Tips & Tricks: Create a great link post in 4 easy steps
Oct15

Tips & Tricks: Create a great link post in 4 easy steps

Before writing any blog post, ask yourself: “Would I read this? Why (or why not)?” Think about the subject (it should be relevant to your blog niche), illustrations (do they add to the story and do you have permission to use them), and page layout (check for scannability). 1. Great headlines matter Some people write the headline first, then the post. Some do that in reverse. Regardless of the process, the headline is...

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WordPress 101: get published
Sep23

WordPress 101: get published

WordPress.com has developed a serious of tutorials on getting started. Here’s what you need to know/do to publish your first post. 1. Log in and get thee to the dashboard Whether you’re working with WP.com or self-hosted WordPress, you’ll need to login. Usually the login address follows this pattern: mysitename.wordpress.com/wp-admin mysitename.com/wp-admin The dashboard is mission control – it’s where...

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Guest Lecture: Intro to WordPress
Sep16

Guest Lecture: Intro to WordPress

Guest lecture for Thor Tolo’s class at Northwest University. Slideshare View on Slideshare Download Download the presentation Resources 10 resources for beginning WordPress bloggers Blogging glossary Creating links (hypertext) in WordPress (YouTube) Creating links (hypertext) in WordPress editor Other WordPress and blogging resources...

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10 resources for beginning WordPress bloggers
Sep16

10 resources for beginning WordPress bloggers

WordPress is a powerful blogging platform and content management system created by Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little. Automattic operates their free service, WordPress.com. WP.com is an easy entry into the world of digital publishing. WordPress.com is a hosted service, so you don’t have to worry about managing servers or downtime. You can use a custom domain name and premium themes, host video or expand your storage (all for a $...

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How To Create Custom Menus In WordPress
Feb26

How To Create Custom Menus In WordPress

Every WordPress theme comes pre-set with a default menu that is, usually, based on how you structure your pages. Some have drop-downs to show secondary pages (children) but some only show top-level pages. With the advent of WordPress 3, you can now create a custom menu where you add or delete pages from the primary navigation at will. Or you can create a custom menu that you use somewhere else. Here’s how. There are four steps:...

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