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WordPress for Everyone, Continued: Themes & Plugins

(Continued from WordPress for Everyone: What is It & How Do I Get Started?) Having Personality: Your Site Theme Every WordPress site must have a theme. After you select a theme, you are ready to write and publish your heart out. A theme is simply a downloaded file that contains a “look and feel” for your site. Themes are usually installed into WordPress itself by the site owner, within the Dashboard. The choice of theme is the primary way in which WordPress site owners change the personality – the appearance and perhaps even the behavior – of their WordPress-based site, without any...

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WordPress for Everyone: What is It & How Do I Get Started?

Free speech on the internet is available for the taking today. The tool that empowers this people’s revolution is called WordPress. If you can write and operate a computer, you can publish your own WordPress site: a website that can be anything you like! What does we mean, “anything?” We mean anything: A blog – a chronological series of articles on any subject that you like Or a traditional “plain old website” with a fixed home page Or a community site where every story posted becomes a gathering place for online visitor discussions If you have wanted more than a social media page, but...

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Intro to WordPress: Why Use it for Your Business?

In the digital world, a website is crucial to a successful business. Starting a blog or website can be time-consuming, however – making it important to find software that is easy to learn and use. There are many tools on the market that provide similar results, but WordPress stands out above the rest because it has more features and is fully customizable. It is a great web management platform, and its software and hosting is completely free. What is WordPress? WordPress was originally released in 2003 as a blogging tool, but has – through updates and upgrades – become so much more. It is...

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Rule the Blogosphere by Committing to Your Blog’s Message

[originally published in The Coloradoan on February 3, 2012] Although I have discussed in previous weeks how WordPress is the most popular blogging platform for good reason, it does not always mean that the content of a blog is worth reading. There are some basic things you can do to increase the visibility and popularity of your blog. One of the main problems of all blogs, no matter what blog platform you are on, is to make sure that you understand what the value of your blog’s message is and stick to it. Find your value message and instead of writing on random topics you’re...

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Search Engine Optimization: How to Get Your Website Noticed

[Originally published on 1/27/12 in The Coloradoan] For any sized business today, it is important to have your website show up at the top of search results in a search engine, like Google or Bing. In fact, “94 percent of shoppers conduct research online before making an online purchase,” according to the “Compete Shopper Intelligence Study.” And, overwhelmingly, they turn to search engines. From the same study, 61 percent of shoppers say they always or often use a search engine when shopping online. “The perfect search engine,” said Google’s...

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