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WordPress Custom Fields Data Display

Adding Custom Fields to your WordPress template files facilitates proper data display on your WordPress blog. To get the data to display properly, you must open the template files and dig into the code [more…]

How to Use WordPress Categories to Organize Your Content

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

How to Format Your WordPress Blog Post

When you write your blog post, WordPress provides a Visual Editing mode, as indicated by the Visual tab that appears above the text. Visual Editing mode provides WYSIWYG [more…]

How to Customize Your WordPress Workspace for Writing

To write a post for your WordPress blog, you open the Add New Post page. There you have options that let you arrange the WordPress workspace and create a custom environment that suits your writing needs [more…]

Creating a Static Front Page for Your WordPress Website

Creating a front page for your WordPress website is a three-step process: Create a static page, designate that static page as the front page of your site, and tweak the page to look like a website, rather [more…]

WordPress Plugins for Podcasters

If you have a WordPress website, there are several WordPress plugins that can help you create podcasts. When you podcast, you provide regular episodes of an audio show that your visitors can download to [more…]

How to Manage Your WordPress Media Files

The WordPress Media Library provides a convenient and easy way to track and organize the media files in your Uploads folder. After all, if you’ve been running your WordPress blog for any length of time [more…]

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…]

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