Category Archive: Tutorial

October 8, 2014 • Written by

Help! I’m Locked out of WordPress

There's nothing scarier than trying to log into your WordPress site and realizing you are unable to do so.  Honestly, it happens for one of a few reasons: we forget our password, we've given our account to someone else and they've forgotten the password, or an unsavory individual has gotten access to your account and has…

October 6, 2014 • Written by

The First 5 Options You Should Set in WordPress

Once you've installed WordPress, it can be very tempting to rush off and start instantly posting content.  But hold your horses there, cowboy - there's a few things that need to be done before you can really get the most out of your WordPress site! Before you write your first words, before you install your…

September 23, 2014 • Written by

Under the Hood with WordPress, Part 4: Using CSS

This is Part 4 of a 6-part series on diving "under the hood" with WordPress. Today, we're covering the last part of CSS (Cascading Stylesheets).  We'll go over some specific examples that you'll see often as you look through a WordPress theme. Intro HTML CSS - Introduction CSS - Examples PHP jQuery So, after yesterday's CSS…

September 22, 2014 • Written by

Under the Hood with WordPress, Part 3: CSS

This is Part 3 of a 6-part series on diving "under the hood" with WordPress. Today, we're covering CSS, known as "Cascading Stylesheets".  Using CSS, you can modify any property of an HTML tag and have the web look exactly like you see fit! Other posts in this series: Intro HTML CSS - Introduction CSS - Examples PHP…

September 16, 2014 • Written by

Under the Hood with WordPress, Part 2: HTML

This is Part 2 of a 6-part series on diving "under the hood" with WordPress. Today, we're covering HTML - the markup language that allows a web browser to interpret and display content. Other posts in this series: Intro HTML CSS - Introduction CSS - Examples PHP jQuery Every time you visit a website like one…

September 15, 2014 • Written by

Under the Hood with WordPress, Part 1: Knowledge is Power

This is Part 1 of a 6-part series on diving "under the hood" with WordPress.  Other posts in this series: Intro HTML CSS - Introduction CSS - Examples PHP jQuery There's no doubt about it: WordPress is a powerful CMS.  Whether you're wanting to run a world famous restaurant site, the next big craft blog, or…

June 24, 2014 • Written by

Google Authorship on your Blog: The Why and How

Back in Dublin, I did a session on Google Authorship for the Travel Blogger's Expo (TBEX), explaining the process and meaning behind linking your website to Google+.  The process, while it seems intimidating, is actually very easy, and is (essentially) linking your profile and site together.  I wanted to amend my session notes with some other…

June 20, 2014 • Written by

How to Start a Podcast, Part 3: Publishing the Podcast

So, you've got the podcast idea laid out, and you've recorded it.  You've laid down tracks, mixed down channels, and have ended up with either a video (MP4) or audio (MP3) file of your Podcast.  Congrats, you've overcome the first hurdle, which (to some) is the hardest.  But now we're tasked with getting the file…