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22 Mar

Write Your First WordPress Post

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Creating a post is very similar to a page except for some slight differences. You will need to categorize it and add a more tag to mark the opening paragraph as excerpt. This tutorial will show you how to make a typical post.

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21 Mar

Create Your WordPress Pages

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Creating a WordPress page is very simple. I will show you how to do that in this tutorial by doing a sample “About Us” page for your company website. This tutorial will teach you how to make sub headings and insert your company logo. So let’s get started.

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20 Mar

Installing WordPress Plugins

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WordPress Plugins are like additional add on modules to your WordPress site. It helps to extend your WordPress site to make it more powerful. There are literally thousands of plugins which can be found at WordPress plugins page. Below are some popular plugins that might be suitable for your

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19 Mar

Adding WordPress Widgets

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WordPress widgets are used to display the sidebar. You can add different tools to your sidebar. For example, you can show a text widget at the top, then put your RSS widget below it and finally your categories at the bottom. It also gives you’re the ability to show the hierarchy of the menus to display. To add new items to your sidebar, you just have to drag the widget your want to your right column.

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18 Mar

Setting up WordPress Menus

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WordPress menus are mainly used for the navigation but it is also possible to use it to customize footer. It is something new in WordPress 3.0 which gives you the ability to control what to show for your navigation. Previously WordPress version just display all your pages in the navigation menu. But if you select a WordPress theme that supports WordPress 3.0 menu, you’re in lucks. You can have total control over your menu. Any page, categories, posts or even custom url can be placed in the menu. If your theme doesn’t support WordPress 3.0 menu, changing the menu won’t show the changes.  So if your menu doesn’t work, most probably the WordPress theme doesn’t support it.

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17 Mar

Install a WordPress Theme

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wordpress themeWordPress themes are templates to the wordpress site. It is like your ipone skin cover which you can customize and change it to suit your taste. The wordpress theme controls how you layout looks and some themes even provide a theme options in the dashboard so that you can easily customize your site and choose your logo without changing the theme code. WordPress comes with a default theme named Twenty Ten as shown at the side. It looks pretty dull and boring, so we will look for a new WordPress Theme.

Go to this site and choose your favorite theme and download it.

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16 Mar

Understanding WordPress Site Structure

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Planning your website structure is very important. Figure out what pages and categories you need and draw a site map to show how you site is going to flow. After you have decided what you need for your site, you can choose a WordPress theme that fits. But before you start planning, you need to know some common WordPress terms to understand the WordPress architecture.

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15 Mar

WordPress Dashboard

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wordpress loginTo update your website you will need to login to the dashboard to make the changes. You can approve or delete comments, add new pages, posts and install some really cool plugins to make your site more powerful. Go to http://yourdomain.com/wp-admin/ and enter your WordPress user name and password. This is how your dashboard should look like.

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14 Mar

Installing WordPress

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install WordPressLet’s move on to install WordPress. First we need to setup the mySQL database and user name. This will be the WordPress database that stores all our WordPress contents. WordPress requires the login information before it can read the mySQL database to retrieve the information to display on the site. Once we have created our database, we just need to upload wordpress installation files and install it.

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13 Mar

Installing FTP

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In order for you to upload your WordPress files to the server, you will need to install a FTP program. The best FTP software to do this is Filezilla. So go ahead and download Filezilla and install it on your computer. You can skip this step and log in to your WordPress admin panel if your hosting provides one click Fantastic WordPress setup script.

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