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Converting a Newsletter Into a Blog

I just finished an article series on the Blog Herald on Converting a Newsletter Into a Blog. The series is stuffed with blogging tips, as well as many tips for using WordPress, both as a replacement for your newsletter and how to use it for a small business or membership association. Here are some of […]

WordPress Plugins That Play With Paper and Documents

WordPress Plugins can help your WordPress blog break the virtual barrier between the user and the real world by adding aids to print your WordPress blog posts and convert them into documents. Helping You Print Your WordPress Blog You can manually style your WordPress blog for the printed page by using a print.css stylesheet, hiding […]

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 […]

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: Category Names

In Lorelle’s WordPress School free online course you are to create a test site on WordPress.com or wherever you choose to experiment. It is your WordPress personal sandbox. This doesn’t mean you can do anything you want in the sandbox. The goal of the test site it to emulate a real site, influencing the decisions […]

WordPress School: Site Master Plan

Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible. Tony Robbins A website is an intangible, a virtual nothing in which we create something tangible to human perception. When it boils right down to it, Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little created nothing with WordPress. WordPress isn’t a physical object you can […]

WordPress School

Are you ready to join Lorelle’s WordPress School? Let’s get going. Here is what you need to know. To participate, you need the following: A free WordPress.com site or other test site for experimentation Join and participate in the WordPress School Google+ Community Do the assignments and tasks associated with each lesson Comment on the […]

Blog Exercises: Taking Inventory on What Keeps You Blogging

The recent major desktop computer crash has left me reeling. I thought I had all my data backed up. For the most part, I did. What I didn’t have backed up was my programs. Getting back up to speed fast, I’ve had to prioritize the programs I had download and install. Yes, download. Who gets […]

What You Most Need to Know About WordPress

At the recent WordCamp Portland 2012, I was asked by several attendees to cover the basics of WordPress and we came up with What You Most Need to Know About WordPress. Here are the “notes” from that unconference presentation. The Difference Between Categories and Tags I hear this question at WordCamps, from readers, students, and […]

Blogging Resources: Business and Professional Resources and References for Bloggers and Writers

As part of my ongoing series on blog resources, so far I’ve covered Blogging Resources and Sources to Help You Blog, Blog Resources for English Language and Blog Writing, and Blog Resources: Researching the Research, Finding the Facts, and Seeking Supporting Evidence. Today, I’m offering the resources I use for business and professional sources of […]

WordPress Plugins That Help You Write Code

If you write about WordPress, Javascript, CSS, HTML/XHTML, mathematics, calculus, science, research, and a lot of other code, programming, and calculations, you are going to need to be able to write code in your blog. I can tell you from personal experience, this is a painful and…extraordinarily frustrating process, to be nice about it. Since […]

Free Digital Books from The World eBook Fair

Everton Publishers’ Genealogy Blog reports that Project Gutenberg and World eBook Library are sponsoring the World eBook Fair. Project Gutenberg, with the cooperation of many other eBook publishers, is currently sponsoring a month-long eBook Fair. They have made available about 1/3 million books – free of charge – until August 4, 2006. The World eBook […]

Printing Your Blog Out in Book Form

I’ve written about turning your blog into a book, now it’s time to talk about printing your blog out as a book. Ah! Something a little different. A List Apart’s tutorial, “Printing a Book with CSS: Boom!”, takes you step-by-step through the process of taking your pretty web page design and printing out your blog […]

Website Accessibility is Now Getting Serious in the USA

The power of the Web is in its universality. Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect. Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director and inventor of the World Wide Web As a long time advocate of website accessibility and meeting web standards for accessibility, I was amused by the San Fransisco Chronicle News story about […]

HTML, CSS, PHP, and More Cheat Sheets

If you are into tweaking your WordPress Theme or designing one from scratch, here are some HTML/XHTML and CSS Cheat Sheets you might want to add to your resources. * UPDATED * HTML/XHTML Cheat Sheets HTML Cheat Sheet HTML Tags Cheat Sheet HTML Tag and Code Cheat Sheet The HTML Source – HTML Cheat Sheet […]