WP Tutorial: How To Add A Blog Page To WordPress

In a separate post, I shared how to easily create a static home page in WordPress. If you visit that tutorial, you will learn how, in a default installation, WordPress acts as a “blog” and presents a self-updating list of recently-published posts. On a WordPress blog page, users can see the headlines and an excerpt of the content displayed for each post published, with links pointing to separate pages which contain the full item (e.g. “click here to read the full article”…) Note: The way your blog posts appear on your site depends to a large extent on what WordPress theme you use. To learn more about WordPress themes, see this tutorial: WP For Business – An Overview Of WP Themes *** I then explained how to change your site from looking like a “blog” that displays a dynamic list of recently-published posts, to looking more like a “web site” with a …

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What You Need To Know About WordPress Widgets

There are many great benefits to using WordPress to build, manage and grow a business online. One of these is that WordPress makes it very easy to add content, expand your website’s functionality and rearrange your site’s layout without coding skills. WordPress also lets you quickly and easily add, delete, and manage various types of content from your website’s sidebar menu (or header and footer sections, depending on what theme you have installed) using a feature called a Widget. Learn what #WordPress widgets are, why they make life easier for non-technical users, and how widgets can add functionality to your website. What Do Widgets Do? A Basic Guide To Widgets For Beginners WordPress widgets are self-contained blocks of code that perform a specific function, such as adding a functionality, or a text box or menu item to your site. The WordPress software is written using a scripting language called PHP …

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How To Plan Your Small Business Web Site: A Comprehensive Guide For Business Owners – Part 3

Are you considering the idea of getting a website built for your small business? Then this detailed guide to website planning is for you. The Website Planning Process – Part 3 In Part One and Two of this article, we have looked at the following areas of the website planning process: Part 1: Step 1 – Defining Your Website Goals Step 2 – Your Web Site Name Step 3 – Manage Your Website’s Technology Part 2: Step 4 – Define Your Website Target Audience Step 5 – Keywords Step 6 – Define Site Categories Step 7 – Defining Your Content Strategy Now on to the final step… You’re almost done with your initial website planning work. In this phase of the site planning process, we are going to set up an initial blogging schedule, define what type of content you will create for your website or blog, and decide who …

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How To Plan Your Web Site: A Comprehensive Guide For Business Owners – Part 2

The Website Planning Process – Part 2 Up to this point, we have looked at the following areas of the website planning process: Part 1: Laying the Foundation Step 1 – Defining Your Site Goals Step 2 – Web Site Name Step 3 – Manage Your Technology Step 4 – Defining Your Target Audience As you can see, in Part 1 we have established the foundations for planning your website. If you have been following our recommended process, you would have a clear idea of your site’s goals and objectives, established your website name, decided on the technology platform you will be using and defined your target audience. At this point, you could feasibly start building your web site. I suggest, however, that you go through the planning process presented below, as I will now cover planning your website content and reviewing effective strategies for managing and publishing your content. …

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How To Plan Your Website: A Comprehensive Guide For Business Owners – Part 1

Are you considering launching a website? If so, one of the many decisions you have to make is whether or not to build this site yourself, or get someone else to build your website. Both options have pros and cons. Whatever option you select will depend on a number of other factors such as: What kind of financial resources you have available How much time you can put into this area Your needs and priorities Sense of urgency Your level of technical skill Your level of commitment to supervise and manage the project etc … If you have a small budget and you want to save money, you could opt to develop the site yourself, and if that is the route you decide to go will need to spend time figuring out how to put it all together. That’s why I’ve pulled together this three part series to help you, no …

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