Using Markdown With WordPress: A Beginner’s Guide

Using Markdown With WordPress: A Beginner’s Guide

WordPress.com had announced that they were introducing Markdown into their core features and allowing their users to use it when writing their blog posts, pages and comments. When new features are added into the WordPress.com ecosystem it is a fairly good bet that before long they will be added to the WordPress.org software. Fans of Markdown have been waiting for…

Marketing Your WordPress Website: The Ultimate Guide

Marketing Your WordPress Website: The Ultimate Guide

You have the latest WordPress platform installed. You have the choicest premium theme and all the necessary plugins configured. You are really excited you are finally fleshing out your long-held dream of running an online business. Or just owning a personal website. You have your mailboxes set up and you are ready to open shop. In other words, your WordPress…

A Beginners Guide to WordPress [How to Start Blogging in 6 Steps]

A Beginners Guide to WordPress [How to Start Blogging in 6 Steps]

I'm not going to lie to you -- when I first started using WordPress it frightened the life out of me. Although I now know the user interface back to front, the learning curve can be relatively steep. That is, if you let it. In reality, anyone can start blogging with WordPress in a very short space of time -- the…

How to Get Started with WordPress Blogging in 4 Simple Steps

How to Get Started with WordPress Blogging in 4 Simple Steps

I still remember coming across WordPress for the first time. I was brand new to blogging -- I had barely read a blog before, let alone created one of my own. Although I had some old school HTML and CSS knowledge dating back to the late 90s (when I built a website with nothing but notepad and FTP software), I was…

Your Blog’s One Year Itch (and What to Do About It)

Your Blog’s One Year Itch (and What to Do About It)

When you really get into the swing of blogging there is a lot to think about. Running a popular site requires your attention on many levels -- content, marketing, design, and so on. With that in mind it is no great surprise that you can lose sight of some of the fundamentals of running a blog. I call this the…

5 Quick Tweaks That Can Boost Blog Conversions and Income

5 Quick Tweaks That Can Boost Blog Conversions and Income

There are many great things about making money online, but one of them is the fact that you can set quantifiable goals and measure them to a great degree of accuracy. For instance, if you want to reduce your bounce rate by 5%, just implement measures that you think will help and monitor your analytics to see the effect, then…

4 Simple Steps to Efficient Content Creation in WordPress

4 Simple Steps to Efficient Content Creation in WordPress

When all is said and done, content is what drives the success of a blog. Don’t get me wrong — design and promotion are integral, but without content they serve no purpose. That is why most WordPress users (developers and the like excepted) spend more their time creating content in WordPress than anything else. As such, it pays to have…