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Changing WordPress Widgets

June 9, 2009

At the time of this writing, I’m using the Thematic Theme Framwork. I’m sure I’ll build my own theme for this blog in time, but for the moment I’m concentrating on other things. The Thematic Theme Framwork has 13 widget ready areas, which is more than plenty. I’m just going to rearrainge my sidebar today, […]

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Claiming Your Blog on Technorati

June 9, 2009

Technorati is an search engine specifically for blogs. It was founded to help bloggers succeed by collecting, highlighting, and distributing the global online conversation. It’s quite a site, and I’m claiming my blog there today. I’ll walk you though it here. 1. Sign up Go to http://technorati.com/account/signup/ and sign up for a Technorati account. It’s […]

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One Week

June 8, 2009

I started this blog one week ago and promised to write about everything I did in my attempt to build a successful blog. Well it’s a lot of work setting up a blog for success and so there was quite a bit going on. Consequently, I had a lot of writing to do in order […]

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Installing WordPress in a Subdirectory

June 8, 2009

There are two reasons I like to install WordPress in its own folder, rather than the  root. First, I like to keep my root folder uncluttered. I don’t like a bunch of WordPress files that I’ll never be messing with getting in my way.  That’s just a matter of personal preference though. The second reason […]

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Changing Permalinks in WordPress

June 8, 2009

This will also be in my upcoming post on improving SEO in WordPress, but since I promised to write about everything I’m doing on this blog, I’ll make a separate post about it now. Permalink structure refers to the way URLs are formed within WordPress. For example, the default permalink structure in WordPress looks like […]

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Six Steps Toward Securing WordPress

June 8, 2009

WordPress is a great publishing platform, but there a few steps that should be taken to make it more secure. Here are 6 of the best. 1. Delete the user “admin” Every WordPress installation automatically generates a user account with the username admin. I’ll admit this is a logical username, but EVERY blog having the […]

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How to Change the Tagline in WordPress

June 6, 2009

The default tagline “Just another WordPress weblog” is obviously not the description I would choose for my blog. Today I’m going to change it, and I’ll show you how to change yours as well. 1. Login If you’re already logged in to WordPress, skip step 1 🙂 2. Change the tagline You can change the […]

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How to Install a WordPress Theme

June 6, 2009

Installing a New wordpress theme is quite simple. With very little effort, you can transform the look and feel of your blog. I started this blog less than a week ago and I’m definitely getting tired of looking at the default theme. Eventually I’ll create my own theme for this blog, but for now I’m […]

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