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How to Write and Format Your First WordPress.com Blog

On the WordPress Dashboard, click the Add New link on the Posts menu to display the Add New Post page where you write, organize, and publish your first post. Start by thinking up a name for your post and [more…]

How to Add an Image from Your Computer to Your WordPress.com Blog

Images can add a lot to your WordPress blog posts. Chances are you have some images on your hard drive that you would like to include in your blog posts. To add an image from your hard drive after you [more…]

How to Protect Your Privacy on Your WordPress Blog

You can set your Privacy settings in WordPress by clicking the Privacy link on the Settings menu. Click it to display the Privacy Settings page. This page contains only two options, both of which concern [more…]

How to Use SimpleScripts to Install WordPress

SimpleScripts is a very popular script installer that several web-hosting providers make available to their clients. SimpleScripts contains different types of scripts and programs that you can install [more…]

What the Dashboard Shows You in WordPress

You can consider the Dashboard in WordPress to be a Control Panel of sorts because it offers several quick links and areas that provide information about your blog, starting with the actual Dashboard page [more…]

The Recent Comments Module on the WordPress Dashboard

The Recent Comments module on the WordPress Dashboard is one of several modules. the Recent Comments module provides information about comments and managing them. Within this module, you find [more…]

Editing the Incoming Links Module on the WordPress Dashboard

The Incoming Links module on the Dashboard lists all the blog-savvy people who wrote a blog post that links to your blog. When your blog is brand new, you won’t see any incoming links listed in this section [more…]

How to Install Plugins from the WordPress.com Dashboard

The Plugins module of the WordPress Dashboard includes three titles of WordPress plugins linked to its page within the WordPress Plugin Directory. The Plugins module pulls information via RSS feed from [more…]

Follow Updates on the WordPress Blog Module in the Dashboard

When you first install WordPress, the WordPress Blog module in the Dashboard is by default populated with the two most recent updates from the official WordPress blog [more…]

How to Change the Layout of Your WordPress Dashboard

You can change the format of your WordPress Dashboard by choosing to display one, two, three, or four columns — whatever suits your individual preferences. Just follow these few steps: [more…]

How to Use and Create WordPress Tags

If you have an established WordPress blog with categories already created, you can convert some or all of your categories to tags. To do so, look for the Category to Tag Converter link on the right side [more…]

How to Use Categories to Organize Your WordPress Content

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 Organize Your WordPress Links List

You can create multiple categories for your links on the WordPress Dashboard if you want to have more than one link list. Sometimes, having a large list of links below the Blogroll heading is just too [more…]

How to Add a Link to Your WordPress Blog

If you’ve created your link categories in WordPress, now you just need to add some new links! To add a new link, follow these steps: [more…]

How to Edit Existing Links in Your WordPress Blog

You can edit the links in your WordPress blog by clicking the All Links on the Links menu; the Links page opens and displays a list of all links on your Dashboard. [more…]

How to Customize Permalinks on Your WordPress Blog

A custom permalink structure in WordPress is one that lets you define which variables you want to see in your permalinks by using the tags shown in the following table. [more…]

How to Back Up Your WordPress Database before Upgrading

One step you should always, always take before upgrading your WordPress software installation is to back up your database. This step isn’t required, of course, but it’s a smart step to take to safeguard [more…]

How to Use the Plugins Included with WordPress

WordPress packages two plugins with the installation files: Akismet and Hello Dolly. Akismet is an essential plugin. Hello Dolly isn't necessary to make your blog run smoothly, but it adds some extra fun [more…]

Choose a Free WordPress Theme for Your Blog

You can download and use free WordPress themes on your website at absolutely no cost. It’s a courtesy to include a link to the designer in the footer of your blog — but you can even remove that link if [more…]

Moving Your Blog from Movable Type and TypePad into WordPress

Movable Type and Typepad were created by the same company, Six Apart. These two blogging platforms run on essentially the same code base, so the import/export procedure is basically the same for both. [more…]

Importing One WordPress Blog into Another WordPress Blog

With this WordPress import script, you can import one WordPress blog into another, and this is true for both the hosted and self-hosted versions of WordPress. WordPress imports all your posts, comments [more…]

How to Import Your Blog to WordPress from an RSS Feed

If all else fails, or if WordPress doesn’t provide an import script that you need for your current blog platform, you can import your blog data via the RSS feed for the blog you want to import. With the [more…]

Moving Your WordPress Blog to a New Host

Transferring your WordPress blog from one host to another is a reality that some website owners must face, and transferring an existing website, with all its content, files, and data from one host to another [more…]

How to Upgrade Your WordPress Software Manually

Upgrading WordPress manually is the least-used method mainly because the automatic method is so easy and quick. In some rare circumstances, you would manually upgrade WordPress because your web-hosting [more…]

Preparing to Move Your Existing Blog to WordPress

So you have a blog on a different blogging system and want to move your blog to WordPress? WordPress makes it relatively easy to pack up your data and archives from one blog platform and move to a new [more…]

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