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If you've been blogging for a while with a self-hosted WordPress site, chances are good you've changed themes once or twice, experimented with a few plugins and done more than a few revisions. These actions often generate a lot of digital trash which is hiding in the corners and behind the "real" stuff. This can … Continue reading Tidy Up Your WordPress Blog With WP-Sweep
Embedding rich media (videos, maps, etc.) into WordPress blog posts using shortcodes has been a delight for all . . . except those people who are email followers on our sites. Today, WordPress announced a Jetpack update that fixes that issue for those email subscribers on your site. https://vimeo.com/17360835 Why is this interesting? If you … Continue reading Jetpack Updates
In order to get your family interested in the family's history, you need a bit of creativity. Photos - old and new - always attract attention. Fortunately, WordPress offers a number of eye-catching ways to display them. You'll be surprised to see how easy it is to do. This example is called a mosaic gallery. … Continue reading Spotlight Your Photos in WordPress
Are you familiar with WordPress Shortcodes? These are handy little codes that simplify adding all kinds of formatted elements to your blog posts. For example, shortcodes make it easy to build a presentation right in your post. No PowerPoint or Keynote needed. Shortcodes simplify embedding videos, make it easy to create a sitemap of your … Continue reading WordPress Shortcodes – Recipes
Did you keep a scrapbook in your childhood? Was it something like this - black pages with all kinds of ephemera pasted or taped to them? It's always a delight to pull out an old photo album or scrapbook and take a trip down memory lane. It's even more exciting when we get our hands … Continue reading Reimagining the Scrapbook
Yummy! WordPress.com has added a new Personal plan. For $2.99/month (billed annually), you get: a custom domain name basic design customization using hundreds of free themes site support via email and live chat with WordPress support personnel 3GB of storage for images and files no ads Look at the Media page on your WordPress.com site … Continue reading WordPress Gets Personal
WordPress's post formats feature can customize the look of your posts and attract more attention to your family stories. See how.