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Embedding Videos in WordPress Blog Posts

Videos add a new life to your blog posts. There are tons of things that can easily be explained a 2 minute video versus a 1500 words post. In older versions of WordPress (Prior to 2.9), you were required to use the embed code from the video site, or use a plugin to embed the […]

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Installing a WordPress Child Theme

With so many frameworks like Genesis, Headway, and others, developers are now releasing more free/paid child themes rather than stand alone themes. A WordPress child theme functions as a “skin” of a framework also called the parent theme. The child theme inherits the functionality of the parent theme, and allows the developer to pick and […]

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Step by Step Guide to Setup FeedBurner for WordPress

Every major blog is using FeedBurner to burn their RSS feeds because it is a free feature rich system that you cannot turn down. FeedBurner provides statistics, feed optimization option, feed publication option and much more. Integrating FeedBurner and Google Analytics is a must for every WordPress blog. In this article, we will show you […]

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How to Install Google Analytics in WordPress

Great site statistics is probably the single most important success factor of any website. The best way to know your audience is through your traffic stats and this is what Google Analytics provide for FREE. In this article, we will share why Google Analytics is important, and how you can install Google Analytics in your […]

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What, Why, and Hows of WordPress Security Keys

If you are using WordPress and did a little reading about WordPress Security, then you should have seen a mention of WordPress Security Keys (Secret Keys). In this article, we will explain the what, why, and hows of WordPress Security Keys for WordPress Beginners. What are WordPress Security Keys? WordPress Security Keys is a set […]

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Step by Step Guide to Installing a WordPress Plugin

We have a recommend plugins list for all WordPress blogs, but we never considered that something essential was missing from that tutorial. That something was a step by step guide to install a WordPress plugin. Few of our users requested this tutorial via email, so in this article we will show you three different ways […]

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WordPress.org vs. WordPress.com

When starting out as a beginner, this question comes in everyone’s mind. Which one is better? Is it better to pick the Self Hosted WordPress.org, or is it better to go with Free WordPress.com? In this article, we provide you with an infographic that compares WordPress.com vs WordPress.org side by side with list of pros […]

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Making Sticky Posts in WordPress

  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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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: 😉 is equivalent to 🙂 is equivalent to 🙁 is equivalent to 😕 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 […]