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WordPress Basics: Tutorials: Add links to a WordPress Post or Page

Creating Internal and External Links in a Post or Page Links are the life blood of the Web experience. There are links that open internal pages in your site, and those that link to pages on external Web sites. Search engines give credit for including internal links that help them index your site so they…

WordPress Basics: Tutorials: Formatting Posts & Pages

How to Avoid the Wall of Text Effect In ways similar to what you might do in word processing, formatting your text is a way to make certain elements stand out from the rest. It also breaks up blocks of text to make it easier to read and follow along with the gist of the…

WordPress Basics: Tutorials: Adding images to Posts & Pages

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words WordPress Posts come alive when they have images, photos or graphics as part of their display. A bit of eye candy along with the words. WordPress makes it relatively simple to add an image to a post or page by using the Media Library. Here is a video…

WordPress Basics-Tutorials: Write and Publish a Post

Posts v. Pages Posts constitute the core of a WordPress blog, AKA the “Loop”. Pages tend to be static entities, e.g Home page, About page, etc. Pages hold content that rarely changes. Posts, on the other hand, change frequently (assuming you keep writing them). Posts are time-oriented and generally consist of content that a is…

WordPress Basics-Tutorials: Posts vs. Pages

Most of the time you will only be publishing Posts (leave the Pages to your designer). That said, Posts and Pages are very similar as far as publishing technique goes. Here is a video tutorial that explains the differences between the two.

They’re Watching You: A Search Engine that Maintains Your Privacy in the Internet Age

Google is Tracking Your Every Move As a Web designer, I spend a LOT of time on the Web. As a curious person, I spend a LOT of time using search engines. ┬áBut as a person who values my privacy, it pains me to know how my daily activities might be used against me. I…

WordPress Basics-Tutorials: The Dashboard

With this video, you will learn to find your way around the WordPress Dashboard. It’s Control Central, the place where you can write a post, upload a graphic or video like this one. It’s where you can monitor your comments and discussion and much more.