#WordPressWednesday – Create and Maintain Multisites

Hey y’all! We are back with another #WordPressWednesday! And this week we are going to go a little deeper and create Multisites. Cool! So what are Multisites? Multisites are different instances of WordPress sites running on one install. It makes it easy for you to maintain different sites on one domain running WordPress. Many businesses use Multisites as a way to create temp sites for promotional purposes. It makes it easy because once the promo its over, they can take […]

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#WordPressWednesday: Back to Basics – Installing WordPress

Hey there everyone! I’m so glad to be back doing #WordPressWednesday again! And also glad that I finally got everything setup in blog form to make things a lot easier for everyone! So now that we are in blog form and I can get more detailed, I’m going to start getting into the more advanced side of WordPress. This includes using some coding (don’t worry, a cheat sheet is coming soon!). It may look intimidating at first, but I’ll do […]

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#WordPressWednesday: WordPress Admin Dashboard

Good Morning everyone and welcome to #WordPressWednesday ! Today we are going on the WP Admin dashboard and how to navigate it! So the Admin dashboard is the first thing you see when logging into WordPress. Even though there are a lot of options there, you only need to go to a couple of places. Here are the most common places you need: Dashboard: It has a lot of shortcuts, will tell you any updates that are needed and give […]

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#WordPressWednesday: Pages and Posts

  Happy Halloween!! Today this #WordPressWednesday topic will leave you… SPOOKED . . . . . . . . . Just kidding. We’re talking about Pages and Posts. Let’s Go!   What are Pages and Posts? Both are features in WordPress and both serve a very important purpose: they help display your content. They just do it differently. A lot of users end up getting these confused a lot which is why many folks end up giving up on their site. […]

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#WordPressWednesday: Popular Companies/People that use WordPress

Rise and shine y’all! It’s time for #WordPressWednesday and today we are going to list some popular companies/people that use WordPress! Let’s go! 1) MTV News 2) Walt Disney (Company Site) 3) Tech Crunch 4) IBM 5) Sony Music 6) Fortune 7) Time 8) Facebook (Newsroom) 9) New York Post 10) Microsoft 11) BBC America 12) Vogue 13) Verizon 14) Etsy 15) Yelp 16) TED (Blog) 17) Home Depot 18) Reuters 19) UPS 20) Zillow And most importantly: Beyonce. Yes, […]

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#WordPressWednesday: WordPress.com vs WordPress.org

Good morning y’all and Happy #WordPressWednesday! Someone asked me what’s the difference between WordPress.com  and WordPress.org  so that’s what we are going to go over today!   Let’s start with WordPress.com  and the pros: – You can host your blog/site there – It’s free to create – You can add customizations if you pay – no worries about maintenance/upkeep   WordPress.com  cons: – Very limited customization options unless you pay ]- You are not allowed to upload any custom themes or […]

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#WordPressWednesday: Secure your WordPress site

Good Morning everyone! It’s time for #WordPressWednesday! And in honor of #CyberSecurityAwarenessMonth we’re going to be talking about securing your WordPress site! Many people are often shocked when they realized that their WordPress site is hacked. While WordPress is a great tool, it does have its vulnerabilities and hackers love to use those to their advantage. It is up to the website owners to protect ourselves from these attacks. Well, how to do that? I’m going to go over the […]

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#WordPressWednesday: Plugins – The Good, The Bad and The Buggy

I may feel off today but that doesn’t mean #WordPressWednesday can’t happen! The Good: WordPress has millions of decent plugins that if used right can add some really cool and helpful features to make your site not only look good but function as well The Bad: Too many plugins can cause slowness and poor functionality if they are not fully compatible with themes/other plugins The Buggy: A plugin that is not all at compatible can break your site completely – […]

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#WordPressWednesday: Let’s Talk Themes

WordPress has thousands of themes – both free and premium (paid) themes. How do you choose which one is right for you? First let look at the pros and cons of free and premium themes. Free themes are listed in the http://wordpress.org  Themes site and have to go through a strict approval process to get listed there. This is great for you because you’re getting a theme that will work. The downside to free themes is lack of features and […]

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#WordPressWednesday: Some Beginner Tips

1) Don’t want to manually install WordPress? Many hosting sites offer one click installation of WordPress at no extra charge. Easy-peasy! 2) Site throwing weird errors? Check to make sure everything is up to date. If you’re still getting errors it may be a plug-in that’s not functioning right. Deactivate the plugins one at a time to see if the errors goes away. 3) And lastly, make sure to set your permalinks in place before doing anything. This will ensure […]

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