WordPress is one of the many free web software packages for creating a blog. It is a huge database where a newbie can get lost. We present to you the essential aspects of WordPress: How to install and maintain WordPress blog, Search Engine Optimization and some special How-To scripts for the more experienced ones.

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Moving My Sub-Domain Blog To Add-On Domain

Monday, June 21, 2010, 6:00 PM | Leave Comment

I have been blogging about personal finance and its related subjects since October 2008. So it has been well over a year-and-a-half of posting – well over 650 – to my blog. I started blogging initially to share my own thoughts and beliefs, especially as an immigrant. Folks’ ways of doing things in the old […]

How To Optimize Your MySQL Database For Better Performance

Saturday, January 30, 2010, 1:33 AM | 9 Comments

This post is dedicated to the folks who have recently come on board the bandwagon of blogging on WordPress platform. I have recently started to optimize my blog database and I do it frequently, like at least twice a month. It’s simple and doesn’t require a great in-depth knowledge of anything in particular. You don’t […]

How to make permalink more efficient in WordPress

Thursday, January 14, 2010, 1:17 AM | 3 Comments

I like to search for different things for my blog communities. One such search I did was for “wordpress efficient blogs” in Google search and on the very first page, I clicked on a title “Efficient permalink strategies for WordPress”. I read the article written by Dougal Campbell of the Dougal Campbell’s geek ramblings. In […]

How To Customize Archives Page With A Twist Of Ads

Sunday, January 3, 2010, 11:13 AM | 2 Comments

Traditionally, most bloggers have a link to Archives and Site Map on their blogs. The main purpose of the Site Map is to generate XML file that you can upload to your domain under public_html. Plug-Ins are used to generate Site Map. Along with the XML file, the utility will generate a site map which […]

How To Display Different Ads In Separate Categories

Sunday, December 27, 2009, 2:10 AM | 1 Comment

If you have more than one category like I do on this blog and you want to display ads according to the topic of the category, then you need to add some php code to your theme files. I use WordPress platform so this is targeted towards that. I created a file and named it […]

How To Switch Hosts With Minimal Downtime

Thursday, December 24, 2009, 2:15 AM | 2 Comments

Sometimes you are not happy with your host service provider and you want to switch to another server. There is a way to do it without your visitors knowing it. As long as you take one step at a time and be methodical about it, you can switch over successfully. Here is a step-by-step approach […]

How To Speed Up Your Broadband Connection

Saturday, December 19, 2009, 6:00 AM | 1 Comment

If you are running a small business online, you probably have broadband access to the Internet. You are paying big bucks for it. Sometimes, you come across a bottleneck when you try to download a website. That could be no fault of your own. The reason is you have no control over external website servers. […]

How To Rotate Banners – One Image A Day – 7 Days A Week

Monday, December 7, 2009, 1:53 AM | Leave Comment

Sometimes I take part in the discussion on a few forums, one of which is facilitated by the Web Host where I have parked my website and a couple of blogs. One participant wanted to know if it was possible to have a script that will display a different image on each of the seven […]

How to display excerpt and complete content in WordPress

Sunday, December 6, 2009, 1:38 AM | 1 Comment

The question of “how to display excerpt and complete content in WordPress” has been asked probably more than we care to hear and answers given perhaps more than we care to listen. In one of the discussion forums that I have joined, a participant wanted to know how she could display excerpts of a post […]