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Using Permalinks To Improve Your WordPress SEO

Wouldn’t it be great if you could simply add a new post to your website or blog, and the following took place … all from your web address: Potential site visitors could glean what the post was about, Google would be able to discover your posts faster, Every single item of content on your site would have a unique identifier, making things easier to manage. Well, with WordPress permalinks this can easily be done!

Tutorial: How To Update Your WordPress Theme

If you are new to WordPress, make sure to read our introduction to WordPress themes. This comprehensive article explains what themes are and how using themes can be cost-effective and time-saving for website owners. In this step-by-step tutorial, you will learn how to easily update a WordPress theme with just a few clicks inside the admin area. Updating Themes – Best Practices Checklist We recommend going through the checklist below before going through the upgrade process. 1. Back Up Everything Backing up your website before making any changes to your site is vital. This way, if things don’t go as planned, you can always restore your site to its previous settings. If you don’t want to perform manual backups, there are a number of plugins you can use. I tend to use Duplicator for my own purpose. 2. Check The Changelog Changes made to the WordPress software can affect the functionality of certain themes. Depending on the theme you are using, there may be a changelog file included with an update which provides an overview of any new features, improvements, security fixes or important changes in the new theme version. If the changes seem irrelevant or unimportant, you can skip …

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How To Make Your Blog Hidden To Hackers

Thousands of websites and blogs are hacked every year! Could yours be next? The scale of attacks on websites and blogs worldwide is increasing on a daily basis, and it’s only going to get worse. You can safely assume that if you haven’t been hacked yet, then it’s only a matter of time. On March 11, 2014, technology sites like Cnet.com began reporting that 160,000 legitimate WordPress-powered web sites had been hacked. (Image source: Blog Defender) According to the Cnet report, “With some old-fashioned trickery, hackers were able to get more than 162,000 legitimate WordPress-powered Web sites to mount a distributed-denial-of-service attack against another Web site.” (Source: cnet.com/news/ddos-attack-is-launched-from-162000-wordpress-sites) As reported by security firm Sucuri, hackers had leveraged a well-known flaw to attack unsuspecting WP websites and direct a distributed-denial-of-service cyber-attack (DDoS) towards another popular website. Every website or blog with a vulnerability offers some value to hackers. If you think that the information in your website offers little to no value to hackers, think again. Large, medium and small business sites, personal blogs, government web sites … even web sites owned by online security experts can and have been targeted. If hackers can discover a web security flaw that allows …

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A Basic Guide To HTML For WordPress Users

The web, your web site, your web pages and even your content are all built and powered by a language of code. It is inevitable, then, that sooner or later, you will probably need something done for your business online, for your web site, or in your web content that will require having some knowledge of code. HTML is one of the “code” languages that is used to power the web, websites, web pages and even your content. You don’t need to know HTML in order to use WordPress. WordPress has unique features like “themes”, “plugins” and “widgets” that let you manage your website without having to touch code, and an easy-to-use, built-in editor that lets you compose and easily format your content just by clicking on a few buttons. This post provides a practical reference guide for beginners to basic HTML codes you should be familiar with to format content in WordPress. You don’t need to learn HTML to use WordPress, but having a bit of familiarity with HTML is very useful as a WordPress user! A Useful Guide To HTML For WordPress Users – Step-By-Step Tutorial If you are managing your own website, having some knowledge of HTML …

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The Ultimate Step-By-Step Guide To Creating A New WordPress Post – Part 2

In Part One of this step-by-step tutorial on how to create a new WordPress Post, we covered the following areas: Types Of Content You Can Publish In WordPress Features Of A WordPress Post To review Part One of this comprehensive step-by-step tutorial, go here: How To Create A WordPress Post – Part One WordPress provides an easy-to-use, powerful and flexible CMS platform to publish information about your business online. The more you understand WordPress, the better you can use it to grow your business online. As you will see very shortly, creating a new WordPress post is very easy. In this tutorial, you are going to actually create a post in WordPress that will help you grow your business. What’s covered in this article Let’s start by reviewing some helpful guidelines for adding content to WordPress posts. WordPress – Content Guidelines The following are useful guidelines and best practices for posting content: Practice Accessibility: Stay compliant with web standards for accessibility and help your users by including ALT and TITLE descriptions with your links and images (e.g. <a title=”Add Descriptive Title Here” href=”http://yourdomain.com/”>Linked Text</a>). Use Paragraphs: Make your content more readable by breaking up your writing into paragraphs. Tip: If …

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The Ultimate Step-by-Step Guide To Create a New WordPress Post – Part 1

WordPress provides an easy-to-use, powerful and flexible tool to manage your content online. Publishing content regularly can help grow your business online. Getting content published online with WordPress is as easy as 1-2-3: Once you have thought about what to have content written about, the next step is to write, and then publish it. WordPress makes this easy. Are you looking to set up your own WordPress website?  My DIY Step by Step Tutorial will help you get started right. This WordPress tutorial explains how to create a new post in WordPress. I’ll cover the following topics: WordPress Post Content Formats Sections Of A WordPress Post Guidelines For Adding Content To WordPress Posts WordPress Post – Saving Options How To Create A Wp Post – Quick Review Of Steps This step-by-step tutorial covers the basic steps you need to know to create a post on your WordPress website. To get the most benefit of using WordPress posts, however, I also recommend reading all of the content published on this site about WordPress, as these are designed to help you grow your business presence online using the WordPress CMS platform. As you can see in the diagram below, WordPress is a …

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