How to Create Pages in WordPress

In this tutorial let’s learn how to add a new page on your WordPress site. If you’re still wondering how “pages” differ from “posts”, read this post: Difference Between Posts and Pages. 1.  Let’s create a New page. Point you mouse over the “New” tab found at the top of your dashboard. 3.  Enter your […]

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How to Create Contact Page

Let’s create a contact page for your website so that your readers and prospective customers/clients can easily contact you. 1. Hover your mouse over “Pages” menu then on the drop down menu that pops up click on “Add New”.   2. Write your contact page title. It could be “Contact”, “Contact Us”, “Contact Me” or […]

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What are WordPress Plugins?

WordPress Plugins are a collection of pre-made programs that you can download and install to add some certain functionality to your site. Plugins allow you to add new features to your WordPress blog that don’t come standard with the default installation. There are 1,000’s of plugins, most of which are free to download and install. […]

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How to Set Up WordPress Widgets

Widgets are independent blocks of content that can be placed into any widgetized area provided by your theme. This means that widgets placements depend on the design of a particular theme. The most common widgetized areas are the sidebar and the footer. For more advanced themes, the header and even post areas are also widgitized. […]

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Selecting WordPress Themes

In this post, learn how to change the look and feel of your website by choosing appropriate WordPress themes. The “Manage Themes” panel allows you to simply activate pre-installed themes or add one from the WordPress Themes Directory. 1. To go to the Manage Themes panel, hover your mouse over “Appearance” on the Main Menu […]

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What is a WordPress Sidebar?

A sidebar is a section of your website that is generally displayed along the left or right side of your posts and pages. It can also appear in other widgitized places, such as the footer.  You can also have multiple sidebars in your site based on the WordPress theme you use. To quickly understand what […]

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What are WordPress Themes?

Wordpress uses “themes” to determine the overall design of a site including the color, graphics, layout, and even the fonts used. Nowadays, you can find thousands of themes to choose from. Some are free to use, some are paid. A WordPress Theme also called WordPress template is a ready made layout that can be used […]

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How to Configure Your Settings

In this tutorial let’s learn about how to configure your WordPress “Settings” to optimize and get the most out of your WordPress site. Configuring your Settings should be the very first task you do just after every successful installation of a new WordPress. A new WordPress instillation has seven sub-panels under Settings. These are: General […]

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Cleaning Up Your New WordPress Install

When you install a new WordPress, you’ll notice that it comes with one sample post and one sample page. These are your first post and first page by default. You can simply delete the two or replace it with some content relating to your site.   1. To edit or delete the first post, simply […]

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WordPress Dashboard Overview

The Dashboard is the first screen you’ll see when you’ve successfully login to WordPress. Some bloggers also call this as “The Admin Center”. Others call it “Administration Panel”. This is where you control everything about your WordPress site. To access your WordPress Dashboard, please read this post: How to Log-in to Your WordPress Admin Panel […]

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Update WordPress and WordPress Plugins

Just like your computer programs, new versions of WordPress and its plugins are developed all the time. For this reason, you should do regular updates to: Keep up with the latest WordPress technology and enjoy more improved features. Ensure your site is secure to prevent hackers from breaking into your prized website and wreaking havoc. […]

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Install WordPress Using Fantastico De Luxe

The could be the easiest way to install WordPress is through Fantastico De Luxe software which comes pre-installed with cPanel based webhosts. However, I personally prefer installing it manually as it gives me more control over some security issues. For the meantime, as you are still starting to learn WordPress, you will have to use […]

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How to Change Password in WordPress

You should change your password from time to time. If you have just installed a new WordPress, it is important to change your password. Here’s how: 1.  On the Main Navigation Menu, hover your mouse over the “Users” link. 2. On the drop down menu, click “Your Profile” . 3. You will be redirected to […]

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How to Retrieve Password in WordPress

You forgot your password and you want to retrieve it. In WordPress, once you forgot your original password you can’t retrieve it. The only quick way to enter your administration panel if you forgot the password is to request WordPress to send you a new link where you can change your password. 1. The typical […]

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How to Register a Domain

If you’re planning to set up your own website for your personal blog or business, you need to register a domain name. A domain name is the name/url of your website. Examples of domain names are wordpressriver.com, computernook.net, wordpress.org, ballgolf.info, onliner.biz etc. Note that domain names have different extensions such as .com, .net, .info, .org, […]

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WordPress Overview

WordPress is the most popular blogging and website creation system on the internet. However, learning how to use WordPress can be so time consuming and frustrating to most beginners. Fortunately, you can quickly learn WordPress by referring to the illustrated tutorials. For folks who prefer learning by watching video tutorials, a video training is also […]

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