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Guide to WordPress – part 6 – Adding your First Page

Posted on 4th April, 2013 Leave a Comment

If you’ve been reading along then you’ll know what I see as the main differences between posts or pages. This article is going introduce you to “creating pages in WordPress”, which is almost the same as adding a post with the main difference being the way it controls the order or the hierarchy, which is…






Guide to WordPress – part 5 – Media/Comments/Plugins

Posted on 1st April, 2013 Leave a Comment

If you’ve been following along with this guide so far then you’ll know all about WordPress and its dashboard, adding a new post page, and the difference between posts and pages. Now let’s take a look at media, comments & plugins. These are all going to be pretty short guides so I’ve bundled them together…






Guide to WordPress – part 4 – Adding your First Post

Posted on 28th March, 2013 Leave a Comment

Quicklinks to this pages content. The WYSIWYG editor Categories and Tags Add Media Publish Posts WordPress says: Posts are what make your blog a blog — they’re servings of content that are listed in reverse chronological order on your blog’s front page. But I feel that this is a bit specific to just a blog. If…






Guide to WordPress – part 3 – Pages or Posts

Posted on 26th March, 2013 Leave a Comment

These are questions I get asked all the time: What’s the difference between posts and pages? What do I use them for? Although you can add content using both posts and pages, they have two very different uses. Answering the first question will also result in answering the second question. So here goes… Let me…






Guide to WordPress – part 2 – The Dashboard

Posted on 24th March, 2013 Leave a Comment

This is an introduction to using your new WordPress site. If you’re new to the world of content management, then you are in for a real treat. WordPress allows you to create, manage, edit and update your site with ease. But like everything, it has a learning curve. So I created this guide as a…






Guide to WordPress – part 1 – What is WordPress

Posted on 22nd March, 2013 Leave a Comment

WordPress started in 2003 with a single bit of code to enhance the typography of everyday writing and with fewer users than you can count on your fingers and toes. Since then it has grown to be the largest self-hosted blogging tool in the world, used on millions of sites and seen by tens of…






Edit WordPress with Dreamweaver on a local server

Posted on 21st March, 2013 Leave a Comment

If you’ve ever tried to edit WordPress without a testing server then you’ll know how much of a royal pain in the ass it can be, so I thought I’d share how to set up a local network so you can preview all your changes as you make them, locally on your PC. * Important!…