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What are the Essential WordPress Plugins You Can’t Live Without?

In my WordPress session at Barcamp Portland this past weekend, one of my favorite questions started the discussion: What are the most essential, must-have WordPress Plugins? My answer? None. Okay, not really. My honest answer is one: Akismet. Spam is the bane of our web experience. It comes in our emails and site comments. While […]

Help and Tips for Windows Live Spaces Bloggers: Modules, Albums, Widgets, and Lists

I’ve been reading about a lot of the challenges facing Windows Live Spaces bloggers transitioning to WordPress.com. I feel for you all. You’ve done great work on your Windows Live Spaces blogs and now Microsoft is ending the program. Fortunately, instead of just shutting things down, they are giving bloggers six months to change and […]

WordPress.com Maintenance Downtime on Sunday, February 15, 2009

WordPress.com 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 […]

Countdown to WordPress 2.7

WordPress.com now features a Countdown to WordPress 2.7 on blogger’s Administration Panels. It is clicking off the time until WordPress 2.7 hits WordPress.com blogs. In the announcement that WordPress 2.7 will arrive on Thursday, December 4, 2008, at 8PM Eastern Time in the United States on WordPress.com blogs, you will find all the tips and […]

Which WordPress Plugins Does Lorelle on WordPress Use?

As part of my month long series about WordPress Plugins, I was recently asked which WordPress Plugins I use on Lorelle on WordPress. Do you want to know which WordPress Plugins I have on this blog? The answer is: none. This blog is hosted by the free WordPress.com blog service. Part of the price for […]

One Year Anniversary Review: Kudos and Surprises

As I have reviewed this past year on Lorelle on WordPress, I’ve also reviewed my own life in relationship to the articles I wrote. I don’t blog personal stuff here, as it is inappropriate, but I hope you have gotten to know me a little over the past year through my writing. You certainly have […]

What Do I Do With My New WordPress.com Blog

You just got your first WordPress.com blog. Now what do you do with it? There are two ways to tackle your new WordPress.com blog. First, there is the typical way, then there is the practical approach. The Typical Way of Starting a WordPress Blog The typical method of starting to use your WordPress.com blog is: […]

Don’t Buy WordPress – It’s Free

No BS Launch Pad brought to my attention a WordPress “cheat” you need to be aware of. They promise many things it seems, but I really want to attack: ….they offer are very, very basic things like themes. Note that you can get all of the same themes here for FREE… …Wordpress is a free […]

What Do You Blog About? Check Your Tags

Once you get past the issue of explaining what a blogger is and does, then comes the question, “What do you blog about?” Do you know? Do you really know what you blog about? You might think you know but do you really know? There’s a way to check. If you are using a tag […]

WordPress.com Blogs: New Features List

WordPress.com has finally put together a neat WordPress.com Features List page to help people understand what features are available for WordPress.com users and potential users. If you haven’t been keeping up with all you can do with a WordPress.com blog, take a look. Even I found a few goodies I’d missed along the way. Related […]

One Year Anniversary Review: Helping WordPress.com Users

WordPress has won very high marks and reviews for awesome customer service and documentation in the past two years. It was only natural when things got going for WordPress.com bloggers to provide similar top quality help and support. It took a while to create a WordPress.com Support Forum. Before it arrived, I pitched in with […]

Blog Exercises: Start Here Guides

Training for educators using online learning management systems for high schools and college recommend creating a “Start Here” page to guide the student through the process. If the process is complicated, this makes sense. The question I wanted to know from trainers is why don’t they provide training upon entrance to the school so each […]

Blog Exercises: Patterns in the Stats

As we proceed through this year of blogging tips and exercises, we’ll talk more about statistics and web analytics to help you check in with yourself that you are on the right track. Today’s blog exercise is to familiarize yourself with tracking your site’s stats, learning the key numbers and data to watch. I introduced […]

WordPress.com Bloggers Get New Support and Help Site

WordPress.com bloggers now have a new resource for help: the WordPress Help Pages. Heather of the WordPress.com Support Team announced the new WordPress.com support. It features a knowledge-based style with overviews features and tasks. I’ve covered a lot of tips and techniques for using WordPress.com, and here are some highlights, including a lot of features […]

WordPress 2.7 Hits WordPress.com Thursday, December 4, 2008

In an announcement on the WordPress.com 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 WordPress.com from the new features and instructions on using the new Administration Panel interface, though most of it is really user […]