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Over the years I have received countless requests to customize WordPress. Design and layout, those kinds of things are easy enough. The more complicated projects have requests to connect WordPress with something. Can you send my form to Campaign Monitor or Salesforce? People ask things like can you import and post my tweets and Instagram pics? It seems like I’ve integrated everything from forms to maps, auctions to videos, and back again. About a year ago I became very excited about a service called Zapier.com. Zapier is basically a commercial version of the very popular If This Then That website. […]

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So, you’ve just installed WordPress and signed in to your new WordPress via “yourwebsite.com/wp-admin”. Now what? If you’re unfamiliar with WordPress, your first encounter with the admin section can seem intimidating, but we assure you, with a little exploration and experimentation you will get the hang of it in no time. This post can be your guide. The Dashboard The backend of your brand new WordPress website will look like this: The home page of your admin is called just that, Home, and it is located as a submenu under Dashboard on your admin’s main sidebar menu. You’ll notice right […]

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In this post we’re going to show you three ways to install a WordPress plugin. But first, let’s take a moment to make sure we all know exactly what a WordPress plugin is and what it does. A WordPress plugin is a php script that extends the functionality of your WordPress website, allowing your site to do something it otherwise wouldn’t be able to do–such as integrate a newsletter service like mailchimp; sync your website with facebook; create an editorial workflow/calendar; and the list could go on. A good rule of thumb to follow when locating a plugin on the […]

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It is always good practice to have testing environment installed locally where you can access it with out internet connection. It can be a real life saver if your internet connection slows down or is lost completely as you can continue to work on modifying your WordPress site in your test area and then update your live site later. This tutorial will show you how to install WordPress locally. It may seem daunting at first, but as you shall soon see, it’s actually very easy and it will give you a controlled environment to work on themes or plugins. XAMPP […]

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Themes control how your website looks and how content is structured. Even if you are not a designer, it is important for to understand how themes work in WordPress. This tutorial will walk you through the “Appearance” section of the WordPress admin area and show you how to make basic customizations to your website. After installing WordPress and configuring your website settings correctly, the next step is to set up your theme. It is best to configure your WordPress theme before activating plugins on your website. You can then choose plugins that complement your theme. The configuration of your WordPress […]



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