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Pages vs Posts: For How-to Videos, Visit: YouTube.comRocketFrameWebDev Creating New Pages Linking within/without +Posts Creating New Users Editing Pages and Posts Uploading Images Setting Home Page Creating Galleries Setting Blog Page Comments (Turning on/ Creating Menus off and moderating)
Part 3:Customization Finding Themes Finding Plug-ins Using Widgets
Brother GoogleSearch for terms like: “free wordpress themes;” “freewordpress themes for artists;” “free wordpress themesminimal;” etc
Plugins + WidgetsPlugins add over all functionality to your blog My recommended plugins include: Google Analyticator, All-in-One-SEO pack, Contact Form 7, Google XML Sitemaps, Next Gen Gallery, akismet, wp-db-backup I also use LinkWithin, WP-touch, Yet Another Related Posts Plugin, WP to Twitter, and 1-click Retweet/Share/LikeWidgets help you deliver dynamic content, usually in the sidebar Widget blogger must haves include: blogroll (you can name it what you want, archives (and or categories and tag cloud) You can also put feeds, badges, and additional navigation in your sidebar
My Plug-in FavsAll in One SEO Pack Broken Link CheckerContact Form 7 FancyBox for WordPressGoogle Analyticator Keyword StatisticsGoogle XML Site Maps Yet Another Related Posts PluginAkismet WPtouchNextGenGallery WP to TwitterWP Super Cache No Self Pings1-click Retweet/Share/Like
Caveats• Be sure to back up your database• Check and see if your server has a revert function• test one plug-in or custom widget at a time
Re-Cap Customize your blog with themes, plugins, and widgets Be sure to back up and do your research before installing anything new Link back by way of attribution Google is your friend Keep your blogs interesting with great content + images
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