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Two Step Authentication

July 8, 2013


WordPress has announced implementation of the two step authentication process for logging in. It provides greater security for blogs by preventing remote log-ins and hijacking by hackers. This is becoming a greater problem and bloggers can lose everything when someone has hacked their blog, changed the password, and messed with its content. For those who use […]

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Multiple Pings Listed in a Post

December 16, 2012


Over at Spirit Lights The Way, a recent post commented on the growing trend of bloggers who list links back to multiple blogs – many, many blogs.  Some bloggers are genuine in their desire to share, but for many it’s a way to drive traffic and increase advertising revenue.  In other words, it’s a form […]

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Saving Your Drafts in WordPress

March 6, 2012


Today’s guest post is by Val Erde, an extraordinary artist who lives in Wales and shares her work at Art By Val Erde.  Val is an experienced blogger and recently went through my posts at A Daily Life and left a number of comments, clarifying or showing better ways of doing things (thanks Val!). Val […]

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Changing E-Mail Addresses

February 24, 2012


When I changed my E-mail account, WordPress began sending me duplicate E-mails of my subscriptions as well as duplicates of some comments.  This did not help my desire to simplify my life by getting all my blog activity into an E-mail account separate from my regular E-mails (you can throw in a few expletives at […]

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HTML Paragraph Breaks

February 23, 2012


From time to time I cannot get my lines to double space correctly in WordPress.  It sometimes happens around quotes or around the photographs.  When I did the post on embedding YouTube links, everything got really scrunched together. WordPress does not like blank lines.  If you try spacing down to create blanks, it will remove […]

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Embedding a YouTube Video

February 17, 2012


Embedding a YouTube video into your blog isn’t difficult to do, but I find the instructions from the WordPress support forum to be difficult to follow.  It’s really not that hard.  There are two ways to do it: Using the “upload / insert”, choose “from URL”.  Then choose “Audio, Video, or Other File” and copy […]

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Comment Moderation & Pingbacks

February 9, 2012


Comment moderation is a way to prevent spam in your comments, as well as stop trolls who want to leave off-topic inflammatory comments. Pingbacks are a way of tracking when someone has linked to one of your posts, reblogged it, or when you have created a link to one of your own posts.  It’s also a way […]

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Stop Following A Comment

February 1, 2012


I enjoy leaving comments, seeing the comments of others, and the replies from the blogger.  Sometimes though, it becomes more than I expected.  Instead of petering out after several days, the comments go on and on, and I’m no longer interested in my mail box filling up with them. It’s possible to stop following a […]

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Reading The Blogs You Follow

January 23, 2012


In case you missed the recent announcement from WordPress, there is a reader that you can use to follow your blogs in once place, including blogs not on WordPress. When the initial screen comes up at, you’ll see tabs across the top.  One of those tabs says “Read Blogs”.  Just click it and the […]

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2012 Post A Day / Week Logo

January 17, 2012


WordPress has not put out a logo for 2012 Post a Day / Post a Week.  However, Jake at Time After Time is a very talented graphic designer in Manila.  He did his own and is it ever cool!  To see it, go here.  Thanks Jake! (and thank you for leaving the original link for me). To […]

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Adding a Hyperlink

January 3, 2012


It’s really nice to put hyperlinks into a post.  That way your readers can reference something without having to look it up.  I’ve referenced things from my own blog to others blogs to Wikipedia for background information.  It also makes your blog more professional. Here’s how you do it: Go to the little area where the post gets […]

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Adding A Widget To Your Sidebar

January 1, 2012


Do you have a badge or award that you want to post in your sidebar?  It’s easy enough to do. Right click the picture and save as a jpg on your computer, someplace where you can find it again. Upload the picture into your WordPress media. Towards the bottom you’ll see an URL for it. Leave […]

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