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Moving Your Blog to WordPRess from Blogger

Blogspot or Blogger — the blogging application owned by Google is referenced either way. To begin the import process, first make sure you have backed up your files and converted your templates. Then follow [more…]

The WordPress Dashboard

The WordPress Dashboard gives you an all-in-one glance at your blog's statistics and activity. The following table gives you brief descriptions of the main menu items in the WordPress Dashboard that apply [more…]

WordPress Content Types

Content is the lifeblood of a website, regardless of author or topic. Populate your site with a variety of content types to engage reader interest and to ensure return visits. WordPress offers several [more…]

WordPress Resources

If you use WordPress as the platform for your blog or website, you can make use of any or all of the many tools WordPress offers. Tap into some solid information from WordPress user forums, get ideas for [more…]

Designing a Website with WordPress Designers

Turn to WordPress designers if you need help designing your website. The look and feel of your website or blog is critical to its success, so take your time when choosing themes, color, and layout. If [more…]

WordPress All-in-One For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Tailor your blog with WordPress blogging software, whether you're writing, editing, or publishing content. An understanding of WordPress's dashboard controls and of the types of content available to you [more…]

Create Link Lists and Blogrolls in WordPress

A link list, commonly referred to as a blogroll,is a list of links to other websites and blogs that you’ve collected and want to share with your readers. The link list is displayed in your blog, usually [more…]

WordPress Security Resources

Security is, and should be, a concern for every WordPress user. The overwhelming popularity of the WordPress platform makes it a high target for hackers and viruses. There are many steps you can take to [more…]

WordPress GPL Commercial Themes and Plugins

When you start getting into themes and plugins to extend your WordPress site, you need to understand what GPL and open source means. Because WordPress is licensed by the General Public License [more…]

Share Your WordPress Content on Popular Social Media Networks

A popular method of gaining increased exposure for your WordPress content, and a good practice to drive readership traffic to your website, is to share your published content across various popular social [more…]

Resources for WordPress Theme Development

Many designers and developers make a good living from the creation of WordPress themes for clients or for the mass WordPress population, so it’s no surprise that the topic of WordPress theme development [more…]

Find Technical Support for WordPress Plugins

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

WordPress Multisite History

With WordPress, you have ability to run multiple sites with only one installation of the WordPress platform. This was not always possible with WordPress — actually it was version 3.0 when the multisite [more…]

3 Helpful Web Add-ons for the Mozilla Firefox Browser

Mozilla’s Firefox browser is one of the popular browsers on the web today, and it has hundreds of add-ons available to enhance the browsing experience. Here are three Firefox add-ons that will make your [more…]

How to Find, Evaluate, and Install Premium Themes

Although premium themes are cropping up all over the web, a handful really stand out with quality products and services. The following three premium themes are tried and true, with a very stable and successful [more…]

How to Optimize Your WordPress Site for Search Engines

Search engine optimization (SEO) is the practice of preparing your site to make it as easy as possible for the major search engines to crawl it and cache your data in their systems so that your site appears [more…]

10 Great Free WordPress Themes to Use on Your Site

The official WordPress Themes Directory contains over 1,750 themes, and the following list gives you a glimpse at some popular free ones that you can download and install on your WordPress website and [more…]

Using WordPress.com to Host Your Blog

WordPress.com is a free service. If downloading, installing, and using software on a web server sound like Greek to you and are chores you’d rather avoid, the WordPress folks provide a solution for you [more…]

How to Self-Host Your Blogs with WordPress.org

Using WordPress.org requires you to download the software from the WordPress website, and then you need to install it on a server from which your blog or website operates. The WordPress.org website is [more…]

Connect to Your WordPress Blog's Web Server via FileZilla FTP Client

The FileZilla FTP client is very easy to use for your WordPress blog, and the cost is free ninety-nine (that’s open source geek-speak for free!). To connect to your web server via the FileZilla FTP client [more…]

How to Edit Your WordPress Blog Files by Using FTP

You will run into situations where you need to edit certain files that live on your WordPress blog's web server. You can download a file, open it, edit it, save it, and then upload it back to your web [more…]

How to Change File Permissions on Your WordPress Blog's Web Server

Every file and folder on your WordPress blog's web server has a set of assigned attributions, called permissions, that tells the web server three things about the folder or file. On a very simplistic level [more…]

Using PHP to Change WordPress Templates Tags

Before you play around with template tags in your WordPress templates or plugin functions, you need to understand what makes up a template tag and why, as well as the correct syntax, or function, for a [more…]

How to Prevent Security Attacks on Your WordPress Website

You can’t ever be 100 percent secure. But with a WordPress website, you’re in good hands because the WordPress developers understand the importance of security, and they built a highly effective system [more…]

Manage Users to Improve Your WordPress Website's Security

To improve security, apply the concept of Least Privilege to your WordPress Dashboard, but also to your website host control panels and server transfer protocols. Give someone the required privileges for [more…]

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