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Website Sitemaps – what they are and why you need them

A Sitemap is an index of all your pages on your website or blog. Typically a single XML file, the Sitemap includes a list of the URLs of all pages on your website. Irrelevant if you are using WordPress or not, a Sitemap is a must have for every website or blog, especially if you […]

WordPress.com or WordPress.org?

If you are thinking of starting your own blog, the first question that comes to mind is if you should have a hosted blog with WordPress.com, or if you should host your own blog by downloading the WordPress software from WordPress.org. In short, while with WordPress.org you have to download the WordPress software, have your […]

Creating a MySQL Database for WordPress

WordPress blogging platform is a PHP based web application and uses a MySQL database as a backend database. In this article we will explain in easy to follow step by step format how to manually create a MySQL database for your WordPress blog or website. Two options are explained below, either by connecting to MySQL […]

Why you should use WordPress

Before starting a new blog or building a new website, we recommend you to read Why you should use WordPress. Millions of amateur and professional bloggers, webmasters, website owners and businesses already chose WordPress software. WordPress is the first blogging platform to provide non-savvy internet users the ability to easily publish content on the World […]

Google XML Sitemaps WordPress Plugin

Once you have a WordPress blog there are a number of plugins that you MUST install because of their much needed functionality. One of such plugins is called Google XML Sitemaps. As all web masters and bloggers know, having a sitemap on your blog is very important since it makes it easier for search engines […]

How to Upload Files with FTP to WordPress

What is FTP protocol FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is a “means of transport” used to transfer files from your local computer to a remote website, such as a WordPress blog. FTP can also be used to download files from your WordPress website to your computer or to change files and directories permissions on a remote […]

Installing a WordPress Theme

Once you have installed WordPress and chosen your desired WordPress theme, you are set to go. This easy to follow article explains in simple steps how to install the WordPress theme you have selected. If you still haven’t chosen a theme or would like more information on how to find such themes, check out the […]

WordPress 3.3.2 released and available for download

WordPress 3.3.2 was released on the 20th of April 2012. Apart from a good number of improvements, most importantly of all this new update addresses a number of security issues both in third party plugins shipped with a default WordPress installation and also in the WordPress core code. It is highly recommended to upgrade your […]

How to change the WordPress front page to a static page

Since WordPress is a blogging platform, a default installation of WordPress shows the most recent blog posts on the front page. But many users use WordPress as a Content Management System (CMS) for their website and want to have a static page, a number of pages, or a splash screen as the front page instead […]

How to embed a video in a WordPress blog post

Embedding video and audio files is a popular way for website or blog owners to go beyond simply providing written content for their visitors. A content and media rich blog is the secret formula for a successful blog. Whether you are a producer, film maker or simply enjoy watching videos, from time to time you […]