The Discussion Settings page in WordPress is where you’ll deal with the controls for comments, trackbacks and pingbacks on your site. If you have a static website and have no interest in allowing comments then you can disable comments for your entire site on the Discussion Settings page and skip this video. If you do plan to allow people to comment on your site’s posts or pages, then this video will give you a good understanding of the settings available to you and how to use them.

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WordPress 3.0 was officially released today. It has a bunch of new features including a new default theme, over 1200 bug fixes and a ton more. You can learn more at the official WordPress site here.

In this short video, you’ll see how quick and easy it is to update your WordPress site/blog to this new version (or any new version that comes out, for that matter). It’s a great demonstration of one of the huge benefits of using WordPress – mainly that you don’t have to be a techie to use it.

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Configuring the Reading Settings of Your WordPress Site

June 12, 2010

The Reading settings page contains one of the most important WordPress settings you should be familiar with when using WordPress for business. It’s the “Front Page Displays” setting and it lets you set a static home page for your site (that contains a welcome message, description of your company, products, services, etc.) instead of blog [...]

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Configuring the Writing Settings for Your WordPress Site

June 8, 2010

In the last training video, we looked at the General settings page for your WordPress site. In this video we’re going to look at the Writing settings. There are a few important settings on this page you should be familiar with, especially the Update Services section. In the video, I refer to a link to [...]

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A Number Of Powerful Web Design Principles

May 30, 2010

If you are busy developing a website for yourself, or you would just like to be able to understand your web designer when he talks to you in that curious technical dialect they tend to use, the web design tips that follow will come in very useful.

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A Quick Trick To Update All Your WordPress Plugins at Once

May 25, 2010

Ever log into your WordPress site and notice there’s about 20 of your plugins that have upgrades available? It can be time consuming to go through each one, click the “upgrade automatically” link, move on to the next plugin…rinse, repeat. If you’re using WordPress 2.9.1 or higher, there’s a neat little trick you can use [...]

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Configuring the General Settings for Your Site

May 15, 2010

There are a number of “behind-the-scenes” settings that you should be familiar with when you set up a WordPress website for your business. This video takes a look at the General Settings page. There are a few important settings on this page including Blog Title, Tagline and Email address. This video take a look at [...]

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Characteristics Of A Great WordPress Plugin

May 13, 2010

A great Wordpress plugin must have the following features and characteristics to make it ideal for implementation by the Wordpress administrator.

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Key Page Settings You Need To Know About on Your Business' WordPress Website

May 5, 2010

In the last video we looked at the basics of how to create a new page in WordPress and add content to this page. This video covers some of the key settings you’ll need to be aware of when creating a new page in WordPress. Here’s an overview of what’s covered in this video: Using [...]

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