Understanding WordPress Structure: Content vs. Sidebar

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No matter what type of WordPress site you are setting up, every WordPress blog has some structural things in common.  One of those is the way the pages/posts are set up visually.  WordPress has the main part of the content on every page or post in the main part of the page, while there is […]

Understanding WordPress Structure: Plugins and Widgets

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One of the most difficult concepts of WordPress to understand is the difference between plugins and widgets.  Once you understand, you will smack yourself on the head and say, “that is so easy, why didn’t I get that?”  But don’t feel bad, because I didn’t understand it either, and I don’t usually think of myself […]

Spam Comments on a WordPress Blog

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Just like junk mail in your mailbox, and spam emails in your email box, spam comments are a fact of life if you run a website or blog that allows comments.  Spamming is just the way unethical people think that they can get us to buy their product or services, and if it didn’t work […]

Understanding WordPress Structure: Pages and Posts

For new bloggers, the structure of a WordPress blog can be especially confusing.  When I first started using WordPress, my biggest confusion was the difference between a page and a post.  The confusion is understandable because there are a lot of similarities, and pages and posts can sometimes be used interchangeably.  When blogs were first […]

Why Should I Create a WordPress Site/Blog?

When I first started out writing online, I was told that I should blog.  At the time, I had a rudimentary website for Lake Erie Artists Gallery, my home base site, and my brick and mortar store, and was selling some items on Etsy.  Blogging was a relatively new thing, and a couple of friends […]

The Debate Between Using Paid vs. Free WordPress Themes

If you would like to really create websites of your own using WordPress as the base, the first big question you have to ask yourself is whether you want to use the free WordPress themes that are available for download from WordPress or if you want to buy a paid for theme. Almost everyone in […]

How to Place Effective Advertising on WordPress Blogs

For those of you who are creating WordPress blogs, either as separate websites, or to promote your lenses, there is significant money to be made from Google Adsense.  Recently, the question has come up as to how to earn money from Adsense, and I will address that in this post. I have had a blog […]

Moving a WordPress Blog

Over the past few weeks I have learned a lot about how to move a WordPress Blog. In many cases moving a wordpress blog is not a decision that can be taken lightly, particularly if the blog is well established, getting traffic and even more so if it is making sales. However, sometimes circumstances conspire […]

How to set up a WordPress Blog: 1 – Choosing your Blog Topic

Do you know how to set up a WordPress Blog? Are you thinking about Writing for Profit, but you don’t know where to start? In this WordPress Tutorial Series you will learn: How to choose what topics to write about How to choose your blogging platform How to set up a WordPress Blog What WordPress […]