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WordPress School: Terms – Administration Screens

One of the greatest challenges I have in teaching WordPress to clients, students, and in workshops and online courses like Lorelle’s WordPress School is the fact that WordPress keeps changing the interface and the names of the various interface bits and pieces. They are doing it again on with a “new and improved” interface […]

WordPress Administration Panel WordPress Plugins

Don’t like the look of the WordPress Administration Panels? Then change them with a WordPress Plugin. Admin Themes can be designed manually by changing the /wp-admin/wp-admin.css stylesheet with changes ranging from complex to simple colors, or by using a WordPress Plugin called an Admin Theme Plugin. Some just change the look of the Admin Panels […]

phpMyAdmin WordPress Plugin: Database Access from Administration Panels

I’m having a horrible hate-hate relationship with my current full site domain host. I’m looking for the love and there is little or none left. Other SuggestionsFor alternatives, try Adminer WordPress Plugin or Portable phpMyAdmin WordPress Plugin. One of my main whines is the eight clicks it takes me, with two windows which open in […]

New Interface and Administration Panels Coming for

NOTE AND UPDATE: The following post was written in 2006 and is no longer valid. The Shuttle Project did not last long after this announcement. While their intentions were good, Happy Cog Studios is overseeing the research and development of the new WordPress Administrative Panels due for inclusion in the WordPress 2.4 release. Matt Mullenweg […]

Problems Logging Into Dashboard and Administration Panels

I hope this is just a fluke, and my problem and not yours, but clicking on your Dashboard link redirects your page to which is the link for the Admin Bar that bloggers see at the top of their blogs (and others) while logged into To access your blog’s […]

WordPress Administration Panel Confusion – Changing the wpadmin.css

I have several blogs and I was going crazy figuring out which one was which in my Firefox browser. With the three tone blue Administration Panels in WordPress, I couldn’t tell which blog I was in without looking at the title. I work very fast and I needed something faster to catch my eye to […]

Customizing WordPress Administration Panels

Tips for WordPress 1.5 While some of these tips may apply to WordPress 1.6, that version is still not available to the general public. These tips and tricks apply to WordPress 1.5. WordPress is highly customizable. Every part and piece of the full WordPress version can be customized, including the WordPress Administration Panel. In general, […]

WordPress School: Bookmarklets and User Scripts

In the last tutorial in Lorelle’s WordPress School free online course covering the web browser, your gateway to the web and WordPress, we covered bookmarks and how to save a web page for later access and reading. In this tutorial, we take bookmarks a little further by exploring browser bookmarklets and user scripts, small but […]

WordPress School: Web Browser Shortcuts

In this section of Lorelle’s WordPress School free online course we are exploring the web browser, our gateway to the web, and how it impacts our use of WordPress. In this tutorial you are going to learn some very basic features and functions of the web browser: The Address and Search Bar The Right Click […]

WordPress School: Addresses and URLs

Someday someone will write a book about the complexities of website addresses, permalinks, pretty permalinks, nonces, preview links, conditional links, and all of the other linky link links that WordPress uses. Until that authoritative text book is written, you are stuck with my weak explanations. As you move through the various assignments in In Lorelle’s […]

WordPress School: Week 4

In Lorelle’s WordPress School free online course last week, we covered: WordPress School – Lists WordPress School: The Second Post WordPress School: Headings WordPress School: Terms – Administration Screens WordPress School: Contact Page WordPress School: Image Preparation This week, the 4th in this year-long series, we continue with the Article Series on your test site. […]

WordPress School: Week 3

In Lorelle’s WordPress School free online course last week, we covered: WordPress School: Your Profile WordPress School: Gravatar WordPress School: Two Tab Preview Method WordPress School: WordPress Resources WordPress School: Publish a Post This week, the third in this year-long series, we continue with publishing the first posts in your Article Series on your test […]

WordPress School: Two Tab Preview Method

You will be doing too much tab switching and opening during this year-long Lorelle’s WordPress School free online course, so let’s talk about what that is. Tabs are mini-windows inside of your WordPress browser for holding web pages. Browser tabs were one of the greatest addition to the web browser, allowing the user to open […]

WordPress School: Gravatar

In the last lesson in this WordPress School course, you were to fill in the blanks of your WordPress site profile on your test site. In this lesson, you are to create your Gravatar. Gravatar is a “Globally Recognized Avatar.” Aside from the popular movie, most are familiar with avatars, the images used to represent […]

WordPress School: Your Profile

Last Friday and over the weekend, you should have setup your WordPress test site that you will be using throughout this year-long course. Remember, I want you to treat this like it is a real site with a real purpose and mission to get the most out of this process. Have fun with it and […]


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