The blogroll is typically used as a list of links you want to share with your readers. They may be a “Blogroll” – a list of blogs you want to share, or they can be as complex as a directory of weblinks useful to your readers Like the SMCC Resource Library. We’ll show you how… Read More


WordPress is a constantly evolving platform and this new release, WordPress 3.0 has some big changes in it. 218 individuals contributed to the new version and the changes are pretty substantial. Custom pages We’ve been telling clients for years that WordPress makes an excellent platform for building a website that’s easy to maintain and very… Read More


Ah the dashboard. This is the heart and soul of your WordPress blog yet most people are a bit intimidated by all the options. Where to start? I’ll walk you through an overview here and then you can dig deeper in the rest of the classes in the WordPress Class series. Tweet… Read More


The FCC recently revised their Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising to include blog posts, word of mouth campaigns, social media pages like Facebook and yes, and even Twitter. These revised rules take effect on December 1, 2009 and you should know how to make sure your online marketing efforts are… Read More


If you use WordPress for your blog you already know how much functionality it has and how many plug-ins there are out there for it! We found a plug-in that will pull multiple RSS feeds into WordPress so you can curate the posts from all of your social media networks on a single page on… Read More


It’s easy to add value to a blog post by linking to a video. In this post we’ll cover how to embed a video, upload one of your own or link to a video URL and play it in a player that shows in Flash or HTML5. Click the close button to return to the… Read More


An overview of the Reading Settings Tab. This is where you set what visitors see on the home page, where the blog posts are displayed on the site if you use a page instead of posts on your homepage. If you want to use WordPress as a website instead of a blog, you can do… Read More


Don’t like the little tiny editing box in the editing window of WordPress? This is where you can change that, decide of you want to use emoticons, let WordPress correct  XHTML weirdness. set your default posting categories, post remotely and all kinds of other fun stuff. Tweet… Read More


Widgets are nifty little bits of code that can add huge amounts of functionality to your WordPress blog. Generally, but not always they are used in the sidebar  (sometimes called the side column) of your blog, but they can be used in other areas of the site depending on your theme design. In this video… Read More


Getting a look that works for you or changing your existing look in WordPress is easily done with “themes”. Here’s how to install them and find new themes for your blog to suit your needs. Tweet… Read More


The media library can be a powerful tool for you on your blog. Upload all of your branding images, PDF’s or documents  for download so they are available to your team to use in blog posts as necessary. This video gives you a quick overview of how to use the media library. Tweet… Read More