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How to Make Custom Page Templates in WordPress

Using WordPress Page and Category templates, you can provide a different type of reader experience by defining the style with CSS and the features and functions with template tags. You see this often on [more…]

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

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

10 Powerful Plugins for WordPress Design

Here are ten of the most popular plugins available for your WordPress site. This list isn’t exhaustive by any means; hundreds of excellent WordPress plugins can, and do, provide multiple ways to extend [more…]

10 Good Websites That Use WordPress as a CMS

A tremendous number of well-designed WordPress sites are on the web. Because users can extend the WordPress software to function as so much more than just a blog, people refer to WordPress as a content [more…]

How to Use Plugins to Integrate Popular Social Networks with Your Blog

WordPress offers some great plugins that help you integrate your involvement in other social networks into your WordPress website. Having one website published on the Internet isn’t enough: Many companies [more…]

How to Add a New Post on WordPress.com

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…]

The Difference between a Website and a WordPress Blog

A website and a blog are really two different things. Although a website can contain a blog, a WordPress blog doesn’t and can’t contain a full website. A [more…]

How to Organize Your WordPress.com Blog by Subject

Categorizing your posts in WordPress provides an organizational structure for your blog. Each blog post assigned to a category is grouped with other posts in the same category. When your blog is a few [more…]

How to Create and Categorize Your WordPress Blogroll

A blogroll is a list of links that you display on your WordPress blog. You can add and manage the links in your blogroll. To view your default blogroll, click the Links menu on the Dashboard navigation [more…]

How to Manage Users and Authors on Your WordPress Blog

The WordPress Users page tells you about all the users on your blog. It lists each user’s username, name, e-mail address, role on your blog, and number of posts made to your blog. [more…]

How to Invite Friends to WordPress.com

Now that you’ve experienced the fun, ease, and excitement of having your very own WordPress.com blog, why not tell your friends so that they can tell their friends, and their friends can tell their friends [more…]

How to Set Discussion Options for Your WordPress Blog

Click the Discussion link on the Settings submenu of WordPress. On the Discussion Settings page, you can set the options for your posts, determine how comments and comment spam are handled, and specify [more…]

How to Manage Comments on Your WordPress.com Blog

Open the Comments page by clicking the Comments link on the WordPress Dashboard navigation menu. The Comments page shows all the comments on your blog from the very first day you started. Here you can [more…]

How to Set Up a WordPress.com Static Page

You can create pages on your WordPress blog that are treated differently from posts. These static pages appear as separate pages on your blog rather than as posts within your blog. You use nearly the same [more…]

How to Refine Your WordPress Post Options

After you write a WordPress post, you can choose a few extra options before you publish it for the entire world to see. These settings are applied only to the post you’re working on; they don’t apply automatically [more…]

Your WordPress Blog: How to Publish a Post

You have given your new post a title and written the content of your new WordPress blog post. Maybe you even added an image or other type of media file to your blog post and configured the tags, categories [more…]

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

Adding an image or photo to your WordPress post is easy. Start by clicking the Add Media button, which is the first button on the left above the WYSIWYG editor. The Insert Media window opens, letting you [more…]

How Do WordPress Blogs Work?

The WordPress software is a personal publishing system that uses a PHP and MySQL platform. This platform provides everything you need to create your own blog and publish your own content dynamically, without [more…]

How to Set Up a WordPress.com Front Page

On the Reading Settings page (click the Reading link in the Settings menu), you can set how many blog posts show up on the WordPress front page of your blog and/or change your front page to display a static [more…]

Publicize Your WordPress Blog through Social Media

WordPress gives you the ability to easily integrate your WordPress blog with various social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Click the Sharing link in the Settings submenu on your Dashboard [more…]

How to Write Your First WordPress Blog Post

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. [more…]

How to Edit Your WordPress Blog Post

You are your own WordPress editor and have full control of what you write, when you write it, and how you write it. You can always go back and edit previous posts to correct typos, grammatical errors, [more…]


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