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Maria Langer: Celebrating Eight Years Blogging

We make jokes about Renaissance men, but I’d like to introduce you to a Renaissance woman in the truest sense of the reference. Maria Langer is a lot of things, in addition to a dear friend. Even before we were on a first name basis, she was a mentor and inspiration to me. In honor […]

Blog Resources for English Language and Blog Writing

I blog in English and it behooves me to get it write – okay, at least once in a while. The challenges I face as a writer are not just generating ideas but finding the write way to convey those ideas. I frequently need to check the spelling or definition of words I come up […]

WordPress Help in Your Language

WordPress in Your Language from the WordPress Codex, the online manual for WordPress, offers extensive information on WordPress source files, Themes, translation files, and support. I recently highlighted some of the amazing variety of languages available for WordPress users and I thought I’d take a look around at the various international support and help sites […]

Blogging in More Than One Language

Do you blog in more than one language? One of the problems for multi-language bloggers is the issue of switching between languages as they blog. To ease the frustration, there is a powerful WordPress Plugin called Gengo available. Gengo is for blogging in multiple languages. It does not translate posts and users see nothing on […]

Language Contest on WordPress.com

WordPress developers are opening the door to foreign languages even more by highlighting them in the WordPress Blogs of the Day list with a new “Language Filters” most popular languages featured on WordPress.com list. The WordPress Blogs of the Day (BOTD) is the source of the top blogs on WordPress.com lists found on the front […]

Translation – How Do You Know Which Language is Which to Translate

I have a question, or maybe even a challenge for you. I recently found a trackback on my site in a non-English language and I wanted to read it. This happens more frequently than you may imagine, but most of the time I am familiar enough with the language, like Spanish or French, to get […]

Writing With Culture – The Insidious Pull of Pop Language

Writers Write’s “The Insidious Pull of Pop Language” talks about the invasion of pop culture words and phrases and their impact on writing. William Grimes of The New York Times discusses Leslie’ Savan’s new book, Slam Dunks and No-Brainers: Language in Your Life, the Media, Business, Politics, and, Like, Whatever (Knopf). Savan is horrified by […]

Computer Models – How New Words Become Part of the Language

In an interesting post, New Scientist’s Mark Buchanan reports on “How New Words Become Part of the Language”. Since words are an important part of blogging, understanding where words come from, how they developed, and how they are used, and to use them appropriately, is critical to a successful blog. When unwanted email first came […]

Website Development – International Standards and Languages

While the majority of web pages are in English, moves by the UN and other international groups are working hard to change that. As more and more people speaking a variety of languages gain access to the Internet, foreign language and international issues will become more and more critical to the web page designer. There […]

WordPress in Your Language

Did you know that WordPress comes in at least 36 languages? WordPress is available in most of the popular languages, but it is also in Basque, Serbian, Welsh, Hebrew, Icelandic, Korean, Indonesian, Catalan, and Turkish. WordPress may be available in your language, and you can find help and installation information in the WordPress Codex on […]

WordPress School: How to View a Web Page Source Code

Starting this Monday, we will be diving into web browsers in preparation for some basic HTML lessons to help you learn more about the inner workings of WordPress, WordPress Themes, and web design as part of Lorelle’s WordPress School free online course. The first step in the process is learning to view a web page […]

WordPress School: Week 8

In Lorelle’s WordPress School free online course last week, we covered: WordPress School: Category Names WordPress School: Blavatars WordPress School: Google Maps WordPress School: WordPress Login WordPress School: Text Editors This week, the end of our second month in this year-long series, we are starting to move more into site customization, beginning with ensuring you […]

WordPress School: Text Editors

Coming very soon, I’m dedicating a couple weeks to learning about web browsers and HTML and CSS in preparation for moving into the site design and customization aspects of Lorelle’s WordPress School free online course. To help you prepare, today’s tutorial and assignment is to introduce you to text editors. In WordPress, there is a […]

WordPress School: Blockquotes

No matter what you do on the web, you will quote or cite someone, some place, or something. In today’s assignment and tutorial in Lorelle’s WordPress School free online course, I’m going to teach you how to quote and cite in WordPress, and save yourself from a copyright violation. By publishing content on your site, […]

WordPress School: Week 6

In Lorelle’s WordPress School free online course last week, we covered: WordPress School: Video WordPress School: Links WordPress School: Gallery WordPress School: Sharing WordPress Links WordPress Lessons: All the HTML You Need to Know This week, the 6th in this year-long series, we continue with the Article Series on your test site. We will cover:

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