How to create an XML Sitemap

Create XML sitmaps video on YouTube

Sitemaps are useful for your website for a number of reasons, but mostly to help search engines find all of the fabulous content on your website. While it’s possible to create an XML Sitemap by hand, there are several handy tools that make it easy for anyone to create a sitemap for their website. Below …

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Using BackupBuddy

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I’ve been using BackupBuddy for years. I love this plugin. It makes it so easy to keep regular backups of your site, move sites from a development environment to production server ( I know not everyone does this, but I do it ALOT) and even recover your site if its been hacked or has simply crashed. …

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Changing the favicon with a Genesis theme

I get a lot of random WordPress questions, and yesterday was no exception. A friend had purchased a Genesis Child Theme – Event Manager – for her upcoming conference for moms. While she was having good success using the theme and getting her site set up, she was having a devil of a time changing …

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How to post a PDF to WordPress site

I made this video to demonstrate how to upload a PDF to your WordPress site. For now it has no audio because when I recorded it, there was a lot of background noise. I’m going to rerecord the audio later but it’s pretty self-explanatory. For those that prefer a more texty how-to, here you go: …

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Install WordPress plugin from repository

There are 3 different ways to install  a plugin in WordPress – automatically from the Plugins repository, uploading through WordPress, and manually uploading via FTP. This post is going to cover how to install a plugin automatically from within  WordPress. To start, hover over the Plugins button on the left-side nav, and then select Add …

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How to install a WordPress plugin by uploading

There are 3 different ways to install  a plugin in WordPress – automatically from the Plugins repository, uploading through WordPress, and manually uploading via FTP. This post is going to cover how to install a plugin by uploading it from with WordPress. This post assumes that you have already downloaded the Plugin ZIP file to …

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WordPress .org vs .com

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One of the most common questions I hear from people new to WordPress is “What’s the difference between wordpress.org and wordpress.com?” Today, I’m going to answer that question for you. WordPress.com is where you can get a free blog that runs on the WordPress platform. With this free blog, there are limitations on what themes …

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Finding time for social media: blogging by (smart)phone

One of the most frequent questions that I hear from business owners and busy professionals is about finding time to actually do social media stuff. Today, I’m going to share my how-to secret with you. I usually do my blogging while I’m standing in line at the store or waiting at the bus stop for …

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