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Building a Tourist Community Website With WordPress: Navigation and Usability Rules

By Amir Helzer of ICanLocalize In Building a Tourist Community Website With WordPress: Content Rules, I described how our new tourist community website, Baripedia, has made the decision to hire a writing professional to rewrite and edit all the content on our site to make it professional, web-friendly, SEO-friendly, and easy to read. My decisions […]

Building a Tourist Community Website With WordPress: Content Rules

By Amir Helzer of ICanLocalize The responses previous article, Developing a Tourist Community Site with WordPress here on Lorelle on WordPress about Baripedia showed me that we’re not alone. It’s great to see that others are using WordPress to build tourist community websites. Thanks to everyone who commented, and special thanks to those who came […]

Tony Hung’s Rules Behind Creating a Great Blog

In another of Tony Hung’s guest blogging adventures on ProBlogger a while ago, he tackles The Rules Behind Creating a Great Blog. So in your quest to dominate your corner of the blogosphere, you might be wonder about higher order questions. How does one blog? What are the “rules” behind creating a great blog? Is […]

New Blog Search Service with 9Rules Network

Searching for top notch content from the top bloggers? The 9rules Network has recently announced “Introducing 9rules Search: Member Content Plus A Whole Lot More”, their new 9Rules Network search engine service. The new 9Rules Network search is pretty impressive. It searches only those blogs within the 9Rules membership, which is a very impressive list […]

Rules on How to Email a Blogger

Steve Rubel of Micro Persuasion brought up “The Underground Blogosphere”, the world of email communication that transpires daily between bloggers. Kent of Newsome.org took this a step farther and created 5 rules for emailing another blogger about your post, or bloggers emailing bloggers in general. TDavid of Make You Go Hmm added “How to Get […]

Writing on the Web is Like Writing on Paper But The Rules Change

My buddy, Abhijit Nadgouda @ iface has written a fabulous article, “From Paper To Web”, which tackles an issue I’ve dealt with myself and many clients: Going from paper to the web. I don’t want to elaborate on the debates or dos and don’ts, but the technical aspects of a newspaper journalist moving to online […]

Nominated for 9Rules – Not Worthy

According to Ping Six and 9Rules, Lorelle on WordPress has been chosen from among 700 entrants as one of the preliminary 111 finalists for inclusion in the 9Rules Blogging Network. Wow! What an honor. According to 9Rules, in order to qualify for inclusion in 9Rules, your site must have some of the following elements: A […]

Rules of Smart and Successful Web Development and Web Design

20 Rules of Smart and Successful Web Development and Web Design is getting a lot at attention. It is also deserving of that attention. It’s worth a read, if just for the references and resources listed. Here are some highlights I really enjoyed. Respect your visitors. Don’t try to force your visitors to read the […]

Gossip Rules Memory

In an article from New Scientist, “The secret to soap opera addiction”, it appears that people are more interested in gossip than about their day-to-day lives. Humans are more interested in juicy gossip about their friends and acquaintances than the mundane details of their lives, so pay more attention to it We remember juicy gossip […]

Blame WordPress For the World’s Problems

Let’s call this person “wise” using air quotes to give you a description of where they come from in life. This “wise” person confronted to me at a public event to announce that WordPress was evil and must be destroyed. “After all,” he informed me soundly. “While WordPress says it supports freedom of speech, it […]

WordPress School: Copyright Policy

We’ve started our mini-series on adding policies to your WordPress site with some basic information and details on how to organize and structure policies on your site. It’s time to evaluate the five different policies featured on almost all websites regardless of topic or goals in Lorelle’s WordPress School free online course. Remember, we add […]

Blog Exercises: Life Happens While Making Other Plans

“Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans.” In this ongoing series of Blog Exercises, I’ve covered much about the philosophy of blogging, and the challenges that come with blogging over time. One of the most common excuses to pause or stop blogging is “life happens.” Examples include: Blog Exercises: Self-Control […]

WordPress School: Adding Policies

It’s time to talk about policies in Lorelle’s WordPress School free online course. While every website, personal or professional, requires some policies, learning how to publish policies on a WordPress site involves learning about WordPress Pages as a content type, customizing the navigation menu, using jump links, creating lists, customizing links in Widgets, and a […]

The Most Common Tiny Mistakes Made When Setting Up a WordPress Site

I’ve just finished five years of teaching non-stop college and community education workshops and programs on WordPress for beginners, novices, experts, web designers, web developers, web programmers, and those who think they know everything but still realize they have a lot to learn. I love that last group as they are willing to learn and […]

WordPress School: HTML and CSS References and Resources

In “9 Truths That Computer Programmers Know That Most People Don’t” by Macleod Sawyer, he quotes Ben Cherry and adds the following after: “Under the hood, most critical software you use every day (like Mac OS X, or Facebook) contains a terrifying number of hacks and shortcuts that happen to barely fit together into a […]