Articles in the Wordpress Category

Trackbacks vs. Pingbacks and Other Weird Blogging Terms.
Posted in Wordpress on 22 July 2008

If you want to start a blog, you should at least know some of the lingo used by bloggers and their blogs alike. A better understanding of just how WordPress works will ultimately make you a better webmaster. 1. Trackback Trackbacks are used to notify authors of other blogs that you’ve referenced them or wrote […]

WordPress.org Re-Opens Theme Directory
Posted in Tools for Bloggers, Wordpress on 19 July 2008

It’s been quite a few months now since WordPress.org featured a new theme in their directory; however, that’s all changing as the new WordPress Theme Directory is now officially open and accepting new themes again. Currently there are a whopping 10 themes available to download and it really is a mix and match of quality. […]

WordPress 2.6 Released!
Posted in Wordpress on 15 July 2008

WordPress 2.6 has been released today, nearly a month early. Not bad. I’ve never seen such support for a free platform before. Have a few minutes to spare? Let the developers walk you through the latest update with the following video. Major Updates Tracked changes. You can now view edits to current posts in a […]

Search Enigine Optimization 101 for New Bloggers
Posted in Blogging How-To, Wordpress on 6 December 2007

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is undoubtedly a tricky area. I’ve come to find that new bloggers in general have no idea what this is or how to even go about it doing it. I’ve even had old clients ask ‘Why would a big search engine visit my site?’ He was absolutely clueless. Search engines will […]

WordPress 2.3.1 Release Candidate 1 Announced.
Posted in Wordpress on 24 October 2007

From the Official WordPress Blog: WordPress 2.3.1 is almost ready to go. Before we send it out the door, we’re making a release candidate available so everyone can give it a last look. 2.3.1 fixes over twenty bugs. Some of the notable fixes are: * Tagging support for Windows Live Writer * A login bug […]

Blogging Mistakes II: Missing or Default About Pages
Posted in Blogging Mistakes, Wordpress on 22 October 2007

When I come across any new blog, one of the first things I do is visit the about page to learn more concerning the blog, as well as, the author. It gives you a bit of insight into the world surrounding the blog and you can sort of learn to expect what to see from […]

Your Theme Conveys Your Blog’s Personality. Choose Wisely.
Posted in Customization, Wordpress on 10 October 2007

When you visit a website, what is the first thing you notice? The theme. Instantly your mind subconsciously processes the colors, pictures, text, and formatting of a web page to tell your eyes where the content, ads, and navigation reside. Your conscious mind will then kick in and you will make the decision to stay […]

Customize Your Blog
Posted in Customization, Wordpress on 1 October 2007

At this point, you’ll probably want to step out of the mundane. You may have your own blog, but it doesn’t quite have it’s own personality with the standard theme. In fact, most visitors will quickly pass on to another blog unless you change your theme. Themes give bloggers the biggest chance to customize the […]