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Set Up a New Ad in the WordPress Advertising Manager Plugin

The Advertising Manager by Scott Switzer is built to work automatically with more than ten common ad networks and lets you manage all your ad placements in one place, with simple settings that allow you [more…]

Create a Custom Affiliate URL with Pretty Link Lite

Quite a few WordPress plugins, such as Pretty Link Lite, were created specifically to help affiliate marketers. Product catalog affiliate links are usually your best bet for making an affiliate sale. The [more…]

How to Add a Web Image to Your WordPress.com Post

Adding an image or photo from the web to your WordPress.com post is easy. Start by clicking the Add Media button, which is the first button on the Upload/Insert toolbar. The Add Media window opens, letting [more…]

Part of the Series: Companion Content for the E-Book Launch a WordPress.com Blog In A Day For Dummies

Adding Images from Your Hard Drive to Your WordPress.com Post

Adding an image or photo from your hard drive to your WordPress.com post is simple. Start by clicking the Add Media button, which is the first button on the Upload/Insert toolbar. The Add Media window [more…]

Part of the Series: Companion Content for the E-Book Launch a WordPress.com Blog In A Day For Dummies

How to Upgrade Your WordPress.com Services (For a Fee)

Although WordPress.com is a free service, it offers enhancements for a fee. WordPress.com calls these items upgrades, and you can purchase the upgrades from within your WordPress.com Dashboard. Click the [more…]

Part of the Series: Companion Content for the E-Book Launch a WordPress.com Blog In A Day For Dummies

How to Create a Static Page for Your WordPress.com Blog

Static pages appear as separate pages on your WordPress.com blog rather than within your blog. You can use this feature to write, for example, an About page, on which you give all the wild and woolly details [more…]

Part of the Series: Companion Content for the E-Book Launch a WordPress.com Blog In A Day For Dummies

How to Add an RSS Widget to Your WordPress.com Blog

The RSS widget lets you display content from another blog in the sidebar of your WordPress.com blog. If you want to display a list of recent posts from another blog that you have somewhere else, for example [more…]

Part of the Series: Companion Content for the E-Book Launch a WordPress.com Blog In A Day For Dummies

Ten WordPress.com Blogs to Check Out

Blogs are here to stay. Authors, students, parents, business owners, academics, journalists, hobbyists, — you name it — use blogs as a matter of course. Over 342 million people view more than 2.5 billion [more…]

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How to Feed Flickr Photos to a WordPress.com Blog

Photos are an excellent way to enhance the look of a blog. Flickr and WordPress.com have partnered together to make it easy to automatically feeding your Flickr photos into your WordPress.com blog. It’s [more…]

Part of the Series: Companion Content for the E-Book Launch a WordPress.com Blog In A Day For Dummies

How to Move Your Blog to WordPress.com

Ready for a move? Perhaps WordPress.com themes or features appeal to you and you’re ready to migrate your blog to it? You’re not alone — as of 2011 over 100,000 new WordPresses are created every day. This [more…]

Part of the Series: Companion Content for the E-Book Launch a WordPress.com Blog In A Day For Dummies

How to Create a Blog Post in WordPress.com

Blogging with WordPress.com lets you share your thoughts for free, and posting is easy. The topics you choose to write about and the writing techniques you use to get your message across are up to you. [more…]

Part of the Series: Companion Content for the E-Book Launch a WordPress.com Blog In A Day For Dummies

A Collection of Images from Launch a WordPress.com Blog In A Day For Dummies

With WordPress.com, you can truly tailor a blog to your own tastes and needs. All the tools are out there. It takes a little research, knowledge, and time on your part to put together a blog that suits [more…]

A Collection of WordPress.com Images

Once you set up your blog on WordPress.com, you can add photos and videos, use widgets to add versatility, and get creative with themes. This image gallery [more…]

Part of the Series: Companion Content for the E-Book Launch a WordPress.com Blog In A Day For Dummies

Advantages of WordPress as a Web Marketing Host

WordPress, a premier blogging tool, has evolved over the years to become a good choice for marketing websites. Many large companies with thousands of website visitors per month use WordPress for their [more…]

Web Marketing: How to Set Up a WordPress Website

WordPress can be an excellent host for a marketing website for your company. The following steps offer an overview of the steps for installing a WordPress website and then getting it up and running: [more…]

Web Marketing: How to Keep Your WordPress Website Secure

If you use WordPress for your web marketing, you should be aware that any web-based application that sports a URL to visit and an administration username and password to enter is inviting to potential [more…]

How to Create a WordPress Blog Post

Blogs are all about getting the word out, and WordPress makes it easy for you to post entries to your blog. You can easily add images and hyperlinks when posting a message to your blog. To add an entry [more…]

How to Modify a WordPress Blog

After you install a WordPress blog, you can modify the blog to suit the website to which it’s linked. You can modify an existing theme (skin) or choose one of the alternates that are available after you [more…]

How to Add an Image to WordPress Blog Posts

A picture is worth a thousand words and adds a lot of punch to any WordPress blog post. You can add an image of a product, a company outing, or images from a recent photo shoot. And yup, you can add more [more…]

Add an Audio File to a WordPress Blog Post

The spoken word is a good thing to add to a WordPress blog post if you’re a politician or a used car salesman. And music is a good thing if you’re a musician. You can add an audio file to your blog posts [more…]

Add a YouTube-Hosted Video to a Blog Post

Video is a very desirable thing to add to a WordPress blog post. You can upload your own videos to your website and create links to them in your blog post. Unfortunately, you have the same issue with video [more…]

How to Integrate a WordPress Blog with a Website

When you create a blog that will be an integral part of a website, you choose a theme similar to the main website. When you create the navigation for the main website, you create a link to the blog on [more…]

Use FeedBurner to Add an RSS Chicklet to Your Blog

After you have an RSS feed, announce it to the world. Of course, you want to let current visitors to the blog know that it’s syndicated with an RSS feed. Set up your feed through FeedBurner. Then you get [more…]

How to Integrate Social Media with Your Blog

When you create a blog and use social media, such as Twitter and Facebook, you invite your social media followers to view your blog by tweeting posts, or putting a link to a post on your Facebook page. [more…]

How to Install a TweetMeme Button on Your WordPress Blog

If you install the TweetMeme plug-in on your WordPress blog, a button will appear at each individual blog post so readers can share the links to that post with their Twitter followers. When readers click [more…]

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