Setting up a blog: WordPress settings

[toc] Overview You can just start using a standard WordPress installation as it is – but just by making a few changes to the settings, adding and amending the layout, (theme), and adding a number of enhancements, (plugins), you can greatly improve the professional look of your website. This post shows you the most useful changes you can make to the WordPress settings menu. Setting the WordPress MORE +

WordPress Jetpack: Powerful Plug-in

Problem with Jetpack seems to have been resolved There were quite a few people having problems with the plugin, myself included. In particular the Stats package stopped working and complained that it was not connected to WordPress.com. It now seems to have sorted itself out and I reckon the problem was that the system could not handle the huge rush of users. It now seems to be working OK. Introduction WordPress have MORE +

Tutorial: How to install a WordPress widget


Overview A WordPress widget is a piece of standalone code that can be readily slotted into the sidebar or other position on a WordPress site.  Built into WordPress is a well designed widget management system that the non-technical user can easily use to enhance the look of their blog. Definition of a widget (Wikipedia) A widget is a stand-alone application that can be embedded into third party sites by any user on a MORE +

Tutorial: Logging on to WordPress

Logging on to a blog

Logging on to WordPress Type in the blog name, followed by a forward slash and then type 'wp-admin'. So on this blog I would type in - blog basics.com/wp-admin The WordPress login form will be displayed. Enter your username and password. Remember Me Box DO: If the computer you're working on is safe then click 'Remember Me'.  You will then be automatically logged in whenever you are using this computer. DON'T: If MORE +