Category Archives: DIY

Choosing a WordPress Theme

Post for my author friends about WordPress themes over at my indie publishing website. Applies to anyone looking for a good WordPress theme.

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Your Blog Doesn’t Need to Be a Blog

Websites often have a blog where someone regularly posts new articles. Perhaps you don’t feel you need a blog. However, you may still be able to incorporate the blog concept into your website. Some ideas for your blog page could … Continue reading

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DIY Web Design Tips from Book Covers

While some professionals poo-poo the idea of anyone creating their own website without proper training, I think there are times when budget constraints warrant it. Book editors and cover designers say the same things about authors who do their own … Continue reading

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WordPress: Special Hosting Needed?

No secret that we’re big fans of self-hosted WordPress. Get a good hosting package, install your own copy of WordPress (it’s free, after all) and you’re blogging away, with a solid website built around that blog.

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Special Report: Tips for Your Business Blog

You may feel overwhelmed with the idea of blogging and are unsure where to begin. To help you get started, Sue has created a Special Report, Tips for Your Business Blog: How to Get Started, What to Write, How to … Continue reading

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How to Install WordPress

A chap on Linked In asked for my advice on how to install WordPress. I wrote out a quick email and thought I’d include it here. This is our process, but it’s off the top of my head, so if … Continue reading

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WordPress Tutorial Video Transcription: Managing Links and Link Categories

We are working on transcribing all the audio from our video tutorials. Following is the transcription for the Managing Links and Link Categories video tutorial. On the web you’ve seen on various blogs the list of links to other sites. … Continue reading

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WordPress Tutorial Video Transcription: Changing Basic Widget Settings

We are working on transcribing all the audio from our video tutorials. Following is the transcription for the Changing Basic Widget SettingsĀ video tutorial. Today we’re going to modify widget settings such as Pages, Categories, Recent Comments, Recent Posts, Top Posts … Continue reading

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WordPress Tutorial Video Transcription: Updating WordPress (back up your database and theme folder first!)

We are working on transcribing all the audio from our video tutorials. Following is the transcription for the Updating WordPress video tutorial. If you’ve been using WordPress for any length of time, you’ve seen the message “WordPress 3.5 (or other … Continue reading

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Why Are You Standing in Line With 16 Million People?

According to Quantcast, WordPress.com has 16 million visitors every day. Sixteen million. Per day.

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