Tag Archive for WordPress

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…

Fun with widgets

WordPress.com users and self-hosted users with Jetpack can now select which widgets appear and in what circumstances. Notice the new Visibility button at the bottom of your widgets. Once clicked, the highlighted section appears giving you options for when and where this widget will be visible on the site. Why would you want to do…

The Historian’s Sketchbook

sketch n. 1. A hasty or undetailed drawing or painting often made as a preliminary study. 2. A brief general account or presentation; an outline. I find artists sketchbooks fascinating. Not only do they capture little moments in time, they are also experiments in technique, color and form. Often sketchbooks are graphical diaries and provide…

Protect Your WordPress Blog From Attacks

There is a “brute-force” botnet attack on-going against self-hosted WordPress sites. They are using programs they have installed on other compromised blogs (that’s the botnet) which logs in to your blog’s “admin” account over and over again thousands of times using a different password each time, hoping to find one that works. If they succeed,…

The Society Blog Network

Building a network blog is a win-win situation for all involved. The society gets the benefit of additional content with minimal effort and the bloggers get more visibility at their own sites. See for yourself.

WordPress’s Mobile Apps

WordPress bloggers – hosted and self-hosted – will find the mobile app can be a very handy tool in your blogging toolbox. Here’s a look at WordPress on the iPad to show you what I mean.