Adding and Removing WordPress Users Tutorial

One of the first things you need to do when you setup a new WordPress blog is create an administrator user and also remove the “admin” username if it exists. The “admin” username is created in many WordPress automatic installations by default and is exploited by a number of hackers. This tutorial will cover what you need to know to both create and remove users.

Broadcasting WordPress Posts on Social Media

We’ve covered how to schedule WordPress posts in a previous tutorial, now we are going to focus on plugins to help you publicize your posts on social media networks. I’ve tested a number of plugins and reviewed my top 3 for you. This round-up of plugins is for both people who publish immediately and those who want to schedule their WordPress posts.

Embedding YouTube & Vimeo Videos in WordPress

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then how much is a video worth? A video can teach, inform, demonstrate, and help sell your products. With the popularity of large sharing sites like YouTube and Vimeo, adding videos to your website has become quite easy. This tutorial will provide a step-by-step guide using WordPress as an example.

Creating Client & Customer Profiles

Every time we start a new project there is one common question: who is the target audience? You may call them clients, customers, or users. But regardless of what we call them, we need to know something about who they are and what they want. This information decides both what is presented to them and how it is presented.

New WordPress Image Gallery Tutorial

One of the nice upgrades in the recent version of WordPress (released Dec 2012) was the integration of a very easy to use image gallery. This gallery provides a lot of nice features, however it does lack the very nice lightbox effects that many other galleries have. But fortunately there is an easy drop-in plugin that requires NO configuration to provide a lightbox. This tutorial covers the basic setting up and inserting of a WordPress gallery with a lightbox.

WordPress Theme Selection Tutorial

Whether it’s a face lift for your existing site, adding a few new features, or starting from scratch, there are few things which will impact your visitors as much as your theme. But for most people looking for a new theme can be just as daunting as sending my husband to the grocery store. He knows what he likes to eat, but where in the store that is and which brands and sizes are a mystery. But if I send him with a store map and a list which has pictures of the items to get, he does an excellent job grocery shopping. This article will give a map and some specific items to look for when shopping for your new theme. While I will mention some WordPress items, this same approach can be applied to other content management systems.