Tag Archive for WordPress

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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 iOSĀ 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 canĀ moderate and reply…

The WordPress Media Library

We all quickly learn how to upload and display images on our posts. WordPress’s Media Library offers even more functionality that can be quite useful. Here’s an introduction to the Media Library giving you a look at some of those features. I haven’t paid much attention to the attachment page except to notice that it’s…

Video: How to create an image gallery in WordPress

This video offers a quick look at how to build image galleries on your WordPress blog. One thing not mentioned in the video is the two types of galleries. The thumbnail grid type gallery is used in the demonstration, but there’s also a slideshow gallery. Experiment to see the difference in these gallery types, then…

WordPress 3.8

We could see version 3.8 released as early as today. One thing I’m looking forward to is the “responsive dashboard”. If it lives up to its hype – and WordPress features usually do – it means publishing from mobile devices will be a lot easier in the new version. Oh, and the new default them…

Categories, tags and menus, oh my!

One of the *** many *** benefits of blogging your family history is that it doesn’t take too long before those family story posts become quite a collection. Fortunately, WordPress gives you a number of tools to help you display those individual posts as a well-organized family history. Let’s take a look. First there are…