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User Roles and Capabilities on WordPress

Before you start adding new users to your WordPress website or blog, you need to understand the differences among the user roles because each user role is assigned a different level of access and grouping [more…]

How to Add New Users to Your WordPress Blog or Website

When users register on your WordPress blog or website, you get an e-mail notification (sent to the e-mail address you set on the General Settings page), so you always know when new users register, and [more…]

How to Change User Accounts on Your WordPress Blog

After users register and settle into their accounts on your WordPress website or blog, you, as the site administrator, have the ability to edit their user information. You may never have to edit your WordPress [more…]

Great Plugins for Managing a Multi-Author WordPress Site

You may love running a multi-author site, but even on WordPress it has its challenges. WordPress tools can help you manage your multi-author site and make your site more interactive by adding features [more…]

Deciding Whether to Allow Comments on Your WordPress Site

Do you want to allow others to leave comments on your WordPress site? Many blog users say that a blog without comments isn’t a blog at all (because the point of having a blog is to foster communication [more…]

How to Organize Links on Your WordPress Blog

The WordPress Dashboard lets you organize your links by creating link categories in the Dashboard and then assigning links to the appropriate categories. These categories let you share links with other [more…]

How to Use WordPress Categories to Organize Your Content

In WordPress, a category is what you determine to be the main topic of a blog post. By using categories on your WordPress blog, you can file your blog posts into topics by subject. To improve your readers’ [more…]

Archiving Your WordPress Posts

When you create a post on your WordPress blog, you can file that post under a category that you specify. This feature makes for a nifty archiving system in which you and your readers can find articles/posts [more…]

How to Install a TweetMeme Button on Your WordPress Blog

If you install the TweetMeme plug-in on your WordPress blog, a button will appear at each individual blog post so readers can share the links to that post with their Twitter followers. When readers click [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…]

Activating Akismet to Control Spam on Your WordPress Blog

No blogger likes spam. In fact, blogging services such as WordPress have spent untold hours in the name of stopping spammers in their tracks, and for the most part, the services have been successful. Occasionally [more…]

How to Create a Navigation Menu in WordPress Twenty Thirteen

A navigation menu lists the links displayed on your WordPress site. These links can take you to pages, posts, or categories within your site, or to other sites. No matter what they link to, you can define [more…]

How to Add Web Forms for a WordPress Site Using Plugins

Some WordPress website owners need to provide a way for their visitors to contact them directly via e-mail. You don’t want to publish your actual e-mail address on your website, because people run special [more…]

Interacting with Readers through Comments on Your WordPress Blog

One of the most exciting and fun aspects of blogging with WordPress is getting feedback from your readers the moment you make a post to your blog. Feedback, referred to as [more…]

How Trackbacks Work on a WordPress Blog

The best way to understand trackbacks is to think of them as comments on your WordPress site, except for one thing: Trackbacks are comments that are left on your blog by other blogs, not by actual people [more…]

How to Change the Name of a Category on WordPress

Upon installation, WordPress gives you one default category to get you started called Uncategorized. That category name is pretty generic, so you’ll definitely want to change it to one that’s more specific [more…]

How to Create a New Category on WordPress

Today, tomorrow, next month, next year — as your WordPress blog grows in size and age, you’ll continue adding new categories to further define and archive the history of your blog posts. You aren’t limited [more…]

How to Create Easy-to-Understand WordPress Permalinks

"Pretty permalinks" (yes, that's what they're called!) are links on your WordPress blog that are more pleasing to the eye than standard links and, ultimately, more pleasing to search-engine spiders. These [more…]

How to Customize Your Permalinks in WordPress

You may want to consider customizing the permalinks in your WordPress blog. A custom permalink structure is one that lets you define which variables you want to see in your permalinks by using tags. [more…]

How to Make WordPress Permalinks Work with Your Server

After you set the format for the permalinks for your WordPress site by using any options other than the default, WordPress writes specific rules, or directives, to the [more…]


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