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Inserting Images into your Pages

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Now that you know how to optimize images for a professional services website, it’s time to show you how to insert images into your pages. Let’s go to Settings and Media. We have not set these media settings to match our website yet but it doesn't matter at the moment. We just need to upload

Initial Setup of WordPress

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We have now installed WordPress and the very next thing to do here is to get it set up. I want you to ignore everything that's here on this screen. Instead the very first thing to do is to get rid of junk ware. There is a bunch of junk ware that is automatically installed

Lesson 3 – Part 7 – Configuring WordPress for Optimum SEO

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We’ve created a couple of WordPress pages and set up our Reading Settings so that we have a basic static website set up for a small business. Now what we're going to do is work on some Search Engine Optimization. The first thing to do is come over to our Settings and go to Permalinks.

WordPress 3.9 Crash Course – Part 7 – Initial Setup of WordPress

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Now that you understand how the WordPress 3.9 Admin Interface works, let’s set up the General Settings on the website. We added a site title when we installed WordPress 3.9 but remember it didn’t work? So the Site title should have shown up but since it didn’t this is where we can add it. This

Lesson 9 – Part 5 – Understanding the WordPress Media Settings

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Now that we’ve got some content on our pages, now we’re going to add some images to our pages. But before that, we’re going to take a look at the WordPress Media Settings. That’s under Settings and Media. WordPress has these media settings because what it does is it takes each image that you upload

How to Keep a Site from Being Indexed by Google During Development

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In this session we show how to keep a site from being indexed by Google during development by going to privacy settings and telling the search engines not to index the site. When you say to make it private, the way to do that is to go into each page and get a no follow

How to Hide a Site from Search Engines During Development

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In this session, we discuss how to hide your website from Search Engines while you are still in the development phase. We also discuss why it is important to let search engines index your website if you are developing your website from scratch. Rick: And then you talked about the... no indexing? Member: Yeah. In

How to Configure WordPress and Thesis as a Blog – Part 2 WordPress Discussion Settings

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This is part two of five in a series on how to configure WordPress and Thesis as a blog. Here we go over the WordPress Discussion Settings and the purpose of checking or unchecking the options under these different comment settings to moderate comments and prevent spam. The next area of change is under Discussion

How to Display Avatars

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This member asks how to display avatars in comments. We look at the WordPress discussion settings and at the various avatar options. I also give a link to an article on how to create a gravatar, one of the avatar formats supported by WordPress. Okay so Sam is here now. Let’s see and Sammy, I’m

Lesson 3 – Part 1 – Create the Semantic URL Structure

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Something that I intended to do last week but didn’t get covered was semantic URL structure especially as it relates to permalinks on our site. As you may or you may not know the pretty permalinks are the English or other language readable versions of your page names and in the URL.Review Permalink StructureFor example,

Features and Teasers – Thesis Home Page Display Options

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In this basic lesson I discuss the differences between featured posts and teasers in Thesis.  I demonstrate how to set the number of featured posts and teasers to display using a combination of the Home Page Display Options and the WordPress Reading Settings.  I also demonstrate how to display all featured posts or all teasers.

The WordPress Home Page, Posts Page and Front Page

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In this basic lesson I discuss the differences between the home page, the posts page and the front page. WordPress uses these terms in very specific ways. I also demonstrate how to create a static front page and the behavior of a posts page. And so what we’ll do now is we will move on

How to Create a Local Installation of WordPress – Part 5 – Enable Pretty Permalinks

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This is the 5th in a 5 part series on Creating a Local Installation of WordPress using Bitnami and then creating a NetBeans Project out of it. In this lesson we modify our local Apache httpd.conf file to allow Pretty Permalinks. Once we enable them locally we set the permalinks in our WordPress Installation. Now

Community Library Website Case Study – Part 22, Create the Permalink Structure

This is the twenty second in a series of live lessons on using WordPress and Thesis as a Content Management System (CMS). In this lesson we change the permalink structure from the tradition style to a custom structure which allows for semantic URLs (they can be easily read and understood). We make this change because

Community Library Website – Case Study Part 14 – Date in Permalink Configuration

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This is the fourteenth in a series of live lessons on using WordPress and Thesis as a Content Management System (CMS). In this lesson we discuss possible permalink structures for the site. We consider how to use the date in the permalink. A note about Permalink structure in WordPress 3.3. It is no longer necessary

Community News Case Study Part 5 – Install and Configure Thesis

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We are demonstrating using WordPress and Thesis as a CMS in our community news case study.  In this video we install the Thesis Theme  to test the Community News Site.  Highlighted in this video are: Thesis theme  installation for the Community News site Configuring Thesis General Settings Configuring Thesis Site Options Setting up FTP connection