About Bill Wilson

Bill Wilson is an A+ certified PC tech and a WordPress junkie. His blog posts have appeared in a variety of tech-oriented web sites. He’s proud to admit that Tetris is by far his favorite video game. He can be contacted at [email protected]

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If you have a WordPress web site, then you want as many people as possible to visit it, whether it exists for business, institutional, or personal reasons. And the key to maximizing traffic is to rank well on search engine results pages (SERPs). So, in my next three posts (including this one), we’re going to look at the basics of search engine optimization (SEO), the art and science of ranking as high as possible when someone looks for information on a particular subject. This article will offer a high-level beginners overview of the topic for those new to SEO. The […]

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In my last tutorial I talked about using Fantastico to install WordPress. While this is a quick way to get the software up and running, it’s not an option for those whose host doesn’t have the Fantastico script installer. So this week we’ll look at how to do WordPress’ famous “five minute install,” though I recommend allowing yourself a little more time than that to complete it. Here are the steps to follow: Step 1: Get WordPress – Just go to www.wordpress.org/download and click the download button for zip files, which will take up 4.7 MB of space on your […]

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For many people, the most intimidating thing about using WordPress is installing the darn thing in the first place. Fortunately, doing so is easier than ever, thanks to new hosting tools that make it a matter of simply clicking a few buttons. In this post we’ll look at how to install the self-hosted version of WordPress by using a hosting provider that has cPanel and Fantastico. If this sounds like Greek to you, don’t worry. I’ll define those terms in a bit. Note: I’m aiming this WordPress tutorial at people who are complete novices at web hosting and WordPress. Those […]

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First, the good news: WordPress has thousands and thousands of themes for you to choose from. Now the bad news: WordPress has thousands and thousands of themes for you to choose from. Sound confusing? You’re not alone. With all of the options out there, picking the theme for your site can be downright nerve-racking. Fortunately, knowing a few things about color theory can make the task much simpler. Colors Mean Things Ever wonder why caution signs are yellow and black, stop signs are red, and banks seem to love green hues? Extensive research by marketers and psychologists has found that […]



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