How To Create Descriptive Permalinks for SEO with WordPress

How To Create Descriptive Permalinks for SEO with WordPress Here is a video tutorial I made to supplement my post on Easy Blog Help about How To Create Descriptive Permalinks for SEO with WordPress … [Read more...]

How To Customize “More Text” in WordPress with Headspace PlugIn

Once you have the Headspace 2 plugin installed, activated and configured to use the customizable "more text" field, simply do the following: 1. Place your cursor where you wish your "more text" link to appear, then click on the "more text button 2. Enter your own customized phrase into the "more text" field in the Headspace area … [Read more...]

How To Add A Picture To A WordPress Post

1. Click on the "Add Image" icon in the "write post" screen.   2. Choose "Select Files" to choose a picture from your computer.   3. Choose alignment and size and click "Insert Into Post."   … [Read more...]

How To Use The Paste From Word Feature In WordPress

Did you know that if you compose your blog entries in Word, then cut & paste them directly to your WordPress blog, you can completely bork your blog??? It can do weird little things like move your sidebar completely to the bottom of the page - that's one of the more minor things it can do. It can also make your whole blog disappear after the header! Fortunately there is a button in the "Add New Post" screen that will allow you to paste from Word without borking your blog. First you click on the button to show/hide kitchen … [Read more...]

WordPress Security Upgrade to 2.6.5

The latest WordPress release is a security fix with three bug fixes. It came out November 25, 2008 and is a recommended upgrade. But do *you* really need to upgrade? According to WordPress, the XSS security issue that prompted this upgrade, "...only affects IP-based virtual servers running on Apache 2.x." So the answer is that if your site is running on a shared server (and most sites are), the security issue won't affect your installation. The security issue only affects websites that are using a dedicated IP address (most sites are … [Read more...]

When Should I Upgrade WordPress?

People often ask me my opinion about whether/how often to upgrade WordPress. Mainly they want to know whether they need to upgrade with every single release. And if not, then what is the criteria for deciding yes or no? My basic policiy for myself is also what I recommend for my clients or anyone seeking this advice. My policy is to upgrade WordPress with every security-related recommended upgrade. If the upgrade is related to security, there is not even a question in my opinion. Do the upgrade or risk the security of your WordPress … [Read more...]