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Jetpack: Widget Visibility

The Widget Visibility tool in the Jetpack plugin can be very useful. It makes it possible to place a widget so it’s only visible in certain situations. For example, I’m building a digital library [see Society Journal for details] for my genealogy…

Moving to Markdown

When it comes to writing, I find I’m spending more time in the Byword text editing app than in Pages (my word-processing app), the WordPress dashboard, the Tumblr dashboard or Scrivener. Why? Because Byword supports Markdown – as does WordPress,…

Jetpack: Related Posts

The Jetpack plugin was created by Automattic (the folks who operate WordPress.com) to give self-hosted WordPress users a number of the functions once only available to WordPress.com users. Once you’ve installed the plugin and connected it to WordPress.com, you can…

WordPress Image Galleries

One of the many reasons genealogists like blogging is the ability to show off those great family photos. WordPress lets us show them off in style with a very nice gallery function. In this gallery, you see four photos arranged…

Evernote for Blogging?

You can do just about anything with Evernote – including blogging! Postach.io is a blog platform where you post your content from your choice of Evernote or Dropbox. Using Evernote, you first connect Postach.io to your Evernote account then set up…

Aside

Over at The Society Journal, I’ve posted a guide discussing WordPress’s Site Stats function.

WordPress Plugins: Jetpack

Although WordPress.com users cannot install plugins for added functionality, they do have access to a number of features that aren’t included in a basic self-hosted WordPress installation. Fortunately, the folks at Automattic (creators of WordPress) have developed a plugin called…