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Where To Start With WordPress

So I had a member of my group ask me where to start with WordPress. Thw member wanted to know who it was best for and how to get started. So here is my answer. If you can type a word document and follow simple instructions as they come up on the screen, you can use wordpress. Most of the hosting plans offer a one click installation method. All you really need is your domain name and your web hosting. The challenging part is coming up with useful things to say each week. So I know you may be wondering where to get a domain name from. I use namecheap for my domain hosting. I use stable host for my webhost. The links will be at the bottom of this post if you haven’t already purchased your hosting and domain name. Click the links, get your domain name and webhosting, and get started.


Using WordPress to Build a Website

Do you own a business? Well, it’s about time that you had a website to showcase and advertise what you do and how well you do it. When it comes to building a website, there are several options. Some of the work won’t be easy. There’s a learning curve. For the smallest learning curve and also fun during the process, we suggest building your website using WordPress.

What Is WordPress?

For those who don’t know, WordPress is open source software that can be used to start a blog (WordPress.com) or a self-hosted website or blog (WordPress.org). We’ll be speaking about the latter today. While there is some coding knowledge required, it can all be learned as you set up the website.


Today’s WordPress Tutorial: Posts Vs. Pages (Video)

Hi. So today’s post is a video explaining the difference between posts and pages on your WordPress blog. Enjoy.


WordPress Wednesday: Make Sure To Keep Your Site Updated

This one’s going to be really quick. I know many of you have Christmas Eve stuff to do. Just make sure to keep an eye on your websites. Be sure you update your site to the latest WordPress and make sure all of your plugins stay updated. Sometimes hackers get into your site via old plugins that the developer abandoned.

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WordPress Wednesday: Book Review – Free WordPress Plugin Guide For Cheapskates

Today’s WordPress Wednesday post is actually a book review. I recently finished reading a Kindle book about free WordPress plugins. This book lists 27 useful WordPress plugins. This book is a must read for anyone that wants to get the most out of a WordPress installation. Both newbies and experienced bloggers will learn something from this book. I give this book 5 stars. Pick this book up today by clicking on my affiliate link listed below.


Weekly Roundup of Posts From Thanksgiving Week

Last week was a short week for me. I decided to take the holiday off from blogging. So I only have two posts to share with you today.

Tuesday Tutorial: How To Convert HTML Into A WordPress Theme

WordPress Wednesday: How To Install A WordPress Plugin

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Tuesday Tutorial: How To Convert HTML To A WordPress Theme

If you’ve read my blog for any length of time, you should know that I am a HUGE advocate of WordPress. Maybe I’ve convinced you that you should go ahead and take the plunge into WordPress. What if you’ve spent a lot of money creating a custom website? Do you have to ditch that site and start completely from scratch? No. You can convert your existing HTML into a WordPress theme. Here’s a video showing you how to do just that.


WordPress Wednesday: My Review Of The Smart Pages Plugin

So today’s WordPress Wednesday post is my review of the SmartPages plugin that I wrote about yesterday. I personally loved using the plugin. I found it very easy to use. I just wish that it could be used for posts in addition to pages. I used the plugin to create my new crafts blog. It only took me a few minutes to get these few pages set up. I do plan on adding more posts. I just wanted to show you guys an example of what this plugin can do. If you’d like to get this plugin for your own blog, here’s the link:(aff) https://www.learnsmallbusiness.com/spplugin

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WordPress Wednesday – How To Make Your Blog Accessible From A Static Page

wordpress imageToday’s tutorial came from a question posted by a member of my Facebook group. This member had two questions. 1. How do I make the home page of my blog a static page? 2. How do readers access my blog from the static page? I knew the answer to the first question, but I had to do some digging to find the answer to the second question. While I was doing my digging, the question was answered in the group. I wanted to make things a bit clearer, so I decided to write a blog post explaining the process. So here goes.


Small Business Training: How To Exclude Pages From The Pages Menu

Sometimes you may not want all of the pages you have to appear in your menu. Maybe you have a lot of pages that are related to your shopping cart, but not related to your blog. There is an easy way to exclude those pages from your pages menu. If you have a self hosted WordPress blog, you can use a plugin called Exclude Pages to exclude certain pages from your pages menu. Just go to add plugins in your admin panel. Type in Exclude Pages in the search bar. Install the plugin. Once the plugin is installed, you will be able to go to your pages and check a button indicating whether or not you want that page to appear in your menu.