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How to Get Help on Your WordPress.com Blog

You can find help with all aspects of your WordPress.com blog from the WordPress Web site. Look for information about how to use WordPress.com, or have your specific questions answered, by checking out [more…]

BuddyPress and WordPress MU Support Forums

You must run WordPress MU before you can use BuddyPress. Here is where you can find communities of WordPress and BuddyPress users helping one another with troubleshooting, tips, and advice: [more…]

Outsourcing BuddyPress Programming and Design

Several talented consultants can help you get your WordPress MU and BuddyPress community up and running with some custom programming and design work. The following table lists these consultants and provides [more…]

BuddyPress Glossary

Sometimes, the simple terminology used to describe different features can be confusing. Here is a quick look at the terms involved with the key BuddyPress components, along with a description. [more…]

What Do You Need to Install WordPress?

Installing WordPress is a multi-step process that involves setting up your MySQl database, uploading the WordPress installation files and finally running the install script. By the time you’re finally [more…]

How to Create a Category on Your WordPress Blog

In WordPress, a category is what you determine to be the main topic of a blog post. Through the use of categories, you can file your blog posts into topics, by subject. To improve your readers’ experiences [more…]

How to Change Your WordPress Blog’s Background

To make your WordPress blog reflect your personality, you might want to control the colors your blog uses. The Twenty Ten WordPress theme is packaged with an option that allows you to change the background [more…]

How to Add a WordPress Blog to Your Web Site

A lot of people use their blog as the first page of their Web site, but your blog may not be the first thing you want site visitors to see. If you want your WordPress blog on your site but don’t want to [more…]

How to Create Sidebar Templates for Your WordPress Blog

You can create separate sidebar templates for different pages of your site by using a simple includestatement. When you write an includestatement, you’re simply telling WordPress that you want it to include [more…]

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 WordPress.com Theme

Choose a theme for your WordPress.com blog, and then activate it. The WordPress.com 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 WordPress.com Blog

WordPress widgets are very helpful tools built into the WordPress.com 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 WordPress.com 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 WordPress.org

Some Web hosts now offer a one-click installation process for WordPress.org. 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 WordPress.com Plugins by Using the Plugins Feature

You can install a plugin in your WordPress.com 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 WordPress.org Plugins Manually

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

Upgrading Your WordPress.com 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…]

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