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Audio & Video in WordPress

If you want to embed video and audio into your website, you are better off uploading your videos to websites like YouTube, Vimeo and Dailymotion. Then embed the content into your WordPress website. That way, your using their resources instead of your own...

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Categories & Tags in WordPress

Categories & Tags are used to keep your content organized.  Categories allow you to organize your posts into one or more topics or groups of related articles.  Making it easy for your Users to find the content they are looking for. Categories are used for the main topics on your website. Try to look at them as like a storage bin...

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Widgets in WordPress

Widgets are used to add content to sidebars and footers. They are stand alone blocks of content that can be added to any Widget area that a theme provides. Widget areas are usually located in the left and right sidebars along with the footer. But you can have widgets in header and body as well.  Anywhere your theme has specified as a Widget area you can add Widget content blocks. ....

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Clean & Tidy Up WordPress

When you start looking around your WordPress installation your going to see that it came installed with placeholders like a sample post and comment with that sample post. The same applies for a pages and so on. All of these default placeholders should be cleaned out.  It is good to see examples, especially if you are new to WordPress. But they do take up space and clutter up your WordPress instance...

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Images in WordPress

If you have been following along in this WordPress Beginner tutorials Series I had you copy some Lorum Ipsum text to use in our pages and posts. I got it from the Mashables article on...

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Setting Up WordPress & Your MySQL Database

After you have signed up for a hosting plan you should have been sent the details for logging into your control panel. All control panels provided by hosting companies are relatively similar. Today I will be using a control panel from Inmotion Hosting...

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Managing & Revising Posts in WordPress

o manage and make changes to your Posts hover your cursor over Posts then click on All Posts. This brings us to the Posts management panel. The “Screen Options” tab allows you to set the number of posts you want to show. You can view other information from your Posts like the Author, Categories, Tags, Comments and Date...

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New England WordPress Support

WebStop.net is a WordPress Support Services Company based in North Central Massachusetts, about an hour outside of Boston. However, our services provide support for businesses, blogs and personal websites as far as the Internet can reach...

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Pages in WordPress

Today we are going to go over pages. If you have been following along with this WordPress Beginner Tutorials Series, I covered working with posts using the Classic Editor in Videos #7 and #8...

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White Label Outsourced WordPress Support Services

Are you a marketing agency or a WordPress Freelancer? Maybe you are a business owner? No matter what place you occupy in the WordPress world, we bet our Outsource White Label Services could be of use to you. We do all the work, it’s your brand, and you make money at the same time!...

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How to use your WordPress Dashboard Settings

If you watched video#2 in this WordPress Tutorials for Beginners series. The video covered installing WordPress and setting up a database. I had stated in the installation process that we could leave the title and tagline as is because we would take care of it later on. Well, now is the time I was talking about. We can set the Title and Tagline for your website. The Title would be the name of your business and your business tagline or slogan. If you do not have anything set right now, that's okay, you can always come back to this...

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WordPess Maintenance & Security: “Go Hand in Hand”

WordPress Maintenance & Security go hand in hand. In fact, Maintenance and Security are undoubtedly the two most important parts of a WordPress website. Without those two factors your website will not last to long. When you become lax in either Maintenance or Security, it will eventually come back to haunt you...

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WordPress Malware Removal: Stay Vigilant!

The last thing you want to be searching the Internet for is WordPress Malware Removal. Unfortunately, that is one of the cons of running a WordPress Website.

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WordPress Menus

Menus are used for people to be able to navigate around a website. There a couple places on your site where we can create and edit Menus. First you need to login to your Wordpress Dashboard. In the the left hand sidebar menu hover your cursor over “Appearance” then click on “Menu” in the flyout.

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WordPress Posts & Classic Editor (Part 1)

To begin this introduction to Posts and the Classic Editor. We are first going to take a look at the differences between Pages and Posts. Posts will show up in RSS feeds and pages will not, you can use tags and categories with posts and you can’t with pages...

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WordPress Posts & Classic Editor (Part 2)

For the title of our Post I am going to enter in Food for Thought. You will notice how wordPress automatically picks up on it and creates a url, the permalink. If you do not like it you can change it by clicking the “edit” button at the end of the URL...

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WordPress Speed Optimization

The speed of a website is paramount. Due to changes implemented by Google, WordPress Speed Optimization is now more important than ever. According to Google, they have used page speed as an SEO (search engine optimization) factor for desktop searches for a while now. Google has made it apparent that they will be using page speed as a page ranking factor. This will be for mobile searches, and the launch is set for mid-summer 2018. This update is slated to be called Speed Update...

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The WordPress White Screen of Death

The first on the list is the infamous “WordPress White Screen of Death”. We will show you how you can combat the WordPress White Screen of Death, and bring your website back to life. That is, if you choose to tackle it yourself. We will get into that further down on the page...

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WordPress Themes

Open your WordPress Dashboard, then go to “Appearance” on the left side panel and then “Themes”. Every Wordpress installation comes with some themes already installed and one activated.

If you want to activate any of the other theme’s currently installed, just click the activate button. The “Activate” button along with the “Live Preview” shows up when you hover your cursor over a theme....

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Your WordPress Dashboard

Today we are going to go over the WordPress Dashboard. To login to your WordPress Dashboard, enter in your website followed by wp dash admin (http://yourwebsite.com/wp-admin) into your browser’s address window. Remember, if you forget your password you can always click the “Lost your password” link. Once you are logged into your WordPress Dashboard you will see an overview of your websites back-end. The first box you may see at the top depending on when you are watching this, will feature the new Gutenberg editor that is coming with WordPress 5.0. This will become the default editor from 5.0 on...

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