WordPress themes make all the difference in the way your blog is presented to the world and they allow you to change from one look to another in a few clicks! There are thousands of options out there for a WordPress theme, so how do you decide which ones suit your needs, gets you the… Read More


WordPress gets frequent updates and you’re not always sure if, when, how or why you should update. This tutorial shows you how to upgrade your WordPress install and how to decide if it’s time to update and what to look for before you hit that update button! Tweet… Read More


There are some amazing plugins and some that will make hash of your WordPress install. The key is to know what you want, see if it works with your themes and version, then look at reviews and bug fixes to make sure it’s current and the reviews make sense. In general you can just un-install… Read More


If you’ve got a blog or you built an entire website in WordPress with just pages, odds are you’ll need to know how to edit and create new pages in WordPress. This tutorial walks you through building a page and adding it to the menu (in the Twenty Ten theme). Tweet… Read More


Under the settings tab is the link for Permalinks. These are the permanent links to your blog posts. Even if you update the page, unless you change the permalink the link stays the same. This is important when people are linking to your posts! Tweet… Read More


The settings section of the WordPress dashboard is where you get to fine-tune everything, but it can be a little off-putting.  What IS all this stuff and what do we do with it? This video is the longer version and walks you through the whole thing step by step. If you’d like to cut to… Read More


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


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