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Explaining WordPress widgets at one of my workshops is one of the hardest things to do.  I wrote a detailed blog post on contentacademy.com explaining the concept behind WordPress widgets and ho

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Please click the link above to read or here is a direct link:  WordPress Widgets Explained

 

Themes play a very important part in learning how to use WordPress as they control the appearance and feel of the public-facing side of the website. Getting to know a theme is critical for new users as it will be where they will likely need to place their logos and select configurations to work towards making each one uniquely theirs. Continue Reading

With 74.6 million blogs depending on WordPress software, how can you make YOUR WordPress blog stand out?  Here are 3 MUSTS for ensuring your WordPress blog’s awesomeness. Show Them How *Source: chrisguillebeau.com How can I lower my mortgage? How can I attract readers to my site? How can I make killer crème brulee? Going online… Continue Reading

If you have ever tried to load a website on a mobile device with very large “high-res” images, you have probably noticed a lag in how long it took to load the page. To save bandwidth and combat long loading times, web browsers are starting to provide special tools that allow website developers specify which image to load based on the type and size of the screen. Continue Reading

HTML, or Hypertext Markup Language, is sort of the grandfather code of the Internet. I’ve outlined a few HTML snippets that I think every WordPress bloggers should know by heart. Continue Reading

When setting out to learn WordPress, or any new skill, it’s always good to craft a plan and set deadlines. Learn where you stand by taking our simple self assessment. Continue Reading

A self-hosted WordPress site is comparable to a hard drive on a computer, you insert files and documents and it goes to work managing them and keeping everything in order. Every once in a while, user error, malware and other acts of God can cause things go astray making a world of hurt for the common blogger. Continue Reading

This is a bit more of an advanced topic compared to some of my prior posts but let’s talk about how fast your site loads. Site speed is something you will need to pay attention to especially as your WordPress site grows. A slow site can lead to many problems that will directly hurt your online strategy including: Continue Reading

Before you Begin Guide

Before attending one of our WordPress Jump Starts, there’s a few essentials “before you begin” steps that that we recommend every attendee complete before attending a workshop… Continue Reading