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Making Sticky Posts in WordPress

Β  We have written about how to display recent sticky posts in WordPress, but we never covered how to make sticky posts which was our shortcoming because one of our users asked us this question. Making Sticky Posts in WordPress is really easy. First you would need to login to your WP-Admin Panel, and open […]


How To : Get Pictures To Use For Your Website

I purchase photos from iStockPhoto for client sites.   For free images, make sure the image/photo has a Creative Commons license; http://www.flickr.com/creativecommons/ Many Flickr users have chosen to offer their work under a Creative Commons license, and you can browse or search through content under each type of license. http://www.everystockphoto.com/ welcome to everystockphoto.com We are […]


Using Password Protection

Post Visibility Settings Once you publish a WordPress post (or Page), it is visible to the public (by default). In WordPress terms, this means a post with a Published status has a default visibility of Public, based on the settings in the Publish box of a Edit Post Screen. WordPress also offers two less public […]


How to Use Gravatars in WordPress

What is a Gravatar? When browsing different web sites, you may notice that many users have a picture next to their name. These pictures are called “avatars.” WordPress, however, uses a specific type of avatar called “Gravatars“–short for “Globally Recognized Avatar.” Unlike standard avatars, Gravatars follow you around the web and automatically appear when you […]


WordPress Feeds

Introduction to Feeds A feed is a function of special software that allows feedreaders to access a site, automatically looking for new content and then posting the information about new content and updates to another site. This provides a way for users to keep up with the latest and hottest information posted on different blogging […]


Links Manager

As of Version 3.5, the Links Manger and blogroll are hidden for new installs and any existing WordPress installs that do not have any links. If you are upgrading from a previous version of WordPress with any active links, the Links Manager will continue to function as normal. If you would like to restore the […]


Using Smilies

What Are Smileys? Smileys, also known as “emoticons,” are glyphs used to convey emotions in your writing. They are a great way to brighten up posts. Text smileys are created by typing two or more punctuation marks. Some examples are: πŸ˜‰ is equivalent to πŸ™‚ is equivalent to πŸ™ is equivalent to πŸ˜• is equivalent […]

Finding WordPress Help

Besides the helpful WordPress forums and this Codex, there are many sites dedicated to helping WordPress users use WordPress even better. WordPress help is everywhere. So how do you find it when you really need it? The WordPress FAQ provides extensive answers to frequently asked questions. We’ve even included a document on how to use […]


Comments in WordPress

Comments allow your website’s visitors to have a discussion with you and each other. When you activate comments on a Page or post, WordPress inserts several text boxes after your content where users can submit their comments. Once you approve a comment, it appears underneath your content. Whether you want to customize how your receive […]


Using Images

WordPress makes it easy to add images to your WordPress site. You can upload them from within WordPress using the built-in file uploading utility in the Posts screen. You can also use an FTP Client program to upload multiple images at once. When you’re using the inline file upload utility, your images will be placed […]


New To WordPress – Where to Start

Step One – Read   flowchart WordPress is a great product. It’s easy-to-use, quite powerful, and flexible. Before you invest your valuable time and energy into installing WordPress, there are some documents you need to read to help you get started. About Weblogs – What is Blogging all about? What is WordPress? WordPress Features Before […]


WordPress Semantics

Introduction to WordPress Terminology WordPress was created by the developers as weblogging or blogging software. A blog, as defined in the Codex Glossary, is an online journal, diary, or serial, published by a person or group of people. Many blogs are personal in nature, reflecting the opinions and interests of the owner. But, blogs are […]


First Steps With WordPress

Now What? You’ve just completed the 5 Minute Installation of WordPress or one-click install from your web host. Now what? Let’s take a step-by-step tour through your WordPress site and see how the different functions work and how to make your new site your own. During the first part of this tutorial, please don’t change […]


Introduction to Blogging

What is a “blog”? “Blog” is an abbreviated version of “weblog,” which is a term used to describe web sites that maintain an ongoing chronicle of information. A blog features diary-type commentary and links to articles on other Web sites, usually presented as a list of entries in reverse chronological order. Blogs range from the […]