How to Set Up a Website Hosting Account

WordPress Tutorial #2 Before you can build a website, you need to host it somewhere. Most new sites use a shared hosting account, which is the least expensive way to start. (Click here to see a discussion of the different types of hosting.) Setting up a shared hosting account is generally straightforward. Here are your step-by-step […]

How to Improve Search Rankings with the Yoast SEO Plugin

Previously, we discussed SEO — what it is and what it (fortunately) is no longer. If you want Google and the other search engines to understand what your page is about, and what your keyword(s) is, your next steps are simple: Write the best-quality content you can, using natural language Make sure your article provides […]

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 […]

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

Welcome to 2017! 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 […]

An In-Depth Look at the WordPress Dashboard Comments Menu [Video]

Video Tutorial #7 Sometimes we take comments in WordPress for granted. If you’ve been doing that, maybe you should take a second look! Comments can: Create a sense of community Let you know what questions your readers are asking Clue you in to other topics you could be writing about To help with that, here’s […]

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

WordPress Theme Tutorial 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 […]

How to Schedule a WordPress Post (and Free Up Your Time!)

It’s easy to schedule a WordPress post. This means, you can write your posts ahead of time. It makes planning easier, and you can use your time more efficiently. If you’re traveling, you can schedule posts to go live at a predetermined time, even if you’re nowhere near a computer or an internet connection at […]

Pages Menu: Sixth in our In-Depth Look at the WordPress Dashboard Series [Video]

So far in our WordPress Dashboard video series, we’ve looked at the WordPress Toolbar Dashboard Home Menu Posts Menu Media Menu In this video, we take an in-depth look at the Pages Menu. Pages are important to your site — that’s where you put your important, evergreen information. Usually pages are not time sensitive, and […]

An In-Depth Look at the WordPress Dashboard Media Menu [Video]

Video Tutorial #5 Here’s the fifth video in our series about the WordPress Dashboard. Today we’re looking at the Media Menu. If you missed the previous videos in the series, you can find them here: A Video Look at the WordPress Dashboard An In-Depth Look at the WordPress Toolbar An In-Depth Look at the WordPress […]

An In-Depth Look at the WordPress Dashboard Posts Menu [Video]

Video Tutorial #4 We’re churning out the videos here! This is the fourth in our series of in-depth looks at the WordPress Dashboard. This one takes you inside the WordPress dashboard Posts Menu. Did you catch the previous videos? You can find them here: A Video Look at the WordPress Dashboard An In-Depth Look at […]