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Add Support for Custom Navigation Menus

The WordPress menu-building feature is a great tool WordPress offers to theme developers. A navigation menu is a built-in theme feature that offers a listing of links displayed on your site. These links [more…]

Example of WordPress Custom Post Types

After you complete the steps to create a basic custom post type to your WordPress website, it’s added to the left navigation menu in the Dashboard, as shown. In this example, the custom post type is called [more…]

How to Install a WordPress Theme

Installing a WordPress theme is much the same as installing a plugin. Mom bloggers can find free WordPress themesand premium paid WordPress themes from WordPress.org. You won’t find any themes with malware [more…]

How to Create a Mom Blog with Curb Appeal

Creating an appealing blog can be accomplished through the use of logos and themes (WordPress or Google Blogger). You might be the world’s most brilliant and engaging writer, but if your blog is difficult [more…]

Improve Mom Blog Appearance with Themes

Successful mom bloggers all have one thing in common — their blog templates are absolutely beautiful and extremely well designed. Besides professional logos, Google Blogger and WordPress offer themes that [more…]

How to Choose Fonts in a WordPress Theme

You can change the fonts in your WordPress theme for style or readability purposes. Font design experts use simple font variations to achieve amazing design results. You can use fonts to separate headlines [more…]

Create a Custom Affiliate URL with Pretty Link Lite

Quite a few WordPress plugins, such as Pretty Link Lite, were created specifically to help affiliate marketers. Product catalog affiliate links are usually your best bet for making an affiliate sale. The [more…]

How to Use the Plugins Included with WordPress

WordPress packages two plugins with the installation files: Akismet and Hello Dolly. Akismet is an essential plugin. Hello Dolly isn't necessary to make your blog run smoothly, but it adds some extra fun [more…]

Choose a Free WordPress Theme for Your Blog

You can download and use free WordPress themes on your website at absolutely no cost. It’s a courtesy to include a link to the designer in the footer of your blog — but you can even remove that link if [more…]

The Layout and Structure of the WordPress Twenty Twelve Theme

If you just want a simple look for your site, look no further than the WordPress default theme, Twenty Twelve. This theme offers a clean design style that is highly customizable. As such, the font treatments [more…]

How to Add Widgets to Your WordPress.com Blog

WordPress widgets are very helpful tools built in to the WordPress application. They allow you to arrange the display of content in your blog sidebar, such as recent posts, and monthly and category archive [more…]

How to Preview and Activate WordPress.com Themes

The WordPress Theme Preview option allows you to look at your site without actually activating the theme on your site. If you have a site that’s receiving traffic, it’s best to preview any new theme before [more…]

5 Developers of Premium WordPress Themes

Thousands of free WordPress themes are available, but you might also want to consider premium (for purchase) themes for your site. The adage “you get what you pay for” is something often quoted when referring [more…]

How to Distinguish between WordPress Plugins and Themes

Because themes can contain large amounts of code and add new features or other modifications to WordPress, you may wonder how plugins different from themes. In reality, there are only a few technical differences [more…]

How to Find Plugins on the WordPress Plugin Directory

The largest and most widely used source of free WordPress plugins is the WordPress Plugin Directory. This directory is filled with more than 20,000 plugins that cover an extremely broad range of features [more…]

How to Search for WordPress Plugins from the Dashboard

One of the most important features of WordPress is its support for plugins. With plugins, you can add new features, remove existing features, or change how specific features function. In other words, plugins [more…]

4 Ways to Evaluate WordPress Plugins before Installing

When you’ve found a WordPress plugin via the Dashboard’s Install Plugins page, you can find a wealth of information about that plugin to help you decide whether to download it or go on to the next one. [more…]

How to Find WordPress Plugins Outside the Plugin Directory

The exact number of plugins that exist outside the WordPress Plugin Directory is unknown. There are easily more than a thousand, which means that there is a great variety of plugins that you won’t see [more…]

How to Install WordPress Plugins within the Dashboard

When you’ve found a WordPress plugin in the Plugin Directory that you want to install, you can install it directly from the Dashboard. (If you found a plugin that isn’t in the Directory, you have to manually [more…]

How to Install WordPress Plugins Manually

Installing plugins from the WordPress Dashboard is so easy that you probably never need to know how to install a plugin manually via FTP. But the technique is still helpful to know in case the WordPress [more…]

How to Activate (or Deactivate) WordPress Plugins

With more than 20,000 WordPress plugins available, you need to know how to activate and deactivate plugins. After a plugin is on your WordPress site, activating it is extremely simple. To activate a plugin [more…]

How to Delete WordPress Plugins

Sometimes it is simply time to let go of a WordPress plugin and remove it from your site. You could have many reasons for deleting a plugin: [more…]

4 Activate-and-Go Plugins

Certain WordPress plugins are easy to use because they don’t have any settings or features to interact with — these are activate-and-go plugins. You simply activate them, and they do what they are intended [more…]

The Settings Pages for 3 Popular WordPress Plugins

Many popular WordPress plugins have settings pages where you tweak the functionality of the plugin and tailor it for the specific needs of your site. Often, these settings need to be configured once and [more…]

How to Use the WordPress Akismet Widget and Twitter Widget Pro

Widgets offer a very powerful and flexible way of adding specific kinds of content to your site’s sidebars. WordPress comes with a number of built-in widgets, such as a calendar, a listing of pages on [more…]

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