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How to Personalize Your WordPress Blog

After you install the WordPress software and log in, you can put a personal stamp on your blog by giving it a title and description, setting your contact e-mail address, and identifying yourself as the [more…]

How to Manage Comments on Your WordPress Blog

What would your WordPress blog be if it didn’t include discussions and allow comments from your readers? But because what appears on your blog reflects on you, WordPress offers you options to control who [more…]

Using the WordPress Custom Fields Interface

With WordPress themes, templates, and template tags, Custom Fields auto-formatted data allows for flexibility in defining your blog posts. The Custom Fields module appears on the Write Post and Write Page [more…]

Five Free WordPress Plugins to Try

WordPress makes it easy to extend functionality through the use of plugins. Jump into the world of plugins by trying one (or all) of these free popular plugins in the WordPress Plugin Directory designed [more…]

WordPress Custom Fields Data Display

Adding Custom Fields to your WordPress template files facilitates proper data display on your WordPress blog. To get the data to display properly, you must open the template files and dig into the code [more…]

How to Customize Your WordPress Workspace for Writing

To write a post for your WordPress blog, you open the Add New Post page. There you have options that let you arrange the WordPress workspace and create a custom environment that suits your writing needs [more…]

How to Create a One-Column Page with Twenty Ten WordPress Theme

With the Twenty Ten WordPress theme, it’s easy to apply a one-column layout when you add pages. On your WordPress site, a one-column page layout might be useful for product sales pages, e-mail subscription [more…]

How to Protect Your Privacy on Your WordPress Blog

You can set your Privacy settings in WordPress by clicking the Privacy link on the Settings menu. Click it to display the Privacy Settings page. This page contains only two options, both of which concern [more…]

What the Dashboard Shows You in WordPress

You can consider the Dashboard in WordPress to be a Control Panel of sorts because it offers several quick links and areas that provide information about your blog, starting with the actual Dashboard page [more…]

The Recent Comments Module on the WordPress Dashboard

The Recent Comments module on the WordPress Dashboard is one of several modules. the Recent Comments module provides information about comments and managing them. Within this module, you find [more…]

Editing the Incoming Links Module on the WordPress Dashboard

The Incoming Links module on the Dashboard lists all the blog-savvy people who wrote a blog post that links to your blog. When your blog is brand new, you won’t see any incoming links listed in this section [more…]

How to Install Plugins from the WordPress.com Dashboard

The Plugins module of the WordPress Dashboard includes three titles of WordPress plugins linked to its page within the WordPress Plugin Directory. The Plugins module pulls information via RSS feed from [more…]

Follow Updates on the WordPress Blog Module in the Dashboard

When you first install WordPress, the WordPress Blog module in the Dashboard is by default populated with the two most recent updates from the official WordPress blog [more…]

How to Change the Layout of Your WordPress Dashboard

You can change the format of your WordPress Dashboard by choosing to display one, two, three, or four columns — whatever suits your individual preferences. Just follow these few steps: [more…]

How to Log into the WordPress.com Dashboard

When you blog with WordPress, you spend a lot of time on the Dashboard, which is where you make all the exciting, behind-the-scenes stuff happen. The direct approach [more…]

8 Modules on the WordPress.com Dashboard

You can consider the WordPress Dashboard to be a Control Panel of sorts because it offers several quick links and areas that provide information about your blog, starting with the actual Dashboard page [more…]

How to Find Inline Documentation and Help for WordPress

The developers of the WordPress software really put in time and effort to provide tons of inline documentation that gives you several tips and hints right inside the Dashboard. You can generally find inline [more…]

The Admin Bar on the WordPress Dashboard

The admin bar is the menu you see at the top of the WordPress Dashboard. The admin bar appears at the top of every page on your site, by default, and across the top of every page of the Dashboard if you [more…]

How to Display Avatars on Your WordPress Blog

In the final section of the Discussion Settings page, Avatars, you can select different settings for the use and display of avatars on your WordPress site. [more…]

How to Control Media on Your WordPress Blog

On the Media Settings page in WordPress, you can configure the options for how your media files (graphics and photos) are resized for use in your blog. Click the Media link and the Media Settings page [more…]

How to Set Your WordPress Blog's Format

You can manage the day-to-day maintenance of your WordPress blog. Here, you go through the links to these pages in the WordPress Dashboard navigation menus. [more…]

How to Use the WordPress Custom Fields Interface

WordPress gives you the ability to create and add metadata (additional data that can be added to define you and your post) to your posts by using a feature called Custom Fields. [more…]

Entering Code into Your WordPress Template File

If you are customizing your WordPress blog theme by using HTML code, adding the template tag to your WordPress theme will smooth the appearance of your blog after you have assigned a name and value to [more…]

How to Hide a WordPress Custom Field

If you have added Custom Fields to your WordPress blog template, you might not always want them on display. WordPress has a self-check search enabling blog posts without the Custom Field to appear automatically [more…]

How to Customize the Header Image in Your WordPress Blog

A great feature of the Twenty Twelve theme in WordPress is the header uploader, which allows you to upload new and unique custom header graphics for your WordPress site. [more…]

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