WordPress - Installing & Configuring

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How to Use WordPress RSS Feeds with Your Social Media Accounts

RSS feed technology is an important part of publishing content on a blog or website with WordPress. RSS doesn’t only give your readers an option to subscribe to syndicated content from your website. website [more…]

How to Install WordPress

Make sure you have everything you need before jumping in with both feet. Before you’re ready to install WordPress, you need to have done a few things in advance. Do the following: [more…]

How to Create a MySQL Database for WordPress

WordPress software is a personal publishing system that uses a PHP/MySQL platform, which provides everything you need to create your own website and publish your own content dynamically without knowing [more…]

How to Upload WordPress Files to Your Host Server

To upload the WordPress files to your host, return to the folder on your computer where you unpacked the WordPress software that you should already have downloaded. Using your FTP client, connect to your [more…]

How to Run the WordPress Install Script

The final step in the installation procedure for WordPress is connecting the WordPress software you uploaded to the MySQL database. Follow these steps to complete the process and run the install script [more…]

WordPress Release Cycles

The publicly stated schedule for new WordPress releases is, roughly, once every 120 days, so you can expect a new release of the WordPress software about three times per year. In the last ten years, the [more…]

How to Use Safari and Opera with WordPress

Safari and Opera are used regularly and are useful to know about as a WordPress user, but aren’t quite as popular as Chrome, IE, or Firefox. However, they’re definitely worth checking out: [more…]

How to Set Up FTP on Your Hosting Account for WordPress

It’s a good idea to set up FTP for use with WordPress. Many web hosts offer FTP as part of their hosting packages, so just confirm that your hosting provider makes FTP available to you for your account [more…]

How to Edit Files Using FileZilla FTP

You will run into situations where you need to edit files with FileZilla that live on your web server. Download a file from your web server, open it, edit it, save it, and then upload it back to your web [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 to Choose a WordPress Software Platform

One of the realities of running a blog today is choosing among the veritable feast of software platforms to find the WordPress platform that performs the way you need. You want to be sure that the platform [more…]

A Few Basics of 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 like things you’d rather avoid — the WordPress folks provide a solution for [more…]

Using WordPress.org to Self_Host Your Blogs

The self-installed version from WordPress.org requires you to download the software from the WordPress website and install it on a web server. Unless you own your own web server, you need to lease one [more…]

How to Create a WordPress.com Account

If you want to enter the world of blogging with WordPress, you will first need to make sure you have an account. To create your WordPress user account, follow these steps: [more…]

How to Set General Options on a WordPress.com Blog

WordPress allows you to customize your blog to your individual preferences using the General options provided. To begin personalizing your WordPress blog by setting the General options, follow these steps [more…]

How to Set the Date and Time in Your WordPress.com Blog

After you configure the name, tagline, and e-mail options for your WordPress blog, the remaining items on the General Settings page include setting your local time zone so that your blog posts are published [more…]

How to Set Up Your WordPress Public Profile

Once you are signed up, you will need to update your WordPress profile. In this area, you configure your personal settings to individualize your WordPress blog and tell the world a little more about yourself [more…]

How to Insert Your Picture/Avatar into Your WordPress Blog

Want to show the world your pretty picture? In the Current Gravatar section of the my Public Profile page om WordPress, you can upload a picture of yourself or an image that represents you. This image [more…]

How to Set Personal Preferences on WordPress.com

This section gives you the opportunity to configure some basic settings for how you would like to manage your WordPress.com site, including the display color of the Dashboard, use of keyboard shortcuts [more…]

How to Archive Your WordPress Publishing History

Packaged within the WordPress software is the capability to maintain chronological and categorized archives of your publishing history, automatically. WordPress uses PHP and MySQL technology to sort and [more…]

How to Set Account Details on WordPress.com

It is always a good idea to be familiar with your account details. In this section, you manage WordPress.com account items such as your username, password, e-mail, and website URL. [more…]

How to Install WordPress Manually

Some of you may need to install WordPress manually. If you have to install WordPress manually, here’s where the rubber meets the road — that is, you’re putting WordPress’s famous five-minute installation [more…]

Privacy Settings for Your WordPress Blog

This WordPress option gives you three very simple choices, and the choice you make lets you determine how you want to deal with publicity on your blog. To access the privacy options for your blog, click [more…]

How to Upgrade Your WordPress 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…]


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