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How to install the YDA ready-made WordPress site

This How-To goes through the steps for installing the ready-made WordPress site that is available to PRO Members of Your Digital Ally. Before going through this, you need two things: 1) You need to have created an empty WordPress site. If you don’t know how, refer to this How-To: How to install WordPress onto a… Continue Reading

How to install WordPress onto a website

This How-To explains how to install WordPress onto your website. Before following this guidance, you will need to have a) Registered a domain, and b) Linked that domain to a website on a web hosting provider The examples below show how to do this on a website hosted by Hostgator, the webhost company we recommend… Continue Reading

How to install a WP plugin from WordPress.Org

There are two main ways to install a WP plug. 1) Download it from a website to your hard drive, and upload it from there into your WP installation 2) Install it directly from WordPress.Org, provided the author has listed it there. This lesson explains the second method. As an example, I use the plugin… Continue Reading

A big reason to choose WordPress: Integration

I’ve written other posts about why I recommend WordPress (see here and here), but I’ve not covered this point before: integrations. For someone who isn’t a web designer but who wants to build a professional website, your options are: WordPress Proprietary (i.e. non-open source) site-building services Examples of the latter include WIX, Web Start Today, Weebly,… Continue Reading

WordPress Themes – Powerful, Flexible & Cost-Effective Web Design

Content Management Systems (CMS) like WordPress have greatly simplified the process of web design and web development – which is great news for anyone wishing to create an online presence that they can fully manage themselves. Prior to “blogging” and the introduction of easy-to-use content management systems, if you wanted a website, you had to wait… Continue Reading

WordPress Plugins – Adding New Functionality To Your Site

WordPress Plugins allow you easily to add new features and functionality to your website – very often for free. This is one of the most powerful benefits of using WordPress.. About WordPress Plugins With most website, adding a new feature involves additional cost: possibly this can be quite significant.  When setting up a website, businesses… Continue Reading

WordPress Glossary & Terminology

The blogging phenomenon has created a whole new set of blog terms, blog abbreviations and blogging acronyms. Even though WordPress has moved well beyond just being a blogging platform and is now the fastest growing Content Management System (CMS) platform for personal and business users worldwide, in many ways WordPress is still synonymous with blogging,… Continue Reading

Impressive WordPress Facts & Features

Impressive WordPress Facts & Features WordPress is well known as a very popular blogging system – but it is much more than that. It is a FREE tool with which anyone with a little technical skill and the right training can use to create professional-looking, reliable and functionally rich websites. Here are some impressive facts which will… Continue Reading