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WordPress School: What’s the Difference Between the Display Posts and Archive Shortcodes

In Lorelle’s WordPress School free online course, we’ve been exploring shortcodes. In this tutorial, let’s take a look at two shortcodes that appear to be the same on the surface. WordPress has long had the ability to generate a list of posts in a Page or post with a bit of code in the archives() […]

WordPress School: Posts and Pages

Let’s be Lorelle’s WordPress School with the two core content elements of WordPress: posts and Pages. By default, WordPress displays content in posts and Pages. Each behaves differently and distinctively in WordPress, and can confuse people easily. Let’s make this simple. Pages hold timeless content. Posts hold timely content. Please be patient with the videos. […]

Blog Struggles: I Need an Eraser for My Old Posts

Online Diary: May 20, 2010 I’d like to go back and erase my old posts. Don’t you feel that way sometimes? Maybe all the time? As I think about talking to the telephone poles out there and reassessing where I am, the urge to purge is overwhelming me. I want to go through all my […]

Rotating Old Posts and Tires

I love it when a blogger makes a point in clever ways, which meant I adored Ian Fernando’s How Rotating My Car Tires Taught Me About Blogging: It is getting chilly here in New Jersey, and before the winter winds and snow fall comes I went ahead and rotated my tires. Spent 14 dollars just […]

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 […]

How Do You Find Relevant Blog Posts To Link Too?

By Dawud Miracle @ dmiracle.com As I wrote about previously, I tend to link out from my blog a ton. Yet, just linking isn’t enough – at least for me. I want to link to posts that are highly relevant and complementary to the topic I’m writing about. And specifically, I want the text I’m […]

Blog Navigation WordPress Plugins: Related, Recent, Most Popular Posts and More

As part of this month long series about WordPress Plugins, I’ve been digging deep to find some great WordPress Plugins to help you increase the navigation of your WordPress blog. Navigational tools include showcasing recent posts, related posts, most popular posts, posts by category, breadcrumbs, tags, and so much more. I’ve come up with some […]

Revitalizing Your Blog’s Past Posts

I tend to write “timeless” articles, articles that will still work two or four years from now. For over two years I’ve been hunting for a method to showcase past articles on Taking Your Camera on the Road on the front page, giving a fresh audience a look at these older but still valid articles. […]

WP-SNAP WordPress Plugin: Alphabetized Index Listing of Posts for Category Pages

Many people use their blogs like encyclopedias, wikis, or great repositories of information. Or for handling collections of information such as quotes, poetry, recipes, code, research, or facts. Others write reviews of books, movies, television shows, and technology. So wouldn’t it be slick to be able to sort through the collection of posts in alphabetical […]

Future Posts STILL Not Posting

Again, my apologizes. I’m still on the road, somewhere in Oregon now, living from WIFI to WIFI connection, and running into days without even a cell phone connection let alone a wireless Internet connection. And WordPress.com developers are “still working on the problem” so all the work I put into future posts keeping you informed […]

Archives Pages Tip from Photomatt

PhotoMatt, yes, the famous WordPress Matt Mullenweg, has a tip for improving your archives Page in WordPress. For my archives I wanted to display a list of recent entry titles like Hemingway [Theme] does, but I ran into the problem that it would only show 10 at a time (or whatever you have set in […]

You, Too, Can Get to the Top in Del.icio.us Most Popular Posts

According to ProBlogger’s article on “7 Ways to Guarantee Getting to the Top of the Del.icio.us Popular Page”, all it takes is one or more of the following 7 characteristics: 1. Make a List 2. Number Your List 3. Write a How-To 4. Make Big Promises and Claims 5. Get Technological 6. Inspire 7. Use […]

Creating a Good Blog Archive

Google Blogoscope’s article on Creating a Good Blog Archive is a collection of 20 tips for bloggers that are seriously worth considering. They include clean and streamline CSS and designs, skipping clever post titles for informative ones, explaining more than necessary to help people understand, separating content from layout in your design, and streamlining your […]

ProBlogger’s One Year Anniversary – Top 20 Posts Showcased

I’ve mentioned Darren Rowse’s ProBlogger site before, packed to the brim with tons of tips, resources, and information you need to become a pro blogger yourself. In honor of the one year anniversary of ProBlogger, Darren’s released his 20 most popular posts. These top 20 posts about blogging, marketing your blog, writing your blog, advertising […]

WordPress School: Shortcodes

WordPress shortcodes are abbreviated code placed into the WordPress Visual or Text Editors that expands into a larger code structure. As we continue with Lorelle’s WordPress School free online course, it’s time to explore the basics of WordPress shortcodes. The following is the embed code for a Google Map, pointing to one of my favorite […]