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How to Create Custom WordPress Styles for Sticky, Category, and Tag Posts

WordPress allows you to use a custom tag to display custom styles for sticky posts (posts that stay at the top of your blog at all times), categories, and tags on your WordPress blog. That special tag [more…]

Interact with Your WordPress Blog through SMS (Text Messaging)

Enabling the text messaging feature in WordPress allows you to take your blog with you wherever you go by interacting with your blog via your mobile phone through SMS/text messaging. Click the Text Messaging [more…]

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 Organize Your WordPress Media Files

If you’ve been running your WordPress blog for any length of time, you can easily forget what files you’ve uploaded by using the WordPress uploader. The WordPress Media Library allows you to conveniently [more…]

The Differences between Blogs and Websites on WordPress

WordPress is used to publish content on the web. A blogis typically a chronological listing of blog posts (or articles) that you (as a blogger) have published on the web. Often, having only a blog on a [more…]

Use WordPress as a Content Management System

A term that you’ll hear regularly in the WordPress community is the term CMS, which stands for content management system. Whether you run a blog, a website, or both, you use WordPress to manage your content [more…]

Bandwidth for Your WordPress Site

A lot of hosting providers are out there for your WordPress site, and it’s an extremely competitive market. Here is a caution you should consider about those hosting providers that offer unlimited packages [more…]

Web Hosting Services for Your WordPress Site

Web hosts consider WordPress a third-party application;therefore, the host typically won’t provide technical support for WordPress (or any other software application) because it isn’t included in your [more…]

Find a Home for Your Website before Working with WordPress

After you register your domain, you need to find a place for it to live — a web host — before you begin working with WordPress. Web-hosting providers usually offer different features with a basic hosting [more…]

How to Track WordPress Development

If you know where to look, keeping track of the development cycle of a WordPress project is pretty easy because the development team tries to make the development process transparent. Not only can you [more…]

How to Register a Domain Name for Your WordPress Site

The first steps toward installing and setting up a WordPress website are making a decision about a domain name and then purchasing the registration of that name through a [more…]

Color Palettes for Your WordPress Website

Color and preferences in color combinations for your WordPress website are completely subjective and based on what looks good to each individual’s eye. Because of this adage, it’s not necessary to tell [more…]

Helpful Tools for Creating Color Schemes

You can spend a lot of time creating different color schemes for your WordPress site by using the online color wheel; however, you can also find other tools to help you create just the right color scheme [more…]

Fonts for Your WordPress Website

Fonts come in different shapes and sizes for your WordPress website. For the most part, choosing a font is the result of you or your client’s preference. However, a font can make or break your site. Using [more…]

How to Find Web-Safe Fonts for Your WordPress Content

The web is actually kind of picky about how it displays fonts and what kind of fonts you use for your WordPress site should be considered carefully because not all fonts are viewed correctly on the web [more…]

How to Find and Install Fonts for Graphic Design

You’re not limited to the types of fonts you can use in graphic design for your WordPress site — the sky’s the limit. Literally hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of fonts are available on the web [more…]

How to Create Different Sidebar and Footer Templates

WordPress offers Sidebar and Footer templates. The Sidebar template in WordPress has the filename sidebar.php. The sidebar is usually found on the left or right side of the main content area of your WordPress [more…]

WordPress Site Design in a Sandbox Environment

As a WordPress website designer and developer, it’s very helpful to have a sandbox to play in. A sandbox, in this case, is a website or local development area where you can work on a website design and [more…]

How to Create a Sandbox Environment to Test Your WordPress Designs

You can create a test environment for your WordPress designs in several ways, and everyone’s mileage will vary on how they prefer to create one. Here are the steps you can take to create a sandbox environment [more…]

How Create the Front Page of Your Website

For the most part, when you visit a blog powered by WordPress, the blog is on the main page. This personal blog, powered by WordPress (of course), shows the latest blog posts on the front page. This setup [more…]

How to Create a Static Page with WordPress

To have a static page appear on the front page of your WordPress site, you need to create that page. Your front page is important. You want to make a strong first impression Follow these steps to create [more…]

How to Assign a Static Page in WordPress

Static pages can serve an important function as the first page of your website. As smart as WordPress is, it isn’t a mind reader. You need to tell WordPress that you want the static page you created to [more…]

Tweaking WordPress Web Pages to Look Like Websites Rather than Blogs

Using a static page as a front page allows you to get creative with the design and layout of your page in WordPress. You can assign a page template and/or use widgets to include different types of content [more…]

How to Add a Blog to Your WordPress Website

One of the great things you can do with WordPress is blogging. If you want a blog on your site but don’t want to display the blog on the front page, you can add one on your WordPress Dashboard. To create [more…]

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