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How to configure WordPress Permalinks

You have read about SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and how important the naming conventions of your website’s URLs are to improve your search engine ranking.  Although WordPress can be configured to use user / search engine friendly URLs, an out of the box WordPress installation does not use search engine friendly. In this article we […]

How to reset the WordPress password through FTP

If you lost your WordPress administrator password, or you cannot login to the WordPress dashboard and you do not have access to the WordPress MySQL database, or the password reset functionality is not working, it is still possible to change your password through FTP. In this ten step easy to follow guide we will explain […]

How and Why to Create a Robots.txt for your Website

Robots.txt is a file which should be stored in the root directory of every website. The main purpose of such file is to restrict access to some or all content on your website by search engine bots that crawl websites. A robots.txt file is not mandatory. In fact you only need to have one if […]

Step by step guide on how to install WordPress

WordPress blogging platform is one of the most easy to install web application script. As a matter of fact, WordPress is well known for its five minutes installation, or less. Many web hosting companies typically offer tools which will automatically install WordPress for you. Though if you would like to install WordPress yourself, below is […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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