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An Interesting Use of Category Tags in

Jacob Appelbaum’s blog on Hurricane Katrina is an amazing read, but it also features an interesting use of categories as tags. I’ve talked about the difference between categories and tags, the limitations of using categories as tags, how to manually add Technorati and search tags to, and an even easier method for adding tags […]

WordPress School: HTML Tags

The last lesson was the HTML and CSS Tutorial, another mini-series on Lorelle’s WordPress School. This is a very basic tutorial on HTML and CSS to prepare you for WordPress site customization and WordPress Themes. This tutorial in the series will help you understand the basics of an HTML tag, the architectural code wrapped around […]

WordPress School: Categories and Tags

We’ve covered WordPress posts and Pages, the core content elements associated with a basic WordPress site. Today we are going to focus on posts, specifically how they are organized and structured within a WordPress site. Categories are your site’s Table of Contents. Tags are your site’s index words. Honestly, it is that simple. Think of […]

Blog Exercises: Spell Checkup on Categories and Tags

Oh no! I was writing out a tag in WordPress and the auto-suggest feature popped up with a misspelled tag name! Yikes! Today’s blog exercise is to clean up your tag and category names to ensure you’ve not made the same mistakes. To review your category names in WordPress, go to Posts > Categories and […]

Cleaning Up Post Tags with WordPress Bulk Edit

I recently went through a major upgrade for Taking Your Camera on the Road, one of the oldest websites in the world, on WordPress since 2003, and the testing grounds for some of the earliest WordPress Plugins and Themes. Have I got a lot of lessons learned to share with you. To begin with, I […]

New P2 Prologue Theme on

P2: The New Prologue is out for bloggers to play with. Based upon the Prologue WordPress Theme that has been called Twitter-Meets-Blog, this is a form of social networking microblogging WordPress Theme. The announcement offers more information and a video, but this is not a WordPress Theme for everyone. It is designed for multiple […] Maintenance Downtime on Sunday, February 15, 2009 warns that the free blog hosting service will be down for maintenance starting Sunday, February 15, 2009, at 20:00 GMT (noon PST, 3PM EST) for maintenance and upgrade improvements. This should only be a few seconds to a couple minutes. This does not impact full version and self-hosted versions of WordPress. The maintenance probably […] Bloggers Get New Support and Help Site bloggers now have a new resource for help: the WordPress Help Pages. Heather of the Support Team announced the new support. It features a knowledge-based style with overviews features and tasks. I’ve covered a lot of tips and techniques for using, and here are some highlights, including a lot of features […]

WordPress 2.7 Hits Thursday, December 4, 2008

In an announcement on the blog, WordPress 2.7 will arrive on Thursday, December 4, 2008, at 8PM Eastern Time in the United States. The article also includes instructions on what to expect on from the new features and instructions on using the new Administration Panel interface, though most of it is really user […]

How to Remove Ads From Your Blog

Matt Mullenweg has just announced that you can go “ad-free” on your blog. While you may have never noticed, those who are not logged into will see ads on blogs across the network. two years ago, started experimenting with Google ads to help support the cost of the experimental and state-of-the-art […]

How to Access Banned Blogs

As discussed in Banned Again: Why Aren’t You Concerned?, continues to be a target for censorship and blocking from various countries and groups around the world attempting to penalize the whole for the “wrongs” of the few the courts or governments decide to penalize, those cutting off thousands of blogs from access. I […]

Alert: Possibly Related Posts Feature on Blogs has activated a feature without warning that has many up in arms of protest, making it one of the least welcoming additions to Since the beginning of, one of the most requested features has been the ability to showcase related posts from our own blogs. has activated this ability, but the […] Banned Again: Why Aren’t You Concerned?

According to Brazil: Bloggers united against ban by Global Voices, blogs are or soon will be banned due to a judge in Brazil ruling against a blogger featuring a YouTube video embedded in the blog of a couple having sex. The details of the blogger and content in question is a bit […]

A Twist for Guest Blogging on Problogger

If you want the blogging opportunity of a lifetime, check out Problogger Darren Rowse’s invitation to guest blog on his blog, the top rated blog about blogging in the English speaking world. The interesting twist to this involves Those wishing to enter their submission for consideration as a guest blog post are requested to […]


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