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Hosting Multiple Blogs with One WordPress Installation

The self-hosted WordPress.org 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…]

How to Personalize Your WordPress Blog

After you install the WordPress software and log in, you can put a personal stamp on your blog by giving it a title and description, setting your contact e-mail address, and identifying yourself as the [more…]

How to Manage Comments on Your WordPress Blog

What would your WordPress blog be if it didn’t include discussions and allow comments from your readers? But because what appears on your blog reflects on you, WordPress offers you options to control who [more…]

Using the WordPress Custom Fields Interface

With WordPress themes, templates, and template tags, Custom Fields auto-formatted data allows for flexibility in defining your blog posts. The Custom Fields module appears on the Write Post and Write Page [more…]

How to Create Page Views Using WordPress Templates

A static WordPress page contains content that doesn’t appear on your blog page, but rather as a separate page within your site. You can have numerous static pages on your WordPress site, and each page [more…]

How to Create Sidebar Templates on Your WordPress Website

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

How to Create Content Types for Your WordPress Website

A new feature in WordPress (new as of version 3.0) is a feature called custom post types. This feature allows you, the site owner, to create different content types for your WordPress site that give you [more…]

How to Optimize Your WordPress Blog for Search Engines

You want people to find your WordPress blog, otherwise you wouldn’t be taking the time to write it. WordPress is equipped to create an environment that’s friendly to search engines, giving them easy navigation [more…]

Five Free WordPress Plugins to Try

WordPress makes it easy to extend functionality through the use of plugins. Jump into the world of plugins by trying one (or all) of these free popular plugins in the WordPress Plugin Directory designed [more…]

Advanced Configuration for the WordPress WP Super Cache Plugin

The popular WordPress plugin — WP Super Cache — requires advanced configuration. That is, this isn’t a “set it and forget it” type of plugin. To use this WordPress plugin, you need to perform additional [more…]

Installing and Configuring the WordPress.com Stats Plugin

The WordPress.com Stats plugin provides fairly comprehensive statistics about your website traffic, such as the number of visits, where your visitors are coming from and what content they are viewing on [more…]

Setting Up a Test Site to Test Your WordPress.com Plugins

Because WordPress changes so often, it is useful to create a test site on which you can install and run the WordPress software and plugins to test them before applying them to your live website. If you [more…]

Where to Find Technical Support for WordPress Plugins

Everyone who uses plugins on their WordPress website or blog has had this happen at some point: They find the perfect plugin but have no idea how to use it. What can you do when you can’t figure out how [more…]

User Roles and Capabilities on WordPress

Before you start adding new users to your WordPress website or blog, you need to understand the differences among the user roles because each user role is assigned a different level of access and grouping [more…]

How to Add New Users to Your WordPress Blog or Website

When users register on your WordPress blog or website, you get an e-mail notification (sent to the e-mail address you set on the General Settings page), so you always know when new users register, and [more…]

How to Change User Accounts on Your WordPress Blog

After users register and settle into their accounts on your WordPress website or blog, you, as the site administrator, have the ability to edit their user information. You may never have to edit your WordPress [more…]

Great Plugins for Managing a Multi-Author WordPress Site

You may love running a multi-author site, but even on WordPress it has its challenges. WordPress tools can help you manage your multi-author site and make your site more interactive by adding features [more…]

Deciding Whether to Allow Comments on Your WordPress Site

Do you want to allow others to leave comments on your WordPress site? Many blog users say that a blog without comments isn’t a blog at all (because the point of having a blog is to foster communication [more…]

How to Organize Links on Your WordPress Blog

The WordPress Dashboard lets you organize your links by creating link categories in the Dashboard and then assigning links to the appropriate categories. These categories let you share links with other [more…]

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