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In the articles below you will find tips & tricks for new bloggers. If you still haven't started your blog, use my easy beginner's guide to create one and then come back to this page later.

How to Use Jetpack Publicize

Before beginning this tutorial you will need to install and activate the free Jetpack plugin. Read this post for instructions on how to install Jetpack. Promoting your blog and new posts when you publish them is a major part of the battle when it comes to building up a successful website. To help streamline the…

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How to Use the Jetpack Sidebar Image Widget

Before beginning this tutorial you will need to install and activate the free Jetpack plugin. Read this post for instructions on how to install Jetpack. Jetpack includes a simple widget which you can use to easily add images to any of the widget areas available in your currently selected theme. You can activate additional widgets…

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How to Install Jetpack

A self-hosted blog with WordPress.org gives you the versatility to do just about anything you want in terms of design and function through a variety of plugins. However, taking advantage of plugins and other features typically requires the installation and maintenance of numerous individual plugins. The purpose of the popular Jetpack plugin for WordPress is…

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How to Create a Static Homepage for Your WordPress Blog

One of the most common questions I get is how to create a static homepage in WordPress. A static blog page is a good idea if you want your readers to see the same, consistent message every time they visit your blog. Keep in mind though, one of the hallmarks of a good blog is…

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How to Change Your Header Image in WordPress

The header is undoubtedly the most important visual element in almost any WordPress blog. It’s usually the very first thing that your visitors see, so it is essential to choose and customize your header image wisely. The header image helps to define the entire look and feel as well as the theme of your blog,…

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How to Remove a Page Title in WordPress

At its core, WordPress is very much a content management system for blogging, but thanks to its open-source status and the vast database of plug-ins available for it, the platform is versatile enough for just about any type of website. If you want to get more out of WordPress and have it function as a…

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