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The Wrong Homepage is Showing Up! [Video Question #4]

Recently a reader was concerned because the wrong page was showing up as the homepage on his WordPress site. He didn’t provide a lot of information, but this video explains the most likely problem. This is the 4th video in our “You Ask – I Answer (in a video) series. If you have a burning …

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How to Stick a Post to the Top of Your WordPress Blog

Ever wonder how some blogs have a post that seems to be glued in the first position? That “start here” message stays on top, where new visitors will always see it. It even has a name — it’s called a sticky post. It might look something like this. Why Would You Want a Sticky Post? There …

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How to Get More Traffic and Higher Search Ranking in 6 Easy Steps

Want to get a higher search ranking for your site?¬†Just as you periodically de-clutter your closets, clear old papers out of filing cabinets, and empty drawers of accumulated junk, it’s a good idea to clean out WordPress from time to time as well. The start of the New Year is a great time to do …

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How to Automatically Resize Thumbnails using the Regenerate Thumbnails WordPress Plugin

There’s a lightweight WordPress plugin that can make a big difference to your site’s appearance when you change your theme. It’s called Regenerate Thumbnails. What does it do, and why do you need it? Let’s back up a minute and talk about thumbnails Thumbnails are the images that ride alongside or above the post snippets …

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CoSchedule, the Fabulous WordPress Editorial Calendar Plugin (it does Social Media, too!)

Running a website means you’re in the publishing business. And if you’re in publishing, you should have an Editorial Calendar. As Copyblogger says, “An editorial calendar is just a fancy name for a pubishing schedule.” The editorial calendar is where you plan your WordPress content in the upcoming days, weeks or even months. If you …

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Block 3 is your WordPress theme

So you Want to Change your WordPress Theme? A Bit of Preparation Makes it Easier. . .

As your business evolves and grows, you may want to completely change your WordPress theme. While it’s super easy to activate a new theme, tweaking it to make sure it works with your existing content can be very time consuming. Be very sure that changing your theme will help you accomplish your business goals — …

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