27. January 2010

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The Super Beginners for Dummies Tutorial on RSS Feeds

If you want to be a blogger, one of the things you need to learn and know how to use are RSS feeds. In this video, I’ll show you how to use RSS feeds to keep up-to-date with your favorite blogs. We’ll discuss how to sign up for a feed and be notified of a [...]

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5. January 2010

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How To Create A Category In WordPress

When you write a blog post, it’s good to tuck those posts in under a specific category. In this video, I’ll show you how to log into WordPress and create a category.

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28. December 2009

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Guarding WordPress Against Hacker URL Requests

Update: This plugin can now be found in the WordPress plugin repository for easy installs. I was skimming through my Google FeedReader the other day and read an excellent article by Jeff Starr of Perishable Press which showed us how to create a very simple plugin to help protect our WordPress sites from malicious WordPress [...]

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29. November 2009

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How To Backup Your WordPress Blog’s Database With A Plugin

In this video tutorial, I’ll show you how to backup your WordPress blog’s database using the WordPress Database Backup plugin by Austin Matzko. Keeping a recent backup of your blog is a mandatory step for bloggers. Set this plugin up to email you a copy of your database at least once a week. It’s good [...]

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21. November 2009

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SEO Egghead WordPress Firewall Plugin Video Overview

Note the video below showcases where my blog use to be located. It’s now located at Blog Training Classroom. Update: In the video I mention visiting SEO Egghead’s site, downloading the file, zipping it up, and then installing it on your blog. Since I created this video, SEO Egghead has added it to the WordPress [...]

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6. September 2009

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How To Decrease The Load Time Of Your WordPress Blog Using gzip

Copy This and Put It Here Copy <?php if (substr_count($_SERVER['HTTP_ACCEPT_ENCODING'], ‘gzip‘)) ob_start(“ob_gzhandler”); else ob_start(); ?> Paste A (for WordPress users) For WordPress users, paste the code up at the very top of your header.php file (above the DOCTYPE line). If you’re not sure how to do this, see the video at the end of this [...]

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19. August 2009

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How To Install Google Analytics On A WordPress Blog Without Using A Plugin

If you’ve been blogging for longer than a few months, you’ve probably heard of the ever so popular site analytics program, Google Analytics. It allows blog owners to do such things as: Discover how your site visitors found your blog View how many visitors your blog receives each day View areas on your blog where [...]

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19. August 2009

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How To Not Track Your Own Visits In Google Analytics – Setting Up A Filter

Anyone whose been blogging for longer than a couple weeks will of at least heard of Google Analytics. Problem is, it’s so damn difficult to try and figure out when you’re just starting out because there’s SO much you can do with it. One of my first frustrations with it was the fact that I [...]

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16. August 2009

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How To Move Your WordPress Core Files Out Of Root

This tutorial is meant to show you how to clean up all the system WordPress files that clog up your root directory by moving them into a subdirectory.

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16. August 2009

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How To Upgrade WordPress Manually

This video tutorial will show you how to upgrade WordPress manually by following the instructions on WordPress.org.

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16. August 2009

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How To Backup Your WordPress Database Using phpMyAdmin

This tutorial will show you how to download a backup of your WordPress database to your computer. This is a vital topic you should learn.

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16. August 2009

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How to Change Your Display Name on Your WordPress Blog

By default, WordPress displays your username publicly as the author of your posts. This can, however, pose a security issue because you’re giving everyone your blog’s username login info. Also, it’s best to use a username that is not easily guessed which typically means you won’t be using your name. So let’s change how WordPress [...]

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16. August 2009

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How To Change Your WordPress Username & Password Through phpMyAdmin

Forget your password or username? Or perhaps someone hacked your blog and changed them? Here’s how to change them through your database so you can regain control.

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16. August 2009

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How to Configure Your Email Account & Check Your Webmail Account at WP Blog Host

WP Blog Host customers can check their email anytime on the web. Here’s how to use our webmail client to check your email from anywhere in the world.

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16. August 2009

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How to Configure Your WP Blog Host Email Account on Mozilla Thunderbird

This tutorial will show WP Blog Host customers how to set up their Mozilla Thunderbird email client to check their email.

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16. August 2009

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How to Configure Your WP Blog Host Email Account with MS Outlook

Tutorial for WP Blog Host customers showing them how to set up Microsoft Outlook email to check their email.

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16. August 2009

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How to Copy/Paste From MS Word to Your WordPress Blog

If you use MS Word to write your posts, you need to be careful how you copy and paste your content into your WordPress editor – a simple copy and paste doesn’t work so well. Here’s the proper way to do it:

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16. August 2009

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How to Create a Static Home Page on Your WordPress Blog

WordPress is great for creating articles, but sometimes articles don’t make for a great home page. Here’s how to create your own home page that is not a post.

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16. August 2009

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How To Add New Users To WordPress

Create someone a new username and password so you can allow others access to your blog without giving them your own login and password information.

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16. August 2009

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How to Fully Backup Your WordPress Blog at WP Blog Host

It is vital to keep backups of your blog. Don’t miss this video. Let’s learn how to fully backup your WordPress blog.

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16. August 2009

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How to Install a Plugin on Your WordPress Blog

Installing a plugin in WordPress is quite easy. Here’s a quick tutorial on how to upload and install a plugin.

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