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One Year Anniversary Review: WordPress Tips, Tricks and Techniques

This is a blog about WordPress and I’ve written a lot about how to use WordPress from every angle.

Part of the challenge of writing about WordPress over the past year has been the issue of writing about , the full version program where you can do just about anything you want, and writing about , the limited version of WordPress where you blog and do little else.

Under the surface, generally speaking, the two are the same. is usually a few steps ahead of the most current version of the full version of WordPress, though this may change as the two migrate over the next year or two away from each other. For now, they still have a symbiotic relationship.

So I had three sets of subjects to cover: how to use the full version and how to use the limited version. And then, how to use them both when they both worked the same.

To help explain the differences, and similarities, I wrote “WordPress Versions – How Many and What’s the Diff?”. I discuss more about the evolution of in “In the Beginning WordPress Begot WordPressMU Begot” and “Helping Users”.

So for this one year anniversary review, I’m going to divide up the sections in to WordPress tips only, the tips for using WordPress that cross between the two, and tips only.

Full Version of WordPress Tips and Techniques

WordPress Tips and Techniques for WordPress and

These WordPress Tips cover both full version WordPress and blogs. tips and techniques

The following WordPress tips cover only working with blogs.

Want More Help With WordPress?

Using any of the above tips, the odds are you are going to need help. If you are looking for more help using WordPress or, here are some resources to help you.

That’s a lot about WordPress tips, tricks, and techniques! And I still have a lot more coming your way, so stay tuned for more about WordPress.

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  1. Posted February 25, 2007 at 11:27 am | Permalink

    I wanted to express my gratitude and sincere appreciation of all the knowledge and hardwork Lorelle has put into this blog. The wealth of information that you have provided to the blogging and wordpress community is enormous. I continue and will continue to come back to your blog to discover new and better ways of doing things. Thank You!!!

  2. Posted May 22, 2007 at 10:08 pm | Permalink

    In case you’re interested, here’s a review I wrote on WordPress – WordPress Review.

    I’m also currently writing a WordPress theming tutorial.

  3. Posted September 4, 2008 at 3:48 am | Permalink

    Lots of good stuff on this site – thanks for all your efforts.

    One thing I would like to learn is :

    How do some people change the site name to their own name without the “wordpress” in it?

    i.e. in your case could you change your site name from to ?

  4. Posted September 4, 2008 at 8:32 am | Permalink

    @ TraderRod:


    It costs about $15 a year (last I looked) to get a direct URL domain name from It is still a blog, freely hosted with the benefits and limitations accordingly, but you will be blogging on the state of the art blog service and system.

    Just so you know, those with the domain name haven’t been hurt in any way by that structure, which defies the myth that you HAVE to have a domain of your own. Unlike those on blogspot, like yourself, so far there isn’t the negative association when people see blogspot in the URL. I’ve heard of some bloggers so frustrated with blogspot blogs, they have banned all comments from those with that URL. Too radical to me, but that’s the reputation it has earned.

  5. Posted December 27, 2008 at 7:59 am | Permalink

    hi Lorelle
    I’m a user. I found useful and helping post on this blog. I’ll bookmark your blog. Thanks a large for your post.


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