Adding pictures to a WordPress website can be tricky if you don’t know the proper way to do it. With a little help though, you can not only add pictures to blogs but even add images that will display along with the blog called a “Featured Image”.Continue reading “How-to: Resize/Add Pictures on WordPress”
Learning how to install a script is empowering. Back in 2009, I didn’t know what FTP was, let alone how to install a website script. I felt quite intimidated by the process. I did learn it, and so can you. Don’t be afraid to try as it’ll help you learn how to manage your site as well. The good news is, the SocialEngine PHP social networking script has an automated installer. All you really need to do is get it on the server, make a database and then go to your domain. We’ll show you how to do all of that below!Continue reading “Installing SocialEngine PHP via VestaCP and FTP”
This is the last article in our Making an Author Site with WordPress series. We hope it’s helped you get your WordPress author site ready and launched!
Do you, like every other internet-using human in the world, use social media? Do you ever find yourself posting something neat on your website and wanting to share it with the world? Do you find it tiresome to then have to go from account to account copying and pasting over and over again? With Publicize on Jetpack, you and can do it all at once quickly and easily!Continue reading “JetPack: Automatic Posting to Social Media with Publicize”
This is the ninth article in our Making an Author Site with WordPress series. We’re almost done with this series and you should be well on your way to having your site done with some good content for your followers.
Unless you’ve got the most basic of basic WordPress websites, you’ve likely got a few plugins. They’re nifty little things that’ll help a website run smoother or look better or work in the way you need it to work. Plugins are an absolutely fabulous tool to help make a site go from good to great, but the fact remains that they need upkeep.Continue reading “WordPress: Enabling Jetpack Plugin Auto-Updates”
This is the eighth article in our Making an Author Site with WordPress series. We’re almost done with this series and you should be well on your way to having your site done.
Social share icons are simply exactly what they sound like — little buttons on a page that allow users to share content to other platforms. It’s a great little gadget that Jetpack helps you use and it’s easy enough to enable, too.
First, go to your Jetpack Dashboard. Next, in the top right of the screen you should see a “Settings” button. Click that and you’ll be taken to see all of Jetpack’s many features and settings you can change.
Near the top of the page once more you’ll find a long list of categories starting with “Performance” and ending with “Security”. Click the one labelled “Sharing”. Lastly, under the “sharing buttons” heading, enable “Add sharing buttons to your posts”.
Bingo-Bango, you’ve got buttons. Well, you’ve got them enabled, anyway. There’s actually a few more steps to decide which buttons you want enabled!
Get back to your main dashboard and now go to your WordPress Settings page on the left. Under it, click the Sharing tab. Simply drag and drop each sharing platform button you want enabled and you’re done!
Note that you can also change your button styles and where they’re located at the bottom of that section by going to the Jetpack Dashboard and clicking “Configure your sharing buttons”. You’ll be taking to WordPress and will need to log in. Once there, you can change the enabled buttons and how they look.
Below the customization options are options to choose which pages the buttons will appear on for your blog.
This is the seventh article in our Making an Author Site with WordPress series. If you already have your WordPress theme done, you can skip to the next section linked at the end of this article.