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A Video Look at the WordPress Dashboard

If you’re a brand-new WordPress user, the Dashboard can be a confusing place. In this video, I walk you through each section of the Dashboard. This is an overview, to help you know what each part of the Dashboard does. Later I’ll break it down and give you details, section by section. Got questions? Feel […]

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How to Add an Audio File to WordPress Using the Classic Editor

Tutorial #14 WordPress has made it incredibly easy to add audio (and video) to your website — especially when just a few short years ago you pretty much had to jump through hoops to offer sound and moving pictures to your site visitors. Note: This tutorial is for you if you’re still using the Classic

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How Easy is it to Change from Three Columns to Two in WordPress?

Recently a reader emailed to ask me, “how hard is it to change from three columns to two columns?” The answer is, it’s simple — depending on your theme. Some themes offer only two columns, some offer three, some offer both. Some themes will offer options on the home page that aren’t available on the

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How to Update WordPress

WordPress Tutorial #13 Periodically WordPress releases an update. (So do your themes and plugins.) You’ll find out about it when you log into your WordPress dashboard. At the top of your screen you’ll see the message, WordPress [latest version] is available now. Let’s walk through the process of how to update WordPress. Do you update?

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How to Create and Use WordPress Categories

WordPress Tutorial #12 When you use WordPress Categories properly, you can help your site visitor find what he’s looking for quickly and easily. As an internet user, there’s nothing worse than going to a website and not finding what you want. And, as a site owner, there’s nothing worse than having potential customers leave because

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WordPress Security: How to Switch to a Safer Username

Recently there’s been a lot of news about hackers attempting to get into WordPress websites. In this particular set of hacking attempts, the bad guys are going after sites where the username is Admin. Using Admin is like leaving your front door wide open, with a plate of cookies and a pitcher of milk set

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How to Add an Image to your WordPress Post Using the Classic Editor

WordPress Tutorial #10 WordPress makes it very easy to add an image to your site’s posts and pages. I’ll walk you through it using a post as an example. Note: Use this tutorial if you’re still using the Classic Editor. If you’ve updated to Gutenberg, stay tuned. . . #1. Place your cursor where you

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