need to determine whether you plan to manage just a few of your own WordPress blogs or websites, or run a full-blown blogging network with several [more…]

Adding a Virtual Host to the Apache Configuration

Before you enable the WordPress multisite feature, you need to edit and configure Apache server files by adding a hostname record pointing at your web server in the DNS configuration tool available in [more…]

Enabling the WordPress Network Feature

By default, access to WordPress network settings is disabled to ensure that users don’t set up their network without researching all that the setup entails. Setting up a network is more than configuring [more…]

How to Choose Between Subdirectories and Subdomains for Your WordPress Network

Before you start setting up your WordPress network, the Create a Network page lets you choose the URL format of sites you are adding beneath the Addresses of Sites in your Network heading. By default, [more…]

How to Disable a WordPress Network

At some point, you may decide that running a network of sites on WordPress isn’t for you, and you may find that you want to disable the multisite feature completely. Before disabling the network, save [more…]

Managing Your WordPress Network Settings

WordPress’s Network Admin Dashboard has its own set of menus separate from the regular Site Admin Dashboard. Those menus provide all the tools you need to manage your WordPress network. All the items in [more…]

Stopping Spam Sign-Ups and Splogs on Your WordPress Network

If you choose to have open sign-ups on your WordPress network, any member of the public can register and create a new site on your network. At some point, automated bots run by malicious users and spammers [more…]

How to Allow User Registration on Your WordPress Network

When you enable your WordPress network, new site and new user registrations are turned off, by default. However, as the network administrator you can add new sites and users from the WordPress Network [more…]

How to Apply One Theme on Multiple WordPress Sites

If you want a consistent design across your entire WordPress network, you can apply one theme to multiple WordPress sites. For example, you may have a custom theme specially made for the main site in your [more…]

Gathering and Displaying Content Across Your WordPress Network

Handy WordPress plugins enable you to gather content from sites across your WordPress network to display on the front page of your network’s main site. You can also list network sites and display comments [more…]

Using and Installing Plugins Across Your WordPress Network

WordPress lets you use plugins network-wide to perform an action globally across all sites in the network. Sometimes, you might see these referred to as sitewide plugins, which is old WordPress MU terminology [more…]

How to Write Your First Blog Entry

Composing a WordPress blog post is a lot like typing an e-mail: You give it a title, you write the message, and you click a button to send your words into the world. Follow these steps to write a basic [more…]

How to Publish a Post on Your WordPress Blog

After you write a post on your WordPress blog, give your new post a title, maybe add an image or other type of media file to your blog post, and configure the tags, categories, and other options, you have [more…]

Archiving Your WordPress Posts

When you create a post on your WordPress blog, you can file that post under a category that you specify. This feature makes for a nifty archiving system in which you and your readers can find articles/posts [more…]

Additional Settings for Managing Your WordPress Network

In addition to choosing options on the Network Settings Page, when you create a WordPress Network you must also manage sites, users, themes, plugins, and updates. These settings are accessed by clicking [more…]

Using a MySQL Database to Manage Your WordPress Blog Data

Many new WordPress users are intimidated by the MySQL database. But WordPress bloggers don’t ever have to dig into the database unless they want to. You only need to explore the database if you’re dealing [more…]

Search Engine Optimization on your WordPress Website

Improving your website’s rankings in Search Engine Results Pages (SERP) is accomplished by applying recognized Search Engine Optimization (SEO) techniques. Placing high in a list of results returned by [more…]

How to Create a One-Column Page with Twenty Ten WordPress Theme

With the Twenty Ten WordPress theme, it’s easy to apply a one-column layout when you add pages. On your WordPress site, a one-column page layout might be useful for product sales pages, e-mail subscription [more…]

Why Should I Use the WordPress Twenty Ten Theme?

Bundled with every WordPress installation is the default Twenty Ten theme. Because the Twenty Ten theme is the default theme, it’s worth your while to explore its features before you decide on the theme [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…]

WordPress Theme Template Overview

Creating themes in WordPress requires you to step into the code of the templates. A WordPress theme, in its very basic form, has four main areas that appear in the default theme that comes in every version [more…]

How to Customize Backgrounds in Twenty Ten WordPress Themes

The WordPress Twenty Ten theme has a built-in custom background feature that allows you to change the background to a different color or use an image for it. [more…]

How to Find, Evaluate, and Install Premium WordPress Themes

Premium WordPress themes are cropping up all over the web, but a handful stand out with quality products and services. iThemes,, and Organic Themes are very stable and have a successful [more…]

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