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Customizing Your WordPress Theme Footer

UPDATE: WordPress now has custom menus. At the bottom of the article, I explain how to customize your WordPress Theme’s footer using Custom Menus. Yesterday, I covered the basic code found in the footer of the WordPress Default Theme, and gave you some ideas on how to add some impact and navigation to your WordPress […]

The 3 Easiest Ways to Speed Up WordPress

By John Pozadzides (Apollo XVIII Astronaut.) So, in the past 2 weeks I’ve had 3 articles hit the front page of Digg. Let me just tell you, the onslaught of traffic can bring a server to it’s knees. Over the last many months I’ve learned a thing or two about tweaking WordPress, and while this […]

Banning a WordPress Spammer With .htaccess

By John Pozadzides (“How the heck is that pronounced?!?”) Uugh. I’ve got this problem comment spammer. Today alone he posted over 1,000 comment spams on my blog. You can imagine how I felt about that. Did I mention I am a Marine (Semper Fi)! So, even though Akismet was doing it’s job, I was about […]

WordPress Tip: How to Display a Specific Post Anywhere You Want

By Mohsin at Blogging Bits A few days ago when I made some modifications to my blog’s template and added a featured posts box, I was asked how did I do that. It’s nothing too difficult or technical. All I did was installed the required Plugins, inserted the right code, and did a bit of […]

Using WordPress Categories To Style Posts

By Abhijit Nadgouda UPDATED 2010: See below One of the reasons WordPress fits so many bills is its flexibility. It lets you do things at a much lesser cost, not necessarily money, but time and effort too, as compared to others. This article is about styling WordPress posts differently using the categories they are classified […]

Write Today, Post Tomorrow: Using Post Timestamp

By Dawud Miracle When you’re blogging, you want to post as consistently as possible. If you’re on a three-days each week schedule, then you want to post on the same days each week. If you’re posting once-per-week, you really want to try to publish a post each day. Notice I said ‘post each day’ not […]

Microformats and WordPress Themes

By Otto of Nothing to See Here Question: What are Microformats? The short answer: Microformats are a way to make your web pages readable by more than just people. The idea is that you put special forms of HTML in your page, around the stuff you already have in your page. This special code lets […]

Why Writing a Link Post Should Be Like Planning a Party

By Jan of Circular Communication In my first post about link posts – Why A Link Post Should Be Like Mingling at a Party – I played the guest introducing other guests to each other. However, you are in fact the host of the party when you are writing a link post and thus much […]

Defining The Voice Of Your Blog

By Edrei Zahari In order to get the gist of what I’m about to write, let’s start off with what I believe to be true about blogging. I believe that every blog needs a voice, a personality if you will. Without it, a blog can never really be a blog, but just some website with […]

Public vs Private: Cryptic Writing For Personal Blogs

By Edrei Zahari Let’s start off today’s Personal Blogging series by putting yourself in this scenario: You have a personal blog in which you write everything about your daily life in it. It doesn’t just contain the good time, but also the times when you’re really angry and depressed. One day, your boss calls you […]

Writing The Picture of a Personal Blog

By Edrei Zahari Expanding on what I touched on in the beginning, I’ve mentioned previously that personal blogging is something that comes from the inside. It is dependant on our hearts, our thoughts and mostly our life. Our words are the verbal snapshots of moments in our life that means something to us. Yet, the […]

Bringing Personal Blogging To Light

By Edrei Zahari Personal blogging is one of the most underrated and overlooked forms of blogging there is. Despite the fact that weblogs originally started off as a form of personal blogging, it has today evolved to a point where it borders on journalism or even a source of business marketing and advertising. Yet given […]

Comment Spammers Never Stop, Even When Your Blog is Down

Just a reminder. If you let your comment spam fighting stop for even a few seconds, comment spammers will get into your blog. As many users are upgrading to the newest version of WordPress, their comment spam fighting guard is down as WordPress Plugins must be deactivated during the upgrade, and sometimes a few glitches […]

Announcement: Blogging Tips Book By Lorelle VanFossen

My new book, “Blogging Tips, What Bloggers Won’t Tell You About Blogging”, is now available. This book began as a series of articles from this blog to be put into a hand-out for participants of the Successful and Outstanding Blogger Conference (SOBCon07) held last week. As we discussed the book, it was clear that we […]

Books

Lorelle VanFossen writes books and articles on blogging, web development, nature and travel photography, and travel. To help you learn more about blogging and web development, Lorelle offers and recommends the following books to help you improve your blog. Blogging Tips: What bloggers won’t tell you about blogging To Order Blogging Tips USD $12.95 plus […]

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