Understanding WordPress Categories and Tags

You want to make your site as reader friendly as possible.  Categories and tags are tools within your WordPress Dashboard to allow both visitors and search engines to understand what your site is about. Categories and Tags You will find categories and tags under the Posts menu on the Dashboard.  You can create and edit categories and tags using these sub menu links.  You can also create categories and tags from within your New Post page using the boxes in the right sidebar. Categories During the planning stages of your blog, it will help to define 6-8 categories.  Think about blog like a book with the categories as your table of contents or chapters of the book.  They help define

How to Edit the Settings on the WordPress Dashboard

We will travel down the WordPress Dashboard a bit to our next stop:  Settings.  In this post, we will review all items in this menu but Akismet. Remember: after you make any changes to these pages, click the blue Save Changes button. General Settings On the General Settings page, first edit your Site Title and Tagline fields.  The next two fields will probably contain matching URLs.  If your WordPress was installed in a subdirectory of your domain, that URL will appear here.  Add your email address to the next field.  Leave the Membership box blank.  The New User Default Role should remain Subscriber.  Be sure to set the timezone to match yours using the dropdown menu to find a city

WordPress: Understanding the Dashboard

After you log in, your first stop is the Dashboard of your site. As you walk through each of the steps, begin to make notes about the stories you want to tell. Are you going to share fun stories about your family life? Do you have insights from God’s Word you need to tell? Have you struggled through a hard season and now want to be a comfort to others? Your site name is in the upper left corner.  Clicking on your site name will take you to the home page.  In the far right corner, you’ll see that you are identified as the logged in user. The Screen Option box just below your user name can be an important

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WordPress: How to Log In

Welcome to my #Write31Day series for October 2015.  Many sites, including mine, describe how to start a blog.  You need to register your domain name, choose a hosting service, and install WordPress.  But then what? We will answer that question as we walk step-by-step through the process which leads to a successful launch for your WordPress blog and website. To begin your blogging journey, you need to log in to the admin or back end of your website.  You will usually find your site’s login page by typing your domain URL followed by the words “wp-admin” (http://examplesite.com/wp-admin).  To get to the login page for this site, I would type https://wptechcafe.com/wp-admin in my browser bar. This image will appear in your

Daily Dish Theme from StudioPress: 13Prayers

Kathy decided to move 13Prayers from blogspot to a self-hosted WordPress site.  I chose the Daily Dish child theme from StudioPress and created a custom header from some of her artwork.  To accommodate the online Art Journaling through Grief course she offers, I added a member plugin. Kathy has become a dear friend and it has been a blessing to see the response to inspiration she shares on her site. Are you ready to become intentional about your blog and the message you’ve been called to share?  Do you need more features or tools to accomplish your projects?  Contact me today so we can visit about I can help you reach your goals with a WordPress website.

Why I Fell in Love with the Genesis Framework for WordPress

Choosing Genesis Framework a Logical Choice When I decided in August 2014 to develop websites as a business, I knew I needed to find a niche of themes to use.  Because two of my favorite bloggers were and still are Darren Rowse and Brian Gardner, choosing the Genesis Framework for WordPress and the StudioPress theme library as a base for my business was the logical choice. For someone new to coding, using the Genesis framework with a child theme allows me to practice and learn while creating beautiful blogs and websites.  Once I’ve learned how to change a feature or function, I can use the same method to edit the code in other themes. Other online experts have made the

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8 Proven Reasons to Choose WordPress for Your Blog

I Recommend WordPress: If you have decided to start a blog or become intentional about your blogging endeavors, I recommend investing in a self-hosted WordPress site. Your initial entry into the WordPress world can be a bit confusing because there are two different sides to the blogging and website world – hosted and self-hosted.  Even those two words are a bit confusing. Compare a hosted site to renting an apartment.  Living in an apartment and writing posts on a WordPress.com site offer the opportunity to express your views and your personality.  But your choices are limited because someone else owns the building and your site.  You can decide move on and take your posts with you, just as you can