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Catalog Your Treasures with WordPress Media Library

If you are using your blog to display and document your family treasures, your first thought is to create a post for each item with a picture of that item and text to describe what it is and its importance to your family. With WordPress, you do have other options and one of them gives…

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 society. It consists of a WordPress page to introduce the library and each library item…

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 then activate the features you want and you’re ready to go. The Related Posts feature…

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 in two columns. Depending on your theme, you can design galleries with up to four…

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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 Jetpack giving you access to most of that WordPress.com goodness. Some of the things you…

Tumblr Experiment

I have found Tumblr to be a delightful news service – both for reading and aggregating news and other items of interest. Some time back I created a Tumblr to support a weekly genealogy workshop I’m doing at our local Council on Aging. For me, it is an easy way to collect articles, videos, links…

Mobile Blogging

The latest update to WordPress’s mobile app for iOS is delicious. Each update has created a smoother and more functional app, but this one has taken a huge step forward. The latest version of WordPress for iOS lets you create new posts and pages, edit existing ones and add images and videos. You can moderate and reply…