a girl's quick guide to worpdress security

a girl’s quick guide to wordpress security: a backupwordpress tutorial

If you’ve been anywhere near the internet tubes in the last several weeks, you’ve no doubt heard reports of a new wave of malware and viruses targeting WordPress sites. It can be anything from redirecting a url to a spammy site, gathering valuable information, or worst of all, wiping entire sites clean…database and all. Just chaps my hide. No one can safeguard your site 100% (and if anyone tells you they can, they’re lying). Trust me, if Amazon and the FBI can get hacked, so can you. However, there are plenty of things to do to drastically reduce your chances of…

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Get Started with WorPress in Under 30 Mintues: Free Video Tutorial

getting started with wordpress in under 30 minutes: free video tutorial

I hear it all the time. Now a’days everyone in any sort of entrepreneurial or professional role needs a website or blog. But once they have one, they become overwhelmed with where to start. Even with the advent of WordPress, the best user friendly and powerful web platform there ever could be in the history of forever (no, I’m not biased…) its like taking that first baby home from the hospital. Minus the diapers. But not the sleepless nights. So I’ve created a quick and easy, down to earth video tutorial in simple English for those just getting started with WordPress…

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15 Minutes to a Prettier Blog - http://www.thepixelboutique.com

15 minutes to a prettier blog: broken link checker wordpress plugin

Broken links just aren’t pretty. They take people to 404 error and all sorts of other goofy pages. And that just doesn’t do anything for your blog’s pretty factor, now does it? If you’ve been blogging for any length of time, its also no fun to go back through hundreds of posts to check those links manually. Why do links become broken? Well, people stop blogging and close their sites down, page and site URLs get changed, etc. In true WordPress style, there’s a plugin (or two, or twenty) for that. My recommendation is Broken Link Checker by Janis Elsts. Here’s a…

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15 minutes to a prettier blog: ‘fix’ the background

You  know when you’re on a blog and you’re reading (or likely, skimming) along and something starts distracting you as you scroll down, down, down, and you know its not the text because its big enough to read and you know its not the sidebar because all the images and buttons are aligned (that’s a whole other topic…) and you just can’t put your finger on it but you know something’s weird? {big inhale.} You’re probably experiencing the “un-fixed” background pattern phenomenon. Unfixed, as in not fixed. Not unfixed as in broken. Its especially evident with very busy background patterns….

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wordpress video tutorial final week! tools & general settings

This week we finish up (yay!) our tour through WordPress. Today I’m covering the Tools and General Settings sections. Don’t miss a thing…subscribe to this blog here, and/or subscribe to my YouTube channel, here. If you missed the previous videos you can find them here: WordPress Video Tutorial – Week 1: The Dashboard, Permalinks & Posting WordPress Video Tutorial -  Week 2:  Posting: Formatting Tools, Text Links & Images WordPress Video Tutorial – Week 3: Working with Images, Publishing, Categories & Tags WordPress Video Tutorial – Week 4: More On Categories, Tags, Links, Link Categories, Pages & Comments WordPress Video…

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wordpress video tutorial week 7 – plugins & users

This week we continue unraveling WordPress with two more video tutorials. Today I’m talking about plugins and users. Don’t miss a thing…subscribe to this blog here, and/or subscribe to my YouTube channel, here. If you missed the previous videos you can find them here: WordPress Video Tutorial – Week 1: The Dashboard, Permalinks & Posting WordPress Video Tutorial -  Week 2:  Posting: Formatting Tools, Text Links & Images WordPress Video Tutorial – Week 3: Working with Images, Publishing, Categories & Tags WordPress Video Tutorial – Week 4: More On Categories, Tags, Links, Link Categories, Pages & Comments WordPress Video Tutorial…

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wordpress video tutorial week 6 – widgets, menus, and appearance

This is SO super late…but better late than never, right? RIGHT?? This week we continue unraveling WordPress with two more video tutorials. Today I’m jumpging right back in, talking about Widgets, Menus and Appearance options. Don’t miss a thing…subscribe to this blog here, and/or subscribe to my YouTube channel, here. If you missed the previous videos you can find them here: WordPress Video Tutorial – Week 1: The Dashboard, Permalinks & Posting WordPress Video Tutorial -  Week 2:  Posting: Formatting Tools, Text Links & Images WordPress Video Tutorial – Week 3: Working with Images, Publishing, Categories & Tags WordPress Video…

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wordpress video tutorial week 5 – comments, themes & widgets

This week we continue unraveling WordPress with two more video tutorials. Today I cover the rest of comments, themes and the first part of widgets. Don’t miss a thing…subscribe to this blog here, and/or subscribe to my YouTube channel, here. If you missed the previous videos you can find them here: WordPress Video Tutorial – Week 1: The Dashboard, Permalinks & Posting WordPress Video Tutorial -  Week 2:  Posting: Formatting Tools, Text Links & Images WordPress Video Tutorial – Week 3: Working with Images, Publishing, Categories & Tags WordPress Video Tutorial – Week 4: More On Categories, Tags, Links, Link…

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wordpress video tutorial week 4 – more on categories, tags, links, link categories, pages & comments

This week we continue unraveling WordPress with two more video tutorials. Today I cover categories, tags, links, link categories, pages & comments. Don’t miss a thing…subscribe to this blog here, and/or subscribe to my YouTube channel, here. If you missed the previous videos you can find them here: WordPress Video Tutorial – Week 1: The Dashboard, Permalinks & Posting WordPress Video Tutorial -  Week 2:  Posting: Formatting Tools, Text Links & Images WordPress Video Tutorial – Week 3: Working with Images, Publishing, Categories & Tags Please note: I am using Worpdress 3.1 for these videos, which will surely be replaced…

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