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How to install a WordPress plugin

Installing a WordPress Plugin

All of my tutorials regarding WordPress are in relation to WordPress.org, not WordPress.com.  These are very different in many ways.  I just wanted to make that clear in the beginning. Plugins can do a huge array of things for your site, these usually add extra functionality, security, convenience, appearance and a whole lot more.  Installing plugins if pretty simple and the management of them isn’t much more difficult either.   Installing plugins from the WordPress admin backend From your WordPress admin, navigate to Plugins > Add New. What’s initially shown to you is the featured plugins that WordPress recommends.  You’re not…

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Customizing the look and feel of WordPress (Beginner)

Customizing WordPress Look and Feel

All of my tutorials regarding WordPress are in relation to WordPress.org, not WordPress.com.  These are very different in many ways.  I just wanted to make that clear in the beginning. Are you ready to make your site reflect your brand and personal style?  Or are you looking to make your site reflect a certain subject or theme to attract your visitors? WordPress is a phenomenal platform for customizing for both the beginner and the expert. Since customizing WordPress is such an incredibly large topic, what we’re going to cover here is the basics using the built-in WordPress customizer from the…

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How to install a WordPress theme

Install a WordPress Theme

All of my tutorials regarding WordPress are in relation to WordPress.org, not WordPress.com.  These are very different in many ways.  I just wanted to make that clear in the beginning. There are a few different ways to get a theme installed into WordPress, and some of that depends on where you acquire your theme from.  I’ll explain these in the different methods below.   One of the first things to note here is, WordPress themes often affect how your site behaves, looks (obviously) and where various site components are and how they operate.  Keep this in mind when changing themes…

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How to start a self hosted WordPress blog for 2018

WordPress Blogging

There are a lot of very viable blogging platforms but by far one of the most popular and highest community driven platforms is WordPress. WordPress is a great blogging solution for both beginners and professionals alike. You can get as complicated or keep it as simple as you like. With thousands of plugins and themes at your disposal (and most of them free), you can have a very professional looking (and performing) site for very minimal cost. Note: In this article I’m referring to the open source WordPress.org project.  Nothing in this article refers to WordPress.com. So where do you…

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